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Septuagenarian woman volunteers, drives change

“Wala na gyud mas bata pa sa imu nay?” (Is there really no one else who’s younger than you?) This doesn’t ring well to anyone’s ears. But to Rebecca Alforque, she just nimbly shrugs it off. “I [...]

Community participation and transparency making elusive learning a reality

Community participation and transparency making elusive learning a reality

Tukuran, ZDS – Access to education still remains one of the most pressing concerns of the people in the rural area where many disadvantaged and vulnerable sectors come from. Several [...]

Community participation and transparency making elusive learning a reality
Battling Poverty Through Building Disaster-resilient Communities

Battling Poverty Through Building Disaster-resilient Communities

Kumalarang, Zamboanga del Sur 06/23/2014 – In recent years, there has been a budding recognition that strengthening resilience to disasters is not only about disaster management but an [...]

Battling Poverty Through Building Disaster-resilient Communities

Kalahi-CIDSS: Opening a new frontier for rural education

Zamboanga Sibugay June 18, 2014 – As other children sharpen their pencils, don their backpacks and head back to school, it pains to think that far too many secondary school aged children, [...]

Sports sprouts spotlight: Winning back life’s delight through Basketball

“Primo” (or cousin in local term) as they fondly call themselves, is a group of fourteen young men ages 15-21 who found great companionship when their families were transferred in [...]

It’s worth a second chance

It’s worth a second chance

The story happened in Barangay Barubuhan, municipality of Sominot in Zamboanga del Norte CIRCA 2011-2012. I, Chona Gorda was then a Deputy Area Coordinator (DAC) in the said area. Currently I am [...]

It’s worth a second chance

Tanauan gets back on its feet after ‘Yolanda’

18 November 2014

Tanauan, Leyte – To symbolize that normalcy is back in this town, a soft opening of the new town plaza and amphitheater was held on Saturday, November 8, after Typhoon Yolanda hit this municipality and damaged these vital structures here a year ago. It was led  by  Municipal Mayor Pelagio Tecson, Jr. and attended by […]

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Permanent shelters handed over to survivors to mark ‘Yolanda’ anniversary

18 November 2014

Tacloban City, Leyte - As part of the activities to commemorate the first year anniversary of Typhoon Yolanda, several cabinet secretaries were here on Saturday, November 8, to lead the turnover of completed permanent shelter units to typhoon survivors. Some 122 housing units in Ridge View Park, Barangay Cabalawan and 28 units in Villa Sofia, Barangay […]

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Cabinet execs visit Ormoc on ‘Yolanda’ anniv, laud progresses there

18 November 2014

Ormoc City, Leyte – One year after Typhoon Yolanda ravaged this city, Department of Social Welfare and Development  (DSWD) Secretary Corazon Juliano-Soliman expressed her admiration for the continued rehabilitation here. Sec. Soliman together with Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas, Presidential Assistant for Rehabilitation and Recovery Secretary Panfilo Lacson, and Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin were here on  […]

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A dream come true for a ‘Yolanda’ survivor

18 November 2014

Guiuan, Eastern Samar – “Grabe! Sobra-sobra akong nagpapasalamat sa Panginoon at sa gobyerno dahil sa paggawad sa amin ng pabahay dito sa Cogon Resettlement Site  (I am extr emely grateful to God and to the government for giving us shelter here in Cogon Resettlement Site).” Typhoon Yolanda survivor Olivia Fuentes, 40, could not contain her […]

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Region IX exemplary kids join DSWD National Children’s Congress

28 October 2014

Around fifty children from the seventeen (17) regions nationwide attended this year’s National Children’s Congress at Sequoia Hotel, Quezon City last October 22-26 in line with the annual Children’s Month Celebration The Top 3 Regional winners namely: Denzer Tuague (Zamboanga City); Lovely Rose Hechanova (Zamboanga Sibugay) and Diana Rose Gasque (Zamboanga del Sur) were the […]

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AVRC- Rehabilitation Sheltered Workshop joins ZAMPEX 2014

28 October 2014

The Department of Trade and Industries Region IX organized a Regional Trade Exposition dubbed as Zamboanga Peninsula Exposition (ZamPex) 2014”. The week-long affair took off last October 8-11, 2014 at the convention center of Garden Orchid Hotel, this city. The said event was participated by exhibitors from the Zamboanga Peninsula and the five regions in Mindanao which […]

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Gov. Uy signs MOA with KALAHI CIDSS-NCDDP

24 November 2014

Honorable Governor Roberto Y Uy, signed the Memorandum of Agreement between the Provincial office and DSWD’s KALAHI CIDSS-NCDDP represented by Regional Director Zenaida L. Arevalo last November 11, 2014 in Dipolog City. The event emancipated sincere participation of the local government unit of the province in the implementation of NCDDP throughout its municipalities. Also present […]

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DSWD strengthens peace and development efforts in Zampen through PAMANA projects

27 October 2014

Thirteen municipalities in Zamboanga del Norte, Zamboanga del Sur and Zamboanga Sibugay provinces have availed of various projects aimed to promote peace and development. The projects were funded by Payapa at MasaganangPamayana, or Pamana, an initiative of the national government through the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process, implemented using the community-driven […]

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DSWD-SLP organizes jobfair, draw thousand jobseekers

DSWD-SLP organizes jobfair, draw thousand jobseekers

16 October 2014

More or less one thousand one hundred (1,100) jobseekers flocked for a Job Fair initiated by Sustainable Livelihood Program of Department of Social Welfare and Development held on September 26, 2014 at Zamboanga del Norte Convention and Sports Center, Dipolog City. The said affair is in collaboration with the Public Employment and Service Office (PESO) […]

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KC-NCDDP readies, equips community workers

03 October 2014

Zamboanga del Norte, October 3, 2014 – As DSWD kicks off its implementation of Kalahi CIDSS-NCDDP, the Area Coordinating Teams of Region IX are currently undergoing the basic training on KC-NCDDP process in Liloy, Zamboanga del Norte. The 10-day training which will run from September 30 to October 9, aims to equip the 216 newly-hired […]

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