PWD's limitless vigor for development

Sep 04, 2019

Anyone can notice the beauty of her gleaming smile because it shows her endless passion to help. It is also very evident in her that having a disability is not an excuse not to yearn for the community’s development.  


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Passion for volunteerism

Jun 09, 2015

Helping her community through her volunteer work in the Kapit-Bisig Laban sa Kahirapan-Comprehensive and Integrated Delivery of Social Services (Kalahi-CIDSS) has become a passion for Charo Simara Ablao, 37.

A resident of Misserior Village in Barangay Balaring, General Mamerto...

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The cry of daughters of Pikit

Apr 09, 2015

PIKIT, North Cotabato---As Saida Salaban, 45, hurried her way off to their farm, the earthly feeling of quietness and coolness of morning prevailed in her.

While strolling the muddy road of the place, the sun’s powerful rays flood over...

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The long walk for water

Mar 12, 2015

The sun is high. Her heels are numb and her legs feel like wood. But she has to go on. There is one more hour. She cannot return empty-handed.

Marissa Nim thought of this as she walked 2 to...

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Gubatnon villagers foster peace

Mar 05, 2015

The nightfall in Barangay General Luna, the farthest barangay of Lope de Vega, has been the cause of terror in almost every home in the village.

Since the place is located in the most interior part of the Northern...

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DSWDs Kalahi-CIDSS raises new set of environmental warriors

Feb 18, 2015

Puerto Prinsesa, Palawan – The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), through Kapit-Bisig Laban sa Kahirapan-Comprehensive and Integrated Delivery of Social Services (Kalahi-CIDSS), one of its major poverty alleviation programs, recently conducted a forum in the city earlier this...

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When It Rains, It Pours

Aug 04, 2015

Water has long been a problem of the residents of Brgy. Magsaysay in the municipality of General Luna, Surigao del Norte.

For as long as they can remember, residents struggled to get access to water. Some hiked for 3 kilometers...

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Education: The real gold in Mt. Diwata

Aug 05, 2015

Monkayo, Compostela Valley – “Ang edukasyon ang isa ka bahandi nga among maikahatag sa among mga anak. Mao kini ang ilang bulawan nga dili makuha sa ilaha (Education is an invaluable treasure that we can give our children. This is...

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Heroism through volunteerism

Nov 23, 2018

“Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.”

This famous line of former US President John F. Kennedy, is the inspiration of a pastor, farmer, and at the same time a...

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Pagmano, Pagsabi ng 'Po' at 'Opo'

Oct 03, 2016

Pagmano, Pagsabi ng "Po" at "Opo" 
Ilan lamang ito sa maraming paraan para maipakita natin ang ating paggalang at pagmamahal sa mga nakatatanda sa atin. 
Ngayong ipinagdiriwang ang Elderly Filipino Week ay ipinapaalala sa ating mahalin at galangin ang mga...

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Building roads, not lies

May 30, 2016

Of the many projects they have worked on as on-call construction workers, Nestor Macarilay and Pancho Ona felt that they were building lies instead of infrastructure. At work, whenever they see and hear suspicious deals around, the two felt disappointed...

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The Triumph of Ma. Delia

Dec 22, 2015

“Giuli na gud kos akong bana, ngadto sa akong mama (my husband returned me to my mother),” confessed Maria Delia. Her confession is often taken as a joke by her co-volunteers. It was a joke to some but to her,...

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Breaking labels: 'I am not a rebel'

Jan 16, 2015

Nestor Arpia lived most of his life proving his identity as a simple farmer in the mountainous barangay of Tagbacan Ilaya in Catanauan, Quezon.

For years, he tried to escape the impression of being a rebel hiding at the...

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Sa KC-NCDDP, puwede kang maging bayani!

Aug 25, 2014

Ngayong Araw ng mga Bayani, muli nating sariwain ang kanilang kadakilaan at ang natatanging kabayanihang kanilang iniwan.

