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Love knows no place

Love knows no place

Love knows no place.  Newly wed Faisal and Arpia, both IDPs, show off their prowess in performing the traditional dance, the “Pangalay” after their wedding ceremony in one of the evacuation [...]

Love knows no place
DSWD conducts psychotherapy for kids in EC

DSWD conducts psychotherapy for kids in EC

As most experts would claim, in any tragic incident, children are the most affected individual.  Yet, oftentimes, their needs are disregarded due to their inability to express the need for [...]

DSWD conducts psychotherapy for kids in EC

DSWD IX hires workers to aid validation of SocPen, MCCT beneficiaries

The Department of Social Welfare and Development recently released the authority to hire workers who will validate the indigent senior citizens and families covered by Social Pension and Modified [...]

Quality Healthcare benefits for Indigent families launched

Consistent with the government’s commitment in delivering quality healthcare for all, a multi-sector program spearheaded by the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PHIC), was launched [...]

Badjao and Samal IDPs attend namewriting workshop

Badjao and Samal IDPs attend namewriting workshop

“Masaya kami dahil natuto kaming magsulat”, 38-year old Happia blurted shyly after showing her notebook with sketches of her basic writing skill. Happia is just one of the 30 Samah and Badjao [...]

Badjao and Samal IDPs attend namewriting workshop

DSWD-Listahanan provides list of Households for DOLE’s Profiling of Vulnerable workers

Zamboanga City- More than 400 thousand identified households are currently verified by the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) as it commenced its Profiling of Vulnerable Sectors in [...]

Love knows no place

Love knows no place

24 April 2014

Love knows no place.  Newly wed Faisal and Arpia, both IDPs, show off their prowess in performing the traditional dance, the “Pangalay” after their wedding ceremony in one of the evacuation centers in Zamboanga City.  The couple met at the Joaquin Enriquez Sports Complex at the height of the Zamboanga Crisis in September last year.  […]

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DSWD conducts psychotherapy for kids in EC

DSWD conducts psychotherapy for kids in EC

24 April 2014

As most experts would claim, in any tragic incident, children are the most affected individual.  Yet, oftentimes, their needs are disregarded due to their inability to express the need for intervention for  their feelings and emotions. Prompted by concern for these ‘silent victims’, the camp management team of the Zamboanga East West Central School evacuation […]

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DSWD IX hires workers to aid validation of SocPen, MCCT beneficiaries

23 April 2014

The Department of Social Welfare and Development recently released the authority to hire workers who will validate the indigent senior citizens and families covered by Social Pension and Modified Conditional Cash Transfer for Families in Need of Special Protection (MCCT-FNSP). DSWD Field Office IX through its Listahanan (NHTS-PR) unit have been allotted with 50 slots […]

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Quality Healthcare benefits for Indigent families launched

14 April 2014

Consistent with the government’s commitment in delivering quality healthcare for all, a multi-sector program spearheaded by the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PHIC), was launched recently at the Zamboanga City Coliseum. The “Alaga Ka” program launch was attended by some 500 indigent families which were identified through the Department of Social Welfare and Development’s Listahanan or […]

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Badjao and Samal IDPs attend namewriting workshop

Badjao and Samal IDPs attend namewriting workshop

11 April 2014

“Masaya kami dahil natuto kaming magsulat”, 38-year old Happia blurted shyly after showing her notebook with sketches of her basic writing skill. Happia is just one of the 30 Samah and Badjao women who attended the mini-workshop on basic writing  last Sunday (April 5). The workshop was for the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) temporarily housed  […]

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DSWD-Listahanan provides list of Households for DOLE’s Profiling of Vulnerable workers

04 April 2014

Zamboanga City- More than 400 thousand identified households are currently verified by the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) as it commenced its Profiling of Vulnerable Sectors in Zamboanga Peninsula. The list were taken from Department of Social Welfare and Development- Listahanan’s or known as the National Household Targeting System for Poverty Reduction’s database of […]

