DSWD Supplementary Feeding Program

What is DSWD Supplementary Feeding Program?

Have you ever wondered how small kids in poor communities get fed? If you’ve ever wondered what happens to malnourished kids, this is one of the programs that can help them. The DSWD Supplementary Feeding Program is a partnership between the DSWD and LGUs to provide nutritious meals to children aged two to 12 years old in poor communities.

The program is a good way to help your child grow up healthy and strong if you’re a parent. The DSWD aims to provide 1.2 million children with nutritious meals daily in schools, day care centers, and communities for the duration of this program. If you want to learn more about this program, The Supplemental Feeding Program (SFP) delivers food to children enrolled in daycare centers in addition to their regular meals as part of the DSWD’s commitment to the government’s Early Childhood Care and Development (ECCD) program.

Food supplements are provided to children in Day Care Centers (DCCs) in the form of hot meals during break/snack time in the morning session and break/snack time in the afternoon session, as well as Supervised Neighborhood Play (SNP).

The parents manage the feeding regimen based on a cycle of prepared meals made from local ingredients. Beneficiary children are weighed at the start of the feeding cycle and then every three months. After 120 days of feeding, the recipients’ nutritional status will be assessed for improvement and maintenance.

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The Supplementary Feeding Program, part of the DSWD’s commitment to the government’s Early Childhood Care and Development (ECCD) program, offers food to children enrolled in Child Development Centers and Supervised Neighborhood Play in addition to their normal meals.

Children will be given hot snacks and meals during snack and lunch periods five days a week for 120 days.

Parents will run the feeding program following a cycle of prepared meals made from local foods. Beneficiary children will be weighed at the start of the feeding, three months later, and after 120 feeding days to verify nutritional improvement and maintenance.

DSWD Supplementary Feeding Program

Brief Background

The DSWD is implementing the President’s programs and projects aimed at addressing the issue of malnutrition. Through the implementation of the Supplementary Feeding Program, the agency can provide nutritious food to the needy.

The program provides nutritious food to children and vulnerable individuals through various food items, such as hot meals. It is carried out in five days and provides 120 days of regular care for children.

Volunteers from the community will oversee the feeding program, which is carried out using a cycle menu that includes indigenous food items. The children are weighed at the start of the program and every three months to determine their nutritional status.

Program Overview

In response to the national crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the President issued a series of proclamations in 2020. These proclamations declared a state of public health emergency in the Philippines.

The Bayanihan to Heal As One Act was enacted to help the government respond efficiently and effectively to the public health emergency. It directs all government agencies to implement coordinated interventions to address the various threats that can affect the vulnerable sectors of society.

In response to the public health emergency, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) issued a memorandum circular that stated that it would implement various social assistance programs and programs. These programs are aimed at addressing the needs of vulnerable individuals and communities.

The DSWD’s Supplementary Feeding Program aims to address the issue of food security and hunger among children in the country. It is also aimed at preventing them from experiencing a regression in their current nutritional status. To implement the program, the department has issued a new memorandum circular that provides guidelines for conducting the program during community quarantine periods.

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Legal Bases of DSWD Supplementary Feeding Program

1. Republic Act No. 6972 otherwise known as the Barangay Total Development and Protection of Children Act, November 23, 1990 – Filipino children up to six years of age deserve the best care and attention at the family and community levels. Towards this end, there is hereby established a daycare center in every barangay with total development and protection of children program as provided in this Act instituted in every barangay daycare center.

2. Republic Act 9184 Government Procurement Reform Act otherwise known as An Act Providing for the Modernization, Standardization and Regulation of the Procurement Activities of the Government and for Other Purposes Section 41 (c) Reservation Clause:

Section 41. Reservation Clause The HOPE reserves the right to reject any and all bids, declare a failure of bidding, or not award the contract in the following situations:

a) If there is prima facie evidence of collusion between appropriate public officers or employees of the Procuring Entity, or between the BAC and any of the bidders, or if the collusion is between or among the bidders themselves, or between a bidder and a third party, including any act which restricts, suppresses or nullifies or tends to restrict, suppress or nullify competition;

b) If the BAC is found to have failed in following the prescribed bidding procedures; or

c) For any justifiable and reasonable ground where the award of the contract will not redound to the benefit of the GoP, as follows:

(i) if the physical and economic conditions have significantly changed so as to render the project no longer economically, financially, or technically feasible, as determined by the HoPE;

(ii) if the project is no longer necessary as determined by the HoPE; or

(iii) if the source of funds for the project has been withheld or reduced through no fault of the Procuring Entity.

