CSSDO asks admin to prioritize social needs    

THE CITY Social Services and Development Office hopes the incoming local government executives will prioritize improvements of facilities and programs catering to the neediest sectors.

Ma. Luisa Bermudo, CSSDO head, said these included improvements to the city’s present facilities for children and the elderly, as well as the disabled.

“There should also be an enhancement to facilities used by our workers in the far-off areas,” said Bermudo in a phone call.

She said building more child-minding centers in the community will also be helpful for parents who have to go to work and needed somewhere safe to leave their kids.

Currently, the city has three child minding centers: one for LGU employees, the other located along Magallanes street, and another in Calinan.

Bermudo is optimistic, however, that incoming Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio would prioritize programs aimed at social welfare improvement.

“Our programs have always been responsive to the needs of various sectors: women and their children, the elderly, and those with disabilities,” she said.

Meanwhile, Bermudo said government officials of Arakan in North Cotabato have given their thanks to CSSDO and Davao City on the donation of sacks of rice to farmers affected by El Nino. The city pledged 15,000 sacks of rice distributed in Arakan, President Roxas, Magpet, Kidapawan and Antipas.

The city council approved the release of P31. 5 million in April from the city’s calamity fund for the purchase of the rice.

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