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11 towns get P176-M from Kalahi-CIDSS 2nd cycle

Marcelino, Davao Oriental (DSWD XI) – The second cycle implementation of Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Kapit-Bisig Laban sa Kahirapan Comprehensive and Integrated Delivery of Social Services (Kalahi-CIDSS) officially begins with the municipal orientation in 11 implementing municipalities in Region XI which will receive Php 176,611,400.00 to fund prioritized community sub-projects.

These municipalities that started the program in 2015 are Baganga, Braulio E. Dujali, Lupon, Kiblawan, Jose Abad Santos, Malalag, Sta. Maria, Don Marcelino, Montevista, Sarangani, and San Isidro (Davao del Norte).

The orientation serves as a forum through which newly elected and appointed local officials, as well as representatives of other government and non-government organizations in the locality are provided overview and updates on Kalahi-CIDSS.

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.

“We are very inspired by what we have achieved during the first cycle of Kalahi-CIDSS as implemented in these 11 LGUs. Truly, the benefits of community-initiated programs empower localities more, and they gain a bigger stake in the future of these projects,” shared Regional Director Mercedita P. Jabagat.

Jerome Ruel Susuman, Human Resource Management Officer of Don Marcelino and former Sangguniang Bayan Councilor, expressed his utmost appreciation to the program.

“The Municipality of Don Marcelino is grateful to Kalahi-CIDSS for not only building infrastructures that will help our community, but also in empowering our communities here.  In pledging our commitment in the Manifesto of Support for the second cycle of implementation, I put my heart in every stroke of my signature. We will look forward to a more progressive Don Marcelino and for more communities to develop at a faster pace.”

In the first cycle of implementation in Don Marcelino, a total of 11 sub-projects such as flood control facility, road, multipurpose building, water system, solar home lighting, and hanging cable footbridge were implemented in 11 barangays with a total cash grant of Php 16,776,800.00.

For the second cycle, the municipality will have another grant allocation of Php 16,776,800.00 that will fund sub-projects that address the needs of the community.

Following the orientation, these 11 municipalities will proceed with Community Planning, Proposal Preparation, and Project Approval. The community will be assisted by Kalahi-CIDSS Area Coordinating Team (ACT) in planning and proposal making, based on their identified community needs.

During the first cycle, these towns completed 110 Kalahi-CIDSS community sub-projects worth Php 173,980,750.00 in 110 barangays.

“More projects are well underway and more communities will continue to benefit from Kalahi-CIDSS. We are very optimistic about what 2017 will bring,” said Director Jabagat. (DSWD)

 

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Children’s Joy gets 3rd level accreditation

ACCREDITATION. Area-Based Standards Network XI President and Children’s Joy Foundation, Inc. (CJFI) Executive Director Rosemarie N. Dimagnaong [center] receives on Monday the Certificate of Accreditation from Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Regional Director Mercedita P. Jabagat. CJFI-Davao has satisfactorily complied with the Third Level Standards in the implementation of residential-based programs and services for children and youth. DSWD Standards Bureau has affirmed that CJFI has satisfied the provision of Section 23 of Republic Act 4373, an Act to Regulate the Practice of Social Work and the Operation of Social Work Agencies in the Philippines. CJFI is also licensed to operate in Region 3, Calabarzon, Region 7, Caraga and NCR. Also in photo is CJFI center head Marichel U. Eyog. (DSWD)

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Over 800 Kalahi-CIDSS community volunteers joined congress

Davao City (DSWD XI) – Over 800 community volunteers from 27 implementing municipalities participated in the recent Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Kalahi-CIDSS Community Volunteers’ Congress at Grand Menseng Hotel.

Divided into five batches, the congress spanned from November through December.

Volunteers come from the municipalities of Kiblawan, Sta. Maria, Malalag (Davao Del Sur); Braulio E. Dujali, Kapalong, San Isidro, New Corella (Davao del Norte); Montevista, Compostela, Pantukan (Compostela Valley); Baganga, Lupon, Governor Generoso, San Isidro (Davao Oriental); and Jose Abad Santos, Don Marcelino, Saranggani (Davao Occidental).

The annual congress serves as an avenue of rich exchange of learnings and experiences of community volunteers that led to the successful program implementation of Community Driven Development (CDD).

Kalahi-CIDSS, one of the core programs of DSWD, is a community-driven development initiative of the Philippine Government aiming to empower people through sustainable development, enhanced participation in local governance, and management of poverty alleviation projects.

“This Kalahi-CIDSS Community Volunteers Congress, which pioneered here in Region XI, is essential because this is where our volunteers formally gather and learn from each other. They will be given the opportunity to pesent their inspiring stories and be recognized of their hard work and selfless dedication in implementing the program in their respective localities,” said DSWD XI Regional Director Mercedita P. Jabagat.

Select volunteers provided testimonies and best practices such as how Kalahi-CIDSS strengthened women’s participation, the sustainability mechanisms they installed in the barangay, stories of massive volunteerism, and their struggles and triumphs in community mobilization.

We have installed a volunteers’ gallery to showcase their achievements and milestones in the municipalities, Director Jabagat shared.

Volunteers also pledged their support in sustaining program gains, she added.

Director Jabagat believes the congress series is a big help in eliciting community volunteers’ recommendations in crafting mechanisms to ensure CDD institutionalization, as it has become a substantial learning session on how these volunteers will carry on the lessons of CDD together with the Barangay Local Government Unit. (DSWD)

 

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