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Office of the Municipal Social Welfare and Development Officer

Mr. Mosa D. Soriano, RSW

Municipal Social Welfare & Development Officer

Email Address: [email protected], [email protected]

Office Address: 2/F Chipeco Building, J. Tanalega Street, Barangay San Agustin, Municipality of Bay, Laguna, 4033


R.A 7160, also known as the local government code of 1991. Section 17. Basic Services and Facilities. (iv) Social welfare services which include programs and projects on child and youth welfare, family and community welfare, women’s welfare, welfare of the elderly and disabled persons; community-based rehabilitation programs for vagrants, beggars, street children, scavengers, juvenile delinquents, and victims of drug abuse; livelihood and other pro-poor projects; nutrition services; and family planning services;


The Municipal Social Welfare and Development envision all Bayeños to have a sustained quality of life, free from hunger and poverty, with equal access to opportunities and social justice.

Power and Functions

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 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 mayor, as the case may be, implement the same particularly those which have to do with social welfare programs and projects which the  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 exploitation; (iii) Assist the 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 ill effects 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 neglect;  
    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 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.


    1. Assistance to Individual in Crisis Situation (AICs) is an integrated service to individuals and families who are in crisis or difficult situations through the MSWD Office. On behalf of the client, immediate relatives within the household are the only qualified to facilitate and receive the assistance intended for the client unless approved by the Social Worker after thorough assessment.
    2. Provision of Social Case Study Report, Social Case Study Reports are required by any charitable institutions, government hospitals, and non- government organizations that provide services to clients and patients. Case studies capture a range of perspectives information based on the single view of an individual that a social worker can. This allows gaining a greater understanding of the subject in hand and reduces the potential for any bias, by diluting the agenda of a particular individual/s. 
    3. Disaster Relief Assistance. Disaster Relief Operation is one of the services provided by the MSWD Office in coordination with the Mayor’s Office. In time of the disaster, the Municipal Social Welfare and Development Office together with the Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (MDRRMO)are at the forefront to facilitate relief assistance through provision of food distribution, non-food and psychosocial interventions during natural or manmade calamities such as typhoons, fires, volcanic eruption, arm conflicts and earthquakes. Intervention varies depending on the post disaster assessment result and recommendations from the Disaster Management Council (MDC).  Prior to the relief operation/distribution, the said offices are required as well to secure data information and other documentary requirements that would be the basis for the release of relief assistance. They work hand in hand in terms of disaster preparedness, prevention, response and rehabilitation. Distribution of assistance can be provided to all persons affected by any kind of disaster, manmade or natural in nature depending on the extent of damages and funds appropriations of the MDRRMO. 
    4. Solo Parent Identification Card. Solo Parent ID is being issued to all qualified identified solo parents based on the Solo Parent Welfare Act of 2000 or RA 8972. Solo parents have special privileges that can be availed. This includes extra leaves, a flexible working schedule, and even educational assistance for their children. The LSWDO is tasked to be the lead agency in the implementation and issuance of ID based on R.A 8972 or the Solo Parent Welfare Act. 
    5. Senior Citizens Identification Card. Senior Citizen’s Identification Card is being issued to any Filipino and a resident of the Philippines for at least 6 months ages 60 years old and above. The identification card issued can be utilized to avail of the privileges and benefits of Senior Citizens as stated in the Republic Act 9257. This service is appropriately managed by the Office of the Senior Citizens Affairs (OSCA).
    6. Provision of Certificate of Indigency. A Certificate of Indigency or a Certificate of Low Income is a document issued by the Barangay Captain of the place where the client is residing. The certification is required by the Philippine government or a private institution as proof of an individual’s financial situation to provide financial assistance. Likewise, a certification from the Municipal Assessor’s Office that the party concerned does/do not own real property is deemed necessary. 
    7. Early Childhood Care and Development Program. Early childhood care and development is more than preparation for primary school. It aims at the holistic development of a child’s social, emotional, cognitive and physical needs to build a solid and broad foundation for lifelong learning and wellbeing. This program is referred to as Day Care Service.  It provides secondary parental care to 0-4 years old who may be neglected, potentially neglected, abused, exploited or abandoned during part of the day when parents cannot attend to their needs due to work or at home performing household chores. ECCD Law was repealed by RA 10410- the Early Years Act of 2013.
    8. Pre-Marriage Orientation and Counselling involves counselling for conjugal family life specifically on how to handle marital adjustments and difficulties encountered in the process and how to enrich marital relationship, home and financial management, health care and responsible parenting strategies. 
    9. Services for Persons with Disability. Provision of Assistive Devices for Persons with Disabilities One of the sectors mandated to be provided with services are the persons with a disability such as that of the visually impaired, hearing impaired, mentally challenged and the physically handicapped. The provision of assistive devices will enable them to perform tasks and responsibilities similar to that of an able individual.
    10. Self/Social Enhancement Service- activities designed to assist the person with disability develop positive   self-image & self- acceptance, provide opportunities for socialization, active participation and membership to organization like the Association of PWDs. This is done through individual or group counselling, orientation and mobility training, development of daily living and survival community skills, sports, recreational and socio-cultural activities
    11. Special Cases
      1. Women in Difficult Circumstances.
      2. Children in conflict with the law (CICL).
    12. Livelihood Program is a regular program of the local government started in 2021 during the covid-19 pandemic with the end goal to help affected families to recover from the effect of the pandemic. Bay has 14 women sector groups; presidents of various sectors are convene to come-up with the livelihood program which is most profitable and advantageous to the beneficiaries. In identifying target beneficiaries, those member of the disadvantage sector of women are priority, indigent and those consider as near poor families. Prior the implementation, there are capacity building and financial management training to prepare them for the livelihood. Livelihood focal person and Sectoral group leaders are monitoring the program and provides technical assistance as necessary.
    13. Yakap Bayan Program (YBP) is an aftercare program for Persons Who Uses Drugs (RPWUDs). Social Worker conduct profiling of RPWUDs using a comprehensive intake form. Interventions will be based on Social Worker’s assessment in providing basic services such as but not limited to, family counselling, group dynamic activities, referral to livelihood program and other services RPWUDs may be qualified.
    14. Mental Health program, there is One (1) staff who is assigned to enhance the delivery of mental health service within the LGU. Barangay Health Workers (BHW) are trained in handling mentally challenge individual within their respective barangays. Focal person is responsible in assisting clients’ relatives for referrals, assessment and provision of financial assistance. The National Center for Mental Health (NCMH) is one of LGU partners in caring for mentally challenge. Through coordination between the barangay and the Municipal level.