Residents attend a mass as part of the program for the Commencement Exercises of Jose Fabella Memorial School

A growing business and a new home—Opportunities for a poor family’s brighter future

15 July 2015

A BUSINESS FOR THE FAMILY. Remedios Magadia, 55, a beneficiary of the DSWD’s Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program and Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP), manages a dressmaking business through the help of the zero-interest capital assistance provided by the SLP. From just one sewing machine, which she used to support her four children, she now has five […]

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The greatest legacy to the children—a better life

07 July 2015

Every time she visits her 29-year-old daughter and her family, Emelita Alfonso, 50, almost cannot believe her eyes. “Hindi ko sukat akalain na ‘yung mga anak ko ay mga bata pa ay magaganda na ang buhay, may sariling bahay at kayang suportahan ang kani-kanilang pamilya,” Emelita proudly shared. Emelita, a resident of Brgy. Pantihan III […]

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Doing everything for the children’s future

03 July 2015

A BETTER LEARNING ENVIRONMENT. Children of Brgy. Del Rosario in Tagkawayan, Quezon Province now enjoy a good classroom—a far better learning experience as compared to sharing with two to three grade levels and even sharing chairs with each other. Through the help of the community residents of the said barangay, the Del Rosario Elementary School […]

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Lucky 9—opportunities for a big family

30 June 2015

LUCK, DETERMINATION AND HARD WORK. Myra Rosas, 42, a beneficiary of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program from Pililla, Rizal shares that there are a lot of things she can do to help improve their family’s situation rather than completely relying on the cash grants provided by the program. From being a housewife, she now manages […]

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A gift for her fellow ‘Jomaligins’

29 June 2015

When she heard of a job opening for enumerators for the DSWD’s Listahanan Targeting System, 24-year-old Camille Sarmiento took a chance. A graduate of Practical Nursing and still dreaming to pursue a Biology course, Camille, a resident of Brgy. Talisoy (Poblacion), Jomalig, Quezon Province, saw the job opportunity to save money for her education. A […]

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Quezon LGUs intensify support to final stages of Kalahi-CIDSS

29 June 2015

Towards shaping resilient communities. Kalahi-CIDSS National Program Manager Benilda Redaja expresses gratitude to the Local Government Units (LGUs) of Quezon Province for their support to the Kalahi-CIDSS implementation in their respective municipalities during a DSWD-led Mayors’ Forum held last June 25-26 in Quezon City. According to her, the LGUs have promoted well the community-driven principle […]

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A lot has changed

27 June 2015

For 45-year-old Ma. Gracia Paguia, it took just one survey to change her family’s life. “Napakahirap talaga ng buhay. Kahit anong gawin namin, hindi talaga sumasapat ang kita namin para sa aming mga pangangailangan,” she shared. With six children, Gracia struggles to budget her husband’s income as a construction worker for all their family’s needs. […]

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50 youths complete internship program in DSWD

26 June 2015

A total of 50 youths from the CALABARZON Region were employed by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) from April to June 2015 under the Government Internship Program (GIP). The GIP is a component of the government’s Kabataan 2000 program and is open to 18 to 24 years old male or female youths […]

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