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Community workers undergo conflict-sensitive facilitation workshop

Community workers undergo conflict-sensitive facilitation workshop

30 March 2014

Zamboanga City 03/18/14 – To ensure a more conflict-sensitive, responsive and appropriate facilitation of communities, twenty six (26) newly-hired Community Facilitators  coming from different parts of the region have undergone Technical Coaching Session on Community Facilitation on March 28, 2014 at Lantaka Hotel, Zamboanga City. The said activity was conducted by DSWD 9 Regional Program […]

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DSWD-NHTU IX gathers ZamPen LGUs for 2nd round Household Assessment orientation

24 March 2014

Zamboanga City – 3/24/2014- A total of 200 participants all over Zamboanga Peninsula attended the orientation on Listahanan in preparation for the 2nd round nationwide household assessment. The orientation conducted by The National Household Targeting Unit (NHTU) or Listahanan of the Department of Social Welfare and Development-Field Office IX was done from March 10 to […]

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DSWD reveals profile of Women, 900k identified poor in ZamPen

24 March 2014

March is Women’s Month. The Department of Social Welfare and Development-Field Office IX  through its Listahanan unit showed support to all strong and resilient “Juanas” who manifest resiliency amidst poverty by showcasing statistics of the identified poor women in Zamboanga Peninsula through Photo and Infographics display. Anchored on the theme: “Juana, ang Tatag Mo ay […]

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The Gentlemen of Volunteerism

The Gentlemen of Volunteerism

24 March 2014

 “Di mi kaligu, wa mi isabaw sa among nilungag, di mi kahugas plato ug sanina. Samut kalisud gyud sa una. Tanan mi tubig gud ang problema.” (We couldn’t bathe, cook, and we couldn’t even wash our clothes and dishes. It was really hard then. Apparently, water was everyone’s concern then.) Nido Timagos blurted when asked […]

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DSWD, City gov’t and partners dialogue with IDPs

DSWD, City gov’t and partners dialogue with IDPs

21 March 2014

Zamboanga City – With the aim of bridging communication gaps between service providers and internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Zamboanga City, the Department of Social Welfare and Development Field Office 9 (DSWD) with the City Government of Zamboanga and other organizations conducted series of information caravan (Infocar) in evacuations centers. Said caravan is an initiative […]

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Preggies’ Day Out

Preggies’ Day Out

13 March 2014

Zamboanga City- Around 264 pregnant women, those with big bellies and those with hardly-noticeable ones,  started lining up for registration at the lobby of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD)-Field Office here. Aside from being heavy with babies in their wombs, another thing they have in common is being  ‘IDPs’ (Internally Displaced Persons). […]

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DSWD IX bares stories of Tatsulo beneficiaries

DSWD IX bares stories of Tatsulo beneficiaries

10 March 2014

Following its 63rd anniversary celebration, the Department of Social Welfare and Development has finally launched the second sequel of its official book on success stories on February 7, 2014 at one of the hotels in Zamboanga City. The Pagbangon (Rise) is the sequel to Paglaom (Hope) which was produced by the Regional Social Marketing Unit in […]

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DSWD, SM launch farmers training program for Tigbalabag Pantawid benes

DSWD, SM launch farmers training program for Tigbalabag Pantawid benes

28 February 2014

Some 50 Pantawid Pamilya beneficiaries in Zamboanga City were identified as recipients of SM Foundation’s Kabalikat sa Kabuhayan Farmers Training Program.  The program, which was launched yesterday in Barangay Tigbalabag, this city aims to help families sustain their needs by educating small-time farmers on new effective technologies  that could help them grow organic fruits and […]

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DSWD IX launches Targeting System’s new brand name ‘LISTAHANAN’

DSWD IX launches Targeting System’s new brand name ‘LISTAHANAN’

