DSWD Kalahi-CIDSS Bicol to conduct capacity-building activities in 59 municipalities

The Department of Social Welfare and Development Kapit-Bisig Laban sa Kahirapan – Comprehensive and Integrated Delivery of Social Services (DSWD Kalahi-CIDSS) will train community-based groups and Barangay Development Councils (BDCs) in 59 municipalities of Bicol Region this October until December 2019.

The Operation and Maintenance (O&M) Training will strengthen the community-based groups in ensuring the sustainability of community projects. The training with a total fund of Php7,901,750.00 will be implemented in 52 municipalities.

The activity will cater to newly established O&M groups, community-based organizations that were provided training last 2017 and 2018, and O&M groups with complex-type sub-projects.

“The training will help communities look after their sub-projects to achieve long-term benefits,” Director Arnel Garcia explained.

Here’s the list of municipalities that are included in the O&M Training:

Albay Bacacay Camarines Sur San Fernando
Albay Daraga Camarines Sur Tinambac
Albay Malilipot Camarines Sur Sipocot
Albay Malinao Camarines Sur Tigaon
Albay Guinobatan Camarines Sur San Jose
Albay Sto. Domingo Camarines Sur Bato
Camarines Norte Capalonga Catanduanes Virac
Camarines Norte Jose Panganiban Catanduanes Viga
Camarines Norte Daet Catanduanes San Andres
Camarines Norte Vinzons Catanduanes Bato
Camarines Norte Labo Masbate Cawayan
Camarines Norte Mercedes Masbate Mandaon
Camarines Norte Paracale Masbate Milagros
Camarines Norte Santa Elena Masbate Balud
Camarines Sur Baao Masbate Mobo
Camarines Sur Buhi Masbate San Fernando
Camarines Sur Calabanga Sorsogon Bulan
Camarines Sur Lagonoy Sorsogon Irosin
Camarines Sur Magarao Sorsogon Bulusan
Camarines Sur Milaor Sorsogon Prieto Diaz
Camarines Sur Pamplona Sorsogon Castilla
Camarines Sur Presentacion Sorsogon Juban
Camarines Sur Minalabac Sorsogon Donsol
Camarines Sur Canaman Sorsogon Gubat
Camarines Sur Sagnay Sorsogon Pilar
Camarines Sur Del Gallego Sorsogon Sta. Magdalena


The municipalities were identified based on the Sustainability Evaluation Test (SET) results, the capacity of O&M groups and income-generating projects.

On the other hand, the DSWD Kalahi-CIDSS will also conduct the Makilahok project with a total cost of Php14,324,150.00 to train BDCs.

The project is part of the continuing technical assistance and capacity-building intervention of DSWD Kalahi-CIDSS to reinforce Local Government Unit (LGUs) in strengthening community participation in the local development process.

“Last 2018, DSWD Bicol conducted Makilahok in 23 municipalities. For this year, it will be rolled out in 16 municipalities as part of CDD Institutionalization efforts to integrate the CDD tools and mechanisms in the barangay development planning process,” Dir. Garcia said.

The municipalities that will undergo training are the following:

Albay Oas* Masbate Dimasalang*
Camarines Norte Labo Masbate Milagros
Camarines Norte Vinzons Masbate Monreal*
Camarines Sur Ragay* Masbate Mandaon
Camarines Sur Sagnay Masbate Palanas*
Camarines Sur Siruma* Sorsogon Juban
Catanduanes Bagamanoc* Sorsogon Castilla
Catanduanes Viga Sorsogon Donsol

Note: Municipalities with (*) are not covered in O&M Training

Participants are expected to craft and develop barangay CDD implementation plans that highlight the integration of CDD approach at each stage of the development planning process. /ramsertan/

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DSWD-SLP supports aftercare program for PWUDs


Persons who used drugs (PWUDs) attends the Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP) orientation during an aftercare program at (add name of venue/location). (Photo courtesy of LGU Basud, Camarines Norte)

Legazpi City-The Department of Social Welfare and Development-Sustainable Livelihood Program (DSWD-SLP), supports initiative of aftercare program for persons who used drugs (PWUDs) through complementary provision of livelihood intervention.

DSWD-SLP together with Philippine National Police (PNP), Department of Health (DOH) and Local Social Welfare and Development Office (LSWDO) have already conducted series of aftercare services in the provinces of Sorsogon, Camarines Norte and Camarines Sur, started after the six months of rehabilitation conducted by DOH.

SLP is a community-based capacity building program that aims to improve the socioeconomic condition of the participants. It facilitates interventions that expand the livelihood asset based on the participants (human, social, physical, natural, and financial capital) so they may either have gainful employment or successfully manage a microenterprise.

