BAGUIO CITY – The Department of Social Welfare and Development – Cordillera Administrative Region has successfully implemented the Cash-for-Work Project based on its completion reports from March to December 2014.
This short-term intervention aims to provide temporary employment to displaced individuals by participating in preparedness, mitigation, relief, rehabilitation or risk reduction projects and activities in their communities or in evacuation centers.
In addition to that, the Cash-for-Work Project also helps the affected families depending upon the need of the areas.
The Food for Work (FFW) amazingly conducted a total of 44 varied activities from nine (9) different provinces, 15 municipalities and 46 barangays.
The project kicked its peak during the month of March wherein it stroke the most number of activities accomplished including eight provinces, 18 municipalities and 11 barangays.
It also highlights the Apayao’s repair and rehabilitation of community facilities in its five municipalities, including the four (4) barangays of Mountain Province. The construction of community facilities, pathways, and structurally strong shelter units are for disaster preparedness and for the people’s safety.
Meanwhile, as part of government preparations, DSWD-CAR has ongoing operations of repacking relief goods, prepositioning supplies for families and individuals.
The average family food pack provided by DSWD-CAR contains 6 kg of rice, 6 sachets of 3-in-1 coffee, 6 packs of noodles, and 8 canned goods (4 sardines, and 4 corned beef), amounting to a total of P30,000 worth of stock. by: Jemimah Hope R. Ollet UC Intern