KORONADAL CITY, South Cotabato — The Department of Social Welfare and Development welcomed Thursday several programs implemented by partners intended for IP communities in South Cotabato.

Bai Zorahayda T. Taha, DSWD 12 regional director, said the development projects under South Cotabato Governor Daisy Avance Fuentes will likely help improve the lives of the IPs.

T’boli children covered by the government’s Conditional Cash Transfer Program play in the town of Lake Sebu, South Cotabato. 

Dir. Taha said the interventions will push for development of  thousands of clients covered by Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program, Sustainable Livelihood Program and KALAHI-CIDSS in South Cotabato.

“This is a good indication that the administration of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is for the people,” Dir. Taha said.

IP representative to the Provincial Board Edgar Sambog recently reported they focused on implementing various development projects including farm-to-market roads, school buildings and health centers in remote IP communities.

At the same time, the provincial government  has been conducting community outreach programs in remote tribal communities to provide IP members with livelihood projects , health services and educational programs. (End)