The PWUDs who were referred by Local Social Welfare and Development Office (LSWDO) have undergone name matching with 2015 Listahanan database of poor households.

Thus, the following are the eligibility criteria to determine if the referrals or walk-in clients can be granted SLP assistance:

  1. At least 18 years of age, however, for Micro-Enterprise Development (MD) track, the eligible individual or walk-in client maybe at least 16 years old provided consent from parents or legal guardian shall be submitted to SLP.

MD Track focuses on starting, expanding or rehabilitating micro-enterprises, activities. This track includes entrepreneurship, technical – vocational and soft skills training.

  1. Included in the Listahanan and tagged as poor or assessed as poor through the administration of Household Assessment Form (HAF) or the SLP Means Test tool that used to determine the eligibility of potential SLP participants who were not found in Listahanan database.; and
  2. Issued with Certificate of Eligibility (COE) as a proof that the referred individuals or walk-in clients underwent the required processes as specified in the guidelines.

Moreover, eligible individual maybe provided with one (1) kind of assistance through the following:

  1. Micro-enterprise Development- Seed Capital Fund (SCF), a maximum of Php15,000.00 per eligible individual representing a household. The SCF is a financial assistance used as a capital to start or continue a micro-enterprise, SCF may be used for the purchase of materials, inputs and other physical assets that are necessary for the operation of micro-enterprise.
  2. Employment Facilitation (EF) -Employment Assistance Fund (EAF)- a maximum of Php 5, 000.00 per eligible individual representing a household. The EAF is a financial assistance used for the acquisition of employment documents necessary for the identified employment and to augment expenses within the first fifteen (15) days of employment.

Relative to this, about 101 PWUDs undergone trainings and was provided livelihood intervention under SLP-General Appropriations Act GAA) 2018.

Furthermore, DSWD as one of the lead agencies for Aftercare Program (ACP) aims to help recovering drug dependent persons to become a functional member of the society after completing the phases of treatment and rehabilitation. #PRNPOJ092319This year, the DSWD-SLP continuously strengthen the PWUDs in Bicol by providing them trainings and orientation about various program interventions.

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DSWD trains workers to update Bicol’s list of poor

Legazpi City- The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Bicol is currently conducting simultaneous training to field workers in the provinces of Albay, Camarines Sur, and Catanduanes who will undertake the 3rd household assessment in the region this October-December.

“The training serves as the final phase of the screening process. It’s a crucial part because we need to equip the staff with the required skills and competencies to successfully conduct the Listahanan household assessment,” DSWD Director Arnel Garcia said.

Garcia added that training to other provinces will be conducted this month until October.

Around 2,610 new field staff will go through intensive training across all provinces in the region. This includes lectures on procedures and guidelines on how to conduct the household assessment, roles, and responsibilities of each staff, and simulation exercises.

The 3rd household assessment aims to update the list of poor households who will be prioritized by the government and other agencies. Executive order (EO) 867 of 2010 mandates the DSWD to maintain a system which will serve as the repository of the data on poor households and shall be updated every four years.

Likewise, all national government agencies shall use the data generated by DSWD in prioritizing beneficiaries of government’s programs and services.

In 2015, the DSWD Bicol conducted its second assessment where 1,082,582 households were assessed and 372,451 households were identified as poor.

For this assessment, the agency targets 1,143,846 in Bicol out of 16.1 million households nationwide.

Meanwhile, Garcia encourages the public to participate in the upcoming assessment by getting involved in the house-to-house interviews to be conducted.

“The participation of the community is very important, that’s why we wanted them to get involve to ensure that no poor households should be left behind,” Garcia explained.

He also said that being interviewed by the Listahanan will not automatically qualify them to any program of the Department or other agencies. He further said that Listahanan does not offer nor provide program benefits because it is a tool that puts faces to the poor

Listahanan is an information management system that identifies who and where the poor are in the country. It serves as a reference by different agencies in the implementation of their programs and services for the poor and marginalized sectors. ##

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MLGU Pio V. Corpuz passes CDD Ordinance

The Municipal Local Government Unit (MLGU) of Pio V. Corpuz in Masbate institutionalized the processes and activities of the Department of Social Welfare and Development Kapit-Bisig Laban sa Kahirapan – Comprehensive and Integrated Delivery of Social Services’ (DSWD Kalahi-CIDSS’) Community-Driven Development strategy last July 29, 2019.

Based on the ordinance, the MLGU shall adopt the criteria setting process of the program in identifying the projects for funding; create operation and maintenance (O&M) program for the sustainability of the projects; adopt the 80% attendance rate during the barangay assembly and 30% total workforce allocated for women in paid labor for the construction of projects.

