ROAD WORKS. Municipal Mayor Michael A. Maruya [in striped shirt] leads the groundbreaking ceremony to mark the concreting of a 380 linear-meter barangay road worth Php 3,253,008.00 in Barangay Baluntaya, Don Marcelino, Davao Occidental. The community project was initiated by Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) through Kalahi-CIDSS. Joining the mayor are local officials, Kalahi-CIDSS Area Coordinating Team, and some community volunteers. The project will be completed within 90 calendar days.

The Kapit-Bisig Laban sa Kahirapan – Comprehensive and Integrated Delivery of Social Services (Kalahi-CIDSS) is a community-driven development program of the Philippine Government aiming to empower people through sustainable development, enhanced participation in local governance, and management of poverty alleviation projects. The program presently operates in 21 municipalities in Region XI. (DSWD)