• 03 August 2015
QUEZON CITY, Aug  3 --  The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) aims to achieve zero street families by end of the year, the reason why the Department is intensifying the convergence of its three programs, in partnership with civil society organizations (CSO) and the 17 local government units (LGUs) in the National Capital Region. DSWD Secretary Corazon Juliano-Soliman said during a recent press briefing that "DSWD targets to clear the thoroughfares of homeless street families and help them access better lives, hopefully by year end." With this, DSWD continues to respond to the needs of the street families through the Modified Conditional Cash Transfer Program (MCCT) for Homeless Families (HSF). The MCCT-HSF is an expansion of the Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) or the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program which provides a complete package of assistance to street families, including responsive shelter program, access to social services, and economic opportunities for the improvement of their living conditions.  It also extends house rental assistance of up to P4,000 per month for six months to one year. To date, there are 2,311 homeless families assisted in Met ...Read more

Palace assures UN  it is determined to complete rehabilitation works in typhoon Yolanda-affected areas

 CENTRAL  03 August 2015
MANILA, Aug.  3 -- Malacañang on Sunday assured the United Nations (UN) that the government is determined to complete the rehabilitation works in the areas affected by super typhoon ‘Yolanda.’ “Tinitiyak natin sa United Nations na higit pang pag-i-igtingin ang determinasyong makumpleto ang ...Read more

Palace thanks Sultan of Oman for extending Royal Pardon to two overseas Filipino workers

 CENTRAL  03 August 2015
MANILA, Aug. 3 -- The Palace on Sunday thanked the Sultan of Oman, His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said, for issuing a Royal Pardon to two overseas Filipino workers (OFW) convicted for criminal offenses. “Nagpapasalamat po ang ating Pangulo at pamahalaan kay Sultan of Oman, His Majesty Sultan Qaboo ...Read more