Through joint efforts, communities are able to implement various community projects such as the Kalahi-CIDSS Project.
Mayor Joseph Amid of Kabugao, Apayao said this who, along with other local chief executives of Sallapadan and Tubo, Abra, gave his continued support for their second year of engagement with the Kapit- Bisig Laban sa Kahirapan Comprehensive and Integrated Delivery of Social Services (Kalahi-CIDSS) or the Community-Driven Development (CDD) Project.
A total of Php 3,637,065.76 has been allotted by the three municipalities for their local counterpart contribution (LCC) for the implementation of the Project. The municipality of Kabugao allocated Php 1,792,432.93 LCC, Sallapadan provided Php 781,744.38 LCC and Tubo gave Php 1,062,888.45 for their LCC.
Nineteen (19) community projects or sub-projects which have been prioritized by the communities will soon be implemented in these three municipalities using the municipalities’ LCC and the Kalahi-CIDSS grant amounting to Php 18,613,360.32.
In Kabugao, nine (9) sub-projects are approved such as the construction of multi-purpose building, footbridge access trail, river flood control and also the construction of two Barangay Health Stations, two footbridges, two potable water supply systems. Four (4) sub-projects in the municipality of Sallapadan will also be funded which include the construction of cable footbridge, flood control and two Barangay Health Stations. While in Tubo, six (6) sub-projects will be given which are the construction of footpath, a Day Care Center, two farm to market roads and two water systems. With this, more than Php 22.2 M is allotted for the construct of said sub-projects.
Through the CDD approach, sub-projects are prioritized and approved through Municipal Inter-Barangay Forum (MIBF) wherein representatives of all barangays participate not only in ranking the proposals but also in identifying community projects to be funded under the Kalahi-CIDSS Project. Ranking of proposals are done using set of criteria identified by the Barangay Representation Team volunteers during the criteria setting workshop (CSW), a collective exercise of identifying the parameters of development projects to be prioritized.
CSW and MIBF are parts of Kalahi-CIDSS process also known as the Community Empowerment Activity Cycle (CEAC). The CEAC undergoes a yearlong process or one cycle until a maximum implementation of three cycles.
“Uray nu malidlidayak ta kapat-patay ni tatang ko, ummayak latta nga makiatendar para suportaran ti proposal mi t iKalahi ket nag bunga met ti pinagumay ko ta naaprobaran dyay footbridge mi, ket agpapasalamattak kadagiti opisyal ti barangay ken munisipyo lal ni Mayor tayu nga nangted ti counterpart para agpatuloy ti second cycle” (Though I’m in grief because of my father’s recent death, I still attended [the MIBF] to support our proposal in Kalahi [-CIDSS] and it resulted well since our proposal of having a footbridge is approved, and I would like to thank the officials of the barangay and municipality especially our Mayor who gave the counterpart to continue the second cycle [of the implementation of the Project]), Barangay Maguyepyep, Sallapadan Barangay Representation Team member Jonathan Cardenas said expressing his gratitude.
Moreover, Barangay Dilong, Tubo Project Preparation Team volunteer Azarel Payadkeo stated that they, the volunteers with the help of the local government unit and Kalahi-CIDSS area coordinating team, will cooperate to ensure that their sub-project will be implemented the soonest and make it successful.
Harold Banga-an, Kalahi-CIDSS Area Coordinator of Kabugao said that the second cycle of implementation brings great hope for the continuous development of the communities. #DSWD-CAR, SOCIAL MARKETING UNIT, MAYROSE URBANO-CARIŃO