In 2019, Moalboal’s Total Revenue and Receipts was Php 154
million (COA Audit Report 2019). Out of that amount, Moalboal
spent Php 13 million for Social Services and Social Welfare (COA
Audit report 2019), or 8% of its Total Revenue and Receipts.
In DBM’s Internal Revenue Allotment for 2021 budget, Moalboal
has an allocation of Php 125.9 million (DBM website). Assuming it
will continue to collect Php 49 million this year from local revenues,
it will have a total budget of Php 174.9 million. If Moalboal will
allocate 8% of that amount for Social Services and Social Welfare,
then it will have a total budget of Php 14 million, 8% higher than
the previous year.
However, with the nation still coping with the effects of Covid 19
pandemic especially in the tourism industry which has been badly
hit, and where Moalboal draw most of its local revenues from, for
sure Moboal’s collection from local revenue sources would be badly
affected. And when this happens, Moalboal would be forced to cut
down on its expenses: the first to suffer would be the Social Services
and Social Welfare of its constituents.
It is during situations like this that the services of the Community
Center run and managed by Non-government organizations (NGO)
would be very much of help for the people of Moalboal. More than
ever, the partnership with Non-government organizations that could
compliment Moalboal’s programs on Social Services and Social
Welfare for its people is direly needed.
The Community Center would hire well-trained and competent
professionals to provide relief of social problems and social
developmental needs of young adults, children, and their mothers.
It will have a small kitchen that could provide them food, toilet and
bath for hygiene, and sports facilities for recreation. Lectures,
educational fora, and literary, musical, and sports competition
would also be available at the center.
The Community Center would primarily be funded by donations
made through the BenPas Redoble Foundation.