OFFICE OF THE MUNICIPAL SOCIAL WELFARE AND DEVELOPMENT

  1. Functional Statement
    • Committed to the care, protection and rehabilitation of that segment of the country’s population, family and community which has the least in life and needs Social Welfare Assistance and Social Work Intervention to restore their normal functioning and participation in community affairs.
  2. Objectives
    • To  provide  a  balanced  approach  to welfare and development whereby  the  needs and  interests  of  the population   are   addressed   not   only   at  the  outbreak  of  crisis  but  more  importantly  at  the  stage   which inexorably such crisis.
  3. Functions:
    1. Formulate measures for the approval of the Sangguniang Bayan and provide technical assistance and support to the Mayor, in carrying out measures to ensure the delivery of basic services and provisions of adequate facilities relative to social welfare and development services;
    2. Develop plans and strategies on social welfare programs and projects and implement them upon approval thereof by the Mayor;
    3. Identifying the basic needs of the needy, the disadvantaged and impoverished and develop and implement appropriate measures to alleviate their problems and improve their living conditions;
    4. Provide relief and appropriate crises intervention for victims of abuse and exploitation and recommend appropriate measures to deter further abuse and exploitation;
    5. Assist the Mayor in implementing the barangay program for the total development and protection of children up to 6 years of age;
    6. Facilitate the implementation of welfare programs for the disabled, the elderly and victims of drug addiction, the rehabilitation of prisoner and parolees, the prevention of juvenile delinquency and such other activities which would eliminate or minimize the ill-effects of poverty;
    7. Initiate and support youth welfare programs that will enhance the role of the youth in nation-building;
    8. Coordinate with government agencies and NGOs which have for their purpose the promotion and protection of all needy, disadvantaged, underprivileged or impoverished groups or individuals, particularly those identified to be vulnerable and high-risk to exploitation, abuse and neglect;
    9. Be in the front-line of service delivery, particularly those concerning immediate relief and assistance during and in the aftermath of man-made and natural disaster and calamities;
    10. Exercise such other powers and perform such other duties and functions as may be prescribed by law or ordinance.
  4. Staff and Personnel
    • Social Welfare & Dev’t. Officer
    • Social Welfare Officer III
    • Social Welfare Asst.
    • Clerk IV
    • 22 Day Care Workers