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Organizational Structure

The Ministry of Social Services and Development consists of the Ministry Proper, Ministry Services and Offices, and such other appropriate divisions or units as may be necessary.

The Ministry is supported by Services, Bureaus, Division, Sections, and Units, such as but not limited to:

(1) Legal and Legislative Liaison Division – The Legal and Legislative Liaison Division shall be headed by a Division Chief.

(2) Internal Audit Division – The Internal Audit Division shall be headed by a Division Chief.

(3) Information and Communications Division – The Information and Communications shall be headed by a Division Chief.

(4) Planning Division – The Planning Division shall be headed by a Division Chief.

(5) Administrative and Finance Services – The Administrative and Finance Services shall be headed by a Director II.

Under the Administrative and Finance Services are the following:

(a) Finance Management Support Service Division;

(b) Administrative Management Services Division; and

(c) Human Resource and Management Division.

Each division shall be headed by a Division Chief.

(6) Programs and Operations Services – The Programs and Operations Services shall be headed by a Director II. It shall closely coordinate with the Provincial/City Social Welfare Offices in relation to the effective implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of the Ministry’s programs. It shall also encourage the active participation of local government units, partner agencies, and civil service organizations.

Under the Programs and Operations Services are the following divisions:

(a) Protective Services and Welfare Division;

(b) Disaster Response and Management Division; and the

(c) Specialized Programs Division.

Each division shall be headed by a Division Chief.

(7) Provincial and City Operations Office – The Provincial and City Operations Office shall be headed by a Director II. It shall consist of the provincial social welfare offices in the different provinces, cities, and geographical areas that are the constituent units of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region.

It shall have direct supervision over the operations of the Provincial Social Welfare Offices of Sulu, Tawi-Tawi, Maguindanao, Lanao del Sur, and the geographical units of North Cotabato that are part of the region. It shall work closely with the City and Provincial Social Welfare and Development Offices of Basilan, Cotabato City, and Marawi City, and may enter into Memoranda of Agreement with the local chief executives of the different local government units in order to implement programs in these areas.