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Kalahi-CIDSS holds forum for new areas

Ma. Annabelle S. Jabla, Kalahi-CIDSS Deputy Regional Program Manager, discusses Kalahi-CIDSS program background and conditions for Local Government Unit (LGU) participation.

Davao City – Heightening community participation at the grass-roots level has always been the aim of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) through Kapit-Bisig Laban sa Kahirapan – Comprehensive and Integrated Delivery of Social Services (Kalahi-CIDSS).

On April 22, DSWD hosted a Local Government Unit (LGU) Forum for the 11 municipalities that will undertake Kalahi-CIDSS beginning CY 2015.

The one day orientation emphasized the program overview, size of block grants, and conditions for LGU participation.

Present were LGU officials and representatives from the municipalities of Baganga, Braulio E. Dujali, Lupon, Kiblawan, Jose Abad Santos, Malalag, Sta. Maria, Don Marcelino, Montevista, Sarangani and San Isidro, Davao del Norte.

Eligible to participate in Kalahi-CIDSS are 4th to 6th  class municipalities with poverty incidence higher than the national average of 25% based on the 2009 small area estimates of NSCB (National Statistical Coordinating Board), 1st to 3rd class municipalities with poverty incidence of 40% higher, and Yolanda-affected provinces.

“We want to help the poorest of the poor, the ones that need prioritization. We make the community come up with their own criteria, and then score the population according to that criteria,” said Nick Elvi Digol, Community Development Specialist of Kalahi- CIDSS.

According to Ma. Annabelle S. Jabla, Deputy Regional Program Manager of Kalahi-CIDSS, the incoming 11 municipalities will have a total grant of Php 173,980,750 million.

“The LGU will only raise a counterpart of 10-15% based on their respective Local Development Fund (LDF), to signify equitable capacity and accountability in the projects executed in the community. After considering income class and allocation population per capita, this counterpart can be paid in cash or in kind.”

Kalahi-CIDSS is a community-driven development project of the Philippine Government that aims to empower communities through sustainable development, enhanced participation in local governance and poverty alleviation projects.

After the orientation, LGU representatives sealed their support through the signing of a manifesto symbolizing their pledge of commitment.

Kalahi-CIDSS is now on its 12th year. It was scaled-up in 2014 as Kalahi CIDSS-NCDDP (National Community Driven Development Program). With the 11 new towns, Kalahi-CIDSS is set to operate in 375 more barangays. DSWD 

 

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DSWD joins mall bazaar

Products of DSWD program beneficiaries at the Trade Expo in Abreeza Mall.

DAVAO City –Showcasing the products of program beneficiaries of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), the DSWD Livelihood Unit participated in the recent Mindanao Trade Expo Foundation, Inc. (MTEFI) Bazaar held at Abreeza Mall.

“Opportunities like this link our program participants to a broader market where they can aggressively promote and sell their homemade and handmade products,” said Regional Director Priscilla N. Razon of DSWD.

We aim to highlight the products of our Pantawid Pamilya and Sustainable Livelihood program participants, promote our indigenous products, address the demand for native products, as well as generate employment in the community since most of these products are labor intensive, Director Razon added.

The bazaar is one of the varied citywide events supporting the month-long Visit Davao Fun Sale campaign of the Department of Tourism and Davao City Government.

The bazaar captured the taste and style of local customers, institutional buyers, tourists and visitors by offering distinctly Davao products.

At this early, DSWD beneficiaries are already preparing for the annual Kadayawan Festival in August and numerous Christmas bazaars which will kick off in November.

The DSWD livelihood unit continuously provides its participants capability enhancement sessions such as product development, entrepreneurial seminars, and skills trainings in coordination with private and public partners.

For 2015, the livelihood unit targets 22,190 Pantawid Pamilya beneficiaries for entrepreneurial engagement and employment with a P200 million budget. DSWD

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Kalahi CIDSS conducts inter-village gabs

At the Municipal Inter-Barangay Forum, members of Kalahi CIDSS Project Preparation Team in Governor Generoso, Davao Oriental cast their votes to select community projects to be funded.

Davao City – Four targeted Kalahi-CIDSS municipalities recently conducted a Municipal Inter-Barangay Forum (MIBF) for Participatory Resource Allocation (PRA).

