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De Lima thankful, emotional on 1st birthday in jail: 'No regrets'

Aug 27, 2017 - 6:00 PM

Family, friends, and political allies of detained Senator Leila de Lima join her as she celebrates her 58th birthday in Camp Crame

VISITORS. Family and friends join Senator Leila de Lima as she celebrated her 58th birthday in jail on Sunday, August 27. Rappler photo

Soliman files complaint vs Badoy over child porn remark

Mar 30, 2017 - 4:20 PM

Former social welfare secretary Corazon Soliman says Assistant Secretary Lorraine Badoy committed injustice to children when she told the European Union to engage in child porn

GOOD MANNERS. Former DSWD Secretary Dinky Soliman says public officials and employee should observe good manners and right conduct.

Most Aquino Cabinet members richer in 2015

Jun 22, 2016 - 5:33 PM

The assets lists of 5 Cabinet members are not yet available: Foreign Affairs Secretary Jose Rene Almendras Transportation Secretary Joseph Emilio Abaya Justice Secretary Emmanuel Caparas Trade Secretary Adrian Cristobal and Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Emmanuel Esguerra

SALN. Most members of the Aquino Cabinet grew richer in 2015. File photo by Benhur Arcayan/ Malacañang Photo Bureau

5Ps and CCT: How will candidates' anti-poverty promises be funded?

Apr 20, 2016 - 9:00 AM

When it comes to promises on poverty alleviation the 6 presidential candidates have a lot to offer How feasible those promises are is another story

File photos by Rappler; Mar Roxas photo from Malacañang

At LP event, Soliman hits Roxas-Robredo's rivals over 4Ps

Apr 14, 2016 - 11:29 AM

DSWD Secretary: Bakit tayo nakikinig sa mga taong walang ginawa kundi batikusin ang programa pero ngayon ay pinapangako na?

DSWD to voters: Beware of local officials using 4Ps to get votes

Mar 29, 2016 - 5:20 PM

Social Welfare Secretary Dinky Soliman also talks about allegations the administration is using the program to boost the candidacies of its bets

DSWD to build more ‘houses of hope’ for youth in 2016

Dec 24, 2015 - 2:06 PM

A Bahay Pag asa provides short term residential care and caters to children in conflict with the law

Gov't asks village residents to help validate list of poor families

Nov 11, 2015 - 5:56 PM

The social welfare department has conducted an assessment of households nationwide and wants to make sure it has an accurate complete and reliable final list of those needing assistance

LISTAHANAN. The government calls on the Filipino public to help in the validation of an initial list of poor households in the Philippines.  File photo by Rappler

2016 target: Poverty rate in PH down to at least 18%

May 15, 2015 - 6:54 PM

This target is still higher than the country s 2015 Millennium Development Goals which is to halve the poverty rate to 16 6 from 33 1 in 1991

CREATE OPPORTUNITIES. Filipino residents living in shanties along a river bank collect useful items in the trash in Pasay City, south of Manila, Philippines, December 27, 2014. File photo by Francis R. Malasig/EPA

In Sendai, Philippines shows lessons from Yolanda

Mar 20, 2015 - 7:40 PM

The Philippines signs a framework for disaster risk reduction during a recently concluded United Nations conference in Sendai Japan

BEST PRACTICES. Social Welfare Secretary Corazon Soliman heads the Philippine delegation to the 3rd United Nations World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction. Photo from UNISDR

Evacuees in Maguindanao, N. Cotabato almost 100,000

Mar 20, 2015 - 5:45 PM

Clashes between government forces and Muslim rebels also affect more than 130 000 persons in Maguindanao and North Cotabato

DISPLACED FILIPINOS. People displaced by fighting sleep at an evacuation center in the southern Philippines. File photo by Ferdinandh Cabrera

'Drastic measures' needed to address food security

Mar 20, 2015 - 2:17 PM

With food inflation taking its toll on consumers Social Welfare Secretary Corazon Soliman says there is an urgent need to look into food security issues

DSWD: Families of SAF 44 need livelihood assistance

Feb 11, 2015 - 5:06 PM

Some families also need medical assistance and subsistence allowance

FAMILIES NEED HELP. Relatives of killed elite PNP-SAF PO3 Junrel Kibete grieve over his coffin during the necrological service of 42 slain SAF members at Camp Bagong Diwa in Taguig on January 30, 2015. File photo by Dennis Sabangan/EPA

