Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Secretary Erwin T. Tulfo welcomed Honorable Senator Robinhood Padilla in a courtesy call on Thursday, October 6, at the DSWD Central Office.
During the meeting, Secretary Tulfo gave the Senator’s team a brief orientation on the components of the DSWD’s big ticket programs such as the Assistance to Individuals in Crisis Situation (AICS), Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP), and Kapit-Bisig Laban sa Kahirapan-Comprehensive and Integrated Delivery of Social Services (Kalahi-CIDSS).
Joining the Secretary were Undersecretary for Social Welfare and Development Sally Navarro, Assistant Secretary for Statutory Programs Elaine Fallarcuna, Assistant Bureau Director and Concurrent Officer-in-Charge Division Chief of the Crisis Intervention Unit Rolando Villacorta, SLP National Program Manager Edmon Monteverde, and KALAHI-CIDSS National Program Manager Ma. Consuelo Acosta.
Meanwhile, Senator Padilla was accompanied by Ms. Elizabeth Vidanes; Atty. Rudolf Philip Jurado; Chief Legislative Officer, Atty. Algamar Latiph; Legislative Officer Kristela Castronuevo; and Political Officers Cristine Borbon and Mary Antonette Mendiola.