The first issue of the Development Research News for 2022 revisits the country's social protection programs. Its banner story underscores the importance of improving the implementation of the Department of Social Welfare and Development's Social Pension Program for Indigent Senior Citizens to ensure that indigents benefit from the program. Other articles tackle the need for effective risk management tools in the agriculture sector and social and health protection for overseas Filipino workers. This DRN issue also discusses the challenges confronting the country's health protection system and the strategies that should be implemented to improve health services. Completing this issue are articles that tackle the state of financial inclusion in the Philippines and the crucial role of fintech in improving financial services in the country.