As a testament to its full commitment to the people’s right to information, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) was among the government agencies which received a special citation from the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) for its compliance to the enhanced Freedom of Information (FOI) requirements in 2020.

The Certification is given to different national government agencies pursuant to Section 5.7.b of Memorandum Circular No. 2020-1, issued by the Inter-Agency Task Force on the Harmonization of National Government Performance Monitoring, Information, and Reporting System.

With this citation, the Department remains committed to provide the public and other various stakeholders with correct, relevant, and timely information, especially even during the pandemic.

The DSWD expressed its gratitude to PCOO and will continue to consistently recognize and protect every Filipinos’ right to information through the creation of more transparent platforms and the application of comprehensive information dissemination. ###