The City Government of Davao, together with the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Davao City and other partner agencies, inaugurated the Davao City’s halfway house, also known as the KALINAW Village on January 6, 2021 at Brgy. Mahayag, Bunawan District, Davao City.
Under the Enhanced Comprehensive Local Integration Program (E-CLIP), the Davao City was allocated with financial assistance in the amount of Php 5,000,000.00 funded by the DILG. The City Government of Davao also provided Php 5,000,000.00 as counterpart. This is for the construction of the halfway house, a facility that will accommodate former rebels while awaiting for the enrolment of program and shall serve as venue in conducting rehabilitation and healing session, and education and skills training activities.
City Mayor Sara Z. Duterte hoped that the Kalinaw Village would serve as a means in the transition of a former rebel into a better future.
“May this home lives up to its name and serve its purpose and that all who come here may be motivated and empowered to improve their lives, and develop their skills to make a better future for themselves and families – to find kalinaw padulong sa hayag nga kaugmaon (to find light towards a bright future)”, she said.
She also thanked the city government’s partner agencies, the DILG, Davao City Peace 911, Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), Philippine National Police (PNP), Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), and Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD).
The convergent efforts of the various offices and agencies play a vital role in the success of the implementation of this program.
Photos from City Information Office.