President Rodrigo R. Duterte, together with Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Secretary Rolando D. Bautista (center) and Senator Christopher Lawrence Go, unveils the marker of the DSWD new building named Malasakit Building during the Agency’s 69th Founding Anniversary culminating activity.

President Rodrigo R. Duterte inaugurated the new office building of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) called the “Malasakit Building” located at the Central Office in Batasan Hills, Quezon City during the Agency’s 69th Founding Anniversary culminating activity yesterday, January 29.

Dedicated to the core values of the Department, which exemplifies the “Malasakit sa Pilipino” and “Mapagkalingang Serbisyo,” the new building was constructed to enhance its operational capacity by providing additional workspace and a comfortable environment for its clients and personnel.  This will ensure the efficient and effective delivery of services to its stakeholders.

True to its name, the building is a reminder to all DSWD officials and staff of the real essence of the Department’s mandate which is to provide genuine, prompt, and compassionate service to the poor, vulnerable, and marginalized sectors.

It will house the DSWD Operations Group implementing the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps), Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP), Kapit-Bisig Laban sa Kahirapan-Comprehensive and Integrated Delivery of Social Services (KALAHI-CIDSS), Social Pension for Indigent Senior Citizens (SPISC), and Supplementary Feeding Program (SFP), among others. With this, stronger coordination will be done to improve program implementation ensuring that the government’s target to reduce poverty incidence to 14% by 2022 will be achieved.

The construction of the Malasakit Building was undertaken in partnership with the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) – Bureau of Construction and was completed on December 13, 2019. -30-