Hundreds of residents in Libjo, a coastal town in the province of Dinagat Islands rejoiced as nine of its community projects funded last year by the KALAHI-CIDSS Project were inaugurated on April 1, 2 and 3, 2009.
Said infrastructures consist of water system, high school buildings, drainage, health facilities, day care and some hundreds of linear meters of seawall which the residents claimed to be of utmost need in their barangays.
In all of his inauguration speeches delivered in the different recipient barangays, town mayor Lamberto Llamera, Jr. emphasized the stringent but effective processes of KALAHI-CIDSS. He said that through this "tedious" processes, residents who volunteered to work for the project learn and understand how the government worked for its development efforts.
"We have been used to the old system of implementing projects, we love to cut corners to make our projects quick," says Mayor Llamera in Surigaonon dialect. More...