THE proposed social services program of the Mambulao government has been approved by the national government and will be carried out through the Department Of Social Work and Development (DSWD).
Costing P510,000, the program will cover livelihood projects for the Kabihug (Indigenous People) community at Baranggay Osmena, with a funding of P170,000; people with disabilities (PWD) – P170,000; and Senior Citizens – P170,000.
The LGU said that there are many Senior Citizens and those with disabilities would are still capable of engaging in some income-generating projects.
“We would like to harness their potentials in generating income for their families,” the LGU said.
On the other hand, the Kabihug community needs help in assimilating with the society and providing their members with livelihood opportunities would give them self-confidence.
“We should remember that they would be dealing with the Mambulaoan society in the course of conducting their income-generating projects.”
The budget for these initiatives comes under the “grassroot participatory budgeting process” (grassroot budgeting) formerly known as “bottoms-up budgeting”.
The program is expected to be carried out this year.
The grassroot budgeting scheme was created under Circular No 4 jointly issued by the Department of Budget & Management (DBM), Department of Interior & Local Government (DILG), Department of social Welfare & Development and the National Poverty Commission (NAPC).
The circular was issued on Nov 20, 2013.