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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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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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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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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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PHOTO RELEASE: Meeting with ICRC

09 June 2016

Officials of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) on Wednesday visited the Department of Social Welfare and Development Field Office IX to meet with Regional Director Atty. Araceli F. Solamillo and discuss about the processes of interventions and services being provided to Pinoy deportees coming from Malaysia. ICRC Zamboanga Head Marcel Gayoneche and […]

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Utilize Grievance System for Pantawid complaints-DSWD

06 June 2016

The Department of Social Welfare and Development Field Office IX urges the concerning public and partners to utilize and file complaints through the Grievance Redress System should there be any Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program issues that they wish to be acted upon. The department ensures that there will be a systematic procedure for handling grievances […]

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Zampen social welfare and development forum held

03 June 2016

The Department of Social Welfare and Development held a 2-day Social Welfare and Development Forum with Local Social Welfare and Development Officers (LSWDO) across the region on May 31-June 1, 2016 in one of the hotels in Zamboanga City. The forum was attended by 72 Municipal/ City SWDOs to get updates on the program and […]

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DSWD reports over 200k Pantawid beneficiaries in Region 9 are now in self-subsistence

03 June 2016

The Department of Social Welfare and Development Regional Office 9 on Tuesday revealed that there are 229,375 Pantawid households now with improved level of well-being, which is 82% of the overall population of Pantawid beneficiaries across the region. The said households were identified to belong in self-subsistence level after undergoing the Social Welfare and Development Indicator […]

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DSWD starts distributing rice to Zambo City farmers

26 May 2016

The Department of Social Welfare and Development Field Office 9 (DSWD 9) on Wednesday started distributing rice to 466 farmers in Zamboanga City who have been severely affected by El Niño. DSWD thru the Crisis Intervention Unit conducted rice distribution in the barangays of Bunguiao (238 farmers), Sangali (49 farmers) and Dulian (179 farmers) as […]

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Paluwas Min Tahik (Rise from the Sea)

26 May 2016

They have always been regarded as the people who jump in the waters of the sea for some coins. But beyond their knowledge and expertise in the command of the waves is a community struggling to rise from the tides of poverty. They are Bajaus. In the coastal road of Barangay Caragasan, Zamboanga City, there […]

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PHOTO: ICAB, DSWD conduct training on inter-country adoption

23 May 2016

“Working with children is a very challenging working arena, where when we’re able to place the children into a permanent home, we feel we became a part and a significant person in the life of every child that we have placed out of foster home or permanent placement be it local or inter-country adoption”, ARDO […]

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DSWD 9 urges newly-elected officials to prioritize poor households in the region

23 May 2016

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) urges newly-elected Local Chief Executives (LCEs) to utilize the national household targeting system in determining potential beneficiaries of the latters’ projects, programs and services. This is to ensure that identified poor families are prioritized in the provision of social protection services. Through the Listahanan project, an information […]

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PHOTO: Media Orientation on Juvenile Justice & Welfare Act

20 May 2016

DSWD 9 conducts orientation on RA 9344 as amended by 10630 an act ‘Establishing a Comprehensive Juvenile Justice and Welfare System’ in celebration of the 10th year anniversary of the said law. Staff from City Social Welfare and Development Office of Zamboanga, police personnel from Women and Child Protection Desk of Philippine National Police and […]

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80 youths hired for summer job in DSWD IX

20 May 2016

  Zamboanga City – The Department of Social Welfare and Development Regional Office IX has accommodated 80 out-of-school, undergraduates, and graduates who are unemployed for the Government Internship Program (GIP). These interns have been deployed in DSWD Regional Office, provincial offices and centers and institutions for 22 days which started last April 29, 2016. They will […]

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PHOTO: IOM, DSWD partner for a research

19 May 2016

IOM Representatives from Geneva, David Preux and Caroline Masboungi visited DSWD FO IX to coordinate and partner for the conduct of research on Women’s Participation in camps as global initiative for Camp Management. In photos: Conrado Natividad,Marilou Sese, David Preux, ARDO COnsejo Usman, Caroline Masboungi, Ingrid Daba, Rosalie Casimillo and Brian Lustre.

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DSWD appeals to LGUs to utilize 1% of IRA for child protection programs

17 May 2016

Zamboanga City – The Department of Social Welfare and Development is prodding the Local Government Units to put children’s concerns on top of their agenda through utilizing the allocated 1% of their Internal Revenue Allotment for the implementation of programs and projects for the children. This is pursuant to Republic Act 9344 as amended by […]

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Pantawid staff attend Capbuild on Technical Writing, Public Speaking

12 May 2016

The Regional Program Management Office and Provincial Operations Office staff of Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program successfully attended the 3-day Capability Building on Technical Writing and Public Speaking held on April 27-29, 2016 (1st Batch) and May 4-6, 2016 (2nd Batch) at Roderics Resort, Zamboanga Sibugay Province. The activity sought to capacitate and improve the skills […]

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In diaspora, Bajaus find hope in mainland

10 May 2016

The Bajaus or the sea gypsies as they are universally known for were historically a seafaring nomadic tribe of hunter-gatherers who lived in the waters of the Southern Philippines. They handcraft wooden boats to serve as their home, their workplace and their life. They were born out at sea, lived out at sea and they […]

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Beneficiaries express Pantawid gains in Dialogue

04 May 2016

Partner-beneficiaries of Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program expressed elation on the gains and impacts of the program during the DSWD Dialogue with Parent Leaders held on April 18-21, 2016 region-wide. The said gathering served as an opportunity to share the social, economic and personal improvements realized and felt by the beneficiaries after being part of the […]

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DSWD clarifies election-related misinformation, allegations

04 May 2016

The Department of Social Welfare and Development reiterates that only the DSWD has the right to remove a beneficiary from the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program and no political candidates can use that claim. The beneficiaries are reminded and assured that only non-compliance to the conditions of the program such as non-attendance to monthly Family Development […]

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DSWD urges Pantawid G10 completers to register SH voucher program online

04 May 2016

The Department of Social Welfare and Development Field Office IX urged all Pantawid Pamilya grade 10 completers to avail the Senior High voucher program of the Department of Education thru online registration. Based on the generated results of Compliance Verification System in Region IX, there are more than 23,000 monitored children who have completed their […]

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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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