MANILA, July 11 (PIA) - - The public can now access e-Services of the Department of Social Welfareand Development after launching of the online application and processing for the issuance of travel clearance certificate for Minors Traveling Abroad and the issuance of certificate of Registration and Licensing of Social Welfare and Development Agencies (SWDAs) and Accreditation of Service Providers (SPs).
Dir. Felino Castro, Information and Communications Technology Bureau, DSWD explains the importance of e-Services in doing business.
The social welfare and development agency launched on Monday (July 9) the enhanced DSWD-E Serves at its National Capital Region (NCR) Field Office in Manila.
DSWD-NCR Regional Director Vincent Leyson said that the NCR field office will benefit a lot in the online services seeing that most of the applicants are their clients.
"The long hours of documents processing will be and there will be no more long lines of applicants since they will be applying online," Leyson said.
According to Director Felino Castro, head of DSWD's Information and Communications Technology Bureau said, the enhanced E-Services is part of DSWD's thrust to provide ease of doing business to the public.
"We are trying to minimize the hardship of people applying for government services. This is the modern method of DSWD's slogan 'Maagap na Serbisyong May Malasakit,'" Castro said.
"The department is still looking for more ways of easing the public's difficulties in accessing their services. This also includes looking for gateways for easing payment services," Castro added.
He also gave assurance that the public will be able to monitor their application in all its stages.
The Travel Clearance for Minors Traveling Abroad as provided for in Administrative Order No. 12 series of 2017 of the Omnibus Guidelines for MinorsTraveling Abroad is a social protection service of the Department to provide security to minors going abroad without their parents/legal guardian. It also safeguards them from abuse, exploitation, discrimination and other related acts that my constitute child trafficking.
Applicants sample DSWD's e-Services during its launch.
Meanwhile, registration and licensing of SWDAs and accreditation of SPs are also core regulatory functions of the Department. Through these functions, DSWD ensures that organizations engaged in social welfare and development services operate in compliance or in accordance with set standards. It also ensures that beneficiaries and the public are protected against any malpractice and exploitation;
The online applications for travel clearance certificate and license registration/accreditation may be accessed through the official DSWD website or through www.dswd.gov.ph/services. (DSWD/PIA-NCR)