The Criteria Setting of DSWD Kalahi-CIDSS is a venue for localized decisions where the communities involved take control of decisions in prioritizing projects based on criteria, they prepared themselves. Another aspect of the program is the O&M wherein the communities should manage, operate, maintain and sustain the project.

DSWD Kalahi-CIDSS also requires 80% attendance in barangay assemblies and 30% workforce for women in paid labor to ensure that all sectors are part of planning, decision making and implementation for development projects.

According to Municipal Councilor Abel Prudenciado, author of the ordinance, the LGU decided to institutionalize CDD because of its benefits and effectiveness in the communities.

Nakapagbigay ito ng magandang programa sa ating komunidad at isa dito yung pagbibigay karapatan o kapangyarihan sa mga simpleng mamamayan makilahok sa pagpaplano at pagdedesisyon upang maisakatuparan ang kanilang proyektong idinulog (It provided an excellent program to the communities such as giving rights or power to ordinary citizens in planning, decision-making to achieve their needed projects),” he said.

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.

The municipality engaged in the DSWD Kalahi-CIDSS implementation in 2014. With a grant allocation of Php45,087,110.88, there are 33 funded sub-projects in which 31 are completed. The program also trained 519 community volunteers from the different barangays that implemented the community projects.

Association of Barangay Captains (ABC) President Leonila Lepasana also explained that the CDD processes will be integrated and included in the annual investment plan (AIP) and budget to implement the projects at the barangay level.

Ito ay i-implement sa AIP at pwede na siyang lagyan ng budget upang mai-guide ang mga barangay captain (This will be implemented in the AIP with corresponding budget to guide the barangay captains),” Lepasana said.

Lepasana encouraged other LGUs to adopt the CDD processes for the benefit of the communities.

Sana mai-institutionalize din ito sa ibang LGUs kasi hindi naman sa atin ito o sa personal na pangangailangan kundi sa community (We hope this will be also institutionalized to other LGUs because this is not for personal gains but for the community),” she exclaimed.

In line with this, the municipalities of Pio V. Corpuz, Cawayan and Dimasalang also approved resolutions supporting the institutionalization of CDD. /ramsertan/

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PWD’s limitless vigor for development

Anyone can notice the beauty of her gleaming smile because it shows her endless passion to help. It is also very evident in her that having a disability is not an excuse not to yearn for the community’s development.

Regina Buban, 39, a person with an orthopedic disability who was crippled in her left leg by polio at a young age is a community volunteer of Barangay Lantangan, Mandaon, Masbate.

According to the Republic Act 7277 also known as Magna Carta for Disabled Persons, disabled persons have the same rights as other people to take their proper place in society. They should be able to live freely and as independently as possible. This must be the concerns of everyone the family, community and all government and non-government organizations.

Regina’s disability did not hinder her aspirations to join the Department of Social Welfare and Development Kapit-Bisig Laban sa Kahirapan – Comprehensive and Integrated Delivery of Social Services (DSWD Kalahi-CIDSS) as community volunteer to implement a development project in the barangay in 2015.

Based on the Participatory Situation Analysis (PSA) results gathered by the community volunteers, the barangay has proposed the concreting of barangay road on the 2nd cycle of Kalahi-CIDSS implementation last 2017.

The PSA is a process to identify and analyze the problems and needs of the community as well as propose solutions to address the needs.

According to Regina, all residents suffer from walking on the rough and muddy trail to reach the health center and school.

Malaki ang naitutulong nito dahil lahat ng residente ay dumadaan doon upang makapunta sa health center at paaralan (The project is a big help to the residents going to to the health center and school),” she said.

Challenges faced during the project implementation

The construction of their road is not always an easy task. According to Regina, the community volunteers have received ridicules from the residents questioning their ability as volunteers.

Sabi nila, dapat professionals ang sumali sa ganitong implementasyon hindi katulad namin (According to them, it has to be professionals who should oversee the implementation, not us),” she recounted.

Despite all the mockeries, Regina and the community volunteers used it as their driving force to finish the barangay road.

Isa lang ang goal ko sa buhay, tumanda man ako sa aming barangay mailagay sa puso at isipan nila na ako isang PWD [person with disability] na tao lamang ay nakakaya ko na makagawa na ganoon na project (I have only one goal in life, even though I may grow old, I hope they will put in their hearts and minds that even though I’m a PWD, I am capable of implementing a project),” she said.

Her pregnancy with her youngest child got more difficult because she was part of their road’s implementation team. However, her husband supported her endeavors outside their home such as giving her confidence and logistical support.

