They went out with sticks and sacks as their weapons. Their enemies are the dirt and garbage in their community.
They are the environmental warriors volunteering for the Kapit-Bisig Laban sa Kahirapan-Comprehensive and Integrated Delivery of Social Services (Kalahi-CIDSS) from the town of Basilisa, Dinagat Islands.
The volunteers united their efforts to support a timely cause of cleaning up the town’s coastal areas in preparation for the rainy season. The clean-up drive is also one way to maintain the community projects built through Kalahi-CIDSS.
Kalahi-CIDSS is a community driven development program implemented by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) to provide developmental projects to poor communities. It utilizes the Thematic Environmental Management System (TEMS) to guarantee that their community infrastructure projects would be adaptable to climate change and resilient to man-made and natural disasters.