DSWD turns 70, pledges to strengthen prompt and compassionate service

CALOOCAN CITY, Jan. 23 (PIA) - -The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) turns 70 this January.

On its 70th Founding Anniversary, the Department promises to further strengthen its delivery of prompt and compassionate service to the poor and vulnerable sectors to enable them to meet the challenges of the pandemic and evolving challenges of the decade

The month-long celebration will revolve around the theme, DSWD@70: Kabalikat ng Mahihirap sa Panahon ng Pandemya.

The theme will be reflected in a photo exhibit highlighting the significant milestone programs that uplifted the well-being of poor Filipinos. Among them are: the Kapit Bisig Laban sa Kahirapan – Comprehensive and Integrated Delivery of Social Services (Kalahi-CIDSS); the Self-Employment Assistance Kaunlaran (SEA-K) Project which is now known as the Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP); the National Household Targeting System for Poverty Reduction (NHTS-PR) or the Listahanan; the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps); the Supplementary Feeding Program (SFP); the Social Pension for Indigent Senior Citizens (SocPen) Program; the Bangsamoro Umpungan sa Nutrisyon (BangUN); the Lingap at Gabay Para sa May Sakit (LinGap sa Masa); and, the Yakap Bayan Program which provides holistic interventions to assist recovering persons who use drugs (RPWUDs).

Activities for the month-long celebration also include recognition of invaluable services of DSWD personnel, partners, beneficiaries, and stakeholders who contributed towards the improvement of DSWD’s operations, especially during the ongoing pandemic.

The highlight of the celebration is the annual Program on Awards and Incentives for Service Excellence (PRAISE) Awards will be held on the 29th of this month.

The event will recognize officials and employees for their outstanding contributions in the improvement of government operations, and the conferment of Loyalty Awards to employees and officials who have rendered 10 years or more of faithful government service.

Stakeholders and partners who have supported and contributed to the successful implementation of DSWD’s programs, projects, and services will also be awarded through the PaNata Ko (Pagkilala sa Natatanging Kontribusyon) sa Bayan Awards. (DSWD/PIA-NCR)

Source: Philippines Information Agency (pia.gov.ph)

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