KALAHI-CIDSS Cash-For-Work Program Pay-out

[𝗜𝗖𝗬𝗠𝗜] On December 15, 2023, the first KALAHI Cash For Work Pay-Out Distribution was conducted after its successful full-scale implementation for all USeP campuses. The Pay-out distribution occurred at the University Social Hall in the Obrero Campus for client-students of USeP Obrero Campus and Mintal Campus; Farmers’ Training Center (FTC) Hall in USeP Tagum Unit for client-students of USeP Tagum-Mabini Campus; and Paquibato National High School Gymnasium for client-students of USeP Malabog Extension Campus.

The KALAHI Cash For Work program is part of the KALAHI-CIDSS Kapangyarihan at Kaunlaran sa Barangay (KKB) Cash-For-Work Program (CFWP) of the Department of Social Welfare and Development with the Office of Student Affairs and Services (OSAS) serving as the coordinating office for its Uniwide implementation. This initiative involves providing cash support in exchange for agreed-upon community work, service, or tasks. The program offers short-term intervention through temporary employment or targeted cash transfers for college graduates/students and families affected by disasters, such as Typhoon Egay, and those vulnerable to the impacts of climate change, belonging to economically poor and vulnerable communities.

During the pay-out distribution process, Mr. Jerson Dedel, Region XI Coordinator of the Office of Senator Imee R. Marcos delivered an inspirational message. He conveyed the message of Senator Marcos on the positive impact of the project and the Office’s commitment to providing quality service to the citizens of the Philippines through the #IMEEsolusyon campaign. Additionally, Ms. Jeremiah Dignaran, a KALAHI Cash For Work Program beneficiary, shed light on how the program has positively affected her life as a single mother and a student at the University.

In attendance at the University Social Hall in the USeP-Obrero Campus were Dr. Bonifacio G. Gabales, Jr., University President; Dr. Jose Alther M. Rivera, USeP-OSAS Director; Ms. Venus P. Aquino, Project Development Officer (PDO) V of KALAHI-CIDSS NPMO; Ms. Sarah P. Festing, RSW, Assistant Department Head of CSWDO of Davao City; and Mr. Harold L. Balandra, CDO IV of DSWD XI.


Source: Official Facebook Page of University of Southeastern Philippines