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Saturday, March 25, 2017

List of hospitals that give free medicines under Pres. Duterte's Lingap Program

List of hospitals that give free medicines under Pres. Duterte's Lingap Program



(Watch:DSWD: Kailangan magpakita ng guarantee letter para makakuha ng libreng gamot sa mga ospital)



Remember President Duterte's promise to give free medicine to poor families? It is now implemented nationwide.

Non-other Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Secretary Judy Taguiwalo confirmed the good news.

Poor families around the country may now avail themselves of free medicines from six government hospital under Libreng Gamot Para Sa Masa (Lingap) program.

This is a replication of Duterte's program when he was a mayor of Davao City.




Here are the six hospitals that are offering free medicines for the indigents
  • University of the Philippines-Philippine General Hospital in Manila
  • Jose B. Lingad Memorial Hospital in San Fernando City, Pampanga
  • Western Visayas Medical Center in Iloilo City
  • Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center (VSMMC) in Cebu City
  • Southern Philippines Medical Center (SPMC) in Davao City
  • Davao Regional Hospital (DRH) in Tagum City

The program has been given P1 billion from the President's Social Fund.In line with this, Taguiwalo said, Malacanang will increase the budget for the program by P500 million.



How to avail the free medicine?

If you are indigent who are either confined or receiving in or out-patient treatment from the selected hospitals, you are qualified as beneficiaries.

(Philippine General Hospital-Manila)
However, the government gives priority to the following cases:

  • Families or individuals who are indigent, vulnerable, or disadvantaged
  • Those in the informal sector and poorly based on the Department of Social Welfare and Development's "Listahanan"
  • Those who are in crisis situations based on the assessment of social workers
  • Government employees and contract service workers working in the government
  • Beneficiaries of soldiers and police who were killed or wounded in the line of duty
You only need to present the following documents:
  • Valid ID (Patient's representatives should also have a valid ID and an authorization letter signed by the patient applying for the benefit) Doctor's prescription issued within the last 3 months (The prescription should contain the license number and contact details of the attending physician) 
  • Proof of indigencies, such as a barangay certificate or a certification from the medical social service 
  • As of March 22, there are 948 indigent Filipinos who already availed this benefit.
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Friday, March 03, 2017

DSWD to Build Housing Units for PWDs


A person with a disability in Quezon City will be having their own homes soon.  This is after the signing of a memorandum of agreement (MOA) last March 1 between Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) with the Quezon City government and Gawad Kalinga (GK) Community Development Foundation.  Hundred thirty two-storey housing units will be built in Quezon City for differently abled residents.




A person with a disability in Quezon City will be having their own homes soon.

This is after the signing of a memorandum of agreement (MOA) last March 1 between Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) with the Quezon City government and Gawad Kalinga (GK) Community Development Foundation.

Hundred thirty two-storey housing units will be built in Quezon City for differently abled residents.



This will be constructed at the 5,083-sq. meter project site in the National Vocational Rehabilitation Center (NVRC) compound of DSWD in Barangay Escopa III.

In the MOA, it stated that the Quezon City government will oversee the land development, while GK will take charge of the housing component.

Meanwhile, the DSWD will ensure the implementation of guidelines on the selection and awarding of the home lots and will also be responsible for defending the title of the property against any administrative or legal claim, suit, or proceeding.

(Photo: Gawad Kalinga Houses via Iloilo Today)

Persons with disabilities (PWDs) who will be the beneficiary of the project will be selected by the Beneficiary Selection Committee.

DSWD Secretary Judy Taguiwalo lauded the project and expressed hope that other local governments would follow suit and implement projects that would benefit PWDs and give them better access to social services, such as housing and healthcare.

“Providing them with free or socialized housing is a very important service and will significantly ease their financial burdens, which are myriad because they need to spend so much on medicine, health services, as well as special equipment,” Taguiwalo said.

In the Philippines, there are estimated 1.4 million people who suffer any form of disability base on 2010 Census of Population.


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On the other hand, the DSWD has started its implementation of Libreng Gamot para sa Masa (Lingap sa Masa)”.

This is after a day when it signed a memorandum of agreement with the Philippine General Hospital (PGH) on the free medicine program for indigent patients.

