Social Services

Day Care Program

The city's 44 operational Day Care Centers and one (1) ECCD Center, caters to 4,185 children (CY 2012-2014). The Day Care centers provides supplemental parental care to children aged 3-4 years old, providing them with socially, mentally, psychologically and physically stimulating activities.

The city government also initiated the construction of Day Care centers in the following barangays: Pandan,San Antonio, Landoc, Bisocol, San Vicente, Sitio Maliga in Linmansangan and Sitio Dimmayat in Brgy. Tangcarang.

Supplementary Feeding Program for Day Care Children. Day Care children are provided with hot meals served five (5) days a week for 120 days. Parents of the children, in partnership with the City Nutritionist and Day Care Teachers,prepare, cook and serve the food.

Stimulation & Therapeutic Activity Center (STAC)

The STAC provides free rehabilitative services to Children with Disabilities (CWD) aged 0-14 years old.

STAC' s rehabilitative services include Physical Therapy sessions, Occupational Therapy sessions, Special Education sessions, Social Skills Enhancement activities and Physiatrist Check-ups. It also provides educational assistance, supplemental feeding, referral system, Parents' Training, provision of assistive devices such as wheelchairs, canes, walkers, etc. and other support services like organization of STAC Parents association.

The center started as a tripartite project between the city, the provincial government through the Western Pangasinan District Hospital and Breaking Barriers for Children, a foreign-funded non-government organization.

The center has catered to 348 CWDs since its inception in 2004.

Crisis Intervention Center

The CIC serves as receiving and action center for Women and Children in Especially Difficult Circumstances (WEDC /CEDC) who are victims of either physical, sexual, psychological and economic abuse.

The center provides services such as temporary custodial care, referral services, food assistance, transportation assistance, medical services, psycho-social intervention, legal services, rescue and recovery operations and other support services.

To date, the center has catered to 626 cases of WEDC and CEDC.

Computer Literacy Assistance Program (CLAP)

Beneficiaries, mainly Out-of-school Youths (OSYs), aged 18 to 30, undergo a six-month free Computer Literacy Training with integration of various life skills training . Other project components include on-the-job training (OJT) and other essential job placement services to equip graduates with employable skills.

The center was established in partnership with the Engineers without Borders -Canada through the DSWD in 2004 and its operations was turned over to the city in 2007. To date, it has served 392 graduates .

Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP)

A community-based capacity building program that seeks to improve the program participants’ socio economic status.

It is implemented through the community Driven Enterprises Development approach, which equips program participants to actively contribute to production and labor markets by looking at available resources and accessible markets. It relies on multi-stakeholder partnerships and participatory community planning, implementation and monitoring.

This prepares beneficiaries for locally available jobs appropriate to their skills and capacities. It also links priority Pantawid Pamilya beneficiaries to support services provided by national government agencies and civil society organizations and private sector for entrepreneurial skills advancement and wage employment. Priority beneficiaries are also linked to micro-insurance providers.

Empowerment & enhancement of cooperatives & self-employed sector

Kalipunan ng Liping Pilipina (KALIPI) . This articulates the aspiration of women to fundamental reforms and changes and work for the integration of women in development and promotion of women's rights and equality.

To date, there are organized KALIPIs in 29 barangays.

Self Employment Assistance Program. This is a Capability Building program that supports the establishment of organizations for the self-employed. It also provides Loan Assistance to organized groups. This is implemented in partnership with the Department of Social Welfare and Development.

To date, there are seventeen (17) association national beneficiaries.

Microfinance Program. This is an LGU-funded program that provides Capital Loan Assistanc e to organized groups.

To date , there are 235 local individual beneficiaries.

Family Welfare Program

Empowerment and Re-affirmation of Paternal Abilities Training for Fathers (ERPAT). This aims to engage fathers to become effective and responsive. It gives importance and emphasis on father’s paternal roles, responsibilities and abilities. It aims to achieve shared parenting task in the performance of familial task.

To date there are 28 organized ERPAT associations in barangays.

Solo Parent Act (R.A. 8972). Solo parents are provided with renewable identification card as proof of thir entitlement to benefits stipulated in RA 8972. Services include educational assistance, transportation assistance, scholarship assistance, training livelihood assistance and othe social work interventions.

To date, the city has served 186 solo parents with IDs and financial and psychological services.

