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Civil Society Organizations unite for Kaya ko ang Pagbabago

Cagayan de Oro City — During the meeting with the Civil Society Organizations held recently,Ms.Lalae Garcia, Project Manager of Malisa Home, an organization that moves against human trafficking and prostitution, stressed the alarming rate of prostitution in the region which even includes cases involving parents who personally pimp their children to wealthy patrons and foreigners in exchange for money. According to Ms. Garcia, poverty has a lot to do on why there is an increase in human trafficking and prostitution cases.

She further encouraged her fellow representatives from the various Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) to be one with them in their cause to which they positively responded.

This proves that the engagement of the Department of Social Welfare and Development with various Civil Society Organizations have not been in vain.They have responded to the call for change entailing them to go beyond their roles as one of the front liners in the conduct of Family Development Sessions to the beneficiaries of Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program in the region. These organizations are the Department’s Bantay, Gabay, Kaagapay partners.

Without any monetary compensation, these organizations have committed to help the Department carry out its responsibilities in creating an impact to the millions of lives served through the various programs and services.

To date, there are twenty-four Civil Society Organizations who have engaged with the Department.
Indeed, they have created a mark in making the Kaya Ko Ang Pagbabago Campaign a reality in the heart of every Mindanaoan.

Written by Mitzie S. Santiago, DSWD

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DSWD conducts PaskuJuan – A Christmas Bazaar

Cagayan de Oro — DSWD invites everyone to visit “PaskuJuan” a Christmas Bazaar featuring products from participants of the Sustainable Livelihood Program, to be held on November 30, 2014, from 9:00 AM to 8:00 AM at Gaston Park, Cagayan de Oro.

Displayed products will range from food and non-food items like handicrafts, bags, accessories, shoes, clothing, furniture, bottled and packed foods and drinks, snacks, among others. Services will also be available in the bazaar, which includes cosmetology, manicure and pedicure, massage, and others.

Sustainable Livelihood Program is a multi-stakeholder program that aims to improve the standard of living of poor households. Through its community-driven enterprise development approach, participants undergo workshops and skills training in order to determine the most suitable market-driven and resource-based livelihoods to engage in.

Identified through Listahanan – an information management system that generates a list of who and where the poor are in the Philippines, the participants are given the opportunity to manage sustainable micro-enterprises and linking them to locally available jobs, enhancing their access to basic social services and their standard of living.

Sustainable Livelihood Program is being actively supported by Department of Trade and Industry, Technical Education and Skills Development Agency, Department of Labor and Employment and other government entities, along private institutions and civil society groups.

Written by Charmaine P. Tadlas, DSWD

 

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“Balik Gobyerno” Rebel returnee tunes hope in KC-NCDDP development goals

Lanao del Norte– 44-year-old Helen (not her real name), a former rebel, believes that there is still hope in the hands of government, rather than fighting against and believing the ideology of insurgence.

It was in the early 1990’s when she realized the negative outcome of being a member of a revolutionary group. After weeks of reflection, she finally closed her door to revolution and turned her life into something positive. At that time the leftist movement in the municipality weakened.
It was in year 2013 when she volunteered to assist in the implementation of KALAHI CIDSS – National Community-Driven Development Program in their community. KALAHI CIDSS National Community Driven Development Program is a flagship anti-poverty program of the national government that empowers communities to be involved in development through community-driven development approach (CDD).

At the start, her background as a rebel/leftist made a hindering factor to other members considering her record as a revolutionist. “Basin wala napud ni kapa-ingnan atong grupo kay magsupaksupak rani siya batok gobyerno, (maybe this group will just run against the government, according to one of the volunteers).”

But in spite of that, she was persistent to show her commitment, concern and sincerity to lead the volunteers because she feels the economic and living condition of her fellow volunteers that need to be addressed. She set as an example as one of the most dedicated volunteers in the implementation of KC-NCDDP in their municipality.
The KALAHI CIDSS- NCCDP Way

Having worked with other developmental projects with other national government agencies, she shared her positive experience with KALAHI CIDSS-NCDDP through the Community-Driven Development (CDD) approach. “Daghan kaayo ko natun-an sa KALAHI CIDSS-NCDDP labi na sa pag implementar ug pag manage sa proyekto ug apil napud sa paghatag namo ug dako nga katungod mohimo ug among kaugalingon decision. Lahi rajud ang KALAHI (I learned a lot in the implementation of the project especially in managing and monitoring our own projects. It also gives empowerment to the people and promotes sense of ownership in a particular project. KALAHI is totally different).
Firm to optimism

Helen’s optimistic character brings change and hope to her community; she has been seen to have demonstrated peace and development. Even though she was a former rebel, she does not teach her family and children to any rebellious move against the government, but rather show to her family and to the community that she is a law abiding citizen.

“I’m happy to say that in our family I have a wife who happens to be a leader that looks after the welfare not only in my family but to our neighbors in the entire community,” According to her husband.
Establishing Solidarity

With her qualities and capacities as a leader, she has become a modern day hero among her neighbors. She overcomes her fears and faces any challenges. Her ability to sacrifice and persevere to serve the community, and aim to achieve success even though she encounters failures in the implementation of the project, are characteristics that she truly possesses, according to one of her fellow volunteer.

What makes her stand out from most leaders is that she has a strong personality and is self-motivated to voice out to the barangay council in behalf of the community on the problems and needs they encounter. “She is dedicated and honest. Truly she is our model,”a Barangay Kagawad shared. With this, she was declared the 1st winner of KC-NCDDP Bayani Ka Awards in the category of Volunteerism in Northern Mindanao.

Written by Luis T. Arquiza, DSWD

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DSWD KALAHI-CIDSS National Community-Driven Development Program Officially Launched

Cagayan de Oro – The Department of Social Welfare and Development recently launched the Kapit-Bisig Laban sa Kahirapan Comprehensive and Integrated Delivery of Social Services – National Community Driven Development Program (KALAHI CIDSS-NCDDP) – a flagship anti-poverty program of the national government that empowers communities to be involved in development through community-driven development approach (CDD).

Highlights of the regional launching were the Media Forum (Press Conference with Cagayan de Oro Press Club held at their COPC Office), Motorcade around the major streets of Cagayan de Oro and the Regional Launching Proper held at LimKetkai Mall Rotunda, where various stakeholders attended the said event; such as from the Local Government Units, National Government Agencies, Academe, Non-Governmental Organizations, Civil Society Organizations and the tri-media (TV, Radio & Print).

In an interview during the press conference Atty. Araceli F. Solamillo, Regional Director of DSWD Northern Mindanao, said that KALAHI CIDSS-NCDDP also addresses poverty issues that have been a big hindrance to development in local communities.

In the launching program, Governor Norte Khalid Q. Dimaporo of Lanao del shared his best practice and learning experiences with Kalahi-CIDDS projects in his province. He focused his discussion on the impact of the implementation of the project where majority of his constituents in the province benefited from the Project, not only uplifting their economic condition but most importantly alleviating the war conflict in the area that caused high poverty incidence and hampered the development of the province.

The launching officially ended with the signing of the Wall of Commitment with the various stakeholders present on the said activity, acknowledging and signifying their abiding support of KALAHI CIDSS-NCDDP implementation in region 10.

KALAHI CIDSS-NCDDP is an expanded scale of Kalahi-CIDSS which was implemented in Northern Mindanao for the last 10 years, empowering communities and building infrastructures. It is funded by World Bank and Asian Development Bank.

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DSWD consults school principals on extension of age coverage implementation

Cagayan de Oro City — The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Northern Mindanao has consulted school principals of secondary public schools of Northern Mindanao on the implementation of the extended age coverage of children-beneficiaries of Pantawid Pamiyang Pilipino Program (Pantawid Pamilya) here.
The consultation aims to solicit recommendations from the principals for policy enhancements, especially on the compliance of beneficiaries who are undergoing alternative delivery mode of formation in secondary education and those who are under non-formal formation of the Alternative Learning System of the Department of Education (DepEd); aside from lobbying to them the possible inclusion of youth development session to its Values Education subject.
The extended age coverage program of DSWD to former grantees of Pantawid Pamilya goes beyond the five-year limit to cover up to high school education; to extend the age coverage up to eighteen (18) years of age, taking into account the K-12 program of the Department of Education; to provide a higher grant amount of P500 per child in high school; and to maintain the limit of three child beneficiaries per household.
Lawyer Araceli F. Solamillo, Regional Director of DSWD Northern Mindanao, said the consultation will improve and strengthen partnership between DSWD and DepEd in serving the Pantawid Pamilya beneficiaries, especially on the education conditions of the program.
“We need to consult them because the extension of age coverage has modifications and changes in policies and activities,” explained the Regional Director.
One of the changes is higher grant package but a stricter rule in terms of completion of high school formation within a certain period of time.
She added DSWD has to address concerns and gaps in the implementation of the program by soliciting ideas from the school principals which can help enhance program policies of Pantawid Pamilya.
Also, considering that there are beneficiaries who failed to finish secondary education and are now out-of-school youth, the program seeks to cover children aged 15 to 18 years old who are undergoing formation under the Alternative Learning System of the DepEd.
“We hope that with the principals’ cooperation, DSWD can increase the employability of our clients in the future,” added Solamillo.
For the past five years, DepEd has been very supportive to DSWD in the implementation of the Pantawid Pamilya.
Pantawid Pamilya is the conditional cash transfer (CCT) of the national government. CCT programs were first demonstrated successful in Latin American countries two decades ago.  As one of the pioneering CCT programs in Asia, the Pantawid Pamilya is a human capital investment program of the national government which ensures the health and education of poor children ages 0-14. This year, age coverage will be extended, from 0-14 to 0-18.
By providing opportunity for the development of the young, it envisions to prevent the vicious transmission of the cycle of poverty.
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DSWD launches National Community-Driven Development Program

