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Rappler Talk: Ex-DSWD chief Dinky Soliman on assessing the emergency subsidy program

Apr 28, 2020 - 8:30 PM

Former DSWD secretary Dinky Soliman says collaborative, evidence-based, and empowering approaches would greatly impact aiding the poor in the coronavirus lockdown

Opposition’s Senate bets unfazed by poor survey numbers

Oct 12, 2018 - 2:58 PM

'Hindi naman ho kami tumitingin sa surveys. Kami ay tumitingin sa sentimiyento ng taongbayan,' says Magdalo Representative Gary Alejano

CAMPAIGN BEGINS. Tindig Pilipinas convenor Dinky Soliman endorses senatorial bets Chel Diokno, Samira Gutoc Tomawis, and Gary Alejano on October 12, 2018. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

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Mar 30, 2017 - 8:40 PM

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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.

P2.8M in Yolanda aid wasted due to red tape, logistical issues

Feb 02, 2017 - 10:39 AM

Social Welfare Secretary Judy Taguiwalo says her department is working on a faster and more efficient system to process disaster relief donations

SUPER TYPHOON YOLANDA. Rappler file photo

Ex-DSWD chief Soliman: Duterte accountable for Marcos burial

Nov 30, 2016 - 8:48 PM

The former social welfare and development chief also calls President Rodrigo Duterte s war on drugs weak and lacking in strategy

NOT A HERO. Former Department of Social Welfare and Development Secretary Dinky Soliman sings 'Bayan Ko' with a raised fist during the protest against the Marcos burial on November 30. Photo by David Lozada/ Rappler

DSWD eyes new guidelines on shelter aid grant to disaster victims

Nov 04, 2016 - 8:07 PM

The new guidelines will help facilitate the speedier release of emergency shelter assistance to disaster victims

#100DaysofDuterte: The change that came to DSWD

Oct 09, 2016 - 10:30 AM

What are the changes that Judy Taguiwalo has introduced to the Department of Social Welfare and Development in her first 100 days in office?

100 DAYS. DSWD Secretary introduces severa changes and new policy directions to the agency, 100 days since she assumed office.

DSWD chief seeks end to patronage system in social aid

Aug 06, 2016 - 9:00 AM

Secretary Judy Taguiwalo reminds personnel evaluating aid requests that endorsement letters from public officials are not integral to the implementation of the DSWD s Protective Services Program

WATCH: From Dinky to Judy: Change comes to DSWD

Jul 04, 2016 - 12:17 PM

Social Welfare Secretary Judy Taguiwalo gives marching orders to the entire DSWD bureaucracy – serve the people

Aquino's Cabinet officials welcome him home

Jun 30, 2016 - 2:03 PM

UPDATED Some days he also made it really difficult but for the most part he was our inspiration not only to do well but to do good says Aquino s tourism secretary Ramon Jimenez Jr

WELCOME HOME. Former President Benigno Aquino lll is welcomed by his neighborhood at 25 Times St. in Quezon City on Thursday, June 30. Photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

DSWD bares relief plans for La Niña

Jun 21, 2016 - 1:00 PM

The Department of Social Welfare and Development and its 17 field offices has a total of P956 057 439 20 6 million in standby funds which could be used to purchase emergency relief supplies

DOUBLE TIME. Volunteers at the social welfare department's warehouse in Pasay City rush the repacking of relief goods for areas affected by Typhoon Ruby (Hagupit) in various regions. Photo by Ritchie Tongo/EPA 6

Soliman confident Taguiwalo will continue DSWD's anti-poverty gains

Jun 20, 2016 - 9:08 PM

DSWD Secretary Dinky Soliman has met with successor Judy Taguiwalo twice She will give President elect Duterte s nominee the final transition report on June 28

TRANSITION. DSWD Secretary Dinky Soliman said her transition meetings with her successor Dr Judy Taguiwalo have been 'very cordial and very warm'.

Gov't funds in campaign? DSWD ready for audit – Soliman

Jun 20, 2016 - 6:20 PM

There is no such thing misuse of funds If there is then show me the evidence says Social Welfare and Development Secretary Corazon Dinky Soliman

FUNDS MISUSE? Department of Social Welfare and Development Secretary Corazon 'Dinky' Soliman said their liquidation reports are open for scrutiny to prove none of their funds were used for the Liberal Party's campaign.

