The office is the implementing arm of the city in the delivery of essential social welfare programs and services to the needy and marginalized families particularly in the 36 barangays of Iriga City.
A social welfare office managed by personnel of noble character, sharing positive values, and providing efficient and effective social welfare programs and services to uplift the quality of life of the less privileged individuals, families and communities for the total development of the city as a premiere Agro-ecotourism Center in the Philippines.
- We, the personnel from the OCSWD being the “SILENT HEROES” in the delivery of essential social welfare programs and services to the needy and marginalized families, commit to uplift the living conditions and develop the well-being of our customers in terms of economic, social, spiritual, moral, intellectual and physical development.
- We also commit to serve and deliver services in accordance with the office’ vision, mission, service values, strategies and commitments to the people we serve and adhere to our slogan “Kapag may access, may Success” for fair, efficient and effective implementation of benefits and services we deliver to our customers.
- Furthermore, we commit to provide qualified, credible, deserving and dedicated manpower with good moral values for sertvice
In our way of promoting Iriga as a city of character and in our desire for service excellence, we sincerely adhere to the following values:
- We speak the truth at all times,
- We inform the people what they need to know, and
- We submit accurate performance evaluation and other reports.
- We work hard to meet our goals,
- We extend assistance beyond the scope of our work, and
- We offer options and alternatives to meet our customers’ need.
- We accept our mistakes and limitations,
- We acknowledge other people’s ideas, and
- We are sensitive to other people’s needs.
- We are determined to give excellent service amidst challenges,
- We keep on working to attain what is being asked for, and
- We do our work without complaints and remain calm despite work crisis.
- We recognize the rights of others,
- We give priority to people with special needs, and
- We give regard to our heritage and different cultural practices (PATRIOTISM)
- We abide by existing policies and regulations,
- We serve in a well-arranged and conducive work place, and
- We wear our prescribed office uniforms.
FUNCTIONS OF THE OFFICE
- Formulate measures for the approval of the sanggunian and provide technical assistance and support to the mayorin carrying out measures to endure the delivery of basic services and provisions of adequate facilities relative to social welfare and development services;
- Develop plans and strategies and upon approval thereof by the mayor implement the same particularly those which have to do with social welfare programs and projects which mayor is empowered to implement and which the sanggunian is empowered to provide;
- Identify the basic needs of the needy, the disadvantaged and the impoverished and develop and implement appropriate measures to alleviate their problems and improve their living conditions and provide relief and appropriate crisis intervention for victims of abuse and exploitation and recommend appropriate measures to deter further abuse and exploitation;
- Assist the mayor in implementing the barangay level program for the total development and protection of children and facilitate the implementation of welfare programs for the disabled, elderly, and victims of drug addiction, the rehabilitation of prisoners and parolees, the prevention of juvenile delinquency and such other activities which would eliminate or minimize the ill-effects of poverty;
- Initiate and support youth welfare programs that will enhance the role of the youth in nation-building and coordinate with government agencies and non-governmental organizations which have for their purpose the promotion and the 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;
- Be in the frontline or service delivery, particularly those which have to do with immediate relief during and assistance in the aftermath of man-made and natural disaster and natural calamities and recommend to the sanggunian and advise the mayor on all other matters related to social welfare and development services which will improve the livelihood and living conditions of the inhabitants; and
- Exercise such other powers and perform such other duties and functions as may be prescribed by law or ordinance;
TERESITA I. TALAGUIT, CPA
City Budget Officer/Acting City Social Welfare and Development Officer
CRISTINA T. ALMAZAN
Social Welfare Officer III
TERESA G. PANTE
Social Welfare Assistant/Youth Focal Person
EMILY A. BARCE
YOLANDA E. MAGISTRADO
sOCIAL wELFARE aSSISTANT/sENIOR cITIZEN fOCAL pERSON
MARY JEAN A. ORCINE
QUENIE MARIE APRIL L. AURELLANO
LEA B. VARGAS
SUSAN M. PAPROS
DANTE S. ENOJEVAS
JUAN CARLOS I. TALAGUIT
SERVICES FOR THE YOUTH
A. PAG-ASA YOUTH ASSOCIATION OF THE PHILIPPINES (PYAP)
B. INFORMATION EDUCATION ON:
- Population Awareness and Family Life Orientation and Family Life Orientation (PAFLO)
- Drug information Program (DIP)
- Practical Skills and Development
- Socio-Cultural and Recreational Activities (SCRA)
- Physical Fitness and Sports Development (PFSD)
- Community Volunteer Services (CVS)
SERVICES FOR WOMEN AND CHILDREN
A. CASE WORK COUNSELLING
B. FAMILY COUNSELLING
C. DAY CARE SERVICE THRU EARLY CHILDHOOD CARE AND DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
D. SUPPLEMENTARY FEEDING PROGRAM
E. REFERRAL SERVICES
SPECIAL CASES FOR CHILDREN
A. PREDELINQUENT CARES: TASK ORIENTED COUNSELLING
B. CLIENTíS CUSTODIAL CARE
C.ABUSED, NEGLECTED / ABANDONED CHILDREN
SERVICES FOR SENIOR CITIZEN
A. SELF/SOCIAL ENHANCEMENT FOR SENIOR CITIZEN
B. SOCIAL PENSION FOR INDIGENT SENIOR CITIZENS
C. REFERRAL SERVICE