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March 17, 2014

DSWD-8 to scale up its poverty alleviation program through NCDDP BY: CONSUELO B. ALARCON

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he Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) in Eastern Visayas is set to scale up its operation and coverage of its poverty alleviation program with the implementation of the National Community Driven Development Program in the region within this year. Eubolo Co, Deputy Regional Program Manager of the National Community Driven Development Program (NCDDP) of DSWD Regional Office 8 said, the program is targeting 136 municipalities of the

six (6) provinces across the region. Like the Kalahi-CIDSS, the National Community Driven Development Program (NCDDP) uses community-driven development strategy to empower the people in order to capacitate them in solving community problems that may affect their poverty situation. Under the NCDDP, projects in the local level will be implemented in four cycles and in every cycle there is a municipal allocation. Previously, Kalahi-CIDSS was implemented only in bottom

poor municipalities comprising 25% of the muniopalities in the region. However, under NCDDP which is set to be implemented in the month of May, it shall cover all municipalities whether Yolanda affected areas or not.(PIA-8)

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March 17  

March 17 issue of 1 Eastern Visayas

March 17  

March 17 issue of 1 Eastern Visayas

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