Health, Nutrition and Sanitation
–The Health Office of Corcuera attends the needs of the 15 barangays of Corcuera.
– The Health Office of Corcuera attends the needs of the 15 barangays of Corcuera.
–Health Care Facilities (HCFs) comprises 1 District hospital, 1 Health Center and 3 Barangay Health Station.
–There are sixteen Nutrition Workers in the entire municipality. Every barangay has an assigned Barangay Nutrition Worker taking charge of the nutrition situation aside from the Barangay Health Workers (BHWs) and Health Personnel who often visit the barangays as their radiation area.
– Garbage Disposal - The municipality operates a material recovery facility (MRF) in Barangay Ambulong. This is in line with the zero solid waste management strategy of the LGU. Each year, the LGU allocates an appropriation in the 20% Development Fund for solid waste management. Waste segregation starting from the households is also advocated. Daily garbage collection is conducted especially in Barangay Poblacion.
– Sanitary Toilets - Sanitation continues to be among the prioritized concerns of government. Yearly, plastic bowls are distributed in the barangays for the construction of toilets. This year, the municipal government has appropriated P 50T for the construction of sanitary toilets municipal wide.
– Water and Sanitation Development Program continuous to share funding under the Local Development Fund. In 2005, large water supply projects funded were construction of rain collectors, artesian wells and equipment.
–Faced with the shortage of potable water supply and water for agriculture purposes, the municipality recently took advantage of the grant from Infrastructure for Rural Productivity Enhancement Sector (InFRES) and is presently working for the release of the grant after providing for the LGU share or equity. With the implementation of this grant, potable water supply projects will be constructed in Ilijan, Mangansag and Alegria and a water impounding structure will be constructed in Colong-colong as part of a communal irrigation project that will serve Colong-colong and Mahaba.
- The latest survey on Minimum Basic Needs (MBNs) revealed that there is an alarming number of children not attending school with age bracket belonging to 3-5, 6-12, and 13-16. These children are supposed to be in pre-school, elementary and high school. These include the drop-outs before completing at least primary education where they are also liable to lose their acquired learning. Most of this children not attending school come from low-income families and are forced to stop schooling to help their parents in the work or baby sit younger siblings while the parents work.
- Education is regarded as a primary instrument for individual development and national development and progress could only be attained if the citizens are themselves educated, trained and skilled to cope with national progress. Access to education is now recognized universally as a fundamental right. Everyone has the right to education.
- Education remains one of the major thrusts of the local government. Evidently, projects for the last five years focused on construction of new school buildings, repair, acquisition of computers and access to free education.
Peace and Order/Public Safety
- Public safety and civil defense in the municipality are ensured by the Integrated Police with the support of barangay tanods. With the municipality’s enviable near zero crime rate situation, the PNP with its workforce of 10 police officers and the barangay tanods do not have a problem maintaining peace and order.
- Still there are areas that really need police visibility such as the coastal areas to prevent illegal fishing, protect sanctuary from intrusion of fishermen and enforce fishing laws.
- Since the area is often visited by typhoons, the local government has organized the Municipal and Barangay Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Councils. Disaster councils provide the vehicles for concerted efforts, direction and control over all emergency operations as well as disaster preparedness and mitigation activities.