On Monday, June 5, 2023, the newly constructed Lingayen Temporary Shelter-Crisis Intervention Center (LTS-CIC) was inaugurated in the town of Lingayen. The event was led by Mayor Leopoldo N. Bataoil, together with Vice Mayor Mac Dexter G. Malicdem, Municipal Social Welfare Officer Lorenza R. Decena, and the Seal of Good Local Governance (SGLG) Regional Assessment Team headed by LGOO Cluster Leader VII Roger Daguioag.
The LTS-CIC will serve as a temporary refuge for residents, especially women and children who have fallen victim to abuse, harassment, abandonment, and orphanhood. Aside from providing temporary shelter, it aims to deliver psycho-social care and interventions, including rescue and protection, as well as immediate medical attention to victims of all forms of abuse.
According to Municipal Social Welfare and Development (MSWD) Officer III, Ezrah V. Pascual, who will oversee the LTS-CIC, interested individuals only need to present several documents from the authorities, such as a referral letter, police report, birth certificate for minors, and a medical certificate for admission of victims. The MSWD will also collaborate with various government agencies to ensure that victims in need receive more extensive professional and medical services during their stay.
Mayor Bataoil expressed his delight at the completion of the LTS-CIC, emphasizing its importance as one of the local government’s projects for the people of Lingayen. He also highlighted that the administration has laid out several beneficial plans for Lingayen residents, with the realization of these projects relying on the support and cooperation of every citizen.
The establishment of the Lingayen Temporary Shelter-Crisis Intervention Center is a significant step towards providing immediate assistance and care to victims of abuse. With its comprehensive range of services, the LTS-CIC aims to create a safe and supportive environment for those in need within the Lingayen community.