Civil Society Organizations

In line with President Benigno S. Aquino’s directive on the development of Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) as part of the National Government’s Good Governance and Poverty Reduction thrust, engagement with CSOs and the private sector is encouraged to improve quality of services.

There are four possible levels of engagement with DSWD:

(1) "Bantay", wherein organizations can serve as watchdogs to help prevent cases of corruption;

(2) "Gabay" – wherein technical assistance is provided, i.e. enhancement of training sessions, modules;

(3) "Kaagapay" – poverty-alleviation projects and activities are provided

(4) "Tulay" – wherein the feedbacking, monitoring and evaluation, and documentation of programs and activities are enhanced