Families of slain cops to receive counseling, aid

Jan 30, 2015 - 9:03 AM

2nd UPDATE Aside from psychosocial counseling the families will also get education and livelihood assistance

HOME. Relatives of killed elite Police Special Action Force pay their respect during arrival honors at Villamor Air Base, south of Manila, Philippines, 29 January 2015.  File photo by Dennis M. Sabangan/EPA

DSWD survey: Beneficiaries spend P200 on food daily

Oct 22, 2014 - 7:59 PM

About 72 of respondents say they spend at least P200 on daily meals Majority say their food budget only partly covers 3 meals a day

Does your local government protect children?

Oct 09, 2014 - 10:24 AM

Local governments are essential in achieving the vision of a child friendly Philippines says Social Welfare Secretary Corazon Soliman

DSWD: Only P204M CCT funds remain unliquidated

Sep 16, 2014 - 1:42 PM

Social Welfare Secretary Corazon Soliman debunks reports of P5 billion in unliquidated CCT funds

Soliman admits lapses in Yolanda relief, won't resign

Sep 15, 2014 - 7:59 PM

The social welfare secretary says of the 7 000 food packs that got rotten: They only comprise 0 17 of the 4 million that we have given out

Miriam to rise from sickbed to grill DSWD execs on CCT fund

Sep 03, 2014 - 6:50 PM

Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago wants heads to roll over the P5 billion unliquidated cash advances for the Conditional Cash Transfer program the Aquino government s flagship anti poverty project

RECOVERING. Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago says she has licked cancer and might run for president if enough people support her. File photo by Romeo Bugante/Senate PRIB

Lawmakers question DSWD's conditional cash transfer program

Aug 28, 2014 - 8:40 PM

Members of Congress grill Social Welfare Secretary Dinky Soliman over her agency s 2015 budget

Gov't priority: evacuees' health, power and communications

Jul 16, 2014 - 3:03 PM

Malacañang says its immediate priorities are the health and safety of evacuees and the restoration of power and communication lines in Typhoon Glenda affected areas

At least 338,000 displaced by #GlendaPH

Jul 16, 2014 - 12:35 PM

The Department of Social Welfare and Development reports a total of 321 houses damaged by Typhoon Glenda

Miriam slams CA 'plot' to ensure Soliman's confirmation

Jun 04, 2014 - 12:04 PM

Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago won t get the chance to veto the confirmation of Dinky Soliman as Social Welfare and Development Secretary after the Commission on Appointments scheduled her plenary hearing on the last day of the 1st regular session

ONE STEP CLOSER. The Commission on Appointments endorses the confirmation of Corazon Soliman. Photo by Alex Nuevaespaña/Senate PRIB

Miriam threatens to block anew Dinky Soliman's confirmation

Jun 03, 2014 - 3:38 PM

Citing Soliman s shifting loyalties between presidents Senator Santiago will attend Wednesday s hearing to ask Congress to suspend any action on the DSWD secretary s nomination

PENDING. The Commission on Appointments will tackle Social Welfare and Development Secretary Corazon

Typhoon Jolina victims get new homes after 4 years

Jan 29, 2014 - 4:42 PM

A total of 387 families affected by typhoon Jolina in 2009 will soon be provided their new homes

DSWD's cash-for-work benefits 15,000 Yolanda survivors

Jan 23, 2014 - 3:03 PM

Beneficiaries are given work according to their capacity under the cash for work program

LINING UP. Typhoon Yolanda survivors queue for relief goods last December 24. Photo by Dennis Sabangan/ EPA

Aquino visits ComVal, Zambo, Leyte

Dec 22, 2013 - 4:02 PM

Three days before Christmas President Aquino visits areas previously stricken by disaster and conflict to check on the progress of rehabilitation

Government and civil society pledge to rebuild Zamboanga City

Oct 04, 2013 - 3:43 PM

Government agencies non governmental organizations and humanitarian groups are working together to rebuild Zamboanga

#AyudaZamboanga: Relief operations for Zamboanga

Sep 27, 2013 - 9:49 PM

Zamboanga needs help amid the MNLF government standoff The government and private sectors respond by organizing relief operations to help Zamboanga