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Social services has biggest chunk of city’s budget - Nacaya

“IF we are browsing our budget, we can find several programs (for social services). In fact, it has the biggest chunk in our city budget. The chair of the committee on finance, budget and appropriations can articulate and support that statement.”

This was pointed out by Councilor Ian Mark Q. Nacaya in reaction to the special report of Councilor Lordan G. Suan during the regular session Monday, requesting the City Social Welfare and Development (CSWD) office to provide and submit a list of PWDs to the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) for them to avail of financial aid or assistance from the national government.

Councilor Nacaya reported that the city government has employed several PWDs in its CSWD office and placed them in the division where they can deliver and direct the affairs and concerns of the said sector.

“Yes we have hired personnel in these capacities who manage the division in the CSWD that would address the concerns of the PWDs because they are more concerned and they have the personal experiences of what it is to be a PWD,” Nacaya said.

He recalled that few months ago he read some articles divulging the continuous social services programs of both the CSWD and DSWD for the marginal sectors such as PWDs.

“Maybe perhaps Councilor Girlie (Balaba), chair of the committee on social services, can also amplify what has been conducted by the social services department of our city government as it is very active in supporting this type of program,” Nacaya added.


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