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Best community volunteers big winners at Kalahi-CIDSS Bayani Ka! Awards

Davao City (DSWD XI) – Nine groups of Kalahi-CIDSS volunteers were cited for their exemplary contribution in community-driven development during the recently concluded 4th Regional BayanI Ka! Awards at Grand Menseng Hotel here.

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) recognized the efforts of Kalahi-CIDSSS Barangay Sub-Project Management Committee (BSPMC) Andap, New Bataan and Kapalong Council of Women under the Gender and Development category.

For Improved Local Governance category, BSPMC New Casay of Braulio E. Dujali and BSPMC Tagugpo of Pantukan were awarded while BSPMC Cabayangan of Braulio E. Dujali was feted for Environmental Protection.

BSPMC Sua-on of Kapalong won the category on Indigenous People’s Welfare, BSPMC Taytayan of Cateel for Sustained Community Volunteer Group, BSPMC Cogon Bacaca of Kiblawan for Persons with Disability, and BSPMC Dujali of Braulio E. Dujali for Youth category.

The winners received a plaque of recognition and cash prize.

The nomination and validation ran from November through December 2017.

Following the awards ceremony, two volunteers shared their heartwarming experience on how the program has changed their lives and their community, as well as their struggles and triumphs in managing the sub-project they have chosen.

“I never expected this award and to stand here before all of you because we encountered various trials when we were constructing our road access sub-project. I had setbacks, some people never believed in my capacity to lead maybe because I am woman and a PWD at that, but we made it,” teary-eyed but beaming Joesielyn Rellin, of Cogon Bacaca, Kiblawan and winner under the PWD Category related her story.

Conducted annually, The Bayani Ka! Awards is a social marketing initiative of Kalahi-CIDSS which seeks not only to recognize the significant work done by program supporters but also to develop a pool of champions to help in promoting the program.

Kalahi-CIDSS Regional Program Coordinator and Chief of DSWD XI Institutional Development Division Ma. Elena S. Labrador, said the 4th Regional Bayani Ka! Awards recognizes the hard work of community volunteers and Local Government Units (LGU) who put others before their own selves.

“We have witnessed the triumphs of our community volunteers, whose commitment and resilience have helped their communities defy the odds and find the collective strength to fulfill their shared vision despite the myriad of challenges they face.”

She added, DSWD recognizes the invaluable support and efforts of the Kalahi-CIDSS community volunteers, partner LGUs, and other stakeholders who have been working for the improvement of their communities.

Kalahi-CIDSS or Kapit-Bisig Laban sa Kahirapan- Comprehensive and Integrated Delivery of Social Services, one of the core programs of DSWD, 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. (DSWD)

 

 

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Lingap building breaks ground

DAVAO CITY Dec. 8 (PIA)- A new building which will cater to indigent clients at the Southern Philippine Medical Center will soon rise with Mayor Sara Duterte leading the groundbreaking rites last December 4.

The Pagkalinga Para sa Bayan (Care for the Nation) is a three-storey building worth P25-million. It will serve as a one-stop shop government medical assistance.

Located at the compound of the SPMC, it wil help patients and their kin seeking help for their various medical needs by cutting time, expenses and effort.

“I found out that people keep going to different places to seek financial and medical assistance, through this they can save more time and money.” Mayor Duterte said.

According to statistics 66,000 patients were assisted by the Lingap Para Sa Mahirap program from January to October of this year.

The existing set-up had clients of Lingap having going to the Lingap office at the City Hall then proceeding to the SPMC where they will get their medical assistance, the distance from City Hall to SPMC is a 25- minute ride or 6 kilometers away. This is also the same plight with other agencies tasked to assist indigents in medical cases.

With the new building, the  offices of Lingap Para sa Mahirap, Department of Social Welfare and Development, Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO), Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (Pagcor) and the Social Funds of the Office of the President will be under one roof.

The Lingap is a medical assistance program for indigents which was started by then City Mayor now President Rodrigo Duterte in 2001. (PIA)

 

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