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Zambo del Sur farmer bags Modelong Ama title

21 February 2017

A 54-year old farmer from Ramon Magsaysay, Zamboanga del Sur was recently named as region IX’s Modelong Ama ng Pantawid Pamilya 2017. Modelong Ama is an initiative of the Department of Social Welfare and Development under its cash-conditional transfer program, the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program. Dario Aligaya, father of 4, bested three other contenders/representatives from […]

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DOLE turns-over 300k worth livelihood assistance to PWDs

03 February 2017

The Department of Labor and Employment officially turned-over on Febuary 2, 2017 the 300 thousand worth of Canteen Establishment cum Bread and Pastry Livelihood Assistance to the Area Vocational Rehabilitation Center-III of Department of Social Welfare and Development- Field Office IX. The said project will be managed and benefited by 40 PWD members of the […]

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DSWD readies Adoption Consciousness week activities

03 February 2017

The Department of Social Welfare and Development Field Office IX has prepared series of activities that will highlight the Adoption Consciousness Celebration this Month. The celebration that will run from February 11-19, 2017 is anchored on this year’s theme:” Pagmamahal Palaganapin, Legal na Pag-ampon ating gawin. “ DSWD Regional Director Atty. Araceli F. Solamillo urged […]

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DSWD, Metrobank tie partnership to help poor

27 January 2017

The partnership between the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and Metrobank continues in this year’s collaboration project dubbed as “Bag of Blessing (BoB)” in line with the celebration of the Chinese New Year. The project is funded by the GT Foundation, a foundation established by business tycoon George Ty, owner of Metrobank, to […]

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DSWD kicks-off 66th Anniversary Sportsfest

26 January 2017

The Department of Social Welfare and Development through the General Administration and Support Services Division (GASSD) and Policy and Plans Division (PPD) hosted the week-long Sportsfest in celebration of the department’s  66th Anniversary with theme “Sama-samang paglilingkod na may malasakit” from January 23-26, 2017 at Tebi and Sean Recreational Center. The festivity kicks-off with a […]

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DSWD-9 Anniversary Tiangge opens to Public

20 January 2017

The Department of Social Welfare and Development officially opened the “DSWD Tiangge” on January 17, 2017 at DSWD Field Office  IX grounds in celebration of its 66th year anniversary. Various food and non-food products from Sustainable Livelihood Program and Area Vocational and Rehabilitation Center’s Sheltered Workshop are featured in the said Tiangge.   A garage […]

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DSWD provides wellness activities for employees

13 January 2017

The Department of Social Welfare and Development through the Protective Services Unit hosted week-long wellness activities for its employees as part of the 66th year anniversary celebration from January 10-13, 2016 at DSWD Conference Room. DSWD Regional Director, Atty. Araceli Solamillo said that these activities will help the employees assess and check their conditions through […]

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DSWD marks 66 years of ‘Maagap at Mapagkalingang Serbisyo’

10 January 2017

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) is celebrating its 66th year anniversary this January. The beginning of a new year brings in a replenished driving-force for the entire department and its workforce to work harder, reach farther and continue upholding its legacy that started sixty six years back. Founded on 1951, the commemoration […]

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THE CLEVER SON OF THE SOUTH

21 December 2016

Dipolog City as third class city is surrounded by rolling hills to the southeast and Sulu Sea to the North. Known as the Orchid City, It has been a two-time Presidential Awardee for Child Friendly Municipalities and Cities (PACFMC) following the conferment on the “Seal of Child-Friendly Local Governance” by Council for the Welfare of […]

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DSWD concludes children’s month celebration

01 December 2016

The Department of Social Welfare and Development field office IX, as the lead agency that protects the welfare of the children, celebrated the culminating activity of the children’s month with an advocacy campaign. Prior to the culmination of the celebration, several activities were initiated by the department to advocate the protection of the rights and […]

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Worth the Chase

30 November 2016

In barangay Guilawa, Malangas, Zamboanga Sibugay Province, a small family struggles to get through every day. Maribel Emia Abanggan and her husband, Andrewnilo, try to exhaust every possible means to provide for their family, especially for their two children. Andrewnilo works for a copra farm, while Maribel stays at home to care for their children. […]

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DOH confers RED ORCHID Award to DSWD-IX

11 November 2016

The Department of Social Welfare and Development Field Office IX was recognized by the Department of Health as a “RED ORCHID Awardee” for having garnered a total score of 102.13% based on the set of criteria for implementing a 100% Tobacco-Free Environment and following the World Health Organization’s “MPOWER” Framework. The DOH Red Orchid Awards […]

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SLP Participants undergo National Certificate-II Training

26 October 2016

The Department of Social Welfare and Development- Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP) is currently conducting skills trainings on Electrical Installation (EI) NC-II, Motorcycle/Small Engine Servicing (M/SES) NC-II and Food Processing (FP) NC-II. The said trainings aim to enhance the ability of SLP participants for higher productivity and profitability. In partnership with Technical Vocational Institute, 1 and […]

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DSWD 9 acquaints elderly on disaster preparedness

06 October 2016

Senior citizens are more likely to be adversely affected during calamities as they account for more than double of the mortality rates during emergencies. This was one of the things that the Department of Science and Technology Resource Persons emphasized during the forum on disaster preparedness yesterday. The said forum tackled on disaster preparedness for […]

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A Promising Tomorrow

22 September 2016

Alvin Patano was born to a very simple family. Alvin is 37 years old and her husband Arnel is 39. They have 3 children, Arnel Jr. (13 years old), Vinrachi (9 years old), and Shadee Drex (7 years old). Life for the family was not easy, Alvin was unemployed and dedicated herself to taking care […]

