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Balanga City tops number of AICS beneficiaries

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  • Aida R. R.
  • 7 years ago

BALANGA CITY, Bataan – In line with the provincial government’s commitment to provide a better, if not the best quality of life for all Bataeños, Governor Abet S. Garcia sees to it that all programs and services of the different agencies will help alleviate poverty and empower disadvantaged individuals, families, and communities to improve their quality of life.

One of these programs is the Assistance to Individuals in Crisis Situation (AICS) under the Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office (PSWDO). The AICS serves as a “social safety net” or a stop-gap mechanism to support the recovery of individuals and families from unexpected crisis such as illness or death of a family member, natural and man-made disasters, and other crisis situations.

This service is designed to readily respond and provide timely and appropriate assistance to individuals/families in distress brought about by a sudden event or series of stressful situations during which the social functioning of these individuals or families is impaired and their resources are inadequate to cope with the problem.

Under AICS, the government provides medical, educational, burial, and transportation assistance to persons or families in crisis situations, specifically those belonging to the informal sector and other poor, marginalized, vulnerable, and disadvantaged individuals.

These services are delivered to the clients through the Crisis Intervention Unit (CIU) of the PSWDO wherein clients submit the required documents, fill out the General Intake Sheet and interviewed by a staff of the PSWDO.

Based on reports gathered from the PSWDO, under Mrs. Marilyn Tigas, topping the list of LGUs provided financial assistance through the agency’s AICS for the period January to August 2017 is Balanga City, followed by the municipalities of Abucay, Hermosa and Orani.

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In his desire to further improve the delivery of social services to the people, Gov. Abet and Vice Gov. Cris Garcia, just recently met with officials of the Commission on Audit, PSWDO, and other officials involved in the implementation of the program and discussed procedural matters.

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