A collage of some of the completed Kalahi-CIDSS NCDDP subprojects for 2020.


BUTUAN CITY – The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Field Office Caraga has once again proven that it is one of the top performing Field Offices of the Agency in the entire country as it posted a 100% completion rate for its Kalahi-CIDSS Program, completing all the 202 target subprojects (SPs) under the National Community-Driven Development Program (NCDDP).

Kalahi-CIDSS or the Kapit-Bisig Laban sa Kahirapan – Comprehensive and Integrated Delivery of Social Services is one of the poverty alleviation programs of the government being implemented by DSWD.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Kalahi-CIDSS have adopted the Disaster Response Operation Procedure (DROP), allowing the program to shift from developmental activities into a disaster-response modality to immediately address health issues.

The NCDDP subprojects are implemented in the local government units (LGUs) of Tagana-an, Placer, Malimono, and San Francisco in Surigao del Norte province; Dinagat, San Jose, and Basilisa in Dinagat Island province; and in Madrid, Bayabas, and Barobo in Surigao del Sur province.

The 202 completed SPs under NCDDP are as follows:

– Construction/Installation of quarantine/isolation facility – 69 SPs
– Cash for Work – 65 SPs
– Procurement of Disaster Response/Rescue Equipment – 34 SPs
– Procurement of communication device – 7 SPs
– Communal handwash facility – 7 SPs
– Sanitary toilet – 5 SPs
– Refurbishment/conversion of Community Center / Multi-Purpose Bldg into isolation facility – 5 SPs
– Refurbishment of school building – 3 SPs
– Refurbishment of day care center – 3 SPs
– Refurbishment of barangay hall – 2 SPs
– Installation of water system – 1 SP
– Capability Building / Training / Feasibility Study – 1 SP

Kalahi-CIDSS Regional Program Coordinator Bennette Dave Calo is thankful to all partner LGUs and to the Regional Program Management Office and field staff for the said success.

“To all our partner LGUs and stakeholders, thank you for your unwavering support and desire in the implementation of Kalahi-CIDSS NCDDP despite the challenges and struggles brought by the pandemic,” RPC Calo said.

“To all RPMO and field staff who accept and dares to believe in struggles, thank you for stepping up in overcoming these challenges. Congratulations on the brilliant success. Indeed, there is no shortcut to success,” Calo added.

Meanwhile, 24 out of 72 target subprojects for 2020 under the PAyapa at MAsaganang PamayaNAn Indigenous Peoples Community-Driven Development (PAMANA IP CDD) have been completed.

The RPMO and Area Coordinating Teams are working overtime to finish these projects as soon as possible for the beneficiary communities.

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