3. RA 11321 otherwise known as “Sagip Saka Act”, Section 11- Direct Purchase by National and Local Government Agencies – shall directly purchase agricultural and fishery products from accredited farmers and fisherfolk cooperatives

4. Republic Act 11469 otherwise known as the “Bayanihan to Heal As One Act” Section 4 (v), Notwithstanding any law to the contrary, direct discontinuance of appropriated programs, projects or activities (P/A/P) of any agency of the Executive Department, including Government-Owned or – Controlled Corporations (GOCCs), in the FYs 2019 and 2020 General Appropriations Act (GAA), whether released or unreleased, the allotments for which remain unobligated, and utilize the savings generated from there to augment the allocation for any item directly related to support operations and response measures, which are necessary or beneficial to address the COVID-19 emergency, consistent with the herein declared national policy:

Provided, however, that the following items in the budget shall be prioritized for augmentation:

(8) under various Department of Social Welfare and Development programs, such as but not limited to Assistance to Individuals in Crisis Situations (AICS), distribution of food and non-food items, livelihood assistance grants, ans supplemental feeding program for day care children

5. Presidential Proclamation No. 922, Declaring A State of Public Health Emergency Throughout the Philippines;

6. Office of the President, Memorandum from the Executive Secretary dated 15 March 2020, Stringent Social Distancing Measures and Further Guidelines for the Management of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Situation;

7. Administrative Order No.04 Series of 2016, Amended Omnibus Guidelines in the Implementation of Supplementary Feeding Program

8. DOH AO 2010-0010 – Revised policy on Micronutrient Supplementation to Support Achievement of 2015 MDG Targets to Reduce Under-Five and Maternal Deaths and Address Micronutrient Needs of Other Population Groups, April 19, 2010- aims to ensure appropriate provision of MS, and provide guidance to health workers in administering MS to identified population groups and to encourage the adherence and support of DOH Offices, the private sector, and other stakeholders to the revised policy

9. DOH-AO 2015-0055 National Guidelines on the Management of Acute Malnutrition for Children under 5 years, December 18, 2015.

  • the order generally aims to provide, policy, strategy and standards to health, nutrition, and social service providers, including government partners, civil society organizations, and donors involved in the effective and efficient implementation of the Philippine Integrated Management of Acute Malnutrition;

10. Administrative Order No.07, Series of 2017: Amendments in the Administrative Order No.3 otherwise known as Supplemental Guidelines for the Twice a Day Feeding

  • to widen the coverage and target beneficiaries of the twice-a-day feeding covering more LGUs which are outside the 36 identified provinces indicated in the previously approved supplemental guidelines and to reach indigenous people who need additional dietary supplementation.

11. Joint Memorandum Circular No.1, Series of 2020 of Government procurement Policy Board and Commission On Audit, Section 3.1 – Emergency Procurement by the Government During a State of Public Health Emergency Arising from the Corona Virus Disease (2019)

  • to further support the government’s efforts to mitigate, if not contain the transmission of COVID-19 in the country, the GPPB issued Resolution Nos. 03-2020′ and 05-2020 to simplify and streamline the Rules on Negotiated Procurement (Emergency Cases) modality embodied in Section 53 (b) of RA 9184 and Section 53.2 of its 2016 IRR, as an exemption to Public Bidding under RA 9184
  • and enable Procuring Entities to efficiently and expediently undertake procurement during a State of Public Health Emergency

12. Memorandum Circular No. 03 Series of 2019 Revised Procedures on the Implementation of the Supplementary Feeding Program based on Amended Administrative Order No.04 series of 2016

13. Section 53.12 of the Revised Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of Republic Act 9184 or the Government Procurement Reform Act

  • provides for negotiated procurement which involves Community Participation;
  • Annex I, B. Termination for Convenience – The Procuring Entity may terminate the Contract, in whole or in part, at any time for its convenience. The Head of the Procuring Entity may terminate a contract for the convenience of the Government if he has determined the existence of conditions that make Project Implementation economically, financially or technically impractical and/or unnecessary, such as, but not limited to, fortuitous event(s) or changes in law and national government policies.

14. Other issuances of local government units relating to localized imposition of community quarantine.

Program Guidelines

1. The Field Offices may work with the EPAHP and LGU to implement the remaining feeding days as per the approved alternative modalities. These days will be implemented until the end of the current cycle or until the state of emergency is lifted.

Following the declaration of the public health emergency, the government agencies and local government units that collaborated with EPAHP on procuring goods and services can continue doing so.

2. Collaborating agencies or local government units can use the funds to procure goods and services. If the necessary resources are available, the funds can also be used for the next cycle.

The agencies or local government units collaborating with EPAHP can tap the services and goods of other organizations, such as the Sustainable Living Program Association of the Philippines (SLPAS).

To ensure that the program implementation is carried out properly, the local government units should coordinate with the partners and government agencies participating in the project. The local government units should handle the distribution of the food items to the intended beneficiaries.

3. In case funds are required to be transferred to the partners of EPAHP, such as the National Dairy Administration and the Philippine Council for Agriculture, the same should be in accordance with the regulations of the Commission on Audit.

