QUEZON CITY, March 27 -- As the lead agency in the national government's disaster response, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) continues to strengthen its preparations for the ‘Big One’, referring to the predicted 7.2-magnitude earthquake in Metro Manila to be generated by the West Valley Fault.
The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), under instructions from President Rodrigo R. Duterte, continues to provide support and technical assistance to local government units to hasten the implementation of the Presidential Financial Assistance (5KPFA) for the Typhoon “Yolanda”-affected households with damaged houses in Regions VI, NIR, VII and VIII.
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, March 21 -- Philippine Business for Social Progress (PBSP), in partnership with the Psychological Association of the Philippines (PAP), tapped Xavier University Psychology Department to take the lead in organizing a team of volunteer experts from Cagayan de Oro City who would be sent to Surigao del Norte to provide psychosocial support to the survivors who are in the “state of shock” after the disaster.
Following the continuing skirmishes between the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the New People’s Army (NPA) in Kitcharao, Agusan del Norte, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) vows to continue to monitor the situation of the 93 families displaced by the armed conflict. The families have now returned to their homes, but their security is still under threat.
QUEZON CITY, March 15 - The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) has expressed support to the continuation of the formal peace negotiations between the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) as a result of the back channel talks between the two panels.