Koronadal Christmas bazaar showcases products by ‘poorest of the poor’

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 1 Dec) – The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) in Region 12 opened in nearby Koronadal City over the weekend a Christmas bazaar featuring… »

DSWD Region 12 seeks ways to address needs of nearly a million poor children

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/03 Nov) — The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) is working on various interventions to address the basic needs and uplift the living conditions of… »

DSWD mulls raise in grants under CCT program

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/30 September) — The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) is studying the possibility of increasing the financial grants under the national government’s flagship conditional cash… »

DSWD-12 wants to enlist 105,232 more households into 4Ps program

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 13 Aug) – The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) in Region 12 is targeting to enlist an additional 105,232 poor households in the… »

Region 12, ARMM get P6.36B for 4Ps

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/28 July) — The national government has released a total of P6.36 billion in cash grants in the last three years to beneficiaries of its flagship conditional… »

3,600 more households in Region 12, ARMM included in 4Ps program

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 4 June) – Around 3,600 more poor households in Region 12 and parts of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) were enlisted in the… »

Public warned against recruitment of 4Ps beneficiaries

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/02 June) – The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) in Region IX warned the public against unscrupulous people who are enrolling members into the government’s Pantawid… »

4Ps program to reach 4.3 million household by 2015 – DSWD

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 29 May) – The national government’s flagship conditional cash transfer program is seen to reach around 4.3 million household-beneficiaries by 2015, a year ahead of… »

DepEd-12 to tap women under 4Ps program to help out in ALS

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 9 April) – The Department of Education (DepEd) in Region 12 will mobilize women covered by the national government’s conditional cash transfer program for the… »

4Ps, electric coop loans among those cited for citizen audit

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 21 Nov) – The implementation of the Pangtawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) or Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) and loans obtained by the electric cooperatives in parts… »

DSWD, TESDA forge partnership to improve skills in Region 12

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/28 September)– The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) in Region 12 has forged an agreement with the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) for… »

DSWD-12 readies for national poverty survey

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/09 September) — The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) in Region 12 is set to deploy some 2,649 field workers in various parts of the… »

Second family poverty survey slated in Region 12

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/05 September)– The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) in Region 12 is set to assess the socio-economic status of 775,335 households in the region as… »

Crowded

Beneficiaries of 4Ps or conditional cash transfer program flock at an ATM booth in Kabacan, North Cotabato on Monday, August 19, 2013. MindaNews Photo by Keith Bacongco

10,000 families added to 4Ps in R-12, ARMM

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/17 June) — The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) has enlisted in the last three months around 10,000 more poor households in Region 12 and… »

DSWD to open first water purifying station in Isulan

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/20 May) — The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) is set to open the country’s first-ever community-owned water purifying station in a remote village in… »

DSWD-12 wants 4Ps recipients enrolled in SSS

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/22 April) — The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) in Region 12 has linked up with the Social Security System (SSS) to provide the area’s… »

Gov’t spends P2.5B for conditional cash grants in Region 12

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/05 March) — Nearly P2.5 billion has been poured into the government’s controversial conditional cash transfer program called the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) since 2008 in… »

11,000 MILF families to be part of cash-for-work program

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 26 February) – Around 11,000 families of active members of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) in parts of Region 12 and the Autonomous Region… »

DSWD-12 launches ‘anti-epal’ poll campaign

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/15 February) — The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Region 12 has launched a massive awareness campaign to dissociate the national government’s flagship conditional cash… »

DSWD strengthens compliance and monitoring systems for 4Ps

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/21 October) — The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) in Region 12 has strengthened its compliance and monitoring systems for the government’s conditional cash transfer program… »

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