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