Pantawid identifies ‘Modelong Ama’ in regionwide search

Davao City (DSWD XI) – The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) through the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program spearheads the first-ever “Search for Modelong Ama ng Pantawid Pamilya 2017”. Conducted nationwide, it is one of the advocacy initiatives to bring about “transformed gender relations”, as well as, push for homes that are free from gender-based discrimination and gender violence.

“The search is one of the department’s contributions to the ultimate aim of ‘gender equality’. Since majority of Pantawid household heads are mother grantees, the program recognizes the growing need to partner with men to achieve transformed gender relations among Pantawid households. The program believes that men should be made partners in pushing for and achieving women’s empowerment and gender equality by concretely contributing to advocacies against gender-based discrimination and gender-based violence within families and communities,” said DSWD Regional Director Mercedita Jabagat.

The search is open to all outstanding Pantawid fathers/husbands whose: (1) a Filipino male who is a member of the Pantawid household for at least 2 years. He may be a father, grandfather, solo parent, husband who is at least 28 years old; (2) with good moral standing and has not been indicted with any administrative, criminal, civil case especially with depravity relative to any gender-related cases in the last five years; and (3) his family should be 100% compliant to all conditionalities set by the program.

Criteria for judging of official entries are: (1) Personal Character – 30%; (2) Involvement with roles that are beyond traditional – 30%; (3) Involvement in Pantawid Pamilya and other relevant community activities – 20%; and Score in the Personal Gender Sensitivity checklist – 20%.

This year’s provincial nominees are: Wencie F. Ochoco of Digos City, Davao del Sur; Robert L. Dumapias of Nabunturan, Compostela Valley; Edsil D. Albani of Don Marcelino, Davao Occidental; Castor Deloy Palco of Gov. Generoso, Davao Oriental; Welson Ruelo Cadotdot of Panabo City, Davao del Norte; and Marcial B. Gepte, Sr. of Davao City.

The 2017 Regional Modelong Ama ng Pantawid Pamilya will serve as a male ambassador of Pantawid Pamilya; can be tapped as Resource Person during Family Development Sessions (FDS) FDS and any related activity; assists in the Gender and Development advocacy efforts including the use of their photos and life stories in any GAD-related activities/promotions.

At present, Pantawid Pamilya has over 233,757 active beneficiaries in Davao Region covering 5 provinces, 6 cities and 43 municipalities. Of this number, 37,406 are male while 196,351 are female. (DSWD)

 

DavOcc village gets KC health station

HEALTH STATION. At least 569 households in Barangay Kidalapong, Malita town, Davao Occidental are set to benefit from this Php 253,352.00-worth health station which was built with the active participation of community volunteers of Kalahi-CIDSS or Kapit Bisig Laban sa Kahirapan – Comprehensive and Integrated Delivery of Social Services of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD). Currently, Kalahi-CIDSS operates in 375 barangays in Davao Region, helping build community development projects. (DSWD/ Photos by Francis John B. Pineda)

DSWD @66 presscon

PRESSCON. Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Regional Director Mercedita P. Jabagat announces to media partners the activities lined up for the regional celebration of DSWD’s 66th Founding Anniversary during Monday’s Kapehan sa Dabaw press conference at SM City Davao Annex. Joining Director Jabagat are DSWD Undersecretary Mae Fe Ancheta-Templa who also discussed the recent National Medical and Solidarity Mission in Talaingod [center], and head of DSWD Adoption Resource and Referral Section Sheryll Ann R. Dumalogdog. (DSWD)

Health station up in Malita village

HEALTH STATION. At least 569 households in Barangay Kidalapong, Malita town, Davao Occidental are set to benefit from this Php 253,352.00-worth health station which was built with the active participation of community volunteers of Kalahi-CIDSS or Kapit Bisig Laban sa Kahirapan – Comprehensive and Integrated Delivery of Social Services of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD). Currently, Kalahi-CIDSS operates in 375 barangays in Davao Region, helping build community development projects. (DSWD/ Photos by Francis John B. Pineda)

Pantawid families train on chicken production

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DSWD @66 in Tagum City

DSWD @66. Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Policy and Plans Division Chief Estrella D. Brigole [2nd from left] leads the ceremonial turnover of wheelchairs to Tagum City Mayor Allan L. Rellon  [3rd from left] during the celebration of the 66th Founding Anniversary of DSWD at Tagum City Hall. DSWD also released Php 15 million for Cash-For-Work and Skills Training of beneficiaries of the Modified Conditional Cash Transfer for Indigenous Peoples (MCCT-IP). Also in photo are Tagum City and DSWD officials. (DSWD)

For PWDs in Mati

FOR PWDs. Persons with disability Clark Jhon Cortez [left] and Joachim Dapitanon of Mati City receive their wheelchair during the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) 66th founding anniversary celebration in Mati City. A total of 17 wheelchairs and one pair of crutches were donated by DSWD, Southern Philippines Medical Center (SPMC) and the Church of the Latter-Day Saints. (DSWD)

Livelihood support for Mati folks

LIVELIHOOD SUPPORT. Two presidents [in white shirt] of Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP) associations in Mati City receive the Php 200,000.00 micro-enterprise livelihood assistance from Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) during the celebration of DSWD’s 66th Founding Anniversary in Mati on Monday. The fund will benefit 40 families in barangays Matiao and Magsaysay who will embark in Hog Raising and Meat Retailing, and Rice Retailing. For 2017, SLP budget allocation for Mati is Php 3,743,250.00. Also in photo are [from left] City Social Welfare and Development Officer Virