TUBOD, Lanao del Norte - The government's flagship poverty-alleviation program, the Kapit-Bisig Laban sa Kahirapan-Comprehensive and Integrated Delivery of Social Services (Kalahi-CIDDS) and Makamasang Tugon expanded projects will now benefit six towns in Lanao del Norte, it was learned yesterday.
The six municipalities are Sultan Naga Dimaporo, Poona Piagapo, Tagoloan, Matungao, Magsaysay and Tangcal.
The projects are set to begin after a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) was signed last Wednesday during a launching ceremony at the Mindanao Civic Center (MCC) Function Hall here.
The event was attended by Lanao del Norte Gov. Mohamad Khalid Q. Dimaporo; Assistant Re¬gional Director Aldersey Mumar Dela Cruz, DSWD-10; Regional Di¬rector Rene Burdeos, Department of the Interior and Local Govern¬ment (DILG)-10; and local chief Executives from the six municipalities of the province.
"We always welcome a good challenge. DSWD is basically looking into poverty rate, project imple¬mentation and good leadership. In Lanao del Norte, we have a good track record in implementing our projects," Dimaporo said.
More than P57 million has been earmarked by DSWD for the identified projects.
Among the projects to be implemented by the barangay officials and volunteers are drainage systems, day care centers, barangay health centers, barangay roads, so¬lar driers and water systems.
"We are very thankful for the strong representation of Congresswoman Imelda Dimaporo and for the solid support of Governor Dimaporo. Without their help we could not have availed of this im¬portant program from national government," Matungao Mayor Jaber Azis said.
Matungao interior town will soon be implementing various projects totaling to P6 million.
The KALAHI-CIDSS and Makamasang
Tugon are the Philippine government's flagship poverty-alleviation projects.