The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) through the Kapit-Bisig Laban sa Kahirapan – Comprehensive and Integrated Delivery of Social Services (KALAHI-CIDSS) has distributed Php 18,302,903.00 assistance to 5,099 household beneficiaries of Kapangyarihan at Kaunlaran sa Barangay – Cash-for-Work (KKB-CFW) in Libmanan, Camarines Sur on March 22-24, 2023.

According to Ms. Adelaida P. Escurel, Deputy Regional Program Manager of KALAHI-CIDSS Regional Program Management Office (RPMO), Libmanan is one of the 12 municipalities implementing the KKB-CFW modality this year.

“The 66 barangays in Libmanan implemented sub-projects under CFW mechanism such as clearing and desilting of waterways, clearing and grubbing of vegetations on pathways or road shoulders and public places, trimming of tree branches in mitigation for upcoming typhoons, establishment of communal gardening and coastal clean-up,” Escurel explained.

Escurel added that the municipalities of Del Gallego, Camarines Sur and Baleno, Masbate completed the modality last year.

Cash-for-Work is a scheme that provides cash aid to sectors that are affected by disaster and Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic in exchange for their community work.

It aims to provide temporary employment to no-income or low-income families, homeless or street families, returning Overseas Filipino Workers, Indigenous peoples, pregnant women, elder persons, Person(s) with Disabilities, families in conflict-affected communities and indigent families or families in difficult circumstances.