[v.] Filipino, meaning "to push forward"

The DSWD has been in pursuit of continued excellence as it relentlessly fulfill its mandate—to serve the public, especially the poor, vulnerable, and the marginalized sectors of our society. To level-up the quality of governance and exemplify improved public service, the DSWD adopted the Performance Governance System (PGS) Pathways. The DSWD pushes forward to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic as well as prepare the Department for the full implementation of the Mandanas Ruling.

PGS Proficiency Audit & Scorecard Summit

DSWD Strategy 2028 and Performance Governance System (PGS) Basics

The PGS is a holistic and collaborative framework for designing, executing, monitoring, and sustaining roadmaps to reform. It raises the standards of strategy setting for Philippine public sector institutions that works beyond operational effectiveness and complement process improvements while giving premium to its agency’s mandate into a world-class public service.

The DSWD Strategy Map 2028 was developed to provide the strategic focus to deliver its mission by facilitating coordinated efforts and convergence of different partners and stakeholders. It intends to mobilize and steer social protection and social services to address poverty reduction.

DSWD Secretary Rolando Joselito Bautista addresses the DSWD PGS Focals - 2021 Cascading Session

Everyone is a Governance Warrior. The Secretary addressing the DSWD PGS Focals on its 2021 Cascading Session. This is anchored to the Department's interim strategy - the DSWD SULONG Recovery Plan 2021-2022.

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With 58% of the respondents rating OSM as Outstanding, the Office was rated 4.56% out of 5.00 for CY 2020 on its technical assistance services to DSWD units and personnel. See the full results here.

OSM 2020 in Review

Watch OSM in 2020. Focused, collaborative, driven. This is Strategy Management in the new normal. Access the 2020 OSM Performance Review and Evaluation Workshop (PREW) Report here.

The Office for Strategy Management (OSM) is primarily responsible in devising, integrating, and coordinating all processes related to governance, strategy development, strategy execution, strategy monitoring and evaluation, and strategic communication to ensure effective implementation of the organization’s strategic plan. Learn more about the OSM by clicking here.


2nd PGS Focal Meeting

26 February 2021

09:30 - 11: 30 AM (Central Office)

02:30 - 04:30 PM (Field Offices)

Click here for details and resources.

DSWD crafts SULONG Recovery Plan to meet challenges amid pandemic

In an effort to meet the challenges brought about by the COVID 19 pandemic and to prepare for the impending implementation of the Mandanas Ruling, wherein some of the programs and projects of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) will be devolved to the local government units (LGUs), the Department crafted the SULONG (Strategic Focus Utilized to Leverage Our Nation’s Good Governance) Recovery Plan. See the full article here.

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DSWD Strategic Focus Utilized to Leverage Our Nation's Good Governance (SULONG) Recovery Plan 2021-2022 Approved

Recalibrated DSWD Strategy 2022-2028 Issued

The Secretary has approved and issued Administrative Order No. 18, Series of 2020 or the "Adoption of Recalibrated DSWD Strategy 2022-2028" which contains the new timelines of delivery. Read the full details by downloading it here.

The DSWD’s strategy remains a greater purpose for the people we serve. As such, we need to continuously level-up our quality of governance and exemplify improved public service to help affected families and communities recover from these dark times and find strength and hope again.

Through the PGS, we pledge to continuously grow and transform so that we can further enhance the resiliency of our agency and keep providing excellent public service to our fellow citizens in need in the midst of this pandemic. Through these, we can bring more changes to our society and transform it as we envision it to be.

Now, DSWD SULONG Recovery Plan 2021-2022 has been issued as Administrative Order No. 17, Series of 2021-2028 as the DSWD's interim plan. Know more about it by clicking here.

Center of Excellence for the overall well-being of Older Persons

DSWD remains committed to doing its best to provide the underprivileged men, women, children, and the elderly in our society with facilities that are safe and conducive to their healing and overall well-being. Learn more about our featured Center of Excellence here.



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