BONTOC, Mountain Province – Residents in Barangay Tocucan can now benefit from the ₱1.2 million footpath constructed along Upper Chenglis and Libchan, Tocucan.
This is after the project titled “Improvement of footpath at Sitio Upper Chenglis and Libchan, Tocucan” was turned over earlier today, January 30, 2024.
The said project was funded by the Kapit-Bisig Laban sa Kahirapan Comprehensive and Integrated Delivery of Social Services (KALAHI CIDSS) – Payapa at Masaganang Pamayanan (PAMANA) Indigenous Peoples Community-Driven Development (IP-CDD) Community Sub-project Cycle I of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD).
KALAHI-CIDSS is a government program implemented by the DSWD that aims to reduce poverty by empowering communities to be active participants in their own development. It provides technical and financial assistance to barangays for the implementation of small infrastructure projects addressing the community’s identified needs.
In his message, Bontoc Mayor Jerome “Chagsen” Tudlong, Jr., assured that the Bontoc Local Government Unit remains committed to supporting initiatives that promote progress and improve the quality of life of the entire community.
“Today marks a significant milestone for Barangay Tocucan as we witness the completion and turnover of the footpath project. This endeavor was made possible through the collaborative efforts of the government and the community, reflecting our commitment to uplift the lives of our constituents. The footpath will not only enhance accessibility but also contribute to the overall well-being of the community,” he added. By Christy Mae Che-es-Pangesfan