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Village Chief Appreciates Kalahi-CIDSS Process

The distinctive implementation process followed by Kalahi-CIDSS is now slowly helping barangay officials improve their reputation. People automatically cast doubt on projects that are directly implemented by the village chief, believing this was done because of some ulterior motive....

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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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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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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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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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A recipient becomes a carer

Aug 05, 2015

I MET her three years ago. She was then clasping the hand of her son who was leaning on her in what looked to be a genuine show of protection.

That time, she was listening to lectures from the National...

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Better health, stronger community

Aug 11, 2015

“Parang tindahan, hindi mo aakalain na gamutan pala ‘yun.”

These are the words of 32-year-old Michelle Araneta when asked to describe their old health center in Brgy. Pambuhan, Perez, Quezon Province.

“Gawa lang siya sa pawid. Inaanay na...

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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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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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A Name Like No Other

Sep 09, 2013

In her barangay, she is usually called Ma’am or Madam. For those more familiar with her, she goes by Ka Melchora. For her students, she is known as Ms. Mel. All her names already hint at the number of roles...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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