The newly-elected representative of stakeholders to the Millennium Challenge Account Philippines, or MCA-P, Board of Trustees, is from Barangay Tabon, Vallehermoso town, Negros Oriental and a volunteer of the Kapit-Bisig Laban sa Kahirapan-Comprehensive and Integrated Delivery of Social Services project in Central Visayas.
Alfredo Lera Jr., was chosen during a recent gathering of about 48 stakeholders, community leaders, members of non-government and civil society organizations and private sectors from all over the country, Simeon Remata III of the Department of Social Welfare and Development in Region 7 said.
MCA-P is the office that handles the funds of the Millennium Challenge Corporation, the funding agency created by the US Congress currently funding the implementation of the Kalahi-CIDSS under the DSWD.
Lera is now a voting-member of the MCA-P Board of Trustees composed of secretaries Cesar Purisima, Florencio Abad, Dinky Soliman and Rogelio Singson of the DOF, DBM, DSWD and DPWH, among others.
Lera is assigned as head of the Committee on Audit, and he monitors the project areas in Negros Oriental and other MCC-funded project sites in the country.
The Community-Driven Development technology of Kalahi-CIDSS has been upgraded into the National CDD Program and will be launched soon. In Central Visayas, the NCDDP will cover 16 poor towns in Negros Oriental, 39 - Cebu, 44 - Bohol, and 5 - Siquijor, 104 towns with poverty incidence rates greater than 26.5 percent based on the 2009 small areas estimates data from the National Statistical Coordination Board, Remata said.*JFP
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