Mayor wins award for social services


CITY OF ZAMBOANGA: Outgoing Mayor Maria Isabelle “Beng” Climaco-Salazar continues to reap prestigious accolades and is now voted “Most Outstanding Local Chief Executive” for her effective and efficient delivery of social welfare and health programs and services. development by emphasizing local initiatives, in particular in the fight against the health crisis.

The award was presented by the Association of Local Social Welfare and Development Officers of the Philippines Inc. during ceremonies for Gawad Parangal highlighting the 25th National Forum on Social Welfare and Development and the General Assembly of the group which s is held at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City on June 15 Socorro Rojas, responsible for social welfare and development of the city.

Rojas and his assistant Darick Fabian and other staff joined Climaco-Salazar in the awarding rites.

The Gawad Parangal validation team cited the Climaco-Salazar administration’s innovative programs and services to improve the overall well-being of marginalized and vulnerable sectors in the locality.

The team noted that these programs are highly commendable “which puts your Gawad Parangal Award for SWD Champions at the top of the ranks.”

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Climaco-Salazar, a strong advocate for the rights and welfare of women and children, has rallied the support of local government executives for protecting the rights of children as “very important people” in his administration.

Appropriations for social service programs increased by more than 800% during Climaco-Salazar’s tenure, providing more benefits to various sectors, including the elderly, the disabled, and other disadvantaged beneficiaries.

Just recently, Social Watch Philippines also recognized Climaco-Salazar as a “Champion” in promoting the welfare of children, saying she had prioritized the needs and welfare of the youth sector during her tenure as nine years as local general manager.

He also awarded the local government, through the City’s Social Welfare and Development Office led by Rojas, the “Most Traceable Child Budget Award” at the “Capacity Building Workshop for Strengthening Public Financial Management for Children” which recently concluded at the Limketkai Luxe Hotel. in the city of Cagayan de Oro.

Social Watch is an international network of over 100 grassroots organizations working to eradicate poverty and the causes of poverty to ensure a fair distribution of wealth and the realization of human rights.

He is committed to social, economic and gender justice.


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