Social Welfare

The following are the services offered by the Municipal Social Welfare and Development Office.

Securing a Social Case Study Report
Disaster Relief Assistance
Issuance of Solo Parent ID
Issuance of Certificate of Indigency
Provision of Day Care Services
Pre-Marriage Counselling Services
Aid to Individual Crisis Situations
Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program

Securing a Social Case Study Report
Requirements

  • Medical certificate or medical abstract
  • Certificate of Indigency from the Barangay
  • Other documents required by the institution to be referred to

Process:
1. Request and submit to an interview by a social welfare assistant and bring the necessary documents.
2. If a home visit is necessary, client need to provide a sketch of the location of the house. Take note of the schedule and be there on the day of the agreed home schedule.
3. If home visit is not necessary, wait for the advice of the social welfare assistant on the schedule of release of the Social Case Study Report

Disaster Relief Assistance
The MSWDO provides assistance in the form of food and relief goods in disaster stricken areas during times of calamity.

Issuance of Solo Parent ID
A Solo Parent ID is required so that a parent can avail of the services afforded to him/her as identified in Republic Act 8972 or the Solo Parent’s Welfare Act. The ID is renewed annually. If needed, the social welfare office will verify information with other agencies. It may take 15-30 days before the ID can be issued.

Requirements:

  • Certificate of Indigency from the barangay
  • 1×1 ID picture
  • Income Tax Return or any document that will establish the income level of the solo parent
  • Death certificate of spouse (in case of widow/widower)
  • Application Form
  • Barangay Certification that details the circumstances of the de-facto separation
  • Notarized Affidavit

Process:
1. Submit the requirements to MSWDO.
2. If a home visit is necessary, provide a sketch of residence. Take note of the schedule of the home visit and be there on the agreed schedule.
3. If home visit is not necessary, wait for the advice of the social welfare assistant on the schedule of release of the Solo Parent ID.

Issuance of Certificate of Indigency
Requirement: Barangay certificate of residency

Process:
1. Submit the requirements to MSWDO and be ready for an interview by a social welfare assistant.
2. A social welfare assistant will prepare the certificate if a home visit is necessary. Otherwise, be present on the agreed schedule of home visit.
3. Secure the certificate from the MWSDO.

Provision of Day Care Services
Requirement: Birth certificate of the pre-schooler (aged three to four and eleven months)

Process:
1. Approach a Day Care Worker in your locality and inquire on other requirements for enrollment.
2. Submit the requirements to the Day Care Worker and pay the registration fee.
3. Ensure the attendance of the child on the scheduled date and time of classes
4. Parents/guardian should attend the Parents Committee Meeting and other activities

Pre-Marriage Counselling Services
Requirement: Referral from the Local Civil Registrar Office

Process:
1. Fill out the PMC application form
2. Get the schedule of the PMC and be present on the schedule date and time
3. Secure the PMC certificate and submit the same to LCR

Aid to Individual Crisis Situations

Burial Assistance
Requirement: Photocopy of death certificate (claimant should be any immediate member of the family of the deceased)
Burial assistance is limited to PhP 2, 000 for senior citizens and PhP 1, 000 for 59 years old and below

Medical Assistance
Requirement: Doctor’s prescription and medical certificate

Food and Transportation Assistance
Requirement: Police blotter, in case client is a victim of pickpockets/stranded
Certificate of Indigency from the Barangay

Process:
1. Go to the MSWD Office and bring the necessary requirements. A social welfare assistant aide will interview the client and check the requirements.
2. The MSWDO staff will secure other signatures needed to complete the requirements. A home visit, if necessary, will be conducted.
3. The client will be advised of the schedule of release of assistance.

Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program
Also known as “4Ps,” it is a conditional cash transfer program of the Department of Social Welfare and Development that aims to reduce povery by investing in health and education of the youth. As of April 2014, there are 1078 grantees of 4Ps in Baras. DSWD, through the municipal link and MSWD, are responsible for:

  • monthly conduct of Family Development Sessions
  • orientation of rights of the indigents, senior citizens, PWDs and women
  • monitoring of attendance in school’s of school age children (0-18 years old)
  • monitoring of health center visits, monthly weighing of 0-5 year old children, and pre-natal checkups of pregnant women
  • encouraging grantees to participate in community activities such as Brigada Eskwela, clean and green and other community related tasks
  • monitoring of level of well-being of households through the Social Welfare Indicator