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
When Typhoon Yolanda, internationally known as Haiyan, struck the central Philippines in the early morning of 8 November 2013, the trail of devastation left behind was immense: 6,200 people died and more than 1 million people had their homes, possessions...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...
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
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
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
“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...
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...
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...
“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
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,...
Maco, Compostela Valley – “Their journey is never easy. We want to make them feel safe, loved and protected in the best way that we can because they too, deserve to rise up and have a peaceful life,” shared Elizabeth...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
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
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
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
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
Kalahi-CIDSS launched the first community-based training on construction painting with 75 women volunteers from prioritized barangays for its second year (Cycle 2) in Cawayan, Masbate to celebrate International Women’s Month.
The activity was designed to prepare women volunteers...Continue Reading