House Oks Bill to license Social Welfare Agencies

With a vote of 166-6 without abstention, the House of Representatives approved on third and final reading House Bill No. 7033, seeking to create a registration, licensing, and accreditation system for social welfare and development agencies (SWDAs).

Authored principally by Rep. Anthony Bravo, the proposed “Social Welfare and Development Agencies Act” aims to ensure effectiveness, efficiency, and accountability in the delivery of quality social welfare and development programs and services.