Binay, Marcos blast DSWD’s Soliman over spoiled, dumped rice

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Vice President Jejomar Binay has expressed outrage over the admission of Social Welfare Secretary Corazon “Dinky” Soliman that hundreds of food packs and sacks of rice were spoiled and dumped in Dagami, Leyte. “Such act borders on criminal neglect. Thousands of...

Hands-on mommy Amy

MANILA (Mabuhay) — TV host and radio commentator Amy Perez always makes time for her kids despite the demands of her career. A hands-on mother, she fetches her three boys Adi, Kyle and Seyah from school and bonds with them after work. To them, she’s simply mom though they...

Like her boss, Soliman is also delusional

I do not know if our fashion conscious Social Welfare and Development Secretary Dinky Soliman was thinking straight when she recently assured the public that sub-standard bunkhouses in the flood-ravaged areas of Tacloban City will demolished by the end of this month. In her...

Miriam wants DSWD probed for failure to implement relief, anti-poverty programs

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago said Friday the Department of Social Welfare and Development must be made to explain why it failed to implement its relief and poverty alleviation programs despite the availability of funds. Santiago is set to file Monday a...

PHL US Millennium Challenge Corporation reaffirm strong partnership

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In a meeting at the Headquarters of the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) in Washington D.C. on 14 May 2015, MCC Chief Executive Officer Dana Hyde and Secretary Corazon Juliano-Soliman of the Philippine Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD)...

Bill to institutionalize a Mother and Child Health Care Program

MANILA (Mabuhay) – A lawmaker has filed a measure seeking to institutionalize a national mother and child health program to protect Filipino mothers and children from malnutrition. Rep. Rogelio J. Espina (Lone District, Biliran) pushed for the immediate passage of House Bill...

Still bleak Christmas for typhoon victims

There is still no hope or comfort in the current gloomy situation for tens of thousands of homeless typhoon victims that devastated parts of Mindanao and Eastern Visayas region in 2013. Thousands of typhoons “Yolanda” and “Sendong” victims spent their Christmas season in one-room...

Aquino gives Christmas gifts to underprivileged kids

MANILA (Mabuhay) – President Benigno S. Aquino III played godfather and gave Christmas gifts and Noche Buena packs to about 1,000 underprivileged children at Malacañang’s Kalayaan Grounds as part of the Department of Social Welfare and Development’s (DSWD) ‘Pasko ng Batang Pinoy’...

Keep children from caroling on roads, DSWD asks parents

MANILA (Mabuhay) — With just one week before Christmas Day, the Department of Social Welfare and Development appealed to parents to keep their children away from busy roads when caroling. DSWD Secretary Corazon Soliman voiced concerns the children could get run over or...

Lacson to Tacloban officials: Set aside politics, cooperate

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Presidential Assistant for Rehabilitation and Recovery Panfilo Lacson is appealing to local officials in Tacloban, Leyte and other Yolanda-hit areas to set aside politics and cooperate in rehabilitation efforts. Lacson noted that Tacloban Mayor Alfred Romualdez...