90,000 Caraganons avail of cash-for-work aid

BUTUAN CITY – More than 90,000 Caraganons received aid through the government's cash-for-work (CFW) program amidst the coronavirus health crisis.

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Field Office Caraga has proceeded in paying the beneficiaries of the Risk Resiliency Program- Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation- Disaster Risk Reduction (RRP-CCAM-DRR) who have completed the ten-day CFW program in their respective municipalities.

The RRP-CCAM-DRR is a program of the national government which aims to strengthen the resiliency of both natural systems and the urban built environment, as well as reinforce the adaptive capacities of vulnerable groups and communities in the country.

It utilizes the CFW modality to implement the different projects and activities on climate change adaptation, disaster prevention and preparedness, rehabilitation and climate change mitigation.

The beneficiaries of RRP-CCAM-DRR cash-for-work rendered 10 days of community work related to preparedness, mitigation, climate change adaptation including hunger mitigation and food security projects.

Out of the 65 local government units (LGUs) served during the first half of 2020, eight are conducting on-going payouts and the rest continue with their implementation, the DSWD Field Office Caraga Region 13 said. 

The program has served more than 90,000 Caraganons amidst the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, it said.

Through RRP-CCAM, the agency does not only educate the general public about the effects of climate change and how to mitigate and adapt to it, but also encourages Filipinos to take care of the environment, the regional office of the DSWD 13 added.

The DSWD Field Office Caraga Region 13 has intensified its information drive disseminating Information, Education, and Communication (IEC) materials during the conduct of various program payouts


The agency distributed several flyers, brochures, and magazines to program beneficiaries and their companions during the 2nd – semester payout of the Social Pension for Indigent Senior Citizens program and during the Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP) activities.

The information caravan aims to provide reliable information on the different programs and services of the department together with the updates of the field office’s accomplishments, the DSWD 13 added.