The municipality of Tadian in Mountain Province has successfully completed seven (7) out of eighteen (18) community projects worth PhP 5,401,702.78. These projects have been implemented by the community and the local government unit in partnership with the Kapit-bisig Laban sa Kahirapan-Comprehensive and Integrated Delivery of Social Services (Kalahi-CIDSS) Program of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD).
The completed projects are flood control structure in barangay Balao; drainage canal in Lenga; farm-to-market road in Duagan; drainage canal in Kayan West; erosion control in Bunga; water system in Masla and road concreting in Batayan.
Five months since the implementation of Kalahi- CIDSS in August 2016, these are the first projects to be completed in the region.
“As a community-led development, these projects were managed by the community volunteers. With the assistance of the local government unit (LGU), they were easily mobilized” Area Coordinator Mary Jane Quiwas shared. She added that the barangay and municipal LGU were willing to shoulder the unforeseen and underestimated cost of materials thus the projects were completed without delay.
These projects which are now operational and are ready for turn-over, are expected to benefit 3, 832 household of the municipality.
Quiwas also recognized MLGU Tadian for their financial and technical support, and their commitment to the program.
While waiting for the downloading of funds, the MLGU convened the suppliers of materials for the said projects and explained to them the processes of the program,” Quiwas expounded.
Quiwas also said that four barangays are almost finished with their projects while seven are working double time to complete their sub-projects within the month.
Kalahi-CIDSS Deputy Regional Program Manager Imelda Tuguinay recognized the efforts of the implementers in the municipality and challenged other implementers as well. She said that the projects are tangible proof of the community’s efforts to bring development into reality.
“We still have a lot to complete here in the region and we hope that other communities will be motivated to finish their respective projects within set target as what Tadian did,” she added. #DSWD-CAR, SOCIAL MARKETING UNIT, Jasmin P. Kiaso

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