If there’s one thing that can make her say their life has improved, 53-year-old Erlinda Valdesancho shares a simple yet concrete answer. “Hindi na kami nawawalan ng bigas.” Looking back at their life before, Erlinda can still feel recall the shame and hardship of having just one child yet still having a hard time ensuring continue reading : More than just rice on the table
Last July 25, the Provincial Government of Laguna, together with the officials from the Department of Social Welfare and Development, and the Municipality of Calauan, inaugurated the newly constructed two-storey building at the Bahay Pag-asa compound in Calauan, Laguna. Laguna Governor Ramil Hernandez and DSWD Undersecretary Mark Allan Yambao led the inauguration ceremony for the continue reading : New building at Bahay Pag-asa, Calauan, Laguna inaugurated
A total of 1,117 indigent senior citizens in Taal, Batangas Province received their pension under the Department of Social Welfare and Development’s Social Pension Program for Indigent Senior Citizens last July 20. The said senior citizens received PhP 3,000 each, which is equivalent to the guidelines of the program of Php500 monthly pension for the continue reading : More than 1,000 indigent senior citizens receive pension in Taal, Batangas
Parents do everything for their children. This includes the Lorena and Jacinto Castor of Brgy Balayhangin, Calauan, Laguna. They have 5 children whose ages ranges from 7 to 20 years. Their only desire is for all their children to be able complete their studies. “Di po namin alam kung saan kukuha ng mga pangpa-aral kase continue reading : Shimmer of hope found in Shing-a-ling!
“Mama, ayaw ko nang pumasok.” Melody Nicoleta, 31, has heard this a dozen times from her children. She is always disheartened to hear this as she wants nothing but to send all three children to school. However, she cannot blame them most of the time. Melody and her family lives in Brgy. Sta. Teresita in continue reading : MAKING A PATH FOR THE CHILDREN
A community’s united effort to change everyone’s life. She grew up using a wooden footbridge over the river to go to and from school. She remembers her fears crossing the river as the bridge was unstable and the path was too narrow. But the fear was short-lived. Just like the rest of the residents in continue reading : TULAY PARA SA LAHAT