Secretary of Social Welfare and Development Esperanza Cabral of Philippines

Cabral took office in February 2006 replacing Corazon Soliman after her resignation from Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo's cabinet in 2005.
Cabral has long served as an educator and leader in Philippine medicine.
Icasas Cabral is the current Secretary of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) in the Philippines.
Secretary Cabral took office in February 2006.
Corazon Aquino, Secretary Cabral was also a consultant of the Dangerous Drugs Board, the Bureau of Food and Drug Administration and the Department of Health.
Secretary Cabral has received numerous awards from the Department of Science and Technology (National Outstanding Young Scientist for Medicine Award, 1981); the Philippine Society of Experimental Clinical Pharmacology's Achievement Award (1982), and the Outstanding Woman in the Nation’s Service for Medicine (1986.
Manila, Philippines - The Philippines' Social Welfare Secretary, Esperanza Cabral has publicly aired her support for a bill on reproductive health care and population management, a measure strongly opposed by the Cathollic Church.
In an interview over ABS-CBN's morning show Umagang Kay Ganda, Cabral said every Filipino couple has the right to be educated on family planning, and be informed of the advantages and disadvantages of contraceptives, including birth control pills and condoms.
In an interview over radio dzXL, Cabral said the program’s 3,000 target family beneficiaries will not be granted the P1,400 monthly subsidy if they do not comply with certain conditions aimed at boosting education and good parenting among the underprivileged.
Cabral said the department will implement strict monitoring and evaluation to ensure that the beneficiaries fulfill the requirements.
Citing survey data, Cabral said the program aims to boost education because poor children’s lack of food, proper clothing, and transportation fare has led to a decline in the enrollment rate.
Cabral said they expect to give out the subsidies to half of the target beneficiaries by August, and the rest before the year ends.
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SAN FERNANDO CITY, La Union -- Social Welfare Secretary Esperanza Cabral said they are standing behind their earlier report that they have so far given more than P3 million worth of assistance to Cosme-stricken Pangasinan.
net,Philippines- Sep 24, 2008Social Welfare Secretary Esperanza Cabral said she was happy that finally, after almost two years of waiting, the beneficiaries now had titles to the houses.
Cabral said studies show the money that many poor Filipinos get for their organs runs out in as little as two months, leaving them as poor as before but less healthy.
This was after Cabral received reports that some poor Filipinos sell their kidneys for P100,000 for quick money.
Cabral said more than 500 kidney transplants involving foreign patients mostly from Israel and the Middle East were conducted last year in the Philippines.
Two weeks ago, Cabral said her department, along with the Philippine Society of Nepthrologists, interviewed 109 villagers who sold their kidneys mostly to Israelis and other Middle Eastern nationals a year ago.
Cabral said the Department of Social Welfare and Development had turned over a total of 1,887 tents to the Bicol region.
Social Welfare and Development Secretary Esperanza Cabral is optimistic that the government will secure a compact grant from the Washington-based Millennium Challenge Corporation to finance some of its anti-poverty programs and projects.
In a statement, Cabral said out of the five project concepts favorably assessed by the MCC for funding, the DSWD has submitted two the Kapit-Bisig Laban sa Kahirapan Comprehensive and Integrated Delivery of Social Services 2 (KALAHI-CIDSS 2) Project and the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps.
Cabral said the Philippines has become eligible for the compact assistance in March 2008.
Cabral has issues amended guidelines which aim to simplify and shorten application and issuance of travel clearance for minors traveling abroad.
Secretary Cabral said that amended guidelines should be a welcome development especially for frequent travelers.
DSWD chief Esperanza Cabral said they have been told by the Department of Agriculture to be ready to identify the poor families in different parts of the country in case a rice crisis happens.
Cabral said it would not be difficult for them to identify the indigents in the country because the agency’s regional offices already have the list of poor families in their respective areas.
Cabral said the rice shortage is not only experienced in the Philippines but also in other countries as well.
MCC wont drop pro-poor programs--DSWD", "MANILA, Philippines--Social Welfare and Development Secretary Esperanza Cabral remains optimistic that the Washington-based Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) will continue to fund some of the Philippines' anti-poverty programs despite its earlier decision to withhold further economic aid until the government solves its corruption issues.
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the planning and the DSWD will be its chief implementor.
Social Welfare Secretary Esperanza Cabral said the DSWD would spend P1 billion this year for the National Household Targeting System for Poverty Reduction (NHTSPR) program.
Cabral said that while the budget is not enough to cover the entire country, the targeting system would generate a database of poor households that can be ranked according to estimated income using proxy variables and enable the DSWD to identify and properly prioritize their needs.
Cabral said her agency would get a P5-billion budget increase for the full implementation of the 4Ps.
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Cabral said it was "crucial" to pass the health care act, which has been stalled in Congress due largely to pressure on legislators from the dominant Catholic church, which opposes all forms of artificial contraception.
Cabral said she respected Arroyo's position on family planning and that Arroyo respected hers, adding that she did not think the president would veto the reproductive health act if it were passed.
Cabral said the President also bought shoes and a blouse.
Social Welfare Secretary Esperanza Cabral said that the attachs are needed to deliver much-needed basic services to overseas Filipino workers (OFWs.
The DSWD has been deploying social workers in countries with influx of overseas Filipino workers or OFWs in order to provide them with social welfare services in accordance with Republic Act 8042 or the Migrant Workers and Overseas Filipinos Act of 1995, Cabral said in an article on the DSWD website (www.
Cabral said the DSWD has intensified its efforts to protect the welfare of Filipino migrants through the International Social Welfare Services for Filipinos (ISWSF.
Social Welfare and Development Secretary Esperanza Cabral said that the needs and concerns of the affected families, such as food, water and a safe place to stay had been promptly addressed.
Cabral said that the DSWD has been assisting the affected families and individuals who were caught in the armed clashes between the military and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) in North Cotabato if they cannot return to their barangays immediately.
Cabral said that the DSWD-Field Office 12 provided more than P2 million worth of relief assistance for the affected families through the concerned local government units (LGUs) in North Cotabato.
Cabral said the Grameen Bank spirit would also be felt in the 47 poor municipalities where President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s microfinance program is to be implemented.
Banking on the track record of SEA-K, Cabral is confident that the program will again make a difference to the poor who have had no one to turn to for capital until now.
Repayment rate: 94 percentCabral said the DSWD had released P1.
Cabral said the SEA-K program did not only provide capital assistance.