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Social Sevices

Existing social welfare institutions

In Naga City, there are currently 27 government and nine private social welfare organizations. Of the nine private organizations, two —the Villa Marillac and the HELP Learning Center (a school for differently-abled children)—are accredited by the DSWD. Complementing them are 7 social workers and 27 social welfare volunteers assigned in every barangay.

Among the services offered by City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWDO) 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 of vagrants, beggars, street children, scavengers, juvenile delinquents, and victims of drug abuse.

The clientele system of the CSWD include Families in Especially Difficult Circumstances (EDC), Community in EDC, Women in EDC, Children and Youth in EDC, Senior Citizens, Persons with Disabilities (PWD), Victims of natural/man-made disasters and Displaced families.

ABUSED WOMEN AND CHILDREN

In 2008, 184 cases of abused children were reported and handled by the City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWDO). This figure decreased to 79 in 2009. From January to June, 2010 a total of 8 children in conflict with the law (CICL), 40 street children and 67 neglected and maltreated children were rescued by the CSWDO. The CSWDO has been actively dealing with this problem through its “rescue” operations, counseling services and referrals to other agencies and active partnership with Bantay Familia, a local NGO which the champions the plight of abused family members. Battered and abused women tallied at 199 in 2007, 95 in 2008 then 33 in 2009.

SENIOR CITIZENS

As of 2009, there were 9,499 senior citizens in the city, 60% of whom are males and 40 % are females. Recipient of the 2004 Ulirang Nakatatanda Award, the Naga City Senior Citizens Federation, Inc. is not only concerned with the distribution and printing of senior citizens booklet as mandated by Republic Act 9257 also known as the “Expanded Senior Citizens Act of 2003″ .

The office also deals with complaints raised by its members against establishments which allegedly deny members of their rights. These complaints are handled by SP Committee on Senior Citizens Affairs headed by City Councilor Esteban R. Abonal.

PERSONS WITH DISABILITY

As of 2009, there were around 8,000 persons with disability in the city. Handled by SP Committee on Persons with Disabilities headed by City Councilor David Casper Nathan A. Sergio, issues usually concerning PWDs in the city include violations of Republic Act 7277 known as “Magna Carta for Disabled Persons” and PB 344 or known as “Accessibility Law”. Headed by Mr. Christopher Molin as president of Naga City Federation of PWDs, the group seeks the establishment of its own PWD Center and the completion of a comprehensive databank for PWDs.