TANAUAN, Leyte — A government-led anti-poverty project got an allocation of P24.9 million for its third round of implementation in 19 villages of this town. Backed with funding from the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), the Kapit-Bisig Laban sa Kahirapan—Comprehensive Integrated Delivery of Social Service (KALAHI-CIDDS) kicked off its third cycle early this month. Covered villages were selected by the ranking of prioritized projects and budget considerations. The town receives a total of P24.3 million for each cycle. “Since we have excess money from the second cycle, the budget now reach up to P24.9 million,” said Luz Maderazo, area coordinator. Maderazo added that most projects are construction and concreting of access roads to these 19 villages. KALAHI- CIDDS is a community-driven development project implemented by the Department of Social Welfare and Development. Under this program are communities and local government units which are trained to choose, design and implement sub-projects that address their most pressing need. (ANNIE ORLENE B.TISMO, LNU Intern)