(Photo:Inquirer.net)

The DSWD’s office in the National Capital Region (NCR), tasked to implement the program in the region, has already assigned a social worker and an administrative assistant to PGH to provide the assistance to indigent patients who need medicines, the department said in a news release.

The memorandum signifies the start of the use and disbursement of the fund to assist the indigent patients of PGH, based on the guidelines set in DSWD Memorandum Circular No. 02. 



This program aims to help indigent Filipinos who are either confined in or receiving outpatient treatment from identified hospitals and who need prescription medicines. 

THE PRIORITY

  • Families or individuals who are indigent
  • Vulnerable or disadvantage
  • Informal sector and poor based on DSWD Listahanan
  • Those who are in crisis situations based on the assessment of social workers
  • Government employees and contract of service workers in the government
  • Beneficiaries of soldiers and police who were killed or wounded in the line of duty.
HOW TO AVAIL THE PROGRAM?

  • Those who want to avail of the program should provide a valid ID. If the patient has a representative, the latter should present a valid ID and a written authorization signed by the patient.
  • Proof of indigency must also be presented, but documentary requirement showing proof is not limited to a Barangay Certificate or Certification issued by the medical social service.
  • Certified true copies must be certified by either the DSWD social worker assigned to the hospital; the office that issued the document; or the officer who signed the document.
  • Doctor’s prescription which should have been issued in the past three months. This should indicate the date and the name of the patient, and the document should be signed by the attending physician, with his/her license number and contact details.








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Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Additional 2.8 Million Indigent Senior Citizens to Received Monthly Stipend from DSWD


Indigent senior citizen will be having a good news this year.  It is because the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) is planning to provide a monthly stipend to 2.8 million indigent senior citizens this 2017.



Indigent senior citizen will be having a good news this year.

It is because the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) is planning to provide a monthly stipend to 2.8 million indigent senior citizens this 2017.




Target beneficiaries are those who are age 60 years old and above who are frail, sickly or with a disability; with no regular income or support from family and relatives, and without a pension from private or government institutions.

The 2.8 million figure is more than double from the 1.3 million target beneficiaries last year in Social Pension for Indigent Senior Citizens (SPISC) Program.



The program has already an approved budget fund worth P17.94 billion this 2017, much bigger compared to P8.71 billion in 2016.

The objective of SPISC program is to grant poor senior citizens P500 to augment their daily subsistence, including their medical needs and aims to improve the living condition of eligible indigent senior citizens and to protect them from neglect and deprivation. 




DSWD is the implementing agency of the program through its 17 field offices, in partnership with local government units and with Office of the Senior Citizens Affairs.

As of January 31 this year, a total of 1,331,747 senior citizens, of the target 1,375,970 beneficiaries for 2016, were able to receive their social pension.

The conduct of payout is still ongoing for the remaining 44,223 beneficiaries.

SEE MORE:

HOW TO AVAIL MEDICAL, EDUCATIONAL, BURIAL AND TRANSPORTATION ASSISTANCE FROM DSWD?

STEP BY STEP PROCESS ON HOW TO AVAIL OF SENIOR CITIZEN'S PENSION AND OTHER BENEFITS

HOW TO AVAIL OF FREE TUITION AND FREE EDUCATION FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FROM DSWD

DSWD GUIDANCE AND REQUIREMENTS: TRAVEL CLEARANCE FOR MINORS

WHO CAN AVAIL FREE MEDICINES FROM THE GOVT AND WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS?




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Monday, February 20, 2017

P600 monthly rice allowance for 4Ps, to be out next month

Members of Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) or the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) will have another reason to rejoice this coming March.  It is because they will be receiving the first tranche of monthly rice subsidy earlier promised by President Rodrigo Duterte.




Members of Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) or the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) will have another reason to rejoice this coming March.

It is because they will be receiving the first tranche of monthly rice subsidy earlier promised by President Rodrigo Duterte.



A P600 pesos per month grant will be given to 4Ps beneficiaries if they will meet the condition set by the program.

The P600 pesos cash grant will be equivalent to 18-20 kilos of rice base on the current pricing of NFA rice.




The rice subsidy is additional help for 4Ps that are already receiving cash grants from the government.