Panahon ng modernisasyon, sino at saan pa natin maaaring matagpuan ang mga bagong bayani?


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Nurturing Basiao: A Mother's Story

Aug 10, 2014

 She dreamt of becoming a mother when she was just a young girl. For Juliana Calomot, it is every woman’s dream to carry a little soul inside her womb; that maternal instinct to nurture and care. This was the same...

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Power couple: Senior citizens in service

Jun 04, 2014

Basey, Samar - Their plan was to spend their twilight years back here in their  hometown, so they can enjoy the rural life, after having devoted their productive years in Tacloban City.

But they slowly found themselves becoming actively...

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When Does Little Become Much?

Oct 16, 2013

There are things that give happiness, most of which cannot be gotten through monetary gains. Sometimes, it comes from having a heart to serve. When one becomes selfless, the more one has many reasons to be joyful and satisfied, as...

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Straight from the Heart

Sep 09, 2013

Written by: Haide Liz Septimo-Manuta

Kalahi-CIDSS Financial Analyst III


Ten years ago at around 3 o’clock in the afternoon while I was in the midst of selling bread in my sister's bakery, I received a text message informing me...

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Courage for Water

Seventy-two year-old Teodora Tan, known as Ka Doring, knew just how badly her community needed clean water. Residents in Barangay Matuyatuya in Torrijos, Marinduque had to pay PhP 35 for a drum of water, a price that the villagers...

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Molding Responsibility in Pasil Community

In the village of Dalupa in Pasil, Kalinga, people have been practicing clay pot-making for decades. While pottery is a one-man job, it has nonetheless served as the main source of livelihood for the people. Even  the village name...

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In a league of her own

Cagdianao, Province of Dinagat Islands – Some stories seem to begin in earnest only when these are about to end. This was something Meryl Grace Torbeles, 30, could certainly attest to, as it was only later that she realized...

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Kabayanihan sa barangay

Aug 28, 2014

Isa para sa lahat, lahat para sa isa!

Ang mga bayani ng komunidad ay tulong-tulong para sa isang layunin---
ang layunin na patungo sa pagbabago.

Sa KC-NCDDP, puwede kang maging...

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Brightest Christmas

Jan 08, 2015

"Ito na ang pinakamagandang pamasko sa amin. Salamat sa KALAHI CIDSS-NCDDP at sa pagtutulungan ng mga taga-Himokilan. Kaya pala namin ang pagbabago. Natupad na rin ang pangarap naming mag-asawa na magka-ilaw ang aming bahay. Ngayong taon ang pinakamaliwanag na Pasko...

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Footbridge in the sky

Dec 03, 2014

Filomina Morte, more fondly called Lumen, stands on their ‘Footbridge in the Sky’ in Brgy. Baslay—a mountainous area of Dauin, Negros Oriental. Together with mostly farmer fellow volunteers and KALAHI CIDSS-NCDDP, they built this bridge which is situated on...

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Super KC joins 'Yolanda' commemoration

Nov 07, 2014

BOGO CITY—In the midst of accomplishment reports, laden wreaths and lit candles, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Field Office VII introduces a super hero to help empower Yolanda-hit communities as the country commemorates the anniversary of the...

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A community volunteer's small acts lead to big change

Oct 29, 2014

“Masarap po ang pakiramdam na kaming mga community volunteers ay may naging kontribusyon sa pag-unlad ng mga kabataan at ng aming mismong komunidad sa tulong ng Kapit-Bisig Laban sa Kahirapan-National Community-Driven Development Program o KALAHI CIDSS-NCDDP, kahit na wala po...

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The doubts I used to harbour


Kalahi-CIDSS Volunteer (Barangay Sub-Project Management Committee Chairperson)

Barangay Talinga, Leon B. Postigo, Zamboanga del Norte


It felt like there was a frog in my throat. I made notes for that day,...

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