Wilma S. Estilong
The Municipal Social Welfare Office is one of the arm of the local government unit to deliver the basic social services to its constituents and its mandate is to provide social protection and to promote the rights and welfare of the poor, vulnerable and disadvantaged individuals , families and communities. Such programs and services are geared towards the alleviation of the living condition of the disadvantaged sector of the society. Disadvantaged sectors, which include Family Head and Other Needy Adult, Potentially Neglected Children, which includes Day Care Children, Physically, and emotionally Neglected Children, which include children who are being abused, maltreated and exploited and out of school youth. Women who are physically, sexually and psychologically harmed due to economic abuse.Solo parent who are left alone due to death of husband, abandonment of spouse for at least one year.Disabled persons and elderlies and likewise victims of natural and manmade calamities. In partnership with the DSWD, our mother agency has downloaded programs, the so called social protection or the Big Ticket programs on Pantawid Pamilya Pilipino Program, Indigenous People , Bottom Up Budgeting, Supplemental feeding and Social pension are being downloaded to the LGU. Among this target sector program package of social services are extended in order to contribute to poverty alleviation and to empower families and communities improved their quality of life.