1. The Health Grant - P500 per household every month or a total of P6,000 every year



2. The Educational Grant - P300 per child every month for ten months or a total of P3,000 every year (a household may register a maximum of three children for the program)

For a household with three children, a household may receive P1,400 every month, or a total of P15,000 every year for five years, from the two types of cash grants given to them.


According to 4Ps National Program Manager Leonardo Reynoso, this rice subsidy will be distributed every two months, along with the usual cash benefits.

Reynoso explained that cash grants for January and February will be given this March.

(WATCH:4Ps beneficiaries to receive P600 monthly rice subsidy)




This 2017, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) is targeting 4.4 million families under the program.

For 2017, DSWD is eyeing 4.4 million households under the program and as of January 31, there are 4, 387,371 actively enrolled households.

Reynoso reminded the 4Ps beneficiaries that inorder to get their benefits, they should, conditions should be met;

  • Pregnant women must avail pre- and post-natal care, and be attended during childbirth by a trained professional;

  • Parents or guardians must attend the family development sessions, which include topics on responsible parenting, health, and nutrition;

  • Children aged 0-5 must receive regular preventive health check-ups and vaccines;

  • Children aged 6-14 must receive deworming pills twice a year; and
  • Children-beneficiaries aged 3-18 must enroll in school, and maintain an attendance of at least 85% of class days every month.
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Saturday, February 18, 2017

Neglected and Abused OFW Children? You can now report it to DOLE Hotline

Due to poverty and some other reasons many parents left behind their children to work abroad. Hence these OFWs children are the one who is very prone to neglect and abuse.  With this, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has appealed to the public to report abuses of children of OFWs through its Hotline 1349.




Due to poverty and some other reasons many parents left behind their children to work abroad. Hence these OFWs children are the one who is very prone to neglect and abuse.

With this, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has appealed to the public to report abuses of children of OFWs through its Hotline 1349.



DOLE will investigate and validates the reports received by Hotline 1349 in coordination with the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), and the Department of Justice (DOJ).



Last year, an OFW working in Bahrain came home to bury her 2-year- old son who was mauled to death by his guardians in Davao City.

“We have to protect these children. One way of protecting them is to report this to our Hotline 1349. We will investigate, and if necessary, rescue the child. Mahirap kasi na ang pinagtitiwalaan mo na mag-aalaga sa anak mo ay iyon pa ang mag-aabuso sa mga bata,” said Bello. 




Secretary Silvestre Bello III said the hotline is open 24/7.

DOLE assures the OFWs to give assistance, shelter, and protection to their children who suffer abuses.



Last week, DOLE, together with the Overseas Welfare Workers Administration (OWWA), Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), and the Department of Justice (DOJ) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) that aims to provide full protection for children of OFWs who are in the care of guardians while their parents are overseas.

(MOU signing between DOLE, OWWA, DSWD and DOJ on protection of OFW Children)

OWWA Administrator Hans Leo J. Cacdac said the MOU will ensure that OFWs can provide the needs of their children without worrying about their safety in the hands of people they entrusted them to.

"Hopefully, thru this MOU among our partners, we will be able to realize a zero-victim/casualty of any form of abuse to children of OFWs," Cacdac said. "After all, we do not wish to see a double-whammy situation; an absent parent and an abused child."

What's inside the MOU?

1. OWWA will intensify child protection campaigns on violence against children especially children of OFW 



2. Conduct regular consultations through family welfare officers 


3. Disseminate information on child abuse through OFW Family Circles (OFCs) and OFW Help Desks. 

4. The DOJ will provide legal aid if needed

 

OWWA added that Child Abuse and Exploitation module of DSWD will be integrate into training and orientation of OFWs.


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Saturday, February 04, 2017

DSWD assures assistance to 7,000 undocumented Pinoy to be deported from Malaysia


From Sandakan, Sabah Malaysia, 7,000 Filipino migrant workers will be deported to Zamboanga this February. It says the deportation will start on February 12.  Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Secretary Judy Taguiwalo confirmed the news as her agency prepares for assistance to those who will be deported.





From Sandakan, Sabah Malaysia, 7,000 Filipino migrant workers will be deported to Zamboanga this February. It says the deportation will start on February 12.

Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Secretary Judy Taguiwalo confirmed the news as her agency prepares for assistance to those who will be deported.



 


This is a part of mass deportation according to Malaysian Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Aman after it was finalized when Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and President Rodrigo Duterte reached an agreement during Duterte’s visit to Kuala Lumpur last November.





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Friday, January 06, 2017

WHO CAN AVAIL FREE MEDICINES FROM THE GOVT AND WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS?


"Isang Bilyong Pisong Tulong na Gamot mula sa Pondo ng Pangulo" is now available for indigent patients all over the Philippines.  In the official page of Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Secretary Judy Taguiwalo, confirmed the news on Friday, January 6, 2017.




"Isang Bilyong Pisong Tulong na Gamot mula sa Pondo ng Pangulo" is now available for indigent patients all over the Philippines.

In the official page of Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Secretary Judy Taguiwalo, confirmed the news on Friday, January 6, 2017.


The P1 billion for free medicines came from the P5 billion remitted by the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. to President Rodrigo Duterte last month.

(WATCH:Duterte allots P2B to DOH for free medicines)



Taguiwalo said under their guidelines, DSWD social workers can immediately approve the giving of medicines to indigents if they are worth P5,000 or below.

The government can also pay for medicines that cost as much as P25,000 but this would have to be subject to approval by the field office.



The DSWD chief clarified that no cash will be given to the poor patients but would provide them with guarantee or referral letters. The indigent patient will then present the letters to drug stores so they can be given free medicines.





WHO CAN AVAIL OF THE FREE MEDICINES?

  • The needy, vulnerable, disadvantaged poor and from the other informal sector. Other indigents base on DSWD assessment.
  • Government employees including contractuals
  • Individual in crisis base on the assessment of social workers





WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS NEEDED?


  • Clinical abstract/medical certificate with full name, signature and license number of a physician
  • Doctor's prescription with a name of a patient
  • Barangay Certificate of Indigency
  • Valid IDs

The DSWD will implement, manage, monitor and gives report and evaluation of the program. The program will be implemented with the help of Crisis Intervention Unit (CIU) of the agency.








For those who wants to avail this program, you may visit the nearest DSWD field or satellite offices in your area. Be sure you are qualified to avail and do not forget to bring the requirements mentioned above. 











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Wednesday, January 04, 2017

DSWD E-REKLAMO: FOR ANY IRREGULARITIES IN THE RELIEF ASSISTANCE, FILE COMPLAINTS!

The Duterte administration is not only giving an iron fist in fighting  illegal drugs and criminality but corruption as well. Appointing cabinet members that are corruption-free, the new administration vowed to end corruption in the government to deliver fast, efficient, and unadulterated service for the benefit of the Filipino people. DSWD Secretary Judy Taguiwalo has issued an appeal to the public that they can report any irregularities with the relief assistance, cash for work, food for work, emergency cash assistance, and modified/ core shelter assistance  in calamity stricken areas. All they need to do is to go to the E-reklamo website.    E-reklamo is a complaints management ticket system. All you have to do is fill the needed info and they will take appropriate action. Aside from e-reklamo, you can also make a complaint by calling 8888. Sec. Taguiwalo reiterated that every citizen has a right to complaint. There was  unconfirmed reports that the DSWD relief packs that are supposed to be contained in boxes were allegedly repacked and given to the people in plastic bags in the wake of Typhoon Nina onslaught in Bicol instead of the sealed DSWD relief  packs. If you observed any irregularities such as this, do not hesitate and file a complaint! The fight against corruption in the government must start from you.

The Duterte administration is not only giving an iron fist in fighting  illegal drugs and criminality but corruption as well.
Appointing cabinet members that are corruption-free, the new administration vowed to end corruption in the government to deliver fast, efficient, and unadulterated service for the benefit of the Filipino people.

DSWD Secretary Judy Taguiwalo has issued an appeal to the public that they can report any irregularities with the relief assistance, cash for work, food for work, emergency cash assistance, and modified/ core shelter assistance  in calamity stricken areas.
All they need to do is to go to the E-reklamo website.

