ALAMADA, North Cotabato — The Department of Social Welfare and Development Field Office XII (DSWD FO XII) released here Friday the compensation of residents covered by the agency’s cash-for-work (CWF) program but failed to get their money due to lockdown imposed by local officials due to current health crisis.

Cezario Joel Espejo, regional director, said the payout intended for 43 individuals under Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation (CCAM), a program designed to encourage people to strengthen their efforts against possible disaster, was scheduled on August 7 but varying quarantine lockdowns imposed by local officials caused the postponement.

“We appreciate the assistance extended by our partners in the local government unit of Alamada to our staff,” he added.

The recipients – all from the town’s six villages, received P2,330 each for their ten-day – as payment for their community service where they worked on gardening, rehabilitation of roads, day care centers and schools, three planting and reforestation to mitigate the economic effects of the climate change crisis.

Anchored in 2008 Administrative Order No. 15, the agency has started providing CFW to residents selected by the local government units to work on a series of projects in hazard and risk villages vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. (YM / DSWD)