DSWD admits social services program not enough

MANILA, Philippines – Social Welfare Secretary Esperanza Cabral on Tuesday admitted that the government’s social services programs are not enough to address the rising incidence of hunger among Filipinos.

Reacting to a Social Weather Stations survey results released Monday showing a rise in the number of hungry Filipino families, Cabral said while the government’s poverty reduction and hunger mitigations are “good,” they do not reach enough Filipinos.

“Kulang ang ating social services, safety nets, at social protection services sa mga tao (Our social services are still found lacking (in) safety nets and social protection),” Cabral said in an interview over radio dzBB.[Continue Reading...]

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