• Provision of Assistance to Individuals in Crisis Situation
    • Provision of Emergency Shelter
    • Adoption (Preparation of Child Study)
    • Intervention Program for Children in conflict with the law
    • Intervention Program for Children at Risk
    • Intervention Program for Women in Especially Difficult Circumstances
    • Intervention Program for Children in need for special protection
    • Referrals
    • Provision of Solo Parents ID card
    • Provision of PWD ID Card/ Purchase Booklet
    • Community-based Psychological Rehabilitation Program


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Vision: Empowerment of the disadvantage/ distressed Ilagueno to realize their potentials to become responsible, self-reliant, and contributing members of society.

Mission: The CSWD office is committed to the provision of comprehensive and responsive social welfare development programs in partnership with other Gos and NGOs for the:

  • Care, protection and upliftment of the disadvantaged, individuals, families, and communities
  • Promotion of the psycho-social functioning of these segments of the population who are in the socially and dehumanizing conditions and
  • Promotion of preventive and development strategies, intervention, and approaches for the disadvantages.

City Social Welfare and Development Officer's Qualifications, Powers and Duties

No person shall be
appointed social welfare and development officer unless he is a citizen of
the Philippines, a resident of the local government unit concerned, of good
moral character, a duly licensed social worker or a holder of a college
degree preferably in sociology or any other related course from a
recognized college or university, and a first grade civil service eligible or
its equivalent. He must have acquired experience in the practice of social
work for at least five (5) years in the case of the provincial or city social
welfare and development officer, and three (3) years in the case of the
municipal social welfare and development officer.

The appointment of a social welfare and development officer is mandatory
for provincial and city governments, and optional for municipal

(b) The social welfare and development officer shall take charge of the
office on social welfare and development services and shall:(1) Formulate measures for the approval of the sanggunian and
provide technical assistance and support to the governor or
mayor, as the case may be, in carrying out measures to
ensure the delivery of basic services and provision of
adequate facilities relative to social welfare and development
services as provided for under Section 17 of this Code;

(2) Develop plans and strategies and upon approval thereof by
the governor or mayor, as the case may be, implement the
same particularly those which have to do with social welfare
programs and projects which the governor or mayor is
empowered to implement and which the sanggunian is
empowered to provide for under this Code;

(3) In addition to the foregoing duties, the social welfare and
development officer shall:

(i) 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;
(ii) Provide relief and appropriate crisis intervention for
victims of abuse and exploitation and recommend
appropriate measures to deter further abuse and
(iii) Assist the governor or mayor, as the case may be, in
implementing the Barangay level program for the total
development and protection of children up to six (6)
years of age;
(iv) 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 illeffects of poverty;
(v) Initiate and support youth welfare programs that will
enhance the role of the youth in nation-building;
(vi) Coordinate with government agencies and nongovernmental 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

(4) Be in the frontline of 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;

(5) Recommend to the sanggunian and advise the governor or
mayor, as the case may be, on all other matters related to
social welfare and development services which will improve
the livelihood and living conditions of the inhabitants; and

(c) Exercise such other powers and perform such other duties and
functions as may be prescribed by law or ordinance