Benefits of DSWD Supplementary Feeding Program

This DSWD program is practical and efficient. It not only provides the needy with food but also serves as a tool to improve their health and well-being. The program also helps prevent malnutrition among children, which is one of the main causes of child mortality in developing countries like the Philippines. Here are some of its benefits:

  • Augmented support for the feeding program of children in LGU-managed Child Development Centers (CDC)/SNP areas using indigenous foods and/or locally produced foods equivalent to 1/3 of Recommended Energy and Nutrient Intake (RENI)
  • Improved knowledge, attitude and practices of children, parents and caregivers through intensified nutrition and health education
  • Improved and sustained nutritional status of the targeted children beneficiaries.

Target Beneficiaries

To ensure the efficiency and timely delivery of the program, the DSWD has identified certain age groups and qualified individuals as target beneficiaries. These are:

  • 2-4 year-old children in Supervised Neighborhood Play;
  • 4-year-old children enrolled in Child Development Centers; and
  • 5-year-old children not enrolled in Child Development Centers, and;
  • 5-12-year-old malnourished children outside the Child Development Centers.

These target groups are backed by the DSWD’s extensive list of children at risk for malnutrition, which includes: children below 5 years old with low weight for age; children between ages 1 and 4 who are in the bottom 20% of their age group in height-for-age; and children under 12 years old suffering from severe acute malnutrition.

The program is a critical response to the country’s alarming rates of child malnutrition. According to the National Nutrition Council, one in every four children in the Philippines is stunted due to chronic undernourishment. The DSWD also estimates that one million Filipino children suffer from severe acute malnutrition.

Video: DSWD’s Supplementary Feeding Program

In this video, you’ll learn more about the DSWD Supplementary Feeding Program. The DSWD’s Supplementary Feeding Program provides food to children in day care who are currently enrolled in the agency’s programs. These are part of the government’s efforts to provide early childhood education and development services.

The parents of the day care service group prepare a hot meal every day, which is usually composed of rice, fish, and vegetables. It is served to the children under the supervision of the day care workers and the city’s social welfare and development officers.

The day care workers prepare the meal by considering the various vegetables that the children prefer to eat. They then add them to the menu.

The children are weighed before they start the feeding program and every three months thereafter. After 120 days, their nutritional status will be improved.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is a Supplementary Feeding Program?

The goal of the supplementary feeding program is to provide nutritious food to children in day care centers.

2. How many children have been enrolled in the supplementary feeding program?

The DSWD said that over two million children were provided with food through its supplemental feeding program from July 2015 to July 2016.

3. How will the food supplementation program work?

Children will receive food supplements for a period of 120 days. These will be served in a variety of hot meals.

The program is carried out through a prepared meal plan that involves the use of indigenous food supplies. The children will be weighed at the beginning of the program and throughout the 120 days. After the program has concluded, the children will be assessed to determine their nutritional status.

Not only will this program fill stomachs in the short term, it will also provide valuable data on the nutritional status of children in conflict areas. This information will enable the government to develop long-term programs to help improve the health of children.

4. How old are kids in supervised neighborhood play?

2 to 4 year olds enrolled in Supervised Neighborhood Play; 3 to 4 year olds enrolled in Child Development Centers; and 5 year olds enrolled in Child Development Centers but not in DepEd preschool. These age groups are considered critical because they are the most vulnerable to physical and psychological damage.

For example, a child who is not properly fed or nourished may develop physical weakness and mental retardation. In addition, he or she may be prone to illness and susceptible to diseases such as diarrhea and pneumonia, which can be fatal if not treated properly.

5. How long is food supplementation?

Hot meals and dry rations are supplied at break/snack time in the morning or afternoon session for a minimum of five (5) and a maximum of seven (7) days for a total of 120 days. This provides supplement support for a children’s feeding program that uses indigenous foods and locally produced foods equal to one-third of the Recommended Energy and Nutrient Intake (RENI) to improve and maintain the nutritional status of the targeted young beneficiaries.

It also improves the knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors of children, parents, and caregivers through increased nutrition and health education. Beneficiary children are weighed at the start of the feeding cycle and then every three months. After 120 days of feeding, the recipients’ nutritional status will be assessed for improvement and maintenance.

6. What is the purpose of Barangay feeding programs?

A feeding program helps alleviate hunger and improve nutrition for children and families. It also supports healthy development of the individual and the family.


Through the efforts of the DSWD and LGU, more children in the community can be provided with the nutritious food that they need to grow. This will prevent malnutrition, which can lead to stunting and other health problems such as anemia and cognitive impairment. With this program in place, children can develop their full potential and enjoy a healthy childhood.

This program is especially crucial in communities that lack access to a proper diet, which makes them vulnerable to malnutrition. By providing food for these children, their chances of survival increase significantly. Children are the future of our community and the world; we must do everything in our power to ensure that they get a healthy start in life. We hope that you’ve learned a lot from this article and that it has helped you understand the importance of the program.

