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KUTING BEACH, Macrohon, Southern Leyte, March 7 (PIA) -- Some 260 individuals were hired based on their qualifications when the Kapit-bisig Laban sa Kahirapan – Comprehensive, Integrated Delivery of Social Services-National Community-Driven Development Program (KALAHI-CIDSS-NCDDP) came over to this province starting in September 2014.

In a mini-press conference held in this high-end resort last month, Eubolo Co, Regional Project Manager of the enhanced anti-poverty program of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), said the hiring will continue to maintain a pool of qualified personnel to offset sudden vacancies.

The turn-over of old and new recruits usually happened when field coordinators, who are mostly college degree graduates waiting for results of their applications in their chosen careers like teachers or engineers, were called to assume the permanent posts, hence the need for a steady pool of ready applicants, Co explained.

As the presscon was in progress, hired teams of KALAHI-CIDSS-NCDDP coordinators underwent training by batches in this posh location for two months, February to March.

Their areas of coverage included the whole of Southern Leyte province -- except Maasin City and Malitbog town for now -- and some municipalities in Leyte province, like Hilongos and Bato, Co said, noting that all around Region 8 a simultaneous training is ongoing in selected places.

KALAHI-CIDSS-NCDDP is basically a community empowerment initiative undertaken in four cycles whose period of implementation will end in the year 2020, until then it is expected that all cycles shall have been completed, said Co.

Trained coordinators will go out to the barangay level, talk to barangay officials and residents, discuss what their priority needs are -- mostly water, multi-purpose buildings, access roads, etc. -- and help prepare project proposals for submission and funding considerations.

Once approved, financing will go directly to the beneficiary barangay concerned, the project implementation closely monitored by the coordinator in-charge, said Co, whose counterpart in the province is Ms Thema Montejo, with office at main SLEM building in Maasin City.

Asked if the scaled KALAHI program will not duplicate other community-based development initiatives such as the bottoms-up budgeting (BUB), Co assured there will be no duplication, instead they will complement each other to avoid overlapping. (ajc/esg/mmp/PIA8-Southern Leyte)

 -- Some 260 individuals were hired based on their qualifications when the Kapit-bisig Laban sa Kahirapan – Comprehensive, Integrated Delivery of Social Services-National Community-Driven Development Program (KALAHI-CIDSS-NCDDP) came over to this province starting in September 2014.

In a mini-press conference held in this high-end resort last month, Eubolo Co, Regional Project Manager of the enhanced anti-poverty program of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), said the hiring will continue to maintain a pool of qualified personnel to offset sudden vacancies.

The turn-over of old and new recruits usually happened when field coordinators, who are mostly college degree graduates waiting for results of their applications in their chosen careers like teachers or engineers, were called to assume the permanent posts, hence the need for a steady pool of ready applicants, Co explained.

As the presscon was in progress, hired teams of KALAHI-CIDSS-NCDDP coordinators underwent training by batches in this posh location for two months, February to March.

Their areas of coverage included the whole of Southern Leyte province -- except Maasin City and Malitbog town for now -- and some municipalities in Leyte province, like Hilongos and Bato, Co said, noting that all around Region 8 a simultaneous training is ongoing in selected places.

KALAHI-CIDSS-NCDDP is basically a community empowerment initiative undertaken in four cycles whose period of implementation will end in the year 2020, until then it is expected that all cycles shall have been completed, said Co.

Trained coordinators will go out to the barangay level, talk to barangay officials and residents, discuss what their priority needs are -- mostly water, multi-purpose buildings, access roads, etc. -- and help prepare project proposals for submission and funding considerations.

Once approved, financing will go directly to the beneficiary barangay concerned, the project implementation closely monitored by the coordinator in-charge, said Co, whose counterpart in the province is Ms Thema Montejo, with office at main SLEM building in Maasin City.

Asked if the scaled KALAHI program will not duplicate other community-based development initiatives such as the bottoms-up budgeting (BUB), Co assured there will be no duplication, instead they will complement each other to avoid overlapping. (ajc/esg/mmp/PIA8-Southern Leyte)