The program of the DSWD evolved from simply dole-out to development work.  People started to recognize social workers as allies not only in emergency situations but also front liners in the fight against child abuse, defenders of battered women, temporary custodian of abandoned children and responsible for uplifting the conditions of the elderly and person with disability.

It is important to note that the Local Government of Labason implements the Child Friendly Program being the 3 time Regional Winner of the Presidential Award for the Child-Friendly Municipalities and Cities 1st to 3rd Class Category having sustained its efforts in the promotion of the rights of the child.