Boxes of food packs sent by DSWD-12 to Taal evacuees

KORONADAL CITY — The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) in Central Mindanao pitched in to help lessen the effects of Taal Volcano’s eruption by sending relief supplies Tuesday for families in Batangas province. Cezario Joel Espejo, DSWD-12 regional director, said the agency will be sending within the day around 3,400 boxes of family continue reading : Boxes of food packs sent by DSWD-12 to Taal evacuees

DSWD unites with other agencies in campaign vs malnutrition, stunting in Region 12

KORONADAL CITY — The head of Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) urged Monday its partner agencies to unite and step up the state’s campaign against malnutrition in the region, saying the country remains with the highest prevalence and number of stunted children globally.  Cezario Joel Espejo, DSWD-12 regional director, made the appeal during continue reading : DSWD unites with other agencies in campaign vs malnutrition, stunting in Region 12

DSWD completes P105 million worth of school buildings for IPs in Region 12

KORONADAL CITY—The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) has completed at least P105 million worth of school buildings intended for Indigenous Peoples (IP) across Central Mindanao region last year, the agency head reported Friday. The project, under DSWD’s Kapit-Bisig Laban sa Kahirapan-Comprehensive and Integrated Delivery of Social Services (Kalahi-CIDSS), benefited around 5,500 IP children,  continue reading : DSWD completes P105 million worth of school buildings for IPs in Region 12

Nearly 12K families delisted from DSWD’s 4Ps list in Central Mindanao

GENERAL SANTOS CITY — Nearly 12,000 families have been removed by thestate’s humanitarian agency from its cash transfer scheme as their well-being dramatically improved,  the agency’s senior official reported Thursday. Cezario Joel Espejo, regional director of Department of Social Welfareand Development (DSWD), said that in the last five years at least 11,501 families were purged continue reading : Nearly 12K families delisted from DSWD’s 4Ps list in Central Mindanao

DSWD readies to host, provides aid to OFs that will be repatriated from Middle East

KORONADAL CITY — The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) is ready to provide support to Overseas Filipinos (OFs) who are expected to arrive in the country anytime following the mandatory repatriation directive of President Rodrigo Duterte amid the tension in the Middle East after Iranian forces fired missiles at U.S. troops in Iraqi continue reading : DSWD readies to host, provides aid to OFs that will be repatriated from Middle East

DSWD tightens application for minors traveling abroad

KORONADAL CITY — The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) vowed to tighten its travel clearance process for minors traveling abroad (MTA) to prevent cases of trafficking and exploitation. Cezario Joel Espejo, DSWD regional director,  made the pronouncement as the state’s humanitarian agency reached around 992 approved clearance last year as part of effort continue reading : DSWD tightens application for minors traveling abroad

Some earthquakes survivors in Central Mindanao return home, says DSWD official

KORONADAL CITY — Evacuees in some areas of Central Mindanao displaced by last year’s earthquakes have returned to their respective homes, a senior government humanitarian agency official said Monday while assuring state assistance will still continue. Cezario Joel Espejo, regional director of Department of Social Welfare and Development, reported around  153 families in Columbio, Sultan continue reading : Some earthquakes survivors in Central Mindanao return home, says DSWD official

More IP farmers in South Cotabato benefit from DSWD’s animal-dispersal program

LAKE SEBU, South Cotabato – The state’s humanitarian agency recently provided livelihood assistance to dozens of marginalized farmers in this town as part of the government’s punch to curve poverty. Cezario Joel Espejo, Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) regional director, said Thursday 27 cattle and 47 carabaos worth P3 million were distributed to continue reading : More IP farmers in South Cotabato benefit from DSWD’s animal-dispersal program