SAP 3 posts circulating online, fake news—DSWD

Aileen Cerrudo   •   December 21, 2020   •   964

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) clarified that there is no truth to the posts circulating online about a third tranche of the Social Amelioration Program (SAP).

In a statement, the DSWD explained that there is an ongoing payout for the Emergency Subsidy Program (ESP) which is a provision of Bayanihan to Recover as One Act or Bayanihan 2.

The department clarified that the Bayanihan 2 ESP has a set of beneficiaries different from SAP 1 and SAP 2.

“The Bayanihan 2 ESP is a one-time cash grant of P5,000 to P8,000 which is being distributed to low income family beneficiaries who are physically residing in areas placed under granular lockdown,” the DSWD said.

As of December 19, there are 145,025 beneficiaries who received their emergency subsidy under Bayanihan 2. AAC

DSWD to assist LGUs hit by STS Maring

Aileen Cerrudo   •   October 14, 2021

MANILA, Philippines—The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) said it is prepared to assist local government units (LGUs) hit by Severe Tropical Storm ‘Maring’.

Based on the October 12 report, the DSWD still has P1.06 billion stockpiles and standby funds, where more than P133 million is the available standby funds in the DSWD Central Office and its Field Offices (FOs).

The department also added that a total of 381,893 family food packs (FFPs) are prepositioned in strategic locations around the country.

The DSWD reported that, 762 families or 2,536 persons are currently taking temporary shelter in 58 evacuation centers in the said regions.

The Department’s Quick Response Teams in the affected regions remain on alert status to work with concerned LGUs in assisting their constituents. AAC

DSWD mourns passing of former Secretary Dinky Soliman

Maris Federez   •   September 19, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) has expressed its condolences to the family of former Secretary Corazon “Dinky” Juliano-Soliman who passed away Sunday, September 19.

In a statement, the DSWD looked back on how Soliman was as their chief.

“Secretary Dinky, as she was fondly called by her colleagues and employees of the DSWD, was a brilliant social worker and a devoted champion of social change,” the statement said.

Soliman was at the helm of the DSWD in two administrations. The first was during the term of former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and the second was under the administration of President Benigno Aquino III.

She was at the forefront in the implementation of various DSWD programs, “one of which was the development and operationalization of the Kapit Bisig Laban sa Kahirapan-Comprehensive and Integrated Delivery of Social Services (Kalahi-CIDSS.”

Under Soliman, the DSWD championed the enactment of milestone laws, among which are the Magna Carta of Social Workers, Magna Carta for Women, and Anti-Trafficking in Persons Act.

“The DSWD family will truly miss Secretary Dinky.  Apart from her notable accomplishments for the Department, she will also be remembered for her sunflower greetings,” the statement further read.

Ex-DSWD Secretary Dinky Soliman passes away at 68

Maris Federez   •   September 19, 2021

 

MANILA, Philippines — Former Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Secretary Corazon “Dinky” Juliano-Soliman passed away Sunday morning, September 19. She was 68.

Soliman passed away at 7:32 am due to complications from renal and heart failure.

She was last seen in public at the necrological services of former President Benigno Aquino III last June.

Soliman held the position as DSWD chief twice: first during the term of former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and the second, under the presidency of Aquino.

Prior to joining the government, Soliman was a known civic society leader and activist, being with various non-governmental organizations that take care of poor, underprivileged communities.

Soliman obtained her bachelor’s degree in social work from the University of the Philippines Diliman. She earned her master’s degree in public administration at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

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