DSWD allots P15.75M for KALAHI-CIDSS projects
PANAON, Misamis Occidental, June 29 (PIA) -- The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) has allotted P15.75 million for the Kabisig Laban sa Kahirapan-Comprehensive Integrated Delivery of Social Services (KALAHI-CIDSS) projects in Panaon and Calamba, Misamis Occidental this year.
Of this amount, P7.2 million goes to the town of Panaon, while P8.55 million goes to Calamba, said Araceli F. Solamillo, regional director of the DSWD-10.
This is stipulated in the memorandum of agreement (MOA) signed recently by Governor Herminia Ramiro together with Atty. Araceli Solamillo, Regional Director and Aldersey Dela Cruz, Asst. Regional Director of DSWD-10.
The said MOA was also signed by Mayor Miriam Paylaga of Panaon and Mayor Luisito Villanueva Jr. of Calamba.
Previously, the towns of Bonifacio, Lopez Jaena and Sinacaban, all of Misamis Occidental, were made beneficiaries of KALAHI-CIDSS Project under the so-called counter-parting scheme wherein the local government units have to put up an equity or counterpart for the projects.
The towns of Panaon and Calamba may then have to provide an equity of about P2 to P3 million, Solamillo said, while DSWD-10 will take charge of conducting the trainings to help capacitate the barangay folks with the needed skills to supervise the implementation of the projects.
These will include the trainings on financial management and preparation of project proposals, canvassing, bookkeeping, accounting, etc.
Thus, the project proposals should be submitted to DSWD-10 within eight months. Under the KALAHI-CIDSS residents vote for priority projects that are needed to be done in their area.
Governor Ramiro thanked DSWD-10 for their efforts in bringing the KALAHI-CIDSS projects to the other areas and barangays of the province.
She also thanked DSWD for the other programs implemented in the province that benefitted the poor and helped reduce poverty, such as the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program and the Self-Employment Assistance. (PIO/PIA-10 Mis. Occ.)
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