11 February 2014

The Department of Social Welfare and Development Field Office IX officially launched “LISTAHANAN (Talaan ng Pamilyang Nangangailangan) as the new brand name of the National Household Targeting System for Poverty Reduction (NHTS-PR) on February 7, 2014 at Marcian Garden Hotel, Zamboanga City.  As a Nationwide information system that identifies who and where the poor are, […]

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Assistance to Zambo evacuees now at P189.5M

30 October 2013

Almost two months after the Zamboanga armed conflict, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) has provided a total of P189.5 million worth of relief assistance to the evacuees. Around P120 million of the said assistance was in the form of cooked meals which DSWD provided to all evacuees at the height of the Zamboanga armed conflict.  The […]

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DSWD RESPONDS TO ALLEGATIONS OF ANOMALIES IN ZAMBO DISASTER OPERATIONS

30 October 2013

DSWD IX Regional Director Zenaida Arevalo stated that the Department  (DSWD) welcomes factual feedback or complaints, especially those substantiated by evidence. Director Arevalo said this in response to an allegation being posted in facebook of reported padding in prices of the food packs provided to displaced families at the height of the Zamboanga armed conflict […]

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DSWD clarifies “dagdag-bawas” issue on family food packs

17 October 2013

The Department of Social Welfare and Development in Region IX clarifies today that there is no anomaly in the repacking of relief goods for the victims of armed conflict in Zamboanga City.  The Department made this clarification after seeing the issue “Dagdag Bawas sa DSWD”  on Facebook.  The facebook post was accompanied by photos showing […]

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Total number of evacuees remains the same – DSWD

21 September 2013

Social Welfare and Development Secretary Corazon Juliano-Soliman yesterday reported that the total number of affected families remains at 118,819 persons or 23,794 families as most part of city outside the conflict area is starting to go back to normalcy. In a press conference held yesterday at the Sangguniang Panglunsod in Zamboanga City, Secretary Soliman further […]

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DSWD taps local food providers to augment daily meals to evacuees

16 September 2013

To ensure regular provision of food to more or less 50,000 evacuees inside the Joaquin F. Enriquez Sports Complex or Grandstand in Zamboanga City, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) tapped local catering groups and food service providers to augment and ensure continuous provision for the daily meal requirements of the evacuees.  This is in addition to the food provided by the community kitchens established by the City Government. […]

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Gov’t maps out action plan as more Pinoys return from Sabah

30 May 2013

Gov’t maps out action plan as more Pinoys return from Sabah Monday, 08 April 2013 00:00 In an effort to track and ensure that services are provided to families returning from Sabah, 50 representatives of government agencies in Region IX and the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) met recently in Lantaka Hotel, Zamboanga City […]

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NHTU BaSulTa meets with stakeholders for post validation

27 May 2013

(05/27/13) As part of the monitoring and reporting process, the National Household Targeting System for Poverty Reduction BaSulTa region has conducted its post validation assessment cum stakeholder forum for the province of Sulu on May 23, 2013 at Jolo Area Coordination Center. The activity aimed to communicate the validation results and status of data to […]

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DSWD unveils condition of the poor in Zamboanga

24 May 2013

(05/24/13) The Department of Social Welfare and Development in Region IX launched the Regional Profile of Poor Households on May 24, 2013 at Astoria Hotel, Zamboanga City. DSWD-IX Assistant Regional Director Consejo Usman’s unveiling of the life-sized copy of the “Regional Profile of the Poor” highlighted the event. The regional profile features statistical data describing […]

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DSWD IX TEAMS UP WITH ARMM HEADS IN PREPARATION FOR AFTERMATH OF SABAH CLASH

15 March 2013

March 8, 2013/ZC– DSWD IX Asst. Regional Director Riduan Hadjimuddin confirmed that coordination with concerned agencies is underway to ensure efforts are organized and synchronized in anticipation of the massive deportation of Filipinos from Sabah. As a result of a meeting with ARMM Governor Mujiv Hataman last Tuesday , DSWD IX committed to provide manpower […]

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