President Rodrigo R. Duterte witnessed the virtual inauguration of the completed projects under the Centers and Residential Care Facilities (CRCF) Infrastructure Project of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) during the Agency’s 69th Founding Anniversary culminating activity yesterday, January 29.

The CRCF Infrastructure Project aims to provide exemplary structures and services for the protection and rehabilitation of marginalized and disadvantaged individuals, families, and groups. It is one of the priority social infrastructure projects of the government and is the commitment of DSWD to the Infrastructure Cluster Performance and Projects Roadmap pursuant to Executive Order 24, series of 2017.

The project, which has an allocation of P2.3 billion under the 2018 General Appropriations Act (GAA), covers the construction, rehabilitation, and improvement of the DSWD’s centers and residential care facilities in different parts of the country. It covers 210 infrastructure projects in 75 centers and facilities nationwide. It also includes 256 minor repairs and the procurement of 863 items for machineries and equipment, including ambulance units, and of 485 items for furniture and fixtures.

As of January 21, DSWD has completed the procurement of all items for machineries and equipment as well as for furniture and fixtures. The Department has also completed 86% of all minor repair projects and 80% of all infrastructure building projects.

The virtual inauguration provides a venue to showcase the major accomplishments of the CRCF project via completed construction projects nationwide.

Among the projects under CRCF is the construction and improvement of 16 Regional Rehabilitation Center for Youth (RRCY) nationwide. RRCY provides prevention, diversion, and rehabilitation services to help Children in Conflict with the Law (CICL) become socially-functioning individuals.

Also included in the projects is the renovation and construction of new facilities at the Processing Center for Displaced Persons (PCDP) in Zamboanga City, which provides services to deportees or undocumented Filipinos who have been sent home.

The CRCF Infrastructure Project is part of DSWD’s continued effort to give better care and welfare services to the members of the vulnerable sectors. -30-