The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) regional office here has released some PHP10.53 million worth of emergency shelter assistance (ESA) to those whose houses were either partially or totally damaged during the onslaught of monsoon rains triggered by Typhoons Henry, Inday and Josie last July. DSWD Regional Director Gemma Gabuya, in an interview on Friday, said the payout of the ESA was successfully done this week in six of the seven provinces of Central Luzon.
Social protection finally catches up with Borongan's 1,000 beneficiaries of the National Household Targeting System (NHTS) or LISTAHANAN. More than 1,000 Borongan poor not included in the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) nor social pension are being enrolled at the Land Bank of the Philippines today. They will be getting their cash from the ATMs. Members of the LISTAHANAN are poor families that need social protection, and are not members of the 4Ps nor social pensioners.
Almost a year after the liberation of Marawi City from the hands of terrorists, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) continues to help families displaced by the siege to rise and rebuild their lives. Just recently, another batch of internally displaced persons (IDPs) from the city who lost their homes and means of livelihood during the siege has received livelihood assistance under the Department’s Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP).
On October 22, IPA will host a dissemination event titled: "Addressing Child Labor through Livelihood Promotion: An Impact Evaluation of the Department of Labor and Employment's Livelihood Assistance to Parents of Child Laborers". Dr. Eric Edmonds will present the results of his and Dr. Caroline Theoharides' evaluation of the Department of Labor and Employment's livelihood assistance to parents of child laborers.
A new study on children in the Philippines shows there's still a long way to go in terms of meeting the needs of children in the country, especially kids in Muslim Mindanao. "Majority of Filipinos are already experiencing the effect of better economy, but there are millions of Filipino children who are left behind," said Lotta Sylwander, UNICEF Philippines representative, at the launch of the UNICEF and the Philippine government's study "Situation Analysis of Children in the Philippines," on Tuesday.
A bicameral conference committee composed of lawmakers from the Senate and the House of Representatives approved the bill seeking to grant extended maternity leave to both government and private sector employees on Monday, October 1. The reconciled version of the bill provides 105 days of maternity leave to all working mothers. Of this number, 7 days are transferable to fathers in what is called a "daddy quota." An additional 15 days are also given to solo working mothers for a total of 120 days of paid maternity leave.