The next time you see a child suffering from malnutrition, remember that there are ways to help him or her get back on track. Feel free to coordinate with the DSWD or your local government unit to get involved in their programs.

You can also make donations of food or money to organizations that are helping children affected by malnutrition. And finally, share this article with your friends and family, so they know about the importance of the program as well! You can also make donations of food or money to organizations that are helping children affected by malnutrition.

And finally, share this article with your friends and family so they know about the importance of the program as well!

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How to Report Child Abuse in the Philippines

Child abuse is one of the areas the Department of Social Welfare and Development addresses through their various services and programs. Under the DSWD’s Child Protective Services and Therapy Services for Abused Children, minors experiencing all kinds of abuse can receive help and support from the government.

Also Read: What is DSWD Reception and Study Center for Children (RSCC)?

However, one of the challenges for victims or even concerned people is reporting cases of abuse. How exactly can someone do this? When reporting child abuse, are there any things you should remember? Here’s everything you need to know about reporting child abuse to DSWD.

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Child Abuse in the Philippines

Despite the increasing number of people becoming aware of children’s rights, there are still child abuse cases in various countries. In the Philippines, for instance, the number of cases of child abuse reported by the DSWD in the first quarter of 2016 reached 2,147. Out of these, 539 were categorized as sexual abuse. Other types of complaints included neglect, which had a total of 506 cases, and abandonment, which had a total of 487 cases. Trafficking was also prevalent, with a total of 231 cases.

Due to the alarming number of abuse reported on social media cases, various agencies, such as the DSWD, were able to respond to these cases.

In addition to using social media, the DSWD also urged the public to step up their efforts in reporting instances of child abuse.

Different Types of Child Abuse

One of the most hideous acts that can be carried out against a child is child abuse, and it often affects the child’s future. This is a prevalent problem that people have failed to recognize. Various types of child abuse can be carried out.

The act or inaction of failing to do something to a child under the age of 16 could be considered child abuse. It could cause immediate harm to the child or leave a lasting impression on them. The term abuse refers to the intentional or negligent maltreatment of a child, and it can sometimes lead to fatal consequences.

Various countries have enacted laws aimed at fighting child abuse. It is a serious offense that involves the sexual, physical, or mental mistreatment of a child. Other forms of child abuse include leaving a kid in a state of neglect and abandonment.

The abuse can be carried out in various ways, and it can happen in places where children interact with others. It can cause long-lasting wounds on the child’s body and mind.

And to further distinguish the difference between physical, mental, and sexual abuse, we must first understand what each means.

Physical Abuse

Physical abuse is a type of punishment that a child can receive from either their parents, teachers, or other individuals in order to teach them a lesson. This type of abuse usually takes place in the hopes that it will help the child behave properly. Unfortunately, most parents and teachers do not realize that it is a criminal offense and that it could have long-term consequences.

On the other hand, intentional abuse is carried out against a child in order to cause him harm. Even though cases of this type of abuse have been reported in the past, it is still hard to protect children from these types of pedopaths. Some of the signs that a child might be abused are the presence of bruises and cuts on his body, as well as being over-sensitive to minor injuries.

Mental Abuse

This type of abuse is referred to as emotional or psychological abuse. It can cause long-term harm to a child’s psyche. This type of abuse can severely affect a child’s development. It can also prevent them from properly participating in social activities.

The effects of psychological abuse can also be severe. It can lead to a child’s loss of confidence and a rise of a pessimistic outlook. Some cases of abuse show signs of extreme psychological conditions. For instance, a child may become too passive or aggressive.

Various forms of mental abuse can be carried out against a child. They can include humiliating him in front of others, comparing him to other people, not talking to him, and exposing him to animal or other cruelty. They can also happen at home or school.

Some parents who are too protective of their children may abuse them in the course of discipline. The stress or tension that they are going through may cause the parents to mistreat their kids. Mental abuse against children is not intentional. It can happen due to certain circumstances, such as the presence of an accomplice who unknowingly harms a child.

Sexual Abuse

This is when an older individual uses a child’s body for their sexual gratification. Cases of this type of abuse are reported all around the world, and the incidents are increasing at an alarming rate. Some of the acts that can be considered sexual abuse include forcing a child into sexual activity, indecent exposure of a child, and exposure or the use of them for pornography.

One of the most common types of child sexual abuse is rape. This type of abuse can cause severe physical and psychological harm to a child. It can also lead to various medical conditions, such as an underdeveloped brain and multiple internal organs damage.

The psychological effects of this type of abuse can be severe, and it can lead to a child’s loss of confidence and a rise of a pessimistic outlook. It can also cause him to develop depression and anxiety. Unfortunately, many cases of this type of abuse are not reported to the authorities. Many children who have experienced this trauma are afraid to tell their parents or other relatives.

Being able to talk about this type of abuse is very important for parents to their children. It allows them to understand what their kids are going through and prevent them from experiencing it in the future.

