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Dumaguete City, Philippines Friday, May 30, 2014
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P4-M water system project
turned over to 4 barangays

A level II gravity-fed water system project, worth P4,182,258, was turned over to barangays in Bindoy town, Negros Oriental, recently.

Around P3,070,861 was sourced from the Millennium Challenge Corp., and the remaining P1,111,396 as local counterpart contribution.

The project was proposed by barangays Batangan, Malaga, Nagcasunog and Pangalaycayan, all of Bindoy, and was prioritized for funding by the Kapit-Bisig Laban sa Kahirapan - Comprehensive and Integrated Delivery of Social Services poverty reduction program of the Department of Social Welfare and Development.

It is projected to benefit 938 residents in the four barangays.

Kalahi-CIDSS enables residents to participate actively in decision-making in their localities and to coordinate with their chief executives in local planning, budgeting and implementation of social services.

DSWD 7 regional director Mercedita Jabagat said the training for the communities to empower themselves takes place when they are identifying, proposing and implementing small-infrastructure projects, and coordinating with their barangay captains and kagawads.*RG

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