The areas are Kapalong, Davao Del Norte; Governor Generoso, Davao Oriental; and Pantukan and Compostela in Compostela Valley.

The event is part of the community empowerment activity cycle (CEAC) of Kalahi-CIDSS where community volunteers present and defend their proposed sub-projects before representatives and Kalahi CIDSS volunteers of other barangays.

The MIBFs were attended by MLGU and BLGU Officials, Kalahi CIDSS Volunteers, Kalahi CIDSS Regional Finance Analyst Loudice Joyce L. Anas, Kalahi CIDSS Community Development Assistant Glenn Paul Ylan and Kalahi CIDSS Deputy Regional Program Manager Ma. Annabelle S. Jabla.

Involved in the MIBF are the three elected members of the Project Preparation Team (PPT) and the three members of Barangay Representation Team (BRT) which were chosen by the respective community.

“BRTs will attend a workshop where they decide the rules and sub-project ranking criteria for the MIBF while PPTs will prepare the proposal for their identified community sup-project,” explained Varnell M. Dagansan, Kalahi CIDSS Area Coordinator of San Isidro, Davao Oriental.

Prior to the MIBF, activities done in the community include municipal orientation, barangay assemblies, participatory situation analysis, criteria setting workshop, project development workshops, and capability building for community volunteers.

For the better

Quillano M. Sabello, 62, a father of four and elected as barangay sup-project committee chairman of Kingking, Patukan, shared how the social preparation activities and Kalahi-CIDSS trainings boosted his morale.

“I was very shy and was afraid to socialize with people other than our neighbors. With my experience in workshops, regular meetings, until the identification of our sub-projects, I became more confident.”

“Development is a dream that should be awakened in everyone’s heart. The community should look after it, embrace it, and share it. From then, empowerment will be multiplied and poverty will be alleviated, one initiative at a time,” Jabla pointed out.

Kalahi-CIDSS is one of DSWD’s anti-poverty programs. It recently scaled up into a national community-driven development program targeting to intensify meaningful participation of people in their own development by letting them decide for their community as well as linking them to basic services. DSWD

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Kalahi CIDSS conducts inter-village gabs

At the Municipal Inter-Barangay Forum, members of Kalahi CIDSS Project Preparation Team in Governor Generoso, Davao Oriental cast their votes to select community projects to be funded.

Davao City – Four targeted Kalahi-CIDSS municipalities recently conducted a Municipal Inter-Barangay Forum (MIBF) for Participatory Resource Allocation (PRA).

The areas are Kapalong, Davao Del Norte; Governor Generoso, Davao Oriental; and Pantukan and Compostela in Compostela Valley.

The event is part of the community empowerment activity cycle (CEAC) of Kalahi-CIDSS where community volunteers present and defend their proposed sub-projects before representatives and Kalahi CIDSS volunteers of other barangays.

The MIBFs were attended by MLGU and BLGU Officials, Kalahi CIDSS Volunteers, Kalahi CIDSS Regional Finance Analyst Loudice Joyce L. Anas, Kalahi CIDSS Community Development Assistant Glenn Paul Ylan and Kalahi CIDSS Deputy Regional Program Manager Ma. Annabelle S. Jabla.

Involved in the MIBF are the three elected members of the Project Preparation Team (PPT) and the three members of Barangay Representation Team (BRT) which were chosen by the respective community.

“BRTs will attend a workshop where they decide the rules and sub-project ranking criteria for the MIBF while PPTs will prepare the proposal for their identified community sup-project,” explained Varnell M. Dagansan, Kalahi CIDSS Area Coordinator of San Isidro, Davao Oriental.

Prior to the MIBF, activities done in the community include municipal orientation, barangay assemblies, participatory situation analysis, criteria setting workshop, project development workshops, and capability building for community volunteers.

For the better

Quillano M. Sabello, 62, a father of four and elected as barangay sup-project committee chairman of Kingking, Patukan, shared how the social preparation activities and Kalahi-CIDSS trainings boosted his morale.

“I was very shy and was afraid to socialize with people other than our neighbors. With my experience in workshops, regular meetings, until the identification of our sub-projects, I became more confident.”