Nagpapasalamat ako sa asawa ako kasi full support siya dahil pinapayagan niya ako na magvolunteer at sa paghahatid-sundo niya sa akin kapag may inaayos na documents para sa proyekto. Kung hindi dahil sa kanyang suporta wala din yung proyekto (I am grateful of my husband who gave his full support because he allowed me to volunteer and accompanying me in transmitting the documents for the project. Without him, the project was not completed),” she exclaimed.

Regardless of all adversities, the community has finished the 400-meter barangay road last December 7, 2018.

Kahit grabe yung ulan, init, pagkadulas at pagkadapa na naranasan ko, iniisip ko na lang na ang aking mga anak ang makikinabang nito (Even though I have experienced extreme weather, slips and falls, I just think of the welfare of my children who will benefit from the project),” Regina said.

The Barangay Sub-Project Management Committee (BSPMC) of Lantangan led by Regina was recognized as the regional winner for Person with Disability category of 5th Regional Bayani Ka! Awards.

Regina is also one of the delegates who represented Bicol Region during the 3rd Community Volunteers’ Congress and 5th National Bayani Ka! Awards in Butuan City, Agusan del Norte last August 13-15, 2019. /ramsertan/

About DSWD Kalahi-CIDSS

Masbate implemented DSWD Kalahi-CIDSS in 20 municipalities with a total implementation grant of Php 912,899.669.96 and local counterpart contribution of Php 50,722,968.24 from barangay and municipal local government units (LGUs) to fund community-managed sub-projects.

DSWD had allocated Mandaon with Php 53,310,090.32 and local counterpart contribution of Php 5,578,699.33.

The construction of barangay road has a total project cost of Php 1,365,501.82 with local counterpart contribution of Php 134,498.18 that will benefit 537 households.

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DSWD Bicol steps up information drive to students

Goa, Camarines Sur- The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Bicol has stepped up its information drive by conducting the first Campus Caravan at Partido State University (PSU) in Goa, Camarines Sur last August 20, 2019.

The Campus Caravan aims to orient and educate the students about the role of the DSWD’s Listahanan in Tertiary Education Subsidy (TES) program of the Commission on Higher Education (CHED).

“DSWD’s Listahanan data was used by CHED thru the Unified Student Financial Assistance System for Tertiary Education (UNIFAST) in identifying beneficiaries for the TES”, DSWD Dir. Arnel Garcia said.

It also provided a venue to ask how to avail CHED’s TES and other DSWD programs. In 2018, PSU-Goa campus has the highest TES grantees in the Bicol Region with 1,031 students.
More than 2,800 students participated in the campus caravan covering all departments of the university.

Various information, education and communication (IEC) materials like brochures and flyers were also distributed to the students.

Meanwhile, PSU President Raul Bradecina expressed his gratitude to DSWD and CHED for the initiative to disseminate relevant information about Listahanan and TES.

The caravan was spearheaded in partnership with the CHED which seeks to provide information about the Republic Act 10931 or the Universal Access to Quality Education Act.

“RA 10931 is a law made for students to pursue a quality college education without paying tuition and other school fees. It also provides financial aid to students from the poorest of the poor households as well as loan programs who need additional finances to support tertiary education, TES is one program under the law”, Fauziah Gerine Rey,CHED-UNIFAST Regional Coordinator,said.

Rey also added that under the TES, students’ beneficiaries will get an amount of Php 40,000-60,000 per year to cover tuition fees, books, transportation, supplies, room & board, and other school expenses.

On the other hand, Joy Belen III, Project Development Officer IV announced that the 3rd round of household assessment will be conducted in the last quarter of the year. He encourages the students to take part in the said assessment by spreading the information about the Listahanan to their communities.

Listahanan is an information management system that identifies who and where the poor are. It serves as the basis of different agencies implementing programs for the poor, vulnerable, and marginalized sectors.

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

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/

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Rainbow in Bayanihan

The LGBTQ of Piña, regional winner for Gender and Development category of 6th Regional Bayani Ka! Awards aspires for community development through the empowerment of poor and marginalized sectors.

“Openness may not completely disarm prejudice, but it’s a good place to start.” – Jason Collins, first openly gay athlete in U.S. pro sports

This statement livens up the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transsexual, Queer, Intersex and Asexual (LGBTQIA) community of Barangay Piña in San Jacinto, Masbate by taking part in the implementation of community projects geared towards empowerment and local development.

Jhonnel de los Santos, 34, day care worker who is part of LGBTQIA was voted by community members through a barangay assembly to oversee the implementation of pathway sub-project as Barangay Sub-Project Management Committee (BSPMC) chairperson.

