12 Bicol barangays ranked for possible funding under KALAHI-CIDSS
by CL Martinez
Sag˝ay, Camarines Sur (19 August) -- Farmers, fishersfolk, women and youth gathered recently for a unique KALAHI-CIDSS presentation of community proposals from different barangays of this coastal town.
Late in July this year volunteers from 12 barangays of this town presented their proposed community projects and ranked for possible funding under the KALAHI-CIDSS: KKB project through the Municipal Inter-Barangay Forum (MIBF).
The MIBF is a public gathering of community volunteers, municipal representatives, non-government organizations and other groups and individuals within the municipality. It is a unique KALAHI-CIDSS mechanism whereby the community proposals presented by the volunteers are ranked for possible funding under the KALAHI-CIDSS: KKB project.
Through the MIBF, the proposed development projects from different barangays are prioritized. Most of the proposed projects were roads, bridges, school buildings, potable water system, health stations, and post harvest facilities.
The barangays ranked for funding were: Brgy. Kilantaao (ranked 1), Brgy. MabacaŚ2nd, Bgy. Minadongjol - 3rd and Brgy. Buracan on 4th place.
After the proposals were ranked, another municipal based forum shall be held for the final approval of the community projects.
KALAHI-CIDSS: KKB or the Kapit Bisig Laban sa Kahirapan-Comprehensive and Integrated Delivery of Social Services, Kapangyarihan at Kaunlaran sa Barangay is a poverty alleviation project that empower communities, strengthens local governance and hastens development in the barangays.
It is being implemented by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) with funding support from the World Bank. (KCRSMO-DSWD/PIA) [top]