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DSWD celebrates Pantawid HS grads

Davao City – To highlight the milestone in the implementation of Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), a Recognition Ceremony – dubbed Pagtatapos Nyo, Tagumpay ng Pilipino will be held at the DSWD Regional Office on April 17, Friday.

Some 13,756 Pantawid Pamilya students in the region graduated from high school this year. At least 100 of them will join the regional recognition day come Friday afternoon.

DSWD Secretary Corazon Juliano-Soliman said that having Pantawid Pamilya high school graduates is one positive offshoot of the government’s investment to the health and education of poor children and their families. She added that allowing the children to finish high school will give them the chance of employability — in return they (the graduates who got employed) can help their family break the repeated cycle of poverty.

“The half-day activity aims to recognize the graduating beneficiaries for their efforts in successfully fulfilling another stage in their academic life. In this event, exemplary graduates from all four provinces will be sharing their experiences to inspire their fellow beneficiaries to value education,” said DSWD XI Regional Director Priscilla N. Razon.

Pantawid Pamilya is a human development program that provides cash assistance to families with children 0-18 years old that religiously comply with specific conditions of sending children to school, keeping them healthy, and parents attending the monthly Family Development Session (FDS).

A total 333,673 Pantawid Pamilya high school students nationwide graduated this year. About 106,021 of these students are from Mindanao.

Meanwhile, DSWD will launch the Listahanan 2nd Round Household Assessment on Friday morning at Grand Menseng Hotel. Listahanan advocacy stickers and grievance hotlines tarpaulins will also be launched. DSWD

 

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ARENA XI officials take oath

ARENA XI (Association of Regional Executives of National Agencies in Region XI) Officers and Board of Trustees for 2015-2016 take oath before Regional Prosecutor and DOJ Director Antonio Arellano. ARENA XI is an association composed of heads and assistant heads of regional offices of national government agencies based in Davao City.  It was organized sometime in 1978. DSWD

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Gold for PWDs

PWD WINNERS. James Infiesto [left] and Elmar Olivar pay a visit to DSWD Director Priscilla N. Razon following their winning stint in Manila. Infiesto is co-champion at the Philippine Paralympic Chessers National Championships-Orthopedically Handicapped Category in Ultra, Pasig and will compete in the 2015 ASEAN Para Games in Singapore in December. Olivar is gold medalist at the Philippine Paralympic Chessers Championships-B1 Completely Blind Category in Ultra, Pasig and will vie in the World Blinds Games in Seoul, Korea in May.

The two also attended the DSWD Monday Convocation to announce their victory and laud the support of DSWD. Infiesto said they practice 6-7 hours a day, six times a week to prepare for the competition. Infiesto is also coach of Team Philippines in the World Blinds Games in Korea. DSWD

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Gold for PWDs

PWD WINNERS. James Infiesto [left] and Elmar Olivar pay a visit to DSWD Director Priscilla N. Razon following their winning stint in Manila. Infiesto is co-champion at the Philippine Paralympic Chessers National Championships-Orthopedically Handicapped Category in Ultra, Pasig and will compete in the 2015 ASEAN Para Games in Singapore in December. Olivar is gold medalist at the Philippine Paralympic Chessers Championships-B1 Completely Blind Category in Ultra, Pasig and will vie in the World Blinds Games in Seoul, Korea in May.

The two also attended the DSWD Monday Convocation to announce their victory and laud the support of DSWD. Infiesto said they practice 6-7 hours a day, six times a week to prepare for the competition. Infiesto is also coach of Team Philippines in the World Blinds Games in Korea. DSWD

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