“Development is a dream that should be awakened in everyone’s heart. The community should look after it, embrace it, and share it. From then, empowerment will be multiplied and poverty will be alleviated, one initiative at a time,” Jabla pointed out.

Kalahi-CIDSS is one of DSWD’s anti-poverty programs. It recently scaled up into a national community-driven development program targeting to intensify meaningful participation of people in their own development by letting them decide for their community as well as linking them to basic services. DSWD

 

 

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Listahanan begins

DSWD SURVEY. Director Priscilla N. Razon of DSWD posts advocacy stickers on a public jeep plying the Davao City downtown area during the launch of the Listahanan 2nd Round Household Assessment Friday. From April upto end of June this year, DSWD targets 15.3 million households for enumeration nationwide while DSWD Davao Region will cover 793,770. DSWD Listahanan or Talaan ng mga Pamilyang Nangangailangan will determine who are the poor and where are they located, thus ensuring their inclusion as program participants/recipients. DSWD/PIA

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Listahanan begins

DSWD SURVEY. Director Priscilla N. Razon of DSWD posts advocacy stickers on a public jeep plying the Davao City downtown area during the launch of the Listahanan 2nd Round Household Assessment Friday. From April upto end of June this year, DSWD targets 15.3 million households for enumeration nationwide while DSWD Davao Region will cover 793,770. DSWD Listahanan or Talaan ng mga Pamilyang Nangangailangan will determine who are the poor and where are they located, thus ensuring their inclusion as program participants/recipients. DSWD/PIA

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DSWD, TESDA target parishes, brgys for skills training

[from left, clockwise] TESDA Regional Director Gaspar S. Gayona, TESDA Senior Specialist Adonis F. Culas, DSWD ARD for Operations Rebecca A. Santamaria, DSWD Community Driven Enterprise Development Officer Ma. Victoria N. Arancon, and Pantawid Pamilya Coordinator Araceli M. Layog [back on camera] at a recent consultation meeting.

DAVAO City -The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) are set to run community based skills training in the parishes of Eden, St. Jude, Buda, St. Francis and in selected areas in Barangay Malabog, Paquibato District.

Proposed courses/qualifications include Organic Agriculture NC II (National Certificate II), Masonry NC II cum Production, Motorcycle Repair, Plumbing, Carpentry, Cookery.

The Special Training Employment Program (STEP) will be adopted as implementation guide.

The capacity building initiative will be community driven and resource based to ensure clear market profitability and employability. All proposed courses are based on the result of the participatory livelihood issues analysis (PLIA) which was earlier conducted in the identified areas by DSWD Project Development Officers.

TESDA will implement the training while DSWD covers the training cost which includes provision of starter kit per program participant.

Part of identified training participants are Pantawid Pamilya recipients to access them to better livelihood opportunities.

Meanwhile, DSWD and other line agencies continue to assist Pantawid Pamilya program participants in the region.

Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) provides Starter Kits to training graduates, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) employs 188 Pantawid Pamilya workers under the Pantawid Lansangan project, TESDA provides Vocational Skills Training; and the Department of Agriculture (DA) co-implements the Cash for Building Livelihood Assets (CBLA) particularly in the irrigation rehabilitation in Davao Oriental.

In addition, the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) offered a Fish Cage Training cum Production in Boston as well as introduced a Payao Project in Sarangani, while Fiber Industry Development Authority (FIDA) extended Php 11 million for the Abaca Production in Boston.

Currently, DSWD Livelihood Unit is also exploring partnership with Davao National Agricultural School for technical and vocational capacity building of Pantawid beneficiaries, as well as collaboration with Victory Global Company as support arm in the organic farming venture for Pantawid families. DSWD

 

 

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On ComVal shelters

SHELTER CONCERNS. Governor Arturo T. Uy of Compostela Valley Province discusses on Thursday with DSWD officials [L-R] Assistant Director Ma. Vilia L. Vigil, Regional Director Priscilla N. Razon and Budget Officer Teresita V. Mercado, the continuing implementation of Modified Shelter Assistance Program in the province. Over 12,000 permanent shelters have been earmarked for ComVal. DSWD

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