APPLICATIONS FOR for travel clearance for minors could now be done online as the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) launched on Monday, June 9, the DSWD e-Services. Other transactions that can now be done electronically, including through mobile applications, are the issuance of certificate of Registration and Licensing of Social Welfare and Development Agencies (SWDAs) and Accreditation of Service Providers (SPs). “The Department is always looking for ways to improve its system to provide what we call ease of doing business for our clientele groups. Through the e-Services, we will be able to cut down processing time and resources since the clients need not go to the Department just to file their applications for the said services,” DSWD Secretary Virginia N. Orogo said in a statement. Assistant Secretary Carlo Florendo C. Castro, speaking at yesterday’s launch, said the e-services will initially be available in four pilot regions, namely: National Capital Region, Central Luzon, Calabarzon, and Davao.