DSWD - DILG collaboration on environmental cleanliness projects set | Inquirer News

DSWD – DILG collaboration on environmental cleanliness projects set

/ 03:46 PM January 23, 2024

Some 25,000 barangays in the country now have their own community gardens, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) said on Sunday.MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) on Tuesday announced that it has partnered with the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) for a program that will encourage communities to carry out proper environmental cleanliness practices.

The DSWD said its Kapit-Bisig Laban sa Kahirapan – Comprehensive and Integrated Delivery of Social Services (KALAHI-CIDSS) integrated with the DILG for the latter’s Kalinga at Inisyatiba para sa Malinis na Bayan program (KALINISAN).

“The KALAHI-CIDSS’ commitment to participatory processes and community empowerment perfectly aligns with the objectives of the KALINISAN Program, emphasizing the significance of collective action in safeguarding the environment and promoting sustainable practices,” DSWD Assistant Secretary Romel Lopez said.

On January 6, Community Development Day, the DILG launched the KALINISAN program which is aimed at initiating cleanliness  drives in barangays.


Lopez added that the KALAHI-CIDSS and DILG will take community participation, capacity building, and government collaboration as its three main components.


“As KALAHI-CIDSS and DILG join hands for the KALINISAN Program, we are committed to working together toward a cleaner and more sustainable future for all Filipinos,” added Lopez.

“By fostering a culture of environmental responsibility and empowering local communities, this partnership aims to create lasting positive impacts on the environment and society as a whole.”

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