NEGROS ORIENTAL (PIA) — The Regional Development Council (RDC-7) awarded the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) for its implementation of the Kapit Bisig Laban sa Kahirapan Comprehensive and Integrated Delivery of Social Services – Millennium Challenge Corporation (KC-MCC).
DSWD 7 Regional Director Ma. Evelyn Macapobre accepted the best implemented project 2015 award for KC-MCC in recent RDC meeting.
DSWD7 has been implementing Kalahi-CIDSS MCC since 2011 in the provinces of Bohol and Negros Oriental.
A total of 716 Kalahi-CIDSS community sub-projects in 25 municipalities in the region were funded by the MCC with a total funding support of P641,237,493.50.
The sub-projects include day care centers, school buildings, water systems, drainage facilities and basic access facilities like Farm to Market Roads, footpaths and footbridges.
Kalahi-CIDSS is a community-driven development project implemented by the Department of Social Welfare and Development.
Meanwhile, three Kalahi- CIDSS sub-projects were inaugurated and handed-over to communities of Candoni, Negros Occidental.
The projects include the Barangay Health Center of Barangay Cabia-an, the kindergarten building of Galicano Temporosa-I Memorial Elementary School (GTIMES) and the solar dryer with warehouse of Barangay Caningay.
Social marketing officer Beb Christelle Barot of DSWD-NIR said Candoni Vice Mayor Diomedes Magada said expressed appreciation for the projects that can help the barangay residents of Candoni.
The community volunteers also expressed their gratitude for the projects, Julieta Gambalan Barangay Sub-Project Management Committee (BSPMC) chair said they helped each other in implementing project despite not having a salary.
Barot said the volunteer-beneficiaries and officials are hopeful that the Kalahi-CIDSS program will continue helping the barangays where the priority problems and needs are addressed. (rmn/jct/PIA7-Negros Oriental/DSWD-7/This article was first published at PIA website on Mar. 21, 2016)