DSWD XI was recognized as the Outstanding National Government Agency for 2021 by the Inter-Agency Council Against Trafficking XI (IACAT XI) during the IACAT XI Network Awards (INA) held last December 8 at the Apo View Hotel, Davao City.

The “INA” (IACAT Network Awards) was inspired from the group’s perspective of a mother’s continuous strive for her children to be secured and safe in the community.

The said event aims to recognize and acknowledge exemplary member-agencies of the IACAT XI for the significant contribution to the advocacy of eradicating trafficking in persons and online sexual exploitation on children.

OIC-Regional Director Ronald Ryan Cui personally received the plaque of recognition on behalf of DSWD XI.

The IACAT Network Awards was also held in commemoration of the International Day Against Trafficking, where partner agencies and advocates were given recognition for their contribution within the network. ###