Manila Department of Social Welfare
The MDSW envisions a city where the disadvantaged and marginalized sectors are empowered for quality life through sustainable, productive endeavors and active, transformational community participation.
The Manila Department of Social Welfare (MDSW) was created thru Republic Act No. 4050, issued on June 18, 1964, which amended the charter of Manila, to include a Department of Social Welfare. This was seen as a welcome move by the City to give importance to the welfare of the public.