Child Neglect

Child neglect is a type of abuse that occurs when a parent or guardian fails to provide a child with the basic needs such as food, shelter, and hygiene. It can be caused by a variety of reasons. It can also happen due to a mental or physical condition that prevents the parent or guardian from properly caring for the child.

This type of abuse can also occur in cases where the parents are suffering from drug or alcohol addiction. Their addiction prevents them from looking after their kids.

Another common cause of child neglect is apathy or lack of concern. In many cases, poverty is the reason for the failure of parents to provide their kids with the basic needs. Neglect can also lead to emotional and physical issues. One of the most common signs of this type of abuse is the child’s bloated or skinny appearance. He may have other medical conditions such as asthma or allergies.

The psychological effects of neglect can be severe, and it can lead to various mental disorders such as depression and anxiety. The effects can also depend on the degree of the neglect that the child experienced during his childhood.

Substance Abuse

One of the most common types of child abuse is substance abuse. This type of abuse involves exposing a child to harmful substances, such as drugs, alcohol, and tobacco. It can cause the child to develop an addiction to these harmful substances, which can harm his health in the long run.

When children are exposed to substance abuse at a young age, they may develop an addiction to these harmful substances, which can lead to them becoming drug addicts or hardcore alcoholics. This type of abuse has serious legal consequences and is regarded as one of the most common types of child abuse in the country.

Child Exploitation

Exploitation is a type of criminal activity that occurs in different countries. It involves recruiting children to perform various tasks, such as performing manual labor, and in some cases, engaging in prostitution. These acts are considered to be morally and socially evil.

Exploitation can make people turn into child exploiters or anti-social elements. It’s important to remember that kids need to develop their own sense of self-esteem and study at an early age. Unfortunately, being exploited can make them susceptible to harsh situations, which can have a lasting impact on their lives.

Societal Impact

Due to the technological advancements that have occurred over the past few years, the Internet has become an incredibly easy and accessible platform for people to share their personal information. It’s also very hard to monitor the activities of individuals who are abusing children online. Some of the types of abuse that are commonly carried out on the Internet include online bullying and child pornography.

Despite the various laws that have been enacted to prevent the exploitation of children online, the Internet is still a huge world. It’s important that parents and schools monitor the activities of individuals who are abusing children.


The best way to prevent child abuse is to be aware of the signs and take action if you suspect a child is being abused. If you know or suspect a child is being abused, you should report it to the authorities immediately. In addition, parents should be educated about the signs of child abuse and how to prevent it. Finally, communities should work together to create safe environments for children and provide resources for victims of child abuse.

The DSWD’s Role in Protecting Children

The DSWD is a government agency that protects the rights of Filipinos. It is responsible for the welfare of children.

Aside from providing emergency relief, the DSWD also offers various other services to children in need, such as adoption, rehabilitation, and foster care. In recent years, the agency has been working to expand its services by partnering with other organizations and government agencies.

Aside from helping underprivileged kids, the agency also offers social protection services to children who are victims of abuse and neglect.

To prevent these types of exploitation and abuse from happening in the first place, the agency has programs and policies in place. It also provides essential services such as education, housing, and healthcare to children in the Philippines.

DSWD’s role in child protection is twofold: providing immediate assistance to those who have been abused, and implementing long-term solutions to prevent such exploitation from happening in the first place.

Penalties for Child Abuse in the Philippines

  • If a person is caught with a child under 12 years old or an older individual 10 years or younger than them in a private or public setting, they could face up to 20 years in jail and a fine of up to P500,000.
  • If they force a child to perform begging on the streets, they could face up to 20 years in prison. They could also be involved in the drug trade or other illicit activities.
  • If caught engaging in child labor, the offender could face up to six years in prison, as well as a fine of up to P400,000.
  • If they are caught making pornography shows or publications against a child under 12 years old, they could face up to life in prison. Doing so against a child 12 years old and above would result in a sentence of up to 20 years.
  • If a guardian allows their child to participate in an offensive act, that individual could be imprisoned for up to 20 years.
  • If a person is caught abusing or exploiting a child, they could face up to 20 years in prison. This type of punishment applies to all types of situations that are considered prejudicial to the child’s development.
  • A business owner who allows adults to bring minors into their establishment faces up to 12 years in prison and a fine of up to P500,000. They could also lose their license.
  • If a person is caught forcing a child to perform dangerous tasks, they could face up to 20 years in prison and a fine of up to P1 million.
  • In 2012, a law was passed that made it a crime to traffic in persons, and it provides various punishments. These include up to six years in prison for those who exploit or abuse children, and up to P100,000 for discriminating against indigenous people.
  • If a person is caught offering or forcing a child to be their companion, they could face up to six to 12 years in prison and a fine of up to P500,000. If the offender is the child’s caretaker, stepparent, or ascendant, they could get up to 20 years in jail. Parents who are found guilty could also lose their custody.

