An empowered society where the poor, vulnerable, and disadvantaged sectors have immediate and equitable access to opportunities for an improved quality of life.




As the authority in the Social Welfare and Development sector, the DSWD develops, implements, enables, and coordinates SWD policies and programs for and with the poor, vulnerable, and disadvantaged.




Maagap at Mapagkalinga. Emphasizes empathy, understanding, and providing care to individuals, families, and communities in need. It reflects the DSWD’s recognition of the inherit worth and dignity of every person and their right to be treated with kindness, respect, and support.

Matapat. Upholds honesty, ethical behavior, and a strong sense of moral principles within the organization. It involves adhering to a set of values and principles that guide the actions and decisions of the DSWD workforce, ensuring that they act with transparency, accountability, and professionalism.

Mahusay. provides high-quality, efficient, and effective services to individuals, families, and communities in need. It encompasses a dedication to delivering services anchored in social justice, while also striving for continuous improvement and innovation.