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

22% of families in Cordillera considered poor

Apr 15, 2016 - 1:29 PM

This is better than the region s previous 33 poverty rate

A boy plays next to his house that sits precariously beside a mountain in Baguio City, Benguet province, north of Manila. File photo byy JJ Landingin/AFP

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

3 cabinet members say Negros Occidental trip for work, not for campaign

Mar 13, 2016 - 12:47 PM

The cabinet secretaries met with beneficiaries of the government s Bottom up Budgeting BUB program and the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program 4Ps

Photo by Marchel Espina / Rappler

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

Soldiers with relief goods ambushed by rebels in Northern Samar

Dec 22, 2015 - 8:46 PM

One Philippine Army soldier dies while 2 others are wounded after New People s Army fighters attacked them while transporting relief goods

DSWD open to probe buried Yolanda relief goods – Soliman

Dec 06, 2015 - 5:39 PM

Social Welfare Secretary Corazon Soliman says an investigation would give the Department the opportunity to clarify the issue

PROBE. Social Welfare Secretary Corazon Soliman openly welcomes any probe on the alleged burying of rice sacks in Leyte. Photo by Katerina Francisco/Rappler

Binay on buried rice in Leyte: 'Bordering on criminal neglect'

Dec 05, 2015 - 11:21 PM

Social Welfare Secretary Dinky Soliman says she has ordered a thorough investigation after 284 sacks of rice intended for Yolanda relief got spoiled and were buried in a Leyte town

POOR PERFORMANCE. Vice President Jejomar Binay criticizes Social Welfare Dinky Soliman over the department's lapses in distributing Yolanda relief goods.

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

Typhoon Lando: Over 15,000 people in evacuation centers

Oct 18, 2015 - 3:38 PM

The Department of Social Welfare and Development says it is coordinating with local governments in providing the needs of families in evacuation centers

Soliman: We respect Lumad's rejection of housing proposal

Oct 10, 2015 - 7:15 PM

Social Welfare Secretary Dinky Soliman clarifies that the proposed transitional shelters was an interim solution while conflict continues in the Lumads area and is not meant to remove them from their ancestral land

DSWD: No plan to hide Manila street families during APEC

Oct 10, 2015 - 5:49 PM

The claims are made by groups which recalled the alleged sudden disappearance of street families during the papal visit in January this year

NOT TRUE. Social Welfare Secretary Corazon Juliano-Soliman denies claims that homeless families will be hidden during the APEC in November. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

DSWD launches new system for packing relief goods during disasters

Oct 02, 2015 - 5:13 PM

The new system can produce 50 000 family food packs in a day which can feed 250 000 people in 2 3 days

Aquino, Roxas meet Robredo family

Sep 23, 2015 - 8:47 PM

Is the ruling Liberal Party one step closer to convincing Camarines Sur Representative Leni Robredo to seek the vice presidency?

2016 MEET. Mar Roxas, President Benigno Aquino III, and Camarines Sur Rep Leni Robredo during the late Jesse Robredo's death anniversary. File photo by Joseph Vidal/ Malacañang Photo Bureau

NDRRMC sends relief to flooded Santa town in Ilocos Sur

Aug 22, 2015 - 2:42 PM

The disaster agency is discussing possible air evacuation of the residents of flooded island barangays while Social Welfare Secretary Dinky Soliman says there are enough relief goods available

ISLAND BARANGAYS. Screenshot of Google maps

Over 17,000 Typhoon Pablo family-survivors now have new homes

Aug 03, 2015 - 4:32 PM

PRESS RELEASE: The Department of Social Welfare and Development and the Provincial Government of Davao Oriental assure they will complete and turn over the remaining 2 000 houses before the year ends

In this Rappler file photo, a man carries construction supplies across a road in the middle of Cateel, Davao Oriental, in the aftermath of typhoon Pablo (Bopha), December 10, 2012. Photo by Karlos Manlupig

PH's Yolanda rebuilding 'inadequate' – UN

Aug 01, 2015 - 12:46 PM

More than a year after the super typhoon roughly 2 000 families remain in bunkhouses as well as in palm thatch temporary homes

Fighting famine, holding off hunger

Jul 01, 2015 - 4:25 PM

Political commitment on hunger is in the hands of the people says DSWD Secretary Dinky Soliman

ZERO HUNGER? According to WFP country director Praveen Agrawal, hunger alleviation initiatives should be inclusive, holistic, and integrated. Graphics by Nico Villarete

DSWD and WFP collaborate on disaster preparedness

Jun 30, 2015 - 5:01 PM

Before the typhoon season rolls in the DSWD and the World Food Programme reassess disaster response mechanisms both agencies undertook in the past years

PEOPLE POWER. The people are the greatest assets in improving disaster risk reduction and management programs. Graphics by Nico Villarete

Soliman: DSWD is keeping 4Ps database clean

Jun 30, 2015 - 11:52 AM

DSWD Secretary Dinky Soliman clarifies that figures in a recent ADB report assessing the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program are outdated

IMPROVEMENT. Soliman says DSWD is conducting regular spot checks and consultations with partner groups to help improve the 4Ps. File photo by Rappler

Soliman: 300,000 high school grads 'fruits' of 4Ps

Apr 23, 2015 - 7:53 PM

The welfare secretary maintains that the program is effective despite criticisms

Aquino: Did we not improve under 'Daang Matuwid?'

