The newly completed Foot Hanging Cable Bridge in Barangay Ilangay, Lupon, Davao Oriental has been turned over recently to the community through the DSWD’s flagship empowerment and poverty-reduction program, Kalahi-CIDSS.

Lupon Mayor Erlinda D. Lim expressed gratitude to its Punong Barangay Anuar Garuda and all the local villagers for their active involvement in the realization of bridge project, which is considered the longest hanging bridge existing in town with a length of 85 linear meters.

It could mean a great relief from their long sacrifice in traversing and transporting goods as they have to cross the dilapidated bridge.

Kalahi-CIDSS, which stands for Kapit-Bisig Laban sa Kahirapan – A Comprehensive and Integrated Delivery of Social Services, is a national community-driven development program of DSWD.

The program aims to bring together different stakeholders so that grassroots communities work cohesively and transparently to move toward progress, leaving no one behind in terms of development.