DSWD issues guidelines on awards, incentives for centenarians

To ensure the smooth provision of awards and incentives for Filipinos who reached the age of 100 and above as stipulated under Republic Act 10868 or the “Centenarians Act of 2016”, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) has released the guidelines that will serve as reference for implementors. The guidelines are embodied in continue reading : DSWD issues guidelines on awards, incentives for centenarians

DSWD Sec. Taguiwalo leads culminating activity of Elderly Filipino Week 2016; emphasizes thrust to improve programs, services for seniors

An estimated 600 older persons from the local government units in the National Capital Region and senior citizens’ associations like the Confederation of Older Persons’ Association of the Philippines (COPAP), Coalition of Services for the Elderly (COSE), and Federation of Senior Citizens Associations in the Philippines (FSCAP) participated in the culminating activity of Elderly Filipino continue reading : DSWD Sec. Taguiwalo leads culminating activity of Elderly Filipino Week 2016; emphasizes thrust to improve programs, services for seniors

DSWD workers provide tender, loving care to older persons at GRACES; encourage interested groups to visit center

Speaking in Visayan and Tagalog, Lolo Tranquilino Cabiling, 116, narrated his experiences as a soldier who fought during World War II. Despite his age, Lolo Tranquilino still has a lucid memory. He vividly recalled the events in the last World War during an interview at the Golden Reception and Action Center for the Elderly and continue reading : DSWD workers provide tender, loving care to older persons at GRACES; encourage interested groups to visit center

On DSWD services for indigent senior citizens: “Please help us help more of our impoverished seniors” – Sec. Taguiwalo

A few days before the end of the first 100 days of the Duterte administration and her own first 100 days in the department, Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Secretary Judy M. Taguiwalo shared a few achievements of the department when it comes to providing assistance to senior citizens. She said that this continue reading : On DSWD services for indigent senior citizens: “Please help us help more of our impoverished seniors” – Sec. Taguiwalo

Outstanding older persons given tribute through Sampung Ulirang Nakatatanda Awards

Sampung Ulirang Nakatatanda (SUN) Awardees 2016 (From right): Marcial T. Angkok, 74, Caloocan City, Metro Manila; Alejandro L. Baluyut, 60, Los Banos, Laguna; Agatona Cachero, 97, Vigan, Ilocos Sur; Estrella M. Castuciano, 78,  GMA, Cavite; Lolita De La Cruz, 67, Rodriguez, Rizal; Susan Evangelista, 74, Puerto Princesa, Palawan; Nieves Gutierrez, 67, Hermosa, Bataan; Crisanta Layos, continue reading : Outstanding older persons given tribute through Sampung Ulirang Nakatatanda Awards

​Walk for Life ushers in the Elderly Filipino Week celebration

DSWD Assistant Secretary Aleli B. Bawagan (4th from left) and Protective Services Bureau Director Pacita Sarino (3rd from left), with the representatives from the different local government units, during the Walk for Life, kick-off activity of Elderly Filipino Week, held at SM Mall of Asia Music Arena on October 1. Aside from the 17 LGUs continue reading : ​Walk for Life ushers in the Elderly Filipino Week celebration

DSWD leads 2016 Elderly Filipino Week celebration, emphasizes care and respect for older persons

As the lead agency in social protection, the Department of Social Welfare and Development continuously conducts advocacy activities to promote the rights and welfare of the disadvantaged and vulnerable sector, including older persons. One form of advocacy is the celebration of the Elderly Filipino Week on October 1-7to be led by the DSWD in partnership continue reading : DSWD leads 2016 Elderly Filipino Week celebration, emphasizes care and respect for older persons

Pres. Duterte leads ceremony honoring Filipino centenarians

President Rodrigo R. Duterte bestows a Letter of Felicitation and a Centenarian gift worth P100,000 to eldest Filipino centenarian Lourdes Marquez during the ceremonial signing of the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of Republic Act (RA) 10868 or the Centenarians Act of 2016 yesterday, September 26, at the Malacañang Palace. Also with him are (L-R) continue reading : Pres. Duterte leads ceremony honoring Filipino centenarians

DSWD leads signing of IRR of Centenarians Act; Sec. Taguiwalo appeals for stricter implementation of laws protecting seniors

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) will lead the ceremonial signing of the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of Republic Act (RA) 10868 or the Centenarians Act of 2016 on Monday, September 26. The law states that all Filipinos, who have reached  100 years old and above, whether residing in the Philippines or abroad shall continue reading : DSWD leads signing of IRR of Centenarians Act; Sec. Taguiwalo appeals for stricter implementation of laws protecting seniors

DSWD shares status of its health centers; high number of clients vs severely low number of medical personnel highlighted

Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Secretary Judy M. Taguiwalo today shared with the public reports regarding the department’s efforts to maintain centers that provide for the needs of poor and highly vulnerable Filipinos. The DSWD’s Protective Service Bureau is mandated to supervise, monitor, and provide  technical assistance in the operations and implementation of continue reading : DSWD shares status of its health centers; high number of clients vs severely low number of medical personnel highlighted