Every morning and after class, I traversed the hilly, mud-laden 1.5-kilometer path just to be able to attend school. I am happy to report that I have been a consistent first honor student since Grade 1 and I graduated class valedictorian last March.

Pantawid Pamilya has provided a huge support especially in the education of children beneficiaries. Parents are encouraged to send their children to school and the children, as well, are excited to go to school because of the program.

Pantawid Pamilya is one of the instruments given by God to help us, hence we should take care of this. To my co-graduates, we should not lose hope, we should strive hard to be able to finish school. (DSWD)

-Rogelyn Cautivo, 12, Pantawid IP child grantee and class valedictorian of Lomundao, Marilog District, Davao City