Outgoing Secretary Rolando Joselito D. Bautista turns over the flag of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) to incoming Secretary Erwin T. Tulfo symbolizing the handover of the Department's leadership. Right photo shows DSWD Secretary Erwin T. Tulfo wearing the DSWD red vest as he gives his first address to the employees.

Secretary Tulfo accepts DSWD leadership in simple turn over ceremony

Outgoing Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD)Secretary Rolando Joselito D. Bautista turned over the leadership of the Agency to incoming Secretary Erwin T. Tulfo in a simple ceremony held at the DSWD Central Office today, June 30. In his last address to the employees, outgoing Secretary Bautista expressed his deepest gratitude to team DSWD continue reading : Secretary Tulfo accepts DSWD leadership in simple turn over ceremony

DSWD is now more accessible with new hotlines

The public can now reach the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) seven  days a week as the Department’s Agency Operations Center (AOC) opens additional hotline numbers to receive calls. These are Smart numbers 0943-4648026, 0943-4648086; and, Globe numbers 0995-7153926, 0995-7153934. The new hotlines were added by the Department in its goal to be continue reading : DSWD is now more accessible with new hotlines

Volunteers repack relief supplies using the re-installed Mechanized Production System (MPS) of the Visayas Disaster Resource Center (VDRC).

DSWD inaugurates re-installed mechanized production system in Visayas Disaster Resource Center

As the Vice Chair of the Disaster Response Cluster, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and its partner international organizations inaugurated the re-installed Mechanized Production System (MPS) of the Visayas Disaster Resource Center (VDRC) on June 22 in Tingub, Mandaue City, Cebu. The MPS is expected to boost the capacity of the VDRC continue reading : DSWD inaugurates re-installed mechanized production system in Visayas Disaster Resource Center

National Government begins distribution of P500 monthly subsidy to cushion impact of higher prices of fuel, goods

In line with the signing of Joint Memorandum Circular (JMC) No. 1, series of 2022, the Duterte administration has started the distribution of the cash subsidy under the Targeted Cash Transfer (TCT) Program today, June 29, 2022.  Some 1.2 million household-beneficiaries who have existing cash cards have received the first tranche amounting to P1,000, or continue reading : National Government begins distribution of P500 monthly subsidy to cushion impact of higher prices of fuel, goods

DSWD hails social workers during Filipino Social Workers’ Day

In recognition of the contributions and efforts of social workers in the implementation of the Philippine government’s social welfare and development programs and services, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), in collaboration with the ASEAN Social Work Consortium-Philippines, spearheaded the celebration of the Filipino Social Workers’ Day on June 19. With the theme continue reading : DSWD hails social workers during Filipino Social Workers’ Day

DSWD to ink partnership on specialized care for child survivors of online sexual exploitation

In its commitment to building a safe, sensitive, and responsive environment for all Filipino children, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) will forge a partnership with the International Justice Mission (IJM) on their Strong Network of Care Project that will address the gaps in meeting the individualized needs of child survivors of online continue reading : DSWD to ink partnership on specialized care for child survivors of online sexual exploitation

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Secretary Bautista receives Presidential Medal of Merit

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte conferred a Presidential Medal of Merit on Social Welfare Secretary Rolando Joselito D. Bautista for his significant contributions in nation building. Secretary Bautista received the Presidential Merit Award during a ceremony at the Malacañang Palace on June 16, 2022. The Award is one of the highest awards conferred by a Philippine continue reading : Secretary Bautista receives Presidential Medal of Merit

Former violent extremists in Zamboanga receive cash assistance from DSWD

In support of the government’s drive to attain just and lasting peace, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), through its Field Office IX,  provided cash assistance to nine Former Violent Extremists (FVEs) in Vista Del Mar, Zamboanga City on June 6, 2022. Five FVEs from Sulu and four from Basilan have returned to continue reading : Former violent extremists in Zamboanga receive cash assistance from DSWD

The General Administration and Support Services Group (left) and the Office of the Secretary Group (right) brief and orient the Transition Team of the incoming management on their respective functions and key result areas, among others.

DSWD briefs incoming Sec. Tulfo’s team on functions of different offices

As part of its continuing effort to ensure a smooth and well-coordinated transfer of leadership and turnover of responsibilities, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) conducted cluster briefings from June 8 to 10 to orient incoming Secretary Erwin Tulfo and his team on the functions and structures of the different offices in the continue reading : DSWD briefs incoming Sec. Tulfo’s team on functions of different offices

Sealing the DSWD-UNICEF partnership on the provision of unconditional cash transfers under the United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund for Anticipatory Action for predictable hazards are (from left to right) DSWD Undersecretary Felicisimo C. Budiongan, UNICEF Deputy Representatives for Programs Behzad Noubary, Landbank Senior Vice President Marilou L. Villafranca, and UNICEF Chief of Social Policy Atty. Anjanette Saguisag.

Typhoon vulnerable areas to benefit from DSWD-UNICEF anticipatory action agreement

A total of 22,000 households, including 42,239 children, in typhoon vulnerable municipalities will benefit from multi-purpose unconditional cash transfers as the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) inked an agreement on June 14 under the United Nations (UN) Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) for Anticipatory Action (AA) for continue reading : Typhoon vulnerable areas to benefit from DSWD-UNICEF anticipatory action agreement