May 21, 2024

The Department of Social Welfare and Development-Cordillera is warning the public to not fall prey to solicitation permit number DSWD-19-2021.

The solicitation permit supposedly issued to Cordillera Binnadangan Connection, Inc. was not processed by the DSWD-Cordillera and is therefore considered fictitious and illegal.

The document bears the signature of former DSWD Director Leo L. Quintilla and Cordillera Binnadangan Connection, Inc. Feliciano G. Calora, Jr.

The DSWD-Cordillera does not honor and denies any transaction involving the fake document.

The DSWD also asked the public to coordinate with the nearest local social welfare and development office or the DSWD regional should there be messages or information that are suspicious or questionable.

The DSWD Standards Section is the only institution allowed to issue a permit to solicit or conduct a fund campaign covering the Cordillera.

Activities covering a province or a certain municipality are regulated by the LSWDO in the areas of concern.

For other concerns, visit the DSWD regional office at 40 North Drive, Baguio City or contact 661-0430 or 396-6580; 0917-871-9893, 0917-872-0256, 0919-065-5365 to 68; e-mail [email protected].Çh; or visit www.facebook.com/dswdfocar. – Nerizza Faye G. Villanueva-Trinidad