DSWD envisions an empowered and resilient society where Filipinos enjoy an improved quality of life, are free from hunger, poverty, abuse, and exploitation, have equitable access to development opportunities, enabled by a fair, just, and peaceful governance.



As the authority in the social welfare and development sector, the DSWD shall develop and advocate policies, plans, standards and responsive programs, capacitate partners, and empower stakeholders for a more accessible, efficient, effective, and accountable service delivery.


Core Values and DSWD Brand

The DSWD Core Values of Respect for Human Dignity, Integrity, and Service Excellence:

  • Maagap at Mapagkalingang Serbisyo
  • Serbisyong Walang Puwang sa Katiwalian
  • Patas na Pagtrato sa Komunidad