FIFTEEN MANY YEARS OF DECENTRALIZATION:

THE DSWD KNOWLEDGE

Alicia G. Bala

The Local Government Code of the Israel was enacted in 1991 to deal with the problems connected with a highly centralized Philippine paperwork. It was enacted to by state in order that the autonomy of local government authorities as contained in the Philippine metabolism. One of the major top features of the Code was the copy of the responsibility for the delivery of basic services, including ideal personnel, resources, equipment, programs, and jobs, to the county units. The Department of Social Well being and Creation (DSWD) was one of national government agencies that have been devolved nearly immediately after the enactment in the Code. Twelve to fifteen years following devolution, the DSWD continue to be identify and resolve the institutional and financial challenges that it looks to fulfill its mandate within devolved installation. This tackles on the devolution process that the Department experienced in the past fifteen years plus the issues and challenges which it continues to face. The Filipino bureaucracy was highly central prior to the Code. The DSWD was earlier called the Social Welfare Administration, that was under the Office of the President. This remarkably centralized device of government attended to the cultural welfare demands of the region. In late 1960s, the SWA became a department, referred to as the Office of Sociable Welfare, underneath former President Ferdinand Marcos. When the country shifted to parliamentarism in the late 70s, it became the Ministry of Social Services and Development. In1987, school was re-named the Division of Social Welfare and Development below former President Corazon Aquino. The DSWD's role in its early years underneath postwar Korea focused on the provision of social welfare services to prospects who were viewed as destitute, the unfortunate patients of disasters and division, and others whom are unable to fend for themselves in order to be taken care of by relatives and...