MANILA – The Kapit-Bisig Laban sa Kahirapan-Comprehensive and Integrated Delivery of Social Services (Kalahi-CIDSS) is one of the programs featured in the World Bank publication entitled “I’d Like You to Know” which shows the different stories of people from across...Continue Reading
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...
Rey Jaboneta discusses with the workers and community residents during the construction of the Kalahi-CIDSS sub-project 200 linear meter drainage canal in Barangay New Panay.
Rey Jaboneta (left) poses with DSWD Secretary Corazon Juliano-Soliman during the awarding ceremony of the...
Alangalang, Leyte – The San Juanico Bridge is known as the “Bridge of Love” because it connects Samar and Leyte. However, residents of Barangay Cabadsan in this town also want to claim the title for their small bridge...Continue Reading
For some, the word “elderly” is associated with limitations, retirement, and frailty.
However, Elsie Lomong-oy of barangay Kin-iway, the center of the town of Besao, Mt. Province, thinks nothing of this, despite being 60 years old herself.
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...Continue Reading
Rosa Gonzales, 76, sighed with a relief when she recalled how she and her colleagues erected a great wall which eliminated doubts from others.
Even more, her worries subsided when that 60-meter seawall was completed in June 27, 2014...
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...Continue Reading
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...
A bright smile is reflected on the face of a village woman in Barangay Bacay II in Veruela, Agusan del Sur, while she gently swishes her laundry through the sudsy water she had collected and stored in the tank days...Continue Reading
In the core of the Philippine culture is the value of unity and togetherness best exhibited in the practice of bayanihan.
The term bayanihan means helping one’s neighbor to make a difficult task less demanding. Most of the time...
Dionisio Escabusa, 72, tribal chieftain of Eskaya tribe in Barangay Lundag, Pilar, Bohol expressed that introducing Kalahi CIDSS program in 2006 to the community was easy because community-driven development (CDD) approach is in agreement with their practices.
“Every member...Continue Reading
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...Continue Reading
MANILA, Philippines – “Mangyan” is the umbrella term for the 8 indigenous groups of Mindoro. Originally coastal dwellers, they migrated to the mountains to escape from the Spanish colonizers and Moro raiders in the past.
KIAMBA, Saranggani - Nestled at the top of the array of picturesque green mountains in the eastern part of Kiamba, some 25 kilometers away from town in Sarangani Province, the village of Kapanal in Barangay Gasi, which means equal in...Continue Reading
The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) is set to conduct the first “bayanI Ka!” Awards on January 23 at the AIM Conference Center in Makati City, to recognize representatives from various sectors in their initiatives for community development...Continue Reading
Madalag, Aklan- Joana Nabalde, 27, of Brgy. Sta. Catalina has had various problems come her way in the past two years.
Despite her youth, she has gone through more than other women twice her age –...Continue Reading
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...
Going to school used to be an ordeal for the students residing in the island barangay of Macatunao in Concepcion, Iloilo. They had to negotiate the 3.6-kilometer stretch of stonewall clinging to the rough and spiky seawall to get to and...Continue Reading
“Just add five more pesos and you could reach heaven in a jiffy.” This was a common joke about lot of communities in Northern Mindanao, referring to the distance and difficulty in reaching these areas. Some of these could...Continue Reading
Barobo, Surigao del Sur – In her simple attire, no one paid attention to Precila M. Cabillo, 47, even with the bright piece of paper with the word ‘Volunteer’ pinned on her shirt.
All eyes gravitated toward her, however,...
At 3:30 am, while most teenagers are still fast asleep, a teenaged boy is already up and about preparing for yet another day to get closer to his dreams.
With just a small lamp to illuminate his surroundings, Yves...
"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...Continue Reading
ISULAN, Sultan Kudarat – The scorching heat of the sun blazes down from a cloudless sky in the middle of the day.
Baiton Uy, however, was undeterred, even as sweat freely flowed down her back as she patiently waited...
Kaingon ko ba ang panahon way kapakyasan,
Abi ko ba nga ang adlaw ray musalop ug unya musubang;
Ingon man diay niini ang ugma dali rang makalimot,
Mga saad ug panumpa gihabulan sa imong kamot.
(I thought time does...
MANILA, Philippines – SPO1 Edward Mandalunes put a whole new dimension to the traditional police credo "to serve and protect" when he decided to serve as a volunteer in one of the government's poverty alleviation programs in Cagayan de Oro...Continue Reading
Kapit-Bisig Laban sa Kahirapan Comprehensive and Integrated Delivery of Social Services-National Community-Driven Development Program (KALAHI CIDSS-NCDDP), one of the major poverty alleviation programs of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) recently hit big during the Agency’s...Continue Reading
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...Continue Reading
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...Continue Reading
Typhoon Yolanda stories can be depressing, given the level of devastation it brought to the country.
Barangay Inobangan in San Sebastian, Samar, however, is a different case.
Even though it was also hit by ‘Yolanda’ a year ago...
San Pascual, Masbate - Teresita Talisic, Elizabeth Marquez, Mary Jane Bani, and Gregoria Rudina are no strangers to poverty.
They are residents of Laurente, one of the 22 barangays of this town.
Laurente is a community rich in...
“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...Continue Reading