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

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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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