CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga – Some 800 indigent residents of Zaragoza, Nueva Ecija have benefited from the program of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) that helps communities deal with the impacts of climate change.
Under the DSWD’s Risk Resiliency Program-Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation Disaster Risk Reduction (RRP-CCAM DRR), the beneficiaries were given temporary employment through the cash-for-work scheme.
DSWD Region 3 director Marites Maristela said on Friday the beneficiaries received PHP3,000 each as compensation for their 10-day work.
Maristela said the RRP-CCAM DRR program focuses on empowering communities to become disaster-resilient by combating the effects of climate change.
“Isa sa pangunahing layunin ng RRP-CCAM DDR ay palawakin ang kaalaman ng mga mamamayan tungkol sa epekto ng climate change at paigtingin ang kanilang kasanayan upang malabanan ang banta ng pabago-bagong panahon (One of the primary objectives of the RRP-CCAM DDR is to broaden the knowledge of the citizens on the effects of climate change and boost their skills in order to combat the threat of changing weather),” she said in her social media account.
Maristela said the program is implemented through projects anchored with the climate change action plan of local government units (LGUs).
Last Nov. 9, some 700 indigent residents in Cabanatuan City, also in Nueva Ecija, have benefited from the program.
The beneficiaries worked in the community garden project aimed at reducing hunger incidence and ensure that every family in the community has food on the table. (PNA)