Camp management training for social workers in Zambo is ongoing

Around 100 social workers both from public and private sectors gathered today until tomorrow at the Marcian Hotel to participate in the training on camp coordination and camp management organized by the International Organization for Migration (IOM), according to Department of Social Welfare and Development Field Office IX Director Zenaida Arevalo. The IOM is a continue reading : Camp management training for social workers in Zambo is ongoing

DSWD gives ‘pabaon’ packs to Zambo evacuees returning home

After the military has declared some areas to be safe, a number of evacuees from the armed conflict between government troops and Moro National Liberation Front-Misuari faction in Zamboanga City are now returning home. To ensure that those returning home will meet their daily food needs while starting anew, the Department of Social Welfare and continue reading : DSWD gives ‘pabaon’ packs to Zambo evacuees returning home

DSWD clarifies “dagdag-bawas” issue on family food packs

The Department of Social Welfare and Development in Region IX clarifies today that there is no anomaly in the repacking of relief goods for the victims of armed conflict in Zamboanga City.  The Department made this clarification after seeing the issue “Dagdag Bawas sa DSWD”  on Facebook.  The facebook post was accompanied by photos showing continue reading : DSWD clarifies “dagdag-bawas” issue on family food packs

DSWD transitions from relief to rehabilitation stage

More than two weeks into the Zamboanga siege, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) is embarking on a better system in the provision of relief assitance to displaced families in preparation for the rehabilitation stage.  In an interview, Secretary Corazon Juliano-Soliman said “DSWD is now incorporating changes in the disaster operations especially in continue reading : DSWD transitions from relief to rehabilitation stage

DSWD, DOH spearhead meeting over sanitation measures in evacuation centers

In order to prevent the outbreak of diseases and other health problems inside the evacuation centers, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and the Department of Health (DOH) met with the City Government of Zamboanga and the members of the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Cluster and the Camp Coordination and Camp Management continue reading : DSWD, DOH spearhead meeting over sanitation measures in evacuation centers

DSWD to earmark P3.9B for Zambo rehabilitation

Zamboanga City, September 22 — Social Welfare and Development Secretary Corazon Juliano-Soliman today announced that the government through the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD)will earmark a total of P3.9B for the early recovery and rehabilitation of those families affected by the ruthless Moro National Liberation Front-led crisis in Zamboanga City. Secretary Soliman, who continue reading : DSWD to earmark P3.9B for Zambo rehabilitation

Lactating social worker breastfeeds babies in evacuation center in Zamboanga City

Social worker Evalinda Jimeno of Zamboanga Sibugay earned  the admiration of thousands of evacuees at the Joaquin F. Enriquez, Jr. Sports Complex or grandstand in Zamboanga City when she offered herself to breastfeed hungry babies in between her task of registering  evacuees for the family access card. Jimeno is a lactating mother who chose to continue reading : Lactating social worker breastfeeds babies in evacuation center in Zamboanga City

Total number of evacuees remains the same – DSWD

Social Welfare and Development Secretary Corazon Juliano-Soliman yesterday reported that the total number of affected families remains at 118,819 persons or 23,794 families as most part of city outside the conflict area is starting to go back to normalcy. In a press conference held yesterday at the Sangguniang Panglunsod in Zamboanga City, Secretary Soliman further continue reading : Total number of evacuees remains the same – DSWD