LGU Mandaon leads 1st CDD Congress and Municipal Bayani Ka! Awards

by Connie Barrameda | May 16, 2019 9:53 am

Community volunteers and partners attended the 1st Community-Driven Development (CDD) Congress and Municipal Bayani Ka! Awards last May 7, 2019

The municipality of Mandaon, Masbate spearheaded the 1st Community-Driven Development (CDD) Congress and Municipal Bayani Ka! Awards last May 7, 2019 at the Municipal Covered Court.

The first Municipal Bayani Ka! Awards was conducted in 2016 which was by the Local Government Unit (LGU) Bato in Catanduanes in collaboration with the Area Coordinating Team (ACT) but there was no CDD Congress at that time.

These activities were adopted from the Department of Social Welfare and Development Kapit-Bisig Laban sa Kahirapan – Comprehensive and Integrated Delivery of Social Services’ (DSWD Kalahi-CIDSS’) CDD Congress and Bayani Ka! Awards which are now on its second and fifth year, respectively.

The CDD Congress which started in 2017 was designed to discuss the experiences and “bayanihan” stories of community volunteers and stakeholders of DSWD Kalahi-CIDSS implementation.

CDD is a globally recognized strategy in which residents were the ones who identify their specific needs in the community, decide a possible intervention and implement the applicable solution.

While the Bayani Ka! Awards was launched in 2014 to recognize the exemplary communities and partners that engaged in DSWD Kalahi-CIDSS and whose efforts remarkably furthered the compassionate collective action in their respective municipalities.

According to Alberto Jazul III of Municipal Coordinating Team, the LGU Mandaon funded Php200,000.00 to conduct the two (2) activities.

Here is the list of municipal awardees:

Thematic Areas – This category was anchored on DSWD Kalahi-CIDSS’ social and environmental safeguards. It is also to recognize different sectors who contributed to the program implementation.

The nominees were evaluated based on Bayani Ka! Awards’ criteria particularly on their vision (16%), action (20%), persuasion (16%), ability (16%), integrity and inspiration (16%) and advocacy (16%) to determine the municipal winners for each sub-category.

Sub-Category Description Awardee
Gender and Development The community actively promotes gender equality in the community, from participation to decision-making.

Annie Padios of Barangay Alas

Improved Local Governance The community brings together the residents and their local government unit and takes steps to ensure that people participation and government transparency and accountability are ensured.

Barangay Local Government Unit of Alas

Youth The community actively engages residents or community volunteers aged 15 to 30, who eagerly promote and participate in compassionate, collective action in the community.

Donna Mae J. Dela Cruz of Barangay Nanipsan

Person with Disability The community ensures that there is reasonable accommodation, which encourages resident PWDs to not only surpass his/her disability and people’s expectations but also to participate in compassionate, collective action in the community.

Ricky Domili of Barangay Alas

Environmental Protection The community actively promotes environmental protection for the benefit of the entire community.

Barangay Tumalaytay

Senior Citizen The community actively promotes and engages residents aged 60 or above to participate in compassionate, collective action in the community.

Arnulfo Marcus of Barangay Cabitan

Program Implementation – This category was anchored on the Community Empowerment Activity Cycle (CEAC), a platform used by DSWD Kalahi-CIDSS to engage communities in a facilitated process of community analysis, planning, project implementation, monitoring and evaluation.

The nominations were judged according to their performance on the program implementation and attainment of program standards.

During the awarding, Edward Tutanes, a community volunteer of Barangay Tumalaytay who was hailed as Best Barangay Sub-Project Management Committee (BSPMC) Chairperson shared the importance of constant communication in managing people to resolve such issues that may arise in implementing their community project.

“Volunteerism doesn’t end in just one project in order to have a productive community,” he added.

The BSPMC is the overall management of the community project who oversees the sub-project implementation, monitoring, maintenance and sustainability after the completion of the project.

On the other hand, the Regional CDD Congress and Bayani Ka! Awards will be conducted in Legazpi City on the second week of June 2019.

Kalahi-CIDSS is a poverty alleviation program implemented by DSWD designed to empower citizens through honing their capacities in analyzing their local situation, identify community needs and implement small scale community projects in collaboration with their LGUs. /ramsertan/

Source URL: https://fo5.dswd.gov.ph/2019/05/16/lgu-mandaon-leads-1st-cdd-congress-and-municipal-bayani-ka-awards/