CSO VALIDATION. DSWD Standards Unit head Alfredo M. Sy interviews members of Quezon Women’s Pangkabuhayan led by Nelda D. Piedad [leftmost] during the recent validation of DSWD Sustainable Livelihood Program Associations (SLPAs) in Panabo City. Once accredited, Piedad’s group will engage in Water Refilling Station as one of the SLPAs in Panabo City. Earlier, DSWD was mandated as the only government agency that will accredit civil society organizations to be eligible to receive public funds as implementing entities of government programs and projects (PAPS). (DSWD)