The City Government of Malaybalay has been doing its best effort to conduct its local initiatives in line with climate change adaptation, mitigation & disaster risk reduction.

With this, the City of Malaybalay with its 46 barangays implemented a Cash for Work Project through a communal gardening project, tree park caring, and tree planting, to lessen the risk from the possible effects of calamities to barangays that are tagged as disaster prone areas.

The project provided temporary employment to 3,000 beneficiaries across 46 Barangays comprising of 4P’s, IP’s, poorest among the poor, families with vulnerable members like PWD, solo parents, senior citizens, members of the decommissioned combatants (rebel returnees), and Yakap Bayan Program (drug surrenderees).

Supervised by the barangay council with the City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWDO), the program/activity was intended to provide food security and economic augmentation to low-income families, especially in this time of economic crisis brought by the pandemic.

After rendering work for 10 days, under the implementing guidelines of DSWD, each beneficiary received Php 274.00 per day — 75% of the prevailing daily wage rate set by the National wages and Productivity Commission.

During the pay-out on June 29-July 1, 2021, the total amount of assistance released totaled P8,220,000. Wearing facemasks and face shields were required and health protocols were strictly implemented.

With Report by: Divina Rizza S. Paccudan, NADA-CSWDO