The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) welcomes the findings of the first quarter survey result of PAHAYAG which showed that it is among the top performing agencies with a 57 percent approval rating.

PAHAYAG is an independent and non-commissioned survey made by PUBLiCUS Asia Inc. About 1,500 respondents participated in the poll which was conducted from March 20 to 29.

DSWD Secretary Rolando Bautista attributed this honor to all employees of the Department whom he calls the “angels in red vest’ for their  dedication to deliver social welfare services despite the risks of Covid-19.

The DSWD is also grateful for the Filipino people’s trust and pledges to continue to ensure the delivery of  its “maagap at mapagkalingang serbisyo” especially to the poor, vulnerable, and marginalized sectors amid the pandemic.

Despite a number of its personnel being affected by COVID-19, the Department continues to serve the public through its various social protection services that assist poor and vulnerable families meet their needs. These include the Assistance to Individuals in Crisis Situation, provision of family food packs to local government units, Social Pension for Indigent Senior Citizens, Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program, and Sustainable Livelihood Program, among others.  ###