In the core of the Philippine culture is the value of unity and togetherness best exhibited in the practice of bayanihan.
The term bayanihan means helping one’s neighbor to make a difficult task less demanding. Most of the time...
Dionisio Escabusa, 72, tribal chieftain of Eskaya tribe in Barangay Lundag, Pilar, Bohol expressed that introducing Kalahi CIDSS program in 2006 to the community was easy because community-driven development (CDD) approach is in agreement with their practices.
“Every member...Continue Reading
MANILA, Philippines – “Mangyan” is the umbrella term for the 8 indigenous groups of Mindoro. Originally coastal dwellers, they migrated to the mountains to escape from the Spanish colonizers and Moro raiders in the past.
KIAMBA, Saranggani - Nestled at the top of the array of picturesque green mountains in the eastern part of Kiamba, some 25 kilometers away from town in Sarangani Province, the village of Kapanal in Barangay Gasi, which means equal in...Continue Reading
MANILA – The Kapit-Bisig Laban sa Kahirapan-Comprehensive and Integrated Delivery of Social Services (Kalahi-CIDSS) is one of the programs featured in the World Bank publication entitled “I’d Like You to Know” which shows the different stories of people from across...Continue Reading
Puerto Prinsesa, Palawan – The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), through Kapit-Bisig Laban sa Kahirapan-Comprehensive and Integrated Delivery of Social Services (Kalahi-CIDSS), one of its major poverty alleviation programs, recently conducted a forum in the city earlier this...Continue Reading
The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) is set to conduct the first “bayanI Ka!” Awards on January 23 at the AIM Conference Center in Makati City, to recognize representatives from various sectors in their initiatives for community development...Continue Reading
ISULAN, Sultan Kudarat – The scorching heat of the sun blazes down from a cloudless sky in the middle of the day.
Baiton Uy, however, was undeterred, even as sweat freely flowed down her back as she patiently waited...
Kapit-Bisig Laban sa Kahirapan Comprehensive and Integrated Delivery of Social Services-National Community-Driven Development Program (KALAHI CIDSS-NCDDP), one of the major poverty alleviation programs of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) recently hit big during the Agency’s...Continue Reading
BOGO CITY—In the midst of accomplishment reports, laden wreaths and lit candles, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Field Office VII introduces a super hero to help empower Yolanda-hit communities as the country commemorates the anniversary of the...Continue Reading
Maco, Compostela Valley – “Their journey is never easy. We want to make them feel safe, loved and protected in the best way that we can because they too, deserve to rise up and have a peaceful life,” shared Elizabeth...Continue Reading
Tiboli, South Cotabato—Children rushed out of a tiny building as a strong earthquake shook South Cotabato in 2011, leaving huge cracks on the walls and floors of the day care center that housed 60 pupils. The tremors sent chills...Continue Reading