The Duterte administration is not only giving an iron fist in fighting  illegal drugs and criminality but corruption as well. Appointing cabinet members that are corruption-free, the new administration vowed to end corruption in the government to deliver fast, efficient, and unadulterated service for the benefit of the Filipino people. DSWD Secretary Judy Taguiwalo has issued an appeal to the public that they can report any irregularities with the relief assistance, cash for work, food for work, emergency cash assistance, and modified/ core shelter assistance  in calamity stricken areas. All they need to do is to go to the E-reklamo website.    E-reklamo is a complaints management ticket system. All you have to do is fill the needed info and they will take appropriate action. Aside from e-reklamo, you can also make a complaint by calling 8888. Sec. Taguiwalo reiterated that every citizen has a right to complaint. There was  unconfirmed reports that the DSWD relief packs that are supposed to be contained in boxes were allegedly repacked and given to the people in plastic bags in the wake of Typhoon Nina onslaught in Bicol instead of the sealed DSWD relief  packs. If you observed any irregularities such as this, do not hesitate and file a complaint! The fight against corruption in the government must start from you.

E-reklamo is a complaints management ticket system.
All you have to do is fill the needed info and they will take appropriate action.
Aside from e-reklamo, you can also make a complaint by calling 8888.

Sec. Taguiwalo reiterated that every citizen has a right to complaint.

The Duterte administration is not only giving an iron fist in fighting illegal drugs and criminality but corruption as well. Appointing cabinet members that are corruption-free, the new administration vowed to end corruption in the government to deliver fast, efficient, and unadulterated service for the benefit of the Filipino people. DSWD Secretary Judy Taguiwalo has issued an appeal to the public that they can report any irregularities with the relief assistance, cash for work, food for work, emergency cash assistance, and modified/ core shelter assistance in calamity stricken areas. All they need to do is to go to the E-reklamo website. E-reklamo is a complaints management ticket system. All you have to do is fill the needed info and they will take appropriate action. Aside from e-reklamo, you can also make a complaint by calling 8888. Sec. Taguiwalo reiterated that every citizen has a right to complaint. There was unconfirmed reports that the DSWD relief packs that are supposed to be contained in boxes were allegedly repacked and given to the people in plastic bags in the wake of Typhoon Nina onslaught in Bicol instead of the sealed DSWD relief packs. If you observed any irregularities such as this, do not hesitate and file a complaint! The fight against corruption in the government must start from you.
There was  unconfirmed reports that the DSWD relief packs that are supposed to be contained in boxes were allegedly repacked and given to the people in plastic bags in the wake of Typhoon Nina onslaught in Bicol instead of the sealed DSWD relief  packs.
If you observed any irregularities such as this, do not hesitate and file a complaint!
The fight against corruption in the government must start from you. 

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Tuesday, September 13, 2016

HOW TO APPLY: DSWD Offers FREE Massage Review Course For PWD





According to DSWD Sec. Judy Taguiwalo, those persons with disabilities can benefit from the  FREE Massage Review Course offered by DSWD through National Vocational Rehabilitation Center or NVRC.

The NVRC helps persons with disabilities by training and helping them acquire new skills that could help them become a more productive member of the society. 




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There are many persons with disabilities in the Philippines who are choosing to learn skills in massage therapy just like Mr. Dante Tioson. He learned his skills through the National Vocational and Rehabilitation Center and through the help of other disabled individuals who have the skills in massage therapy he was able to start a massage center. 


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HOW TO AVAIL FREE MASSAGE REVIEW COURSE? 

Those persons with disabilities could avail FREE massage review course by submitting the following requirements:

1. Original NBI clearance
2. NSO authenticated birth certificate
3. Original ang photocopy of laboratory results which includes the following:
  • x-ray
  • urinalysis
  • blood count
  • fecalysis
4. School Records

5. Barangay Certificate

6. 6 pcs passport size ID picture

7. Cedula


8. Massage Training Certificate



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The National Vocational Rehabilitation Center Nvrc offers health related services and is located in Metro Manila, Philippines. 


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Map of National Vocational Rehabilitation Center (NVRC)


You may contact them on phone no:  63 2 913 9780 or visit them at their address in Metro Manila which is J.P. Burgos Street, Project 4, Quezon City, Metro Manila



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