PALO, Leyte – Presidential Communications Operations Office Undersecretary Lorraine Badoy visited the residents of the shelters constructed by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) in the region to check on their conditions.
Badoy, who was a former DSWD assistant secretary before she was appointed to her current post, visited the Reception and Study Center (RSC) where abandoned and neglected children are temporarily staying before they are taken by adopted parents; the Haven for Women, a shelter for sexually abused women; the Home for Girls; and the Regional Center for Children in Conflict with the Law (RCCCY) which is a regional rehabilitation facility for boys.
The shelters are located in the municipality of Palo and Tanauan.
Usec. Badoy said that compare to other similar shelters that she visited in Luzon and Mindanao, the facilities of DSWD here in the region are in better condition and well-maintained by the personnel of the agency.
She disclosed that for this year, P3 billion has been allocated for the improvement of shelter centers in the country of which P60 million has been budgeted for the region.
During her visits to these shelters, Badoy had an interaction with the residents, as the boys and girls are addressed, and gave them her encouragement.
Psycho-social interventions and livelihood training skills are being provided by the DSWD in these temporary shelters for the abused and abandoned children. (ROEL T. AMAZONA)