Social Welfare

Social welfare and development concerns are directed towards improving the quality of life of the poor and disadvantage sectors in the locality. Several programs ranging from nutrition, health care, shelter, livelihood and employment assistance and initiatives for the welfare and protection of children, women, elderly, disabled and other disadvantage sectors of society and relief and rehabilitation during disasters are done by the Municipal Social Welfare and Development Office and local NGOs. There are 40 Day Care Centers in the municipality operated and maintained by the barangays Day Care Workers in all 28 barangays. Poverty remains the main developmental challenge in the municipality. The proportion of households with income below poverty continue reading : Social Welfare