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City to ink MOA with PCSO for welfare and development services

FOR the welfare and development of the city, the local government of Cagayan de Oro and the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) will be collaborating in the implementation of services to the constituents.

This, as the 19th City Council headed by Vice Mayor Raineir Joaquin V. Uy during its regular session Monday, presided over by Councilor Edna M. Dahino, enacted an ordinance authorizing City Mayor Oscar Moreno to enter into and sign the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) for the purpose.

In his letter to the legislative body, Mayor Moreno said the collaboration of the parties is another worthy partnership between the national government, thru PCSO, and the LGU in the implementation of social services programs for the benefit of the members of the marginalized sector.

He said the PCSO will provide financial assistance to the city in the amount of P300,000 to assist the city, through the City Social Welfare and Development Department (CSWDD), expand its social services.

Under the MOA, PCSO shall observe the general guidelines under Commission on Audit Circular No. 96-003 and other government issuances relating to the grant of fund assistance to LGU-CDO.

To ensure compliance with the provisions in the MOA and IPP implementing guidelines, the PCSO through the CAD and concerned branch office shall conduct monitoring to look into the implementation and fund utilization of the PCSO-assisted programs/projects and services through on-site visit, review of the reports, among others.

For its part, the city shall install signage bearing the phrase “PCSO Assisted Project” at the façade of the building/facility. It shall also prioritize PCSO referrals for its program and services, and ensure that the funding assistance shall be used strictly in accordance with the provisions of this MOA.

The MOA was reviewed and endorsed by the committees on social services and on laws and rules chaired by Councilors Joyleen Mercedes Balaba and Ian Mark Q. Nacaya, respectively.


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