Category: DSWD

Bonjour. Mabuhay.

This bit of news might be happening in yourplace in Pampanga. Spread the word 🙂


CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga, May 6 (PIA) — Department of Social Welfare and Development 3 (DSWD 3), in partnership with the National Statistics Office (NSO) and Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), will officially launch today the free birth registration program for the children of Pantawid Pamilya household beneficiaries in Central Luzon in Barangay Babo Sacan, Porac, Pampanga.

Pantawid Pamilya regional information officer Jasper Nicolas said DSWD Secretary Dinky Soliman, NSO administrator Carmelita Ericta, and DILG Secretary Jesse Robredo recently signed a memorandum of agreement ordering all municipal and city civil registry offices in the country to waive the fees for the timely or late registration of birth of children of Pantawid Pamilya household beneficiaries for the entire month of May.

The basic requirements for birth registration as provided for in all existing civil registration guidelines shall be applicable for both timely and delayed registration applicants.

Nicolas added that with this program, children of Pantawid Pamilya household beneficiaries will now enjoy their rights to a name and nationality.

Derived from the Conditional Cash Transfer scheme of Latin American and African countries, Pantawid Pamilya is the strategy used by the government in order to raise the standard of living of poor Filipinos.

Financial assistance will be given to a maximum of three children per household who are 0-14 years of age.

A household with three qualified children receives a subsidy of P1,400 per month during school months (June-March) and P500 per month during non-school months (April-May).

This, as long as the beneficiaries comply with the program’s conditions that include the regular visit of the children in the health center to avail immunization and maintenance of a class attendance rate of at least 85% per month for those who are enrolled in day care centers or schools.

Grantees are selected through the National Household Targeting System for Poverty Reduction mechanism that uses the Proxy Means Test (PMT).

The PMT is an electronic formula composed of socio-economic variables that ranks and selects the household beneficiaries based on the household assessment form (HAF) filled-up during the enumeration.

A household whose economic condition falls on or below the poverty line would qualify for the said program. (WLB/CLJD-PIA 3) – by Carlo Lorenzo J. Datu

Bonjour. Mabuhay.

I can’t help but notice this trait among us Pinoys, waiting for the last minute to get things done. Tapos kapag hindi nagawa o kaya nabibitin, nagagalit tayo sa lahat ng tao sa paligid natin. Take for example getting a passport, sometimes we get to a point that we need a passport immediately to fly out, pero may problema naman sa pagkuha ng passport, kasi delayed. Saan ka lulugar? Syempre magagalit ka. Pero kung masinop ka, since and passport is valid for 5 years, dapat 1 to 2 years ago nakakuha ka na nyan. Wala naman sigurong delay ang DFA ng 12 months. Sobra na yun kung ganun.

Ganun din sa pagkuha ng NSO certificate. Magmamadali, gusto makuha na ngayon na, kasi kailangan. Sana kinuha last week, o kaya 3 days ago bago sa deadline na kailangan. Haaay buhay. Buhay Pinoy. Not ready, floating steady, going angry….

If you get the habit of being prepared for the worst, then you will be prepared for the worst and anything less than that. It is just a matter of setting the right mind set. Never wait, wag Ningas Kugon…pangit yon, pinoy na pinoy.

Magisip ka ngayon…..kailangan ko ba ng birth certificate? Hmmmmmmmm…hindi pa….pero baka…bahala na…. MALI!

Kakailanganin mo yan….kumuha ka na ngayon, itabi mo…para handa ka…mahirap ba yon? Kasi pag kumuha ka ng passport, kailangan mo yan. Pag nag trabaho ka hihingiin yan. Sa enrollment ng anak mo, kailangan nila yan…Wag ka na maghintay…gawin mo na. Dadali buhay mo. Walang pressure.

We feel undue pressure because we position ourselves under the pressure cooker. Be wise. Bawal ang tamad sa bayan na kailangan umasenso. Make a change. Change your state of mind.

