The Municipality of Malangas under the leadership of Honorable Mayor Marcelo M. Baquial Jr. recently launched the LGU-Led KC-NCDDP on July 13, 2017, making it the 12th partner-municipality to enter into MOA with the department after completed 3 cycles with Kalahi-CIDSS from 2012.
Witnessing the event are Municipal and Barangay Officials and Sangguniang Bayang Members together with the Kalahi-CIDSS RPC-Designate Roleiste Falsis and Sub-regional Project Coordinator Melanie M. Saragena.
The KC-NCDDP is one of the poverty reduction programs of DSWD that uses the community driven development (CDD) approach in implementing projects that aim to provide the community access to basic services. It is the expanded implementation of the previous program Kalahi-CIDSS. This enables the communities and the local government units in the said areas to implement disaster responsive or preventive projects that may include fast rehabilitation of destroyed infrastructures and livelihoods projects.
The chief executive believed that with the intervention of the national government through the DSWD, Malangas will realize its dream in no time. Thus he emphasized that it takes a concerted efforts from the grassroots, the community and the barangay leaders to participate in the implementation.
RPC-designate Falsis expressed his gratitude, in his words, “Malangas has become a venue of opportunities for Kalahi-CIDSS to implement, to impose Community-Driven Development program”, and encouraged Malangas to continue to provide opportunities on the grassroots level, to continue to give the community the chance to be empowered, to think about their issues and give them the chance to raise interventions on how to solve their problems. ### (JGA)