KALAHI-CIDSS spreads to 80 barangays; completed 106 sub-projects

COVID RESPONSE. An isolation facility in Barangay Cabinuangan, New Bataan, Davao de Oro is one of the sub-projects implemented under the KALAHI-CIDSS Disaster Response Operation Procedures (DROP). Photo courtesy of DSWD 11

DAVAO CITY – The Department of Social Welfare and Development in Region 11 (DSWD 11)  through the Kapit-Bisig Laban sa Kahirapan-Comprehensive and Integrated Delivery of Social Services (KALAHI-CIDSS) Disaster Response Operation Procedures (DROP) completed  106 sub-projects in 80 barangays throughout Davao Region as of April 2021.

DSWD11 in a statement on Tuesday said, KALAHI-CIDSS uses the community-driven development (CDD) strategy which allows communities to gain control over decisions and resources.

Through the program, community members actively participate to identify and prioritize their community’s concerns and allow them to design, implement, and manage solutions to their priority problems.

The program with a budget of P78 million aims to turn over a total  of 112 sub-projects to the municipalities of New Bataan in Davao de Oro; Braulio E. Dujali in Davao del Norte; Malita in Davao Occidental; and Boston and Lupon in Davao Oriental. 

“KALAHI-CIDSS DROP enables covered areas to shift its operations from regular developmental activities into a disaster response modality to hasten the approval of community projects that will enable the restoration of the community to a pre-disaster level of functioning,” DSWD 11 said.

Some of the sub-projects implemented under KALAHI-CIDSS DROP include among others,  cash for work, improvements and refurbishing of existing community structures to be used as temporary isolation facility for suspected and probable COVID-19 individuals, provision of generator sets for the said facility, procurement of amenities, medical supplies, and equipment, and installation of handwashing facilities.

“Through this initiative, the communities which are identified will be able to decide on the sub-projects to solve their community issues regarding the COVID-19 pandemic in accordance with the program and the Department of Health (DOH) standards and protocols,” DSWD 11 said.