The Department of Social Welfare and Development Field Office V has released the amount of P1M to the Local Government of Calabanga, Camarines sur. The P1M worth of check funded under the Bottoms-Up Budgeting  was received by Mayor Eduardo Severo from Director Honorita Bayudan of the Poverty Reduction Programs Buresu, DSWD, Central Office.

According to Mayor Severo the amount will be used as capital assistance to be invested in the opening of a Drug Store, a livelihood project   of  the Senior citizens Municipal Federation of Calabanga. The LGU will provide a stall at the town’s public market for the purpose.

Bottoms-up Budgeting is an approach to preparing the budget proposal of agencies taking into consideration the development needs of the poor cities/municipalities as identified in their respective local poverty reduction action plans that shall be formulated with strong participation of basic sector organization and other civil society organization.

The management and operation of the drug store will be manage by the officers of the Senior Citizens and in coordination with the MSWDO of Calabanga, the DSWD will closely monitor the project since this is under the Sustainable Livelihood Program of the department.

Present during the simple turn-over ceremony were Director Paz Sarino of DSWD, Central Office, Sanggunian Bayan members and representative of the Senior Citizens Association headed by Mrs Josefina Parde, the Federation’s President.     # # # #eejerusalem