How to Report Child Abuse to DSWD

The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) reported that about one in five children in the country is a victim of child abuse. This abuse can come in various forms, such as sexual, emotional, and physical. Unfortunately, many child abuse cases are not reported due to the lack of awareness about how to report it.

If you witness child abuse, immediately remove the child from the situation. This will allow you to gather important information about the incident, such as the identities of the involved parties and any injuries the child sustained. You should also make a note of any witnesses to the incident and any other relevant details.

Once you have this information, contact the Child Health and Intervention and Protective Service, also known as the DSWD hotline number: 734-4216.

In your report, be prepared to provide as much information as possible regarding the suspected abuser and the damaged kid. Names, residences, dates of birth, and other identifiers are included. If you choose not to press charges against the abuser, your identity will be kept private.

Other Channels to Report Child Abuse

  • The National Bureau of Investigation’s Anti-Child Abuse, Discrimination, and Exploitation Division (ACADED) can be reached at (512) 608-8231, extension 403 and (444).
  • Telephone: 927-4033 Commission on Human Rights Child Rights Center
  • Contact the nearest police station or the Philippine National Police Operation Center at (712) 8613, (722) 0540, or (724) 8749.
  • Call the nearest Provincial, City, or Regional Prosecutor at (523-8481-89), or contact the DOJ Task Force on Child Protection.
  • Council for the Protection of Children in the Local Barangay.

You will be asked to provide your personal information, such as your name, address, and details about the incident you witnessed. The DSWD then opens an investigation and provides the necessary services to the family. These include legal assistance, counseling, and temporary shelter.

It can be challenging to report child abuse, but it’s also important to remember that there are people ready to help. The DSWD has trained professionals ready to assist both the victim and the suspect.

Video: DSWD to Prioritize Child Abuse Cases in the Philippines

This YouTube video is a report on how the Department of Social Welfare (DSWD) prioritizes child abuse reports in the Philippines. It highlights the DSWD’s efforts to protect children from abuse and exploitation, including legal assistance and counseling services.

It also depicts some of the efforts taken by the DSWD to support victims of child abuse, such as constructing facilities for them to seek care and providing financial assistance to families affected by it.

Also Read: DSWD Bahay Tuluyan ng mga Bata: Safe House for Children Victims

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What happens after I make a report?

The DSWD will investigate your report and provide the necessary services to the family. These include shelter, legal aid, counseling, and medical assistance. In some cases, the abuser may also be charged with a crime.

2. Do I need to share my identity when making a report of child abuse?

Your identity can be kept anonymous unless you decide to press charges against the perpetrator. However, it is important to provide as much information as possible to the authorities so that they can properly investigate the situation.

3. What kind of services does DSWD provide?

DSWD offers a variety of services, including legal assistance, counseling, and temporary shelter. The organization also provides financial help to families affected by child abuse, and it may bring criminal charges against the abuser.

4. What should I do if I witness a case of child abuse?

It is important that you immediately report a case of child abuse. This can be done by calling the DSWD hotline or reporting it to the nearest police station. You can also send in information about the abuser to other authorities.

5. Are there support services available for victims and their families?

The DSWD provides various support services to domestic violence victims and their families, including financial assistance, counseling, legal aid, and temporary shelter. In some cases, the abuser may be charged with a crime. Victims and their families should seek help to cope with their experiences.

The DSWD is dedicated to protecting children in the Philippines from abuse and exploitation. Being able to report child abuse is both incredibly brave and very important. It can help save a child’s life. If you have seen or suspect that a child is being abused, please contact the authorities immediately.

6. How can I help prevent child abuse from happening?

There are various ways to prevent child abuse. One of these is by being aware of the signs of abuse, as well as being able to advocate for stronger legislation that would protect kids. Talking to your children about their safety and boundaries can also help prevent abuse.

If you witness or suspect that a child is being abused, please contact law enforcers immediately. Doing so can help create a society where no child will ever suffer in silence. This is why it’s important that all children have access to proper and loving environments.


If you have a suspicion that a child is being abused, it is important that you immediately report it to the authorities so that they can help them get the help they need. To do so, you can call the DSWD hotline or go to their website.

Being aware of the signs of abuse can help you spot it in the case that someone you know is being abused. In addition, you can also help prevent abuse by talking to other people about healthy relationships and safety. Finally, if you suspect that a loved one is being abused, you should contact the authorities so that they can provide support and investigate.

Let’s strive to ensure that our children are safe and happy in our country, and one way of doing so is by protecting them from abuse. Through the efforts of the DSWD and other government agencies, we can help ensure that children are protected from abuse. Let us not forget that they are our future and the hope of this nation!

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DSWD Bahay Tuluyan ng mga Bata: Safe House for Children Victims

Many Filipinos know that the DSWD is one of the national agencies that cater to the needs of children, women and families. But not many know that there is a DSWD Bahay Tuluyan that houses abused children who are victims of violence.

