DSWD Secretary Erwin Tulfo Speaks to Employees Working in the Social Welfare Dept
ERWIN TULFO – The Department of Social Welfare and Development Secretary told the DSWD employees to treat the clients right.
Last June 30, the new administration officially started their six-year term in office. President Bongbong Marcos took an oath as the 17th president of the Republic of the Philippines. His inauguration was held at the Philippine National Museum.
Prior to his inauguration, the camp of Marcos Jr. has confirmed some individuals he appointed for certain positions in the government. There are still departments that currently don’t have a chief.
In the Department of Social Welfare Development (DSWD), one of the biggest government agencies in the country. Marcos Jr. appointed veteran broadcaster Erwin Tulfo as the social welfare secretary.
Tulfo accepted the offer of the President. Prior to officially assuming the post, he expressed his desire to push for an increase of the monthly pension for indigent senior citizens. The pension is currently at P500.00 monthly. He wants it raised to P1,500.00.
According to Tulfo, the current amount that indigent senior citizens receive as monthly pension may not be enough to suffice for their needs including maintenance medicines. He also wants to boost the release of the financial aid from the department.
Recently, social welfare Sec. Erwin Tulfo attended his first flag ceremony as the chief of the department. Speaking to the DSWD employees, he reminded them to be kind to the clients and to treat them right.
“Ayoko na pong makarinig na may tinarayan, sinigawan… ng empleyado natin ang lumalapit sa ating ahensya para po humingi ng tulong. Tratuhin po natin ng maayos at alagaan ang mga kliyente o kustomer natin na mga ito,” he said based on a report on ABS-CBN News.
Tulfo stressed to the DSWD employees that if the clients will go to other agencies, the people in the department will not only be held accountable for it but they will also lose their jobs.
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