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PIA Press Release
Wednesday, January 04, 2012


DSWD to prioritize P99.2-M KALAHI-CIDSS community projects in Quezon

CALAMBA CITY, Laguna, Jan. 4 (PIA) -- The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) under the Kapit Bisig Laban sa Kahirapan Comprehensive and Integrated Delivery of Social Services (KALAHI-CIDSS) program, will fund 82 community projects to address the needs of various poor communities in Quezon Province.

With a total cost of P99.2 million, the projects will be implemented using the community driven development (CDD) approach of the KALAHI-CIDSS in the 11 program covered municipalities in the provinces.

The municipalities are Macalelon, Catanauan and Perez, which covers the 2010 KALAHI-CIDSS areas, and Buenavista, Burdeos, Dolores, Jomalig, Panukulan, Pantnanungan, San Francisco, and San Narciso which previously implemented the three cycles KALAHI-CIDSS and started implementation of the program in 2011 under the Makamasang Tugon Modality.

Among the community projects to be implemented in the areas are farm-to-market roads (FMR), water system, electrification, health centers, day care centers, school buildings, bridges, and line canals.

Under the KALAHI–CIDSS program, community residents are given bigger stakes or involvement in the identification, planning, implementation and monitoring of the community development projects which are in response to their respective identified priority needs.

The 82 community projects are expected to be completed within the first semester of 2012.

Overall, KALAHI-CIDSS program had funded a total of 232 community projects worth P338,156,981.20 in the said areas since 2003. (DSWD-4A/CPG, PIA-4A)

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