The Department of Social Work (DSW) of the University of the Philippines, College of Social Work and Community Development, joins our partner civil society organizations (CSOs), in strongly condemning the issuance of Memorandum Circular (MC) 2021-012 released by the Department of Interior and Local Government on January 28, 2021. The memorandum circular requires CSOs to acquire clearance from both the Armed Forces of the Philippines and the Philippine National Police, to participate in the governance of their local government units (Section 4.1).

The CSWCD community congratulates Prof. Sylvia E. Claudio, MD, PhD. for her reappointment as Dean of the College of Social Work and Community Development as approved by the UP Board of Regents. Prof. Claudio’s second term as CSWCD Dean is effective from the 26th of November 2020 to 25th of November 2023. Dean Claudio started her first […]

The UPD CSWCD Department of Women and Development Studies developed a Mental Health Briefing Paper for Quezon City Isolation Centers for Mild Suspected and Probable Cases: a brief guide for administrators for mental health support of staff and patients.

In the observance of World Social Work Day 2020, it is proper and fitting to remind all progressive social workers to passionately work “to promote, restore, maintain, and enhance the well-being of individuals, families, social groups, organizations, and communities.” In the process of building and restoring human relationships, let us also nurture these relationships as “infrastructures of dissent”. Together with people, we can again promote collectivity and solidarity. Our experience teaches us that only through collective efforts can personal and structural changes achieve enduring character.

Today is World Social Work Day. We challenge our colleagues in DSWD to search for innovative ways to continue to deliver, NOT suspend basic and mandated social protection measures and to come up with others measures to mitigate the enhanced community quarantine. It is also the time for DSWD to release unpaid cash grants and social pension.