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The DSWD Bahay Tuluyan was created in response to the alarming number of cases of abuse perpetrated against minors. This is one of the agency’s initiatives to provide a safe haven for children who need it most in times of crisis. The DSWD Bahay Tuluyan is a foster home for abused children and one of the DSWD’s programs that aims to restore the rights of children who are victims of violence.

This post will offer a brief overview of the DSWD Bahay Tuluyan, its mission and its other programs. If you’re interested in learning more about the DSWD’s Bahay Tuluyan, then this post is for you.

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What is the DSWD Bahay Tuluyan?

DSWD Bahay Tuluyan helps children who are suffering from poverty by providing them with new opportunities. It is a rehabilitation center for kids who have been victims of various types of abuse, such as neglect, sexual exploitation, and maltreatment.

The mission of Bahay Tuluyan is to prevent and respond to violence and abuse against children. It is a children’s advocacy center that upholds the rights of street kids in the Philippines.

The primary goal of the DSWD Bahay Tuluyan is to reduce the incidence of violence and child abuse. It aims to help at least 80% of the kids in its programs to become resilient. Moreover, it provides a safe environment for them and helps keep families together.

Through its various programs and activities, the center aims to promote the rights of children at the national, international, and local levels. It also engages duty-bearers and actively advocates for these rights. In addition, the organization aims to be ethical and socially responsible.

Benefits of DSWD Bahay Tuluyan ng mga Bata

Social Services

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) offers a variety of social services to children in need through their Bahay Tuluyan ng mga Bata program. These services include providing basic necessities such as food, clothing, and shelter, as well as educational and recreational activities.

The social services offered by the program are designed to help children develop their social and emotional skills, build positive relationships, and foster a sense of belonging. DSWD is helping to create a safe and secure environment for children to grow and thrive by providing these services.

In addition, these services can help to reduce the risk of abuse and exploitation and ensure that children have the necessary resources to reach their full potential. By investing in the social services offered by Bahay Tuluyan ng mga Bata, we are investing in our children’s future.

Homelife Services

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) offers a range of homelife services to children in need. These services can provide children with a safe and secure environment that is conducive to their development and growth.

Through these services, children can receive guidance, support, and care from caring adults. This can help them learn the life skills necessary for successful adulthood. Examples of these services include providing a structured home environment, helping children with their daily activities, and teaching them basic life skills such as budgeting, cooking, and cleaning.

The DSWD’s Bahay Tuluyan ng mga Bata program can help provide these services to children in need, ensuring they have the best possible chance of achieving a successful future.

Psychological And Psychiatric Services

DSWD Bahay Tuluyan ng mga Bata provides psychological and psychiatric services to help foster care children cope with their traumatic experiences. Through counseling and therapy, these children can learn to manage their emotions better and develop healthy coping skills.

The professionals at Bahay Tuluyan also provide support and guidance to help children process their experiences and find the strength to move forward. With the help of these services, children can gain a greater understanding of themselves and their needs, enabling them to lead happier, more fulfilling lives.

Spiritual Enhancement And Values Formation

The DSWD Bahay Tuluyan ng mga Bata offers a unique opportunity for children to experience spiritual enhancement and values formation. Through various activities and programs, the children are exposed to the spiritual realm, allowing them to learn about the importance of faith and values.

By participating in activities such as prayer, singing, and Bible study, the children are able to understand and appreciate the power of faith and the strength of values. Additionally, they are provided with guidance from staff and volunteers, allowing them to learn from their experiences and gain a deeper understanding of their faith and values.

Through this, the children are able to grow spiritually and develop a stronger sense of morality and responsibility. Ultimately, DSWD Bahay Tuluyan ng mga Bata offers a safe and nurturing environment for children to explore their faith and values, helping them to become more spiritually enlightened and morally responsible individuals.

Recreational And Other Socio-Cultural activities

The DSWD Bahay Tuluyan ng mga Bata provides a safe and secure environment for children in need. This facility offers recreational and other socio-cultural activities that can help children develop their skills and knowledge.

Through these activities, children are able to learn new things, interact with others, and discover their potential. Examples of activities that are offered include sports, arts and crafts, music and dance, and other recreational activities. These activities help children develop their physical, mental, and social skills.

Additionally, these activities also provide a platform for children to express themselves and build relationships with others. Through these activities, children can learn the importance of teamwork, cooperation, and respect. Ultimately, these activities help children become more confident and independent individuals.

Skills Training Activities

DSWD Bahay Tuluyan ng mga Bata offers a variety of skills training activities to help children develop important life skills. These activities are designed to help children develop problem-solving, communication, and teamwork skills. For example, children can learn how to create a budget, build a business plan, and work in a group.

In addition, they can participate in activities such as cooking, gardening, and painting. These activities can help children develop their creativity, imagination, and ability to work with others. By participating in these activities, children can gain valuable knowledge and experience that can help them in the future.

