DavNor gets P58M for climate resiliency

Davao del Norte Governor Edwin Jubahib. One DavNor Network Photo
Davao del Norte Governor Edwin Jubahib. One DavNor Network Photo

The Davao del Norte provincial government has secured PHP58.5 million in funding from the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) for the implementation of its resiliency program this year.

The cash-for-work in climate change adaptation and mitigation initiative aims to provide opportunities for impoverished and vulnerable families affected by natural disasters by offering 10 days of work.

“By implementing this program, we are providing additional income for our fellow Dabaonons and contributing to the preservation of our environment and protection of the community,” Governor Edwin Jubahib said in a statement Monday.

Starting next month, an estimated 15,000 beneficiaries are expected to receive a daily wage of PHP438 for a total of PHP4,380 for their 10-day work.

“We thank the DSWD for the assistance and this cash-for-work program that would greatly help the various communities’ economic stability and disaster resiliency,” Jubahib said.

He said the beneficiaries are tasked with cleaning coastal areas, reforestation, infrastructure repair, and maintenance.

The cash-for-work program will also include monitoring and sustainability measures, according to the provincial environment and natural resources office. (PNA)

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