9 community groups to attend the 3rd National Community Volunteers’ Congress and 5th National Bayani Ka! Awards

by Connie Barrameda | August 1, 2019 9:17 am

Nine (9) community groups will attend the 3rd National Community Volunteers’ Congress and 5th National Bayani Ka! Awards with the theme, “Padayon, Kalahi-CIDSS” in Butuan City, Agusan del Norte on August 12-16, 2019.

These community groups are winners of 5th Regional Bayani Ka! Awards recognized last June 14, 2018 at Casablanca Hotel, Legazpi City, Albay.

The Bayani Ka! Awards is an annual event of the Department of Social Welfare and Development Kapit-Bisig Laban sa Kahirapan – Comprehensive and Integrated Delivery of Social Services (DSWD Kalahi-CIDSS) to recognize exemplary community volunteers, local government units and partners stakeholders who actively engaged in and promoted Community-Driven Development (CDD) approach.

CDD is a globally recognized strategy for achieving service delivery, poverty reduction and good governance outcomes.

Here’s the list of community groups who will represent Bicol Region in the national event:

Gender and Development Category

HALUBAN Barangay Sub-Project Management Committee (BSPMC) – Brgy. Haluban, Lupi, Camarines Sur

Elderly Category

Pinontingan Senior Citizen’s Organization – Brgy. Pinontingan, Gubat, Sorsogon

Youth Category

Youth Task Force – Brgy. Poblacion Central, Barcelona, Sorsogon

Promotion of Just Peace Category

San Jose BSPMC – Brgy. San Jose, Lupi, Camarines Sur

Sustained Community Volunteer Group Category

Lumbang Water System Association (LUWASA) – Brgy. Lumbang, Pilar, Sorsogon

Persons with Disability (PWD) Category

Lantangan BSPMC – Brgy. Lantangan, Mandaon, Masbate

Improved Local Governance Category

Ilaor Norte Barangay Local Government Unit – Brgy. Ilaor Norte, Oas, Albay

Indigenous Peoples’ Welfare Category

Agta-Tabangnon – Brgy. Salog, Goa, Camarines Sur

Environment Protection Category

Rural Workers’ Organization of Brgy. San Ramon – Brgy. San Ramon, Barcelona, Sorsogon

The event also aims to develop a pool of champions that will help in promoting the institutionalization of CDD.

As of June 2019, there are 2,664 completed community projects in the Bicol Region benefitting 498,139 households.

On the other hand, a total of 85,102 community volunteers actively contributed to local development. /ramsertan/

Source URL: https://fo5.dswd.gov.ph/2019/08/01/9-community-groups-to-attend-the-3rd-national-community-volunteers-congress-and-5th-national-bayani-ka-awards/