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Sec. Taguiwalo witnesses completion of skills training of Zambo siege survivors

21 September 2016

Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Secretary Judy M. Taguiwalo personally congratulated the 320 internally displaced persons (IDPs) from Zamboanga City who completed their technical skills training program yesterday which was initiated and funded by the DSWD Regional Office IX in partnership with the Zamboanga City local government, the Technical Education and Skills Development […]

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DSWD 9 extends aid to wounded troops in Sulu, Basilan clash

19 September 2016

The Department of Social Welfare and Development has started extending assistance to wounded soldiers in the military operations that are being conducted in some parts of Sulu and Basilan against the Abu Sayyaf Group. Through the Assistance to Individuals in Crisis Situation (AICS) program, the department has been able to provide financial, medical and burial […]

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DSWD IX sends assistance to families affected in Sulu

06 September 2016

DSWD sent five thousand (5000) family food packs to families in Patikul and Maimbung, Sulu last night. This is to aid the 2,329 affected families who fled their homes due to the on-going military operations in the province. The said assistance worth Php1,800,000.00 was as per request made by the provincial government of Sulu through […]

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DSWD IX starts enrolment of orphans for Philhealth coverage

30 August 2016

Following the MOA signing conducted in the first quarter of the year and in adherence to the Republic Act 10606 or the National Health Insurance Act, the Department of Social Welfare and Development Field Office IX has started the enrolment of orphaned children who are under its custody. A list containing two hundred ten (210) […]

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DSWD-9 supports insurance coverage for indigent families

24 August 2016

The Department of Social Welfare and Development backs health insurance coverage of identified poor families in the region who are enrolled in PhilHealth insurance program. This is in line with the convergence strategy of the department with its partner-stakeholders to bring together social protection interventions to intensify the poverty-reduction programs of the government. The subsidy […]

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PHOTO RELEASE: SLP Payout for IDPs

24 August 2016

The Department of Social Welfare and Development – Sustainable Livelihood Program, conducted its last pay out for the last batch of Internally Displaced Persons affected by siege last 2013, who were trained for Employment Facilitation last August 23, 2016. Beneficiaries from different canning plants gathered at Century Pacific Plant to claim their Transportation Allowance amounting […]

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Kalahi-CIDSS to put up School for Lumads

22 August 2016

In partnership with the Department of Education (DepEd) and National Commission for Indigenous Peoples (NCIP), Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) through the Kapit-Bisig Laban sa Kahirapan-Comprehensive and Integrated Delivery of Social Services (Kalahi-CIDSS) will spearhead the Establishment of New Public Schools for Indigenous Peoples in Mindanao by September, 2016. The School for Lumads […]

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Solve the problem of landlessness in the provinces so Filipinos won’t migrate to the cities to look for Jobs

17 August 2016

Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Secretary Judy Taguiwalo today issued a comment regarding the recent  editorial of the People’s Journal (dated August 14, 2016, titled  “A Bottomless Pit) criticizing the program began by the previous administration called the Informal Settler Families (ISF) Program or “Oplan Likas” or Lumikas para Iwas Kalamidad at Sakit. […]

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DSWD reminds TV programs to be mindful of children’s rights

17 August 2016

Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Secretary Judy Taguiwalo reminded all television and radio stations to be mindful of children’s rights when casting them in any kind of program or when putting them in situations that make them vulnerable. This is in reaction to the current issue involving Badjao teenager who felt ridiculed by […]

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71 Zambo IDPs complete skills training, set to work for a big firm

11 July 2016

“Nagsara man ang pinto ng oportunidad para sa amin nang magkaroon ng giyera sa Zamboanga, nagbukas naman ang isang mas magandang oportunidad para sa amin nang mabigyan kami ng pagkakataon na pag-aralin ng DSWD at CSWDO.” said Alseyd Jauhari, one of the IDPs who graduated from OLT Institute on Monday. Alseyd, a resident of Mariki, […]

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PHOTO CAPTION: An IDP from Mariki completes training on carpentry & masonry

11 July 2016

“Nagsara man ang pinto ng oportunidad para sa amin nang magkaroon ng giyera sa Zamboanga, nagbukas naman ang isang mas maganda oportunidad para sa amin nang mabigyan kami ng pagkakataon na pag-aralin ng DSWD at CSWDO. Salamat sa inyo at maging sa OLT na maaari na namin ngayon ipagpatuloy ang pagbabago na aming inaasam at […]

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DSWD lowers age requirement for pension program

07 July 2016

Starting this year, the minimum required age for social pension has been lowered from the original 65 years old to 60 years old. Aside from the age requirement, qualified to be beneficiaries of the said program are those frail, sickly, or have disabilities, those not receiving pension from the Social Security System (SSS), Government Service […]

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DSWD begins search for Pantawid model Families, Exemplary kids in Zampen

10 June 2016

The Department of Social Welfare and Development Field Office IX has once again opened its doors for the annual Regional Search for Huwarang Pantawid Pamilya and Exemplary Child. Now on its 3rd year, the Regional Program Management Office of Pantawid Pamilya through the Social Marketing Unit significantly recognizes the achievement and contribution of beneficiaries in […]

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PWD-manned spa receives livelihood support through DSWD-DOLE tie-up

09 June 2016

A turn-over ceremony on Wednesday was conducted at the Massage center of the Visually Impaired Society Towards Advancement (VISTA) Inc. on June 8, 2016. The turn-over of livelihood equipment was made possible through the proposal submitted by the Department of Social Welfare and Development IX (DSWD) and funded of the Department of Labor and Employment […]

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