Legal Services

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Bahay Tuluyan ng mga Bata provides legal services to help protect the rights of children. These services include providing legal advice and representation, helping to locate a child’s birth parents, and filing petitions to gain legal guardianship of a child. In addition, the legal services offered by the DSWD Bahay Tuluyan ng mga Bata can help children in cases of abuse, exploitation, and neglect.

By providing these services, the DSWD Bahay Tuluyan ng mga Bata ensures that children’s rights are respected and upheld. Furthermore, it provides a safe and secure environment for children to grow and develop in. This is a vital benefit of the DSWD Bahay Tuluyan ng mga Bata, as it ensures that the most vulnerable members of society are protected and allowed to thrive.

Aftercare And Follow-Up Services

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Bahay Tuluyan ng mga Bata provides aftercare and follow-up services to ensure that the children admitted to the facility are well taken care of and provided with the necessary support for a successful transition to their new lives.

Aftercare services include providing children with medical, psychological, educational, and social support. Follow-up services involve monitoring the children’s progress and providing additional support to ensure that they can successfully transition to their new lives.

These services are designed to ensure that the children can adjust to their new environment, build healthy relationships, and become self-sufficient. With the help of DSWD Bahay Tuluyan ng mga Bata, these children can look forward to a brighter future.


Bahay Tuluyan provides residential care for ladies aged 5 to 17. These are survivors who were victims:

Sexual Abuse – Victims or survivors of rape, incest, lascivious practices, or sexual exploitation for profit, money, or any other consideration, or as a result of the pressure or influence of any adult, group, or syndicate.

Abandonment – A child whose parents have abandoned or abandoned them.

Neglect – the child received insufficient care and attention.

Physical Abuse or Maltreatment – These girls have been subjected to cruel, inhumane, or denial of basic needs, which hinders their physical development.


Only female victims-survivors of sexual abuse, abandonment, neglect, physical abuse, or mistreatment will be admitted if they meet the following criteria:

  • Safe from any contagious or infectious diseases;
  • Does not suffer from any mental illness;
  • Comes from any of the municipalities or provinces

Has the following documents:

  • Social Case Study Report
  • Referral letter
  • Medical Certificate
  • Birth Certificate

Video: Bahay Tuluyan Manila

The first time Bahay Tuluyan had a place to call its own was on the 11th of November 2011. This day marked the opening of ‘A Home of Our Own’ in Manila, composed of three parts.

The Sinag Center is an emergency shelter for up to 24 children in need of special protection, it also provides baths, plays, rests and social services.

The Drop-In Center is a place where children living or working on the street can take a bath, play, rest, eat and access social services such as education programs. The ‘Play Club’ bridge classroom for out-of-school children to transition back into formal education; as well as offering a space for seminars or conferences.

The Makabata Guesthouse & Cafe is a social enterprise and youth training program that currently employs about 20 young people who gain valuable skills while at the same time generating income to sustain Bahay Tuluyan & themselves by offering accommodation services and cafe food products.

Frequently Asked Questions:

1. Does the DSWD Organization Have A Process For Selecting Volunteers?

Before accepting a volunteer to Bahay Tuluyan, they thoroughly screen them. They also reserve the right to refuse them at any time.

2. How to Apply As A Volunteer?

If you want to volunteer, fill out the volunteer profile form and attach it together with your résumé and police clearance. Send the required files to the DSWD Bahay Tuluyan center by email. 

3. How Long Do Volunteers Typically Stay?

Although volunteers are generally allowed to stay for a certain amount of time, the organization will only allow them to stay for a maximum of 4 weeks or 3 months if they are only part-time. It can be a bit challenging for volunteers to get used to the culture and lifestyle of the organization. Still, they will eventually become more valuable as they get used to the environment.

4. What Kind Of Activities Do Volunteers Typically Do?

Volunteers are needed to help with various tasks at Bahay Tuluyan, and their skills and interests vary depending on the organization. They are not expected to perform primary responsibilities, such as running the programs. Instead, they help the staff and local youth volunteers perform their duties more effectively.

This means that volunteers would be expected to help with various tasks, such as the development of new modules, the leading of capacity-building activities, and special initiatives that require additional manpower. They have also been involved in various other activities, such as creating business strategies, training staff members, and gardening.

5. Are they Working With Volunteers Who Operate Independently?

In order to meet the needs of its various projects, Bahay Tuluyan relies on the help of volunteers from various organizations. The number of individuals needed varies depending on the project’s current status and the available staff members.


The DSWD’s Bahay Tuluyan ng mga Bata is a vital program for protecting and nurturing the welfare of vulnerable children. It is a testament to the power of collective action when it comes to doing good and making a positive difference in the lives of those who need it most.

We should all strive to contribute to the cause in whatever way we can, whether it be through donations, volunteering, or simply spreading awareness.

Ultimately, it is through our collective efforts that we can make a real difference in the lives of these children and ensure that they have the love and support they need to thrive. What can you do to make a difference?