• DSWD EXPANDS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM TO CORDILLERA TOWNS

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    BAGUIO CITY: Residents in 52 municipalities in the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR), including 25 towns in Abra, are the beneficiaries of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) National Community-Driven Development Program this year. DSWD regional director Janet Armas said 21 of the 52 beneficiaries are new. She said the program set to begin next month has a P20 million funding. Residents from first to third class municipalities will receive P350 each while those from fourth to sixth class municipalities will get P420 each. NCDDP was formerly known as Kalahi-CIDSS (Kapit Bisig Laban sa Kahirapan – Comprehensive Delivery of Social Services) and is a core poverty alleviation program of DSWD alongside the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program and the Sustainable Livelihood Program. NCDDP aims to empower community through participatory planning, implementation and management of local development activities; improved local governance by strengthening formal and informal institutions to become more inclusive, accountable and effective; and reduce poverty in the countryside by promoting equitable access to basic services and inclusive growth.

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