Every senior has its story – it can be sad, happy, exciting, or a mix of everything. But Lola Martina’s story is different. Meet Martina U. Layog, a 91-year old DSWD Social Pensioner from Barangay Aluling, Cervantes, Ilocos Sur. Still looking strong at her age, the community where she belongs describes her as a cheerful continue reading : The Secret to Staying Young at 91
With Teamwork, the Dreams Work!
In partnership with the Local Government Units (LGUs), 12 Regional and Satellite Warehouses are now active in Region 1. Over the past few months, Region 1 faced emergencies that challenged our ability to efficiently – respond given the nuances. The Covid-19 pandemic – the first major public health emergency we have experienced that started in continue reading : With Teamwork, the Dreams Work!
Donations for Quake Survivors Now Open in Region 1
DSWD Field Office (FO) 1 is accepting in-kind donations for the affected families and individuals brought by the Magnitude 7 earthquake. Donations and Help Desks are now open at the Regional Warehouse in Biday, City of San Fernando, La Union to accommodate in-kind donations. Walk-in clients are also welcome to initially attend to the queries continue reading : Donations for Quake Survivors Now Open in Region 1
500 Pinetree seedlings for a better tomorrow
In the past three years, the Philippines faced emergencies that challenged our ability to respond quickly and effectively given their nuances. The Marawi siege in 2017, Davao earthquake in 2019, the eruption of Taal volcano in 2020, the Covid-19 pandemic – the first major public health emergency we have encountered, and typhoons Maring and Odette continue reading : 500 Pinetree seedlings for a better tomorrow
Vigan City, Ilocos Sur Typhoon Victims receive Core Houses
Forty-one (41) brand new housing units were turned over by the Department of Social Welfare and Development DSWD Field Office 1 (DSWD FO 1) through its Core Shelter Assistance Program (CSAP) in partnership with the City Government of Vigan, Ilocos Sur to victims whose houses were destroyed by Typhoon Mario in September 2016. “We are continue reading : Vigan City, Ilocos Sur Typhoon Victims receive Core Houses
DSWD FO 1 participates in the Regional Conduct of 2nd Quarter NSED 2022
The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC), through the Office of Civil Defense Region 1, initiated the synchronized 2nd Quarter Nationwide Simultaneous Earthquake Drill (NSED) in Region 1 today, 9 June 2022. The national campaign was participated by the Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council 1 (RDRRMC 1) member-agencies and Local Government Units (LGUs). continue reading : DSWD FO 1 participates in the Regional Conduct of 2nd Quarter NSED 2022
Sec. Bautista leads DSWD FO 1’s IN satellite warehouse soft inauguration
DSWD Secretary Rolando Joselito D. Bautista led the DSWD Field Office 1 (DSWD FO 1) Satellite Warehouse soft inauguration in Barangay Camangaan, Laoag City, Ilocos Norte on 17 May 2022. “Noong umupo po ako bilang Secretary ng DSWD ay pinagtuunan ko po talagang bigyang pansin na magkaroon ng warehouses ang aming mga Field Office dahil continue reading : Sec. Bautista leads DSWD FO 1’s IN satellite warehouse soft inauguration
DSWD FO 1 pilot tests Emergency Cash Transfer (ECT) in the entire Philippines
The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) together with the World Bank implemented ECT in the Municipality of Tagudin, Ilocos Sur. It is the second municipality to implement ECT in the entire Philippines to conduct an actual trial designed to test and refine procedures on its operations manual and to evaluate the effectiveness of continue reading : DSWD FO 1 pilot tests Emergency Cash Transfer (ECT) in the entire Philippines