Magna Carta for Women (R.A. 9710)
Family Head and Other Needy Adults (FHONA). The city understands the various challenges of families. It provides support to help address these challenges. Among the services include the provision of Certificate of Eligibility and Indigency, Assistance to Individuals in Crisis Situation, preparation of Social Case Study Report and Balik Probinsya Program. Other FHONA support services include transportation assistance ,medical assistance and burial assistance

Support to Senior Citizens

The Office of the Senior Citizen has issued 8,050 OSCA IDs and purchase booklets for medicines and groceries. It also conducts interviews and financial assistance for medical, burial and other needs to Senior Citizens. It also continually updates the Masterlist of Indigent Senior Citizens that are eligible for Social Pension.

The city also holds an annual Elderly Week Celebration wherein Senior Citizens engage in various fun activities and gift giving.

Support to the Implementation of Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program

The city supports the National Program that provides cash grant to eligible poor families. To date, there are 3, 545 4Ps beneficiaries in the city. They are provided with skills training on good farming, food processing and reflexology.

Program package include:

Health and Nutrition Grant (Php500.00 /month/household), Education ((Php300.00/month/child for 10 months, max.of 3 children per household)

Health and Nutrition which includes monthly checkup for prenant women, complete immunization and health center visits for children ages 0-5 years old

Family Development Session. Attendance of parent/guardian once a month

Support to the Victims of Calamities

The city has put in place measures to support vicims of calamities. This include the following:

Emergency Shelter Assistance. This provides emergency self-build shelter materials and financial assistance to help victims reconstruct, rebuild or repair their houses damaged by natural or man-made disasters.

Food or Cash for Work. This assistance is provided to beneficiaries and their families to generate temporary employment and income.

Provision of Relief Goods. The city allocates funds for the provision of food commodities and other emergency relief goods for families affected by disasters.

Critical Incidence Stress Debriefing (CISD)

Disaster Risk Reduction and Management

The city recognizes that its continuing progress, economy and its citizens can become vulnerable in face of natural or man-made disasters, especially with the effects of Climate Change slowly and steadily escalating worldwide. It also believes that local government units must take the lead and bond together in forming disaster-resilient communities by assessing its vulnerabilities and increasing the adaptive capacity of its citizens.

Policy Support. The city localized the Philippine Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Act (R.A. 10121) through its City Ordinance No. 2013-07. The same ordinance institutionalized the City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Plan (CY 2014-2019), while City Ordinance No. 2013-09 (and its amendments in Ordinance No.2014-06) provided personnel and appropriated funds for the City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office.

Capacity Development. The city regularly conducts trainings for its Response Team, local officials and decision makers, Barangay Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Councils, the youth, emergency responders and other stakeholders.

Among the trainings recently held include:

Ambulance Management Training
Basic Fire Fighting Course
Basic Incident Command System
Basic Swimming Course for Rescuers
Contingency Planning Workshop
Community-based Disaster Risk Reduction & Management Training
DRR and CCA cum RDP Caravan
Hundred Islands Bangkeros Orientation Training
Standard First Aid and Basic Life Support with AED Operation
Water Search & Rescue and Rubber Boat Operations & Maintenance

Vulnerability and Risk Assessment. The city maps its hazard-prone areas through GIS. These geo-hazard maps help local officials pinpoint the critical areas and vulnerable communities that will need immediate rescue when disaster strikes.

Emergency Quick Response. The city's Action Center conducts rescue and relief operations during emergencies and in the event of disasters. Citizens can call the Action Center hotlines for various concerns and they will be directed to the response team that will appropriately address their needs.

Information and Awareness Campaign. The City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (CDRRMO) initiated the Barangay- based Orientation on Action Center Guidelines and Policies, DRRM Plan and Programs during barangay council monthly sessions.

It also facilitated the dissemination of vulnerability study by the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) to the twelve (12) identified barangays that were highly susceptible to flood, rain-induced landslide and subsidence.

CDRRMO also launched an Emergency Hotline campaign by posting stickers at strategic establishments like bus stations, barangay halls, Day Care centers, schools and business establishments. The sticker contains the Action Center hotlines and Basic Emergency Survival Kit in times of disaster. The same stickers will soon be distributed to all motorboats and public utility vehicles (PUVs) in the city.

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