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DSWD AWARDS HUWARANG PAMILYA 2013

DAVAO City -The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) will hold the Awarding of Winners for the Search for Huwarang Pamilyang Pilipino 2013 on Friday, September 27th, at the Apo View Hotel, Davao City.

Twenty-two families from all four provinces in Davao Region will attend the awarding ceremony, together with the, provincial winners: Nakilan Family of Davao City; Dumasig Family of Kiblawan, Davao del Sur; Almonia Family of Maragusan, Compostela Valley; Bog-ot Family of Talaingod, Davao del Norte; and Dy Family of Lupon, Davao Oriental.

“This is the second year that the department is holding the said search. The Search for Huwarang Pamilyang Pilipino aims to recognize families who have religiously followed their co-responsibilities in the program and embody or demonstrate adopting the Filipino values and strong family ties,” said DSWD XI Regional Director Priscilla N. Razon.

The search is open to all Filipino families who are beneficiaries of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program, married, living together and with child/children who are also recipients of the program. The family must have a good standing in the community with no derogatory records and has not been convicted of any administrative, criminal, civil case or cases involving moral turpitude in the last five (5) years. The family’s income must not be derived from gambling or any illegal resources.

The city/municipal nominees must be endorsed by either Pantawid Pamilya Parent Leaders, Barangay Captains or the Local Government Units (LGU). Each LGU is only allowed to nominate one (1) family that will serve as its official nominee.

Properly packaged documentations/evidences for screening and validation are then submitted at the regional level. Relatives of employees of the DSWD and members of the selection committee up to the third degree of consanguinity and affinity are not allowed to join the search.

The department tapped other partner agencies – the Department of Education (DepEd), Department of Health (DOH), Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), Philippine National Police (PNP), Tambayan Center for Children’s Rights, Kinasang’an Foundation and Local Government Units in the selection, validation of entries.

The Search is one of the highlights in the observance of the National Family Week held every last week of September. Spearheaded by the Regional Inter-Agency Committee on the Filipino Family, other activities for the weeklong celebration are Motorcade, Family Forum, Family Fun Walk, Family Week Teaser at Abreeza Mall and Radio Guesting.  DSWD

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RICE AID AS FOOD FOR WORK

RICE AID.  ASEAN Plus Three Emergency Rice Reserve (APTERR) Secretariat Yasushi Uchikawa [2nd from right] hands over a bag of Tier 3 Rice to NFA Assistant Administrator Jose D. Cordero and DSWD Director Priscilla N. Razon. The 23o metric tons rice donation will benefit Typhoon Pablo victims through the Food For Work scheme. Also in photo are NFA national and regional officials.

Uchikawa expressed his highest and sincerest appreciation to NFA and DSWD for the opportunity to carry out this initiative of APTERR and be able to help the people affected by Typhoon Pablo. He strongly believes that their efforts will go a long way in serving the families in distress.

“I thank the Japanese for helping the Philippines in its time of need,” Cordero said in his acceptance message.

With this donation from APTERR, Director Razon said 23,000 family-beneficiaries in Compostela Valley and Davao Oriental will get 10 kilos of rice each as they repair their damaged houses.

In her message, Director Razon conveyed her gratefulness and appreciation for the support of APTERR. She cited that JICA/Japan was one of the first responders following the devastation waged by Typhoon Pablo. “Ten kilos of rice can help a lot of families to reconstruct and rebuild their lives. We thank APTERR for taking the lead in donating this rice through NFA. The families would be very happy to partake of this rice.”

To date, DSWD has released Php 139,000,000.00 to 13,900 famlies whose houses were partially damaged. Total cost of assistance provided by the Department to families affected by Typhoon Pablo has reached Php 1,896,942,178.09 to cover food and non-food goods, burial, shelter repair, bunkhouses, permanent shelter, educational, livelihood skills training, cash for work and cash for training. DSWD

 

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