You can get your passports, NSO certificates, SSS IDs, NBI stuff, POEA clearances, and other government related docs right now. Do it now. Find the ways and the means. The best and convenient options. Hanapin mo, maraming posibleng paraan sa paligid mo.

Be a smart Pinoy.

Citizen Services

Bonjour. Mabuhay.

Social information for those who are interested: The Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program

Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program

is a poverty reduction and social development strategy of the national government that provides conditional cash grants to extremely poor households to improve their health, nutrition and education particularly of children aged 0-14.

Pantawid Pamilya has dual objectives:

  • Social Assistance – to provide cash assistance to the poor to alleviate their immediate need (short term poverty alleviation); and
  • Social Development – to break the intergenerational poverty cycle through investments in human capital.

Pantawid Pamilya helps to fulfill the country’s commitment to meet the Millennium Development Goals, namely:

  1. Eradicate Extreme Poverty and Hunger
  2. Achieve Universal Primary Education
  3. Promote Gender Equality
  4. Reduce Child Mortality
  5. Improve Maternal Health

Know more information on my other blog site: DSWD 4Ps: Target Systems, Eligible Households and Coverage.


Bonjour. Mabuhay.

If you are going to travel with a minor in tow which is not your child, there are certain requirements that you need to know. Read below.

A travel clearance is a document issued by the DSWD to a Filipino child (below 18 years of age) traveling abroad alone or with someone other than his/her parents.


* A minor traveling alone to a foreign country ;
* A minor traveling to a foreign country accompanied by a person other than his or her parents.


* All minors other than those cited above, for example:
* A minor traveling to a foreign country with either parent or with his or her solo parent or legal guardian;
* A minor traveling abroad whose parents are in the Foreign Service or living abroad or are immigrants, provided he/she is holding a valid pass such as a dependents visa/pass/identification card or permanent resident visa/pass/identification card which serves as proof that he/she is living with parents abroad and their travel does not constitute child trafficking.


* A minor, regardless of civil status who is traveling alone or with other person/s is required to secure a travel clearance.


* A minor, regardless of civil status, who is traveling abroad alone or with person/s other than his/her parent is required to secure a travel clearance.


* Duly accomplished application form;
* Photocopy of the birth certificate or passport of the minor;
* A written consent of both parents or the solo parent or the legal guardian permitting the child to travel alone or with someone else to a foreign country;
* Photocopy of passport of traveling companion, for accompanied minors.
* As appropriate,

1. a photocopy of the marriage certificate of the minors parents or;
2. a photocopy of the certificate of legal guardianship of the minor or;
3. a photocopy of the solo parent identification card from the municipal social welfare and development office or Tallaq or Fasakh Certification from the Shariah court or any Muslim Barangay or religious leader;
4. in the case of an illegitimate minor, a certificate of no marriage from the local civil registrar;
5. in the case of a deceased parent, a photocopy of the death certificate;

* Two colored passport size photos of the minor taken within the last 6 months.


A DSWD travel clearance is valid for a period of one (1) year from the date of issuance and shall be valid for multiple travels within the validity period, provided the conditions under which the travel clearance was issued have not changed. If a change in condition occurs like a change in traveling companion, a new travel clearance must be obtained.


The DSWD shall collect a processing fee for each travel clearance issued to minors traveling abroad under the following options:

* Php 300.00 with validity of one (1) year.
* Php 600.00 with validity of two (2) years.


The application for travel clearance, together with the supporting documents required shall be submitted/filed at any DSWD Field Office.

Application forms maybe obtained from any DSWD-Field Office or maybe downloaded from the website [click here to download application form in MS Word Format]

* On the appointed date, go to the nearest DSWD Field (regional) office which processed your application to submit the original copy of your supporting documents and pay PhP300.00 per travel clearance certificate. The travel clearance certificate will be obtained thereafter.

If you want to know more, read the full article from this website.

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