SWDAS

AcronymDefinition
SWDASShallow Water Data Acquisition System
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According to Leah Quintana, DSWD-7 regional information officer Central Visayas has 58 registered and licensed SWDAs, 64 accredited SWDAs, 17 registered auxiliary Social Welfare Agencies (People's Organization and Resource Agency), and two accredited Local Government Unit (LGU) Centers which are committed to provide social welfare and development programs and services to the public.
A SWDA refers to non-stock, non-profit corporation, organization or association implementing or intending to implement, either directly or indirectly, social welfare and development programs and services in the Philippines, and assessed as having the capacity to operate administratively, technically, and financially.
Donors are required to present these documents to SWDAs for the issuance of certification of tax-free donations:
All registered and licensed SWDAs are also required to obtain their accreditation from DSWD to enjoy the benefits and privileges, including endorsement for cash incentives or tax exemption, and for 50-percent discount to electricity, water and telephone services, among many others.
Orogo said the MC 16 aims to institutionalize the system in the management of complaints against neglect, abuse, and exploitation of clients by erring SWDAs.
"We at the DSWD recognize the role being played by SWDAs in the delivery of basic social protection programs and services to our fellow citizens in need," Orogo said.
Meanwhile, registration and licensing of SWDAs and accreditation of SPs are also core regulatory functions of the Department.
Registration, licensing, and accreditation of SWDAs is a core function of the Department which standardizes the implementation of social welfare and development programs by local service providers and social welfare and development agencies.
Meanwhile, the registration and licensing of SWDAs and accreditation of SPs are also core regulatory functions of the Department.
According to the DSWD Secretarys memorandum, the Standards Bureau/Unit shall ensure compliance by all SWDAs that their residential and non-residential facilities, including furniture, fixture and equipment, are using lead-safe paints or coatings prior to licensing or re-accreditation.
The bill tasks the DSWD to collect the application fees for registration, licensing and accreditation as well as monitor the SWDAs and their dissolution.
On the other hand, the SWDAs are also given Certificate of Registration, License to Operate, and Certificate of Accreditation for them to legally implement social welfare and development programs and services.