Cagayan de Oro – The Department of Social Welfare and Development recently launched the Kapit-Bisig Laban sa Kahirapan Comprehensive and Integrated Delivery of Social Services – National Community Driven Development Program (KALAHI CIDSS-NCDDP) – a flagship anti-poverty program of the national government that empowers communities to be involved in development through community-driven development approach (CDD).
           
Highlights of the regional launching were the Media Forum (Press Conference with Cagayan de Oro Press Club held at their COPC Office), Motorcade around the major streets of Cagayan de Oro and the Regional Launching Proper held at LimKetkai Mall Rotunda, where various stakeholders attended the said event; such as from the Local Government Units, National Government Agencies, Academe, Non-Governmental Organizations, Civil Society Organizations and the tri-media (TV, Radio & Print).
In an interview during the press conference Atty. Araceli F. Solamillo, Regional Director of DSWD Northern Mindanao, said that KALAHI CIDSS-NCDDP also addresses poverty issues that have been a big hindrance to development in local communities.
In the launching program, Governor Norte Khalid Q. Dimaporo of Lanao del shared his best practice and learning experiences with Kalahi-CIDDS projects in his province. He focused his discussion on the impact of the implementation of the project where majority of his constituents in the province benefited from the Project, not only uplifting their economic condition but most importantly alleviating the war conflict in the area that caused high poverty incidence and hampered the development of the province.
The launching officially ended with the signing of the Wall of Commitment with the various stakeholders present on the said activity, acknowledging and signifying their abiding support of KALAHI CIDSS-NCDDP implementation in region 10.
KALAHI CIDSS-NCDDP is an expanded scale of Kalahi-CIDSS which was implemented in Northern Mindanao for the last 10 years, empowering communities and building infrastructures. It is funded by World Bank and Asian Development Bank.

 

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Lanao del Norte expresses support for KALAHI CIDSS-NCDDP

Cagayan de Oro – Governor Khalid Dimaporo of Lanao del Norte expressed the province’s support to the Kapit Bisig Laban sa Kahirapan-Comprehensive and Integrated Delivery of Social Services-National Community Driven Development Program (KALAHI CIDSS-NCDDP) which was recently launched by the Department of Social Welfare and Development in the Northern Mindanao Region.

KALAHI CIDSS-NCDDP is one of the poverty alleviation programs of the Philippine government – an upscale operation of the community-driven development (CDD) approach, which was tried and proven effective by Kalahi-CIDSS, its predecessor, which started in 2003.

Lanao del Norte was one of the pilot provinces that implemented Kalahi-CIDSS in 2003. According to Dimaporo, changes were taking place in the poor communities because of the CDD approach which empowers them to identify problems that contribute to their community’s poverty and resolutions to fight against such.

According to Dimaporo, the community’s involvement in local development has also inspired him to give his provincial local counterpart contribution to the Kalahi-CIDSS considering that it has greatly shown a positive impact on socio-economy, local governance, and improvement on conflict resolution.

Day Care Centers, Health Stations, improvement or construction of roads, water systems, drainage canals, bridges, and seawalls are some of the projects that were completed by the community people in Lanao del Norte through Kalahi-CIDSS.

KALAHI CIDSS-NCDDP will be implemented in 11 municipalities in the province in year 2015, targeting at least 33,621 households to benefit from the program.

Written by Charmaine P. Tadlas, DSWD

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KALAHI CIDSS-NCDDP supporters sign Wall of Commitment for the Program during Reg’l launching

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