March 4, 2024

BONTOC, Mountain Province – Thirty-six individuals from barangays Maligcong, Tocucan, and Samoki completed the finance, audit and inventory training last Oct. 11.

The training initiated by the Department of Social Welfare and Development under the Kapit-Bisig Laban sa Kahirapan-Comprehensive Integrated Delivery of Social Services (Kalahi-Cidss) is designed to support vulnerable Filipino families through conditional cash transfers and organized training to enhance financial management skills and accountability among its beneficiaries.

The training covered financial record-keeping, budgeting, and inventory management. Participants engaged in learning sessions, gaining practical insights into these essential aspects of financial management.

With a focus on transparent and accountable governance, Mayor Jerome Tudlong, Jr. encouraged the participants to actively engage in community matters, particularly concerning financial management.

The mayor’s call for transparency and resident participation resonates with the principles discussed during the training.

Tudlong also urged the public to take part in shaping the city/town’s financial practices, adding that the Office of the Mayor is open for inquiries, suggestions, or concerns related to the audit and inventory training and its application in the community.

The mayor thanked the DSWD for its continuing commitment to empowering communities and improving the lives of its beneficiaries through educational initiatives such as the conduct of said training.

The participants expressed their gratitude for the opportunity to acquire valuable skills, which they plan to practice in their communities. – Alpine K. Malwagay and Nicole Fidchao