Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Secretary Rex Gatchalian (3rd from left), together with other DSWD officials, met with League of Municipalities of the Philippines (LMP) National President and La Paz, Abra Mayor Joseph Sto. Niño ‘JB’ Bernos (3rd from right) at the DSWD Central Office on Tuesday (June 6).
Sec . Gatchalian and Mayor Bernos discussed areas of collaboration to improve the implementation of the Kapit-Bisig Laban sa Kahirapan-Comprehensive and Integrated Delivery of Social Services (KALAHI-CIDSS).
Mayor Bernos pledged LMP’s support in cascading the retooling made for KALAHI-CIDSS, especially with the local chief executives.
Kalahi-CIDSS recently underwent a collaborative and consultative retooling to ensure a more responsive implementation of community-driven development that is able to adapt with the changing context and needs of beneficiaries.
KALAHI-CIDSS is one of the poverty alleviation programs of the administration of President Ferdinand R. Marcos, Jr that is being implemented by the DSWD.
The program uses the community-driven development approach, a globally recognized strategy for achieving service delivery, poverty reduction and good governance outcomes.