Editorial: Philippines' Community-Driven Development programs

The Government of Myanmar is replicating a Philippine community-driven development (CDD) program - Kapit-Bisig Laban sa Kahirapan-Comprehensive and Integrated Delivery of Social Services (Kalahi-CIDSS). A delegation from Myanmar visited the Philippines on June 10-14, 2013, to study the Philippine program.

The visit, organized by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and the World Bank (WB), afforded the Myanmar delegates the opportunity to learn about the impact of Kalahi-CIDSS as their country prepares to adopt it. Country representatives of seven developing member countries of the Asian Development Bank - Bangladesh, Cambodia, Federated States of Micronesia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Timor-Leste, and Vietnam - who held a learning visit to the Philippines on February 5-7, 2013, likewise cited the Kalahi-CIDSS as an effective tool to make beneficiary-communities active participants in local development.

CDD is a poverty alleviation strategy that gives people a chance to actively decide which sub-projects will be implemented in their communities. The WB-funded Kalahi-CIDSS trains people to mobilize themselves to push for community development. It is one of DSWD core social protection programs, along with Sustainable Livelihood Scheme, targeting the poorest households.

For 2013, the government is using the CDD approach as a national strategy for poverty alleviation. The scaling up of Kalahi-CIDSS is done through the National Community Driven Development Program (NCDDP), which applies the lessons learned in implementing CDD programs of other agencies. From 12 regions, the NCDDP is expanding coverage to 15 regions.

In the 15 regions, 19,395 barangays in 900 municipalities in 68 provinces are included in the program. A similar program is in the works for the Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao to add 118 municipalities to be covered. In Metro Manila, the expansion of livelihood projects is being implemented in 10 barangays in Malabon City and six barangays in Muntinlupa City.
The Manila Bulletin led by its Chairman of the Board of Directors Dr. Emilio T. Yap, President and Publisher Atty. Hermogenes P. Pobre, Executive Vice President Dr. Emilio C. Yap III, Editor-in-Chief Dr. Cris J. Icban Jr., Business Editor Loreto D. Cabañes, Officers and Employees, congratulate Department of Social Welfare and Development Secretary Corazon J. Soliman and Kapit-Bisig Laban sa Kahirapan-Comprehensive and Integrated Delivery of Social Services National Project Manager Edgar G. Pato, in their combined undertakings to make community-driven development programs in the Republic of the Philippines a showcase for empowerment for several countries in the Asia-Pacific. CONGRATULATIONS AND MABUHAY!

Loading...

Editor’s note:Yahoo Philippines encourages responsible comments that add dimension to the discussion. No bashing or hate speech, please. You can express your opinion without slamming others or making derogatory remarks.

  • ‘Get SAF 44 killers before BBL passage’
    ‘Get SAF 44 killers before BBL passage’

    Lawmakers are demanding the arrest of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) fighters involved in the killing of 44 policemen in Mamasapano before the approval of the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) in Congress. Cagayan de Oro Rep. Rufus Rodriguez, chairman of the 75-member ad hoc committee in the House of Representatives deliberating on the BBL, prodded the Department of Justice (DOJ) to speed up its investigation and file charges against the MILF guerrillas as the Aquino administration …

  • Pinoys dance for Earth Hour
    Pinoys dance for Earth Hour

    The Philippines once again displayed its support Saturday night for the worldwide observance of Earth Hour by hosting a dance party after turning the lights off from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. to save energy and make a statement on various environmental issues. The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) said widespread participation proved anew that no individual action on climate change is too small and that no collective vision is too big with celebrations in over 7,000 hubs in 170 countries. The WWF said …

  • Phl offers Sabah to win Malaysia’s support for UN case vs China
    Phl offers Sabah to win Malaysia’s support for UN case vs China

    The Philippines has offered to downgrade its claim on Sabah in exchange for Malaysia’s support for its case against China before the United Nations. …

  • Maysak to enter Phl Wednesday
    Maysak to enter Phl Wednesday

    A typhoon with international name Maysak is expected to enter the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) on Wednesday and bring rains over Northern Luzon by weekend, the state weather bureau said yesterday. Aldczar Aurelio, weather forecaster of the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA), said the typhoon was 2,810 kilometers east of Mindanao as of 10 a.m. yesterday. “This typhoon is still too far to affect any part of the country,” the weather …

  • Nonviolent disciplining of kids pushed

    Child rights advocates called on senators to pass and strongly endorse a law that will institutionalize positive and nonviolent methods of disciplining children.The Child Rights Network (CRN), Plan International Philippines (PIP), Philippine Legislators’ Committee on Population and Development (PLPCD), and Lihok Pilipinas Foundation led the call for the enactment of the Positive Discipline Bill.Several Quezon City Council members led by Majority Floor Leader Jesus Manuel Suntay, Victor Ferrer …

  • Method to their madness

    [caption id="attachment_256768" align="alignright" width="212"] Illustration by Rod Cañalita[/caption] EMMANUEL PORTUGAL Country Manager for the Philippines, VMware I look after the garden. I’d like to think that I have a green thumb—no plants have died so far! The ones I like now that I planted a few months ago is the Blue Iris. Like the town in the movie, my Blue Iris shows up in the morning and only appears for one day. …

  • JGFP Summer Tour on today

    The summer tour for local junior golfers kicks off with the holding of the ICTSI-JGFP Baguio Junior Open today and tomorrow at the treacherous Baguio Country Club course in Baguio.Sixty players aged 6 to 17 years old are entered in the 36-hole tourney serving as the opening leg of the summer circuit organized by the Junior Golf Foundation of the Philippines with the International Container Terminal Services, Inc. Foundation as main sponsor. ... …

  • PH now market ready to absorb infra bonds

    The Philippine market is now ready to absorb infrastructure bonds that will be issued by private companies amid a growing pipeline of infra-related projects under the government’s Public-Private Partnership (PPP) program. President Benigno Aquino III last week said the government is still committed to spend more on the country’s infrastructure, with 16 PPP projects currently on the pipeline and nine that have already been awarded. Over the years, some of the country’s biggest infrastructure …

POLL

Should Aquino be held accountable over the Mamasapano operations?

Loading...
Poll Choice Options