Due to successful SC program

DSWD subjects Miagao to PES study

MIAGAO, Iloilo – The successful implementation of the town’s programs on Senior Citizen cause the Department of Social Welfare and Development to handpick Miagao as subject of Process Evaluation Study (PES) of the World Bank Funded Social Pension Program.

Mrs. Rosalinda Mueda said that the study will be undertaken by the Integrated Competitive Intelligence Asia, Inc. (ICI-Asia) on June 17 to 21, 2019.  In an interview with her, she said that the study aims to assess and benchmark the Social Pension business process and determine whether the program activities have been implemented as intended.

“It will also identify the needs and area for improvement that would make the program more efficient and responsive to the current and emerging requirements of the program management, operations and service delivery,” said Mrs. Mueda.

According to Mrs. Mueda, Miagao was chosen from among the Municipalities in Western Visayas and was one of the four municipalities that will be covered by the study.  The study includes a Focus Group Discussion to Barangays Palaca and Valencia and interview to selected senior citizens.

It may be recalled that Mayor Macario Napulan was awarded Most Outstanding Mayor of the Philippines by the Association of Local Social Welfare Development of the Philippines Inc. and one of the key programs presented was the successful implementation of programs and projects to more or less 9,000 senior citizens of the Municipality.

“As a physician, I am very must expose to senior citizens. My heart is always with them and my programs and projects are always aligned to their development,” said Mayor Napulan.

Mayor Napulan said Barangays Palaca and Valencia are among the barangays with active senior citizens. In Barangay Valencia, the LGU funded for the operation of the Weaving Center with the members of the senior citizens as active weavers. (ABMande)