Social Pension Implementation Review

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

The Social Pension Program of the Department of Social Welfare and Development has helped a thousand of our indigent senior citizens all over the country. With a monthly aid of P500 pesos, this aims to help them with their food or medicines. With the aim of perfecting the program, it is therefore important to review how the program went, hence the activity.

We were brought back to the legal bases of the said program and the new guidelines was also presented. We, the implementers, hope that the coverage would be widened to include the 60-year-olds, as this is budget-driven for now. 

Peer Counsellors' Training

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

The youth are the future generations. That's a given fact. How we nurture, protect, care and teach them will be the outcome of their future. With the growing incidence of teenage pregnancies and crimes involving youth, it is important that we make a stand and we fight for their future, a better and brighter tomorrow.

Last July 14 to 16, 2015, the Office of the Municipal Social Welfare and Development held a Peer Counsellors' Training which were facilitated by youth peer counsellors from Sto. Tomas in the persons of Dinny Tumbaga, Rambert Mangay, Ronnie Rinos and Jane Ompoc. This was in partnership with the Municipal Health Office. A total of 21 youth participants were present and they came from different barangays in Malita. Through this, we hope to get partners in our goals to better help the youth. We also hope to replicate this training to other barangays.

Dr. Rosario Mosqueda, MHO, giving her welcome speech

This was taken during one of their games

Pia Salome Emperador who is one of the MSWDO staff joined the training and was voted as their President.

Giving her valedictory speech

With the MSWDO staff, Facilitators (seated on the floor) and the Participants (standing at the back)


Next stop for the RHU On WHEELS was Barangay Pinalpalan. With over a 100 patients, both pregnant, old and young, their immediate needs hopefully were met. The smiles of pregnant mothers seeing their child on the ultrasound machine screen is priceless. We would like to thank the barangay officials for the very warm accomodation. Thank you also to Dr. Glinard Quezada for coming with us, bringing additional medicines for the young and old. We look forward to our next stop, barangays Kilalag and Lagumit.

Prenatal area and ultrasound room in one.

Provincial Ambulance

Barangay Midwife

Barangay Health Worker

Kagawad Diding Alcordo

Dr. Rosario Mosqueda doing a scan

lectures while waiting for their turn

Dr. Glinard Quezada attending to patients

CVD Coordinator Elenette Calinawan

Dr. Jennifer Balbuena

Med Tech Stella Solitana

MSWDO Staff Elvira Malinog and Liza Diamale

Contraceptive Coordinator and TB Coordinator Indira Christine Doromal

Pregnant women were given Arrozcaldo while waiting

Dr. Glinard Quezada with his team from the Provincial Health Office

RHU ON WHEELS at Barangay Little Baguio

Thursday, July 9, 2015

With the technical assistance from the World Health Organization, Malita has started its RHU on Wheels to provide the basic health services to far flung barangays. This is a twist of the usual medical mission that we give, but its close to the Buntis Congress which was previously done. It's aim is to cater to the needs of pregnant women, those afflicted with cardiovascular disease and those who are in need of medical attention. With the support of the Provincial Medical Outreach Team headed by Dr. Glinard L. Quezada, we were able to attain what we aimed for. We hoped that we have satisfied our clients. Here are some of the shots during that activity.