This barangay road was funded through the Department of Social Welfare and Development Kapit-Bisig Laban sa Kahirapan – Comprehensive and Integrated Delivery of Social Services (DSWD Kalahi-CIDSS).

According to Barangay Captain Jhony Almencion, the main source of livelihood of the barangay is farming while selling of gravel and sand for construction serves as a sideline.

The community proposed the construction of barangay road to ease the travel of students and delivery of agricultural products.

Ang hirap ng dinadanas namin noong kami ay nagaaral pa lamang kapag inaabot kami ng baha hinihintay na muna namin ito humupa at ang hirap din kapag putik (It was difficult when we were still going to school because we had to wait for the flood to subside and we experienced the difficulty of walking in muddy roads),” he explained.


To finish the sub-project with flying colors is already a feat. But, the community is not an exception when experiencing difficulties.

According to Jhonnel, they have difficulty in organizing the community for an assembly because some do not believe in the DSWD Kalahi-CIDSS program.

Tinatak ko sa isip iyon na pagsubok na kailangan malampasan kaya ini-encourage o ipinapamulat ko sa mga tao na totoo yung program sa pamamagitan by purok na invitation sa pag-attend ng barangay assemblies (I set the problem as a need to solve so I encourage or enlighten the residents that the program is indeed real by inviting them by zone to attend the barangay assemblies),” he said.

Jhonnel also said that as a gay, he also faced discriminatory remarks from others questioning his ability as BSPMC chairperson who leads the implementation.

Marami nagsasabi na hindi ko kaya kasi bading o bakla ako pero ang sarap sa pakiramdam na maraming tao pa rin ang naniniwala sa akin na kaya ko (Many said that I won’t be able to make it because I’m gay but it’s pleasant that many people also believed in me),” he added.

Using the trust given by other community members, Jhonnel set aside the discrimination and dedicated his time and effort in implementing the project diligently.

The volunteer also emphasized that the barangay became one family during the implementation.

Dito sa aming barangay ay parang isang pamilya. Kami ay nagtutulungan at sama-sama sa mga pangarap namin (Here in our barangay, we are one family that help each other and together in achieving dreams),” he recounted.

Jhonnel also inspired fellow LGBTQIA to participate in the program like Jose Rey Lignes, 35, a community volunteer of Barangay Danao by sharing experiences and words of encouragement.

According to Rey, when their intervention was not prioritized for funding by DSWD Kalahi-CIDSS on its third cycle of implementation, Jhonnel encouraged them not to give up on proposing their community project for the succeeding cycle because all their sacrifices will be put to waste.

Ini-encourage kami niya na lahat na pagod namin ay mawawalang saysay kapag sumuko kami so ngayon na Cycle 4 nakapasok kami sa DSWD Kalahi-CIDSS (He encouraged us that all our efforts will be useless if we decided to surrender. Through his advice, we are now part of the Cycle 4 implementation of DSWD Kalahi-CIDSS),”

Every barangay in a target municipality must undergo the Municipal Inter-Barangay Forum (MIBF) for every cycle of DSWD Kalahi-CIDSS to identify the prioritized projects to be funded.


Before, the barangay council would decide the project on their own during sessions. Through DSWD Kalahi-CIDSS, the community is already part of the decision-making process for the development of their barangay.

Sa Kalahi-CIDSS, lahat ng community tulung-tulong kami na magpaplano kung ano ang dapat na gawin na proyekto (In Kalahi-CIDSS, all in the community are helping in planning for the projects they deemed fit),” Barangay Captain Jhony said.

Bilang punong barangay, ang gagawin ko po ay kasama na ang community sa pagpaplano ng development plan dahil mas kumportable kami kasama ang community dahil wala kaming makakaligtaan kung ano ang problema ng community (As barangay captain, I will include the community in the preparation of the development plan because we [council] are more comfortable with the residents and no problem will be left out in the community),” he continued.

To date, the construction of barangay road is on its 67% physical accomplishment.

Taking initiative despite differences in gender, age or religion is a good indication that everyone knows the rights and responsibilities as a community member. /ramsertan/

About DSWD Kalahi-CIDSS

Masbate has implemented DSWD Kalahi-CIDSS in 20 municipalities with a total implementation grant of Php 991,115,029.96 and local counterpart contribution of Php 55,064,765.38 from barangay and municipal local government units (LGUs) to fund community-managed sub-projects.

DSWD had allocated San Jacinto with Php 44,758,400.00 and local counterpart contribution of Php 2,626,049.00.

The construction of barangay road has a total project cost of Php 5,806,460.00 with local counterpart contribution of Php 305,603.00 that will benefit 48 households.

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