Tacurong City indigents get livelihood package from DSWD-12

by jlvaldez on 19/05/2015, no comments

Tacurong City Mayor Lina Montilla speak during the launching of SLP-BUB in Tacurong gymnasium.

Tacurong City Mayor Lina Montilla speak during the launching of SLP-BUB in Tacurong gymnasium.

By Edwin Fernandez and Jezereel Louise C. Billano of LGU Tacurong

TACURONG CITY  – Some 615 individuals here stand to benefit from the Bottom-Up Budgeting – Sustainable Livelihood Program (BUB-SLP) of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD-12).

During the launching, Ibrahim Sangcopan, SLP-Community Driven Enterprise Development Officer of DSWD-12, said the Sustainable Livelihood Program is implemented with the help of the local government unit of Tacurong City.

”This program aims to improve the livelihood of indigent residents…from merely surviving to being self-sufficient,” Sangcopan said. more →

CSO’s DSWD 7 Strengthens Partnership

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Civil Society Organizations (CSO) in Cebu together with the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Field Office VII recently conducted an event dubbed as “Voice of the People” to strengthen its partnership especially in implementing core poverty alleviation programs. The event took place at Emma Hall of Cebu Normal University where active CSOs like Primary structures Educational Foundation Inc., Center for Industrial Technology and Enterprise (CITE), Paglaum Training International (PTI) and Lamac Multi-purpose Cooperative joined the activity.

“Dako kaayo ang involvement sa atong mga CSO partners on capability building sa mga partner beneficiaries. Ang DSWD giya lang. Usa kami sa mga National Agencies nga mohatag og programs and services apan dili namo mapalambo ang among mga programa kung wala kitang tanan, ga-convergence (Our CSO partners play a big role in capability building of partner beneficiaries. We, in DSWD serves as guide. We are one of the national agencies that provide programs and services and we need convergence to improve the delivery of these programs)” said DSWD-7 regional director Mercedita P. Jabagat in her opening message. more →

NHA, DSWD partner for sustainable livelihood communities

by jlvaldez on 06/05/2015, no comments



The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and the National Housing Authority (NHA) strengthened their partnership and signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) to support the implementation of the Cash for Building Livelihood Assets (CBLA) Project.

The MOA for the CBLA Project, signed on April 7 by DSWD Secretary Corazon Juliano-Soliman and NHA General Manager Chito Cruz, aims to give opportunities for qualified housing beneficiaries in selected resettlement sites to avail of short-term employment to augment their daily income and to be able to update their housing amortization arrearages.

The MOA signing ceremony was witnessed by 3rd District of Negros Occidental Congressman Alfredo “Albee” B. Benitez, Chairman of the Committee on Housing and Urban Development, who pushed for the implementation of this pilot project. more →


by admin on 22/04/2015, no comments


Life is an endless battle towards a lifelong journey of possibilities in doing great things and dreaming great dreams. We plan great plans and truly dream great dreams if only to realize the future ahead of us.

We have recently concluded how powerful and mighty the Project Development Officers are. You have unleashed all the potentials within you. As such we call it “metamorphoses”. more →

Four housewives enjoying better lives through DSWD help

by admin on 13/01/2015, no comments

Written by Charmaine P. Tadlas, DSWD

El Salvador City – Five years ago, Girlie Claudel, Medalla Ladoroz, Catche Quilab, and Devina Gruta of this city shared the same difficulty in life: providing food on their family tables, sending their children to school, and maintaining a good home for their families.

But today, these five housewives can now say that their lives have become better – thanks to Listahanan, the household targeting system run by the Department of Social Welfare and Development. more →

68 new livelihood associations organized

by admin on 29/12/2014, no comments

Reports from DKTañedo

For the 3rd Quarter of 2014 alone, the Department of Social Welfare and Development had organized a total of 68 livelihood groups, known as Self Employment Assistance Kaunlaran Associations (SKAs), in the CALABARZON Region.

The said associations were organized under the Sustainable Livelihood Program of the Department. The program aims to build the capacity of identified beneficiaries to engage in micro-enterprise activities or to benefit to employment facilitation and enable them to earn additional income for their families.

Based on the report of DSWD Field Office IV-A, the 36 of the associations organized are from Quezon Province, 24 from Cavite and 8 from Laguna. Of the 68 SKAs organized, 34 were already provided capital assistance which enables them to begin their respective micro-enterprise activities (34 from Quezon, 6 from Cavite and 6 from Laguna). more →