Apr 23, 2015 - 4:24 PM

In a speech Aquino jokingly imagines life as a high earning mechanic instead of a president ‘subject to the daily criticisms of attention seekers’

GOVT ACHIEVEMENT. President Benigno S. Aquino III delivers his speech during the Pagdiriwang ng Pantawid Pamilya Graduates ng 2015 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum of the Araneta Center in Cubao, Quezon City on Thursday, April 23. Photo by Benhur Arcayan/Malacañang Photo Bureau

Soliman: 'Evacuate, we don't want you hurt'

Apr 04, 2015 - 9:37 PM

As of 5 pm Saturday April 4 the Social Welfare Secretary says at least 243 families in Isabela have evacuated their houses located in vulnerable areas

Miriam on God, hell and the middle finger

Apr 02, 2015 - 9:00 AM

Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago jokes about corruption and Pacquiao and reflects on the existence of God and the meaning of life

Illustration by Raffy De Guzman/Rappler

Philippine gender gap narrow but women leaders still needed

Mar 08, 2015 - 7:00 PM

The government encourages women in all sectors of the society to take part in leadership and to drive for excellence

Cebu island refuses housing help for Yolanda victims

Feb 28, 2015 - 7:30 AM

The new guideline introduced by the DSWD will render ineligible 60 of the previously identified 17 000 housing beneficiaries

Aquino and the #SAF44 families

Feb 03, 2015 - 8:52 PM

The conversations were long because the President kept on asking families if they needed anything else

POLICE PROBE. Malacañang Palace defends the police investigating body that will probe the killing of 44 SAF troopers. Photo by File photo by Dennis Sabangan/EPA

Soliman: We welcome ‘evidence-based criticism'

Jan 29, 2015 - 7:48 PM

Saying the department also welcomes constructive engagement the DSWD recognizes media practitioners who publish the most number of positive stories

NO REGRETS. DSWD Secretary Corazon Soliman says the P4.8 million spent on a recent Batangas trip for street families is 'worth the investment.' File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Street families speak up on DSWD Batangas trip

Jan 27, 2015 - 7:57 PM

Some participants of the family camp attend the Senate inquiry presenting two sides

DSWD spends P4.8M on street families' Batangas trip

Jan 27, 2015 - 5:15 PM

DSWD Secretary Corazon Juliano Soliman during a Senate committee hearing defends her department s decision to take street families to out of town trips called family camps

DSWD hiring staff to do survey of the poor

Jan 26, 2015 - 6:56 PM

This is a press release from DSWD: Through this assessment a new batch of poor and near poor families will be identified and prioritized for appropriate programs and services


Palace defends sending street kids to resort

Jan 23, 2015 - 7:18 PM

We don’t make it a point to lie about these things also because you see that one of the administration’s biggest program is poverty alleviation

MEETING THE KIDS. Pope Francis meets with street children under the care of Tulay ng Kabataan after the Mass at the Manila Cathedral, January 16, 2015. Photo from Osservatore Romano/AFP

New year mishaps, AirAsia update, 'thriftier' Filipinos | The wRap

Jan 01, 2015 - 8:35 PM

China stampede fire in Philippines greet 2015 Relatives of AirAsia crash victims give DNA samples to help identify bodies in Indonesia A study shows Filipinos were thriftier in 2014

DSWD: Expired Seniang food packs distributed by accident

Dec 31, 2014 - 9:44 PM

DSWD clarifies that only two expired food packs were accidentally delivered to Seniang survivors in Negros Occidental

ESCAPE. Residents flee their inundated neighborhood in Misamis Oriental following heavy rains brought by Tropical Storm Seniang on December 29, 2014. Photo by Erwin Mascarinas/AFP

No problem in DSWD's poverty alleviation programs – Soliman

Dec 26, 2014 - 6:20 PM

The red flags in the 2013 COA annual audit report have been addressed since November DSWD Secretary Soliman says

DSWD and WFP partner for enhancing disaster preparedness

Dec 23, 2014 - 6:59 PM

Press release: The United Nations World Food Programme is partnering with the Philippine government to further build capacity for disaster preparedness and response in the country

DSWD Secretary Corazon Juliano-Soliman and World Food Program Country Director Praveen Agrawal exchange documents during the Signing Ceremony for the Letter of Understanding between the DSWD and the UN-WFP on Disaster Preparedness and Response Capacity Enhancement Project.