DAVAO CITY The Kapit-Bisig Laban sa Kahirapan-Comprehensive and Integrated Delivery of Social Services (KALAHI-CIDSS) project has added five more PAyapa at MAsaganang PamayaNAn (PAMANA) municipalities in Davao Region.
Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Assistant Regional Director Priscilla N. Razon said the project has identified the municipalities of Maragusan, Pantukan, Monkayo in Compostela Valley; Talaingod in Davao del Norte; and Tarragona in Davao Oriental for the implementation of the project.
Last year, she said the project pilot-tested the PAMANA in Compostela, Compostela Valley.
Razon said KALAHI-CIDSS PAMANA, which covers 71 conflict-affected barangays in the region with a grant of P21.3 million, aims to improve access of conflict-affected barangays to quality basic social services and responsive, transparent and accountable local governments.
Oliver M. Binancilan, area manager for Caraga Region and Compostela Valley Corridor of the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP), said Compostela Valley has become the focus of the agency because between 2003 and 2010, the province had the highest number of conflict incidences.
OPAPP is the lead agency that oversees the implementation of PAMANA.
He pointed out that the implementation of the modality in these areas not only provides interventions on what is happening on the ground, but it also looks into the root causes of the conflict.
He said the modality tries to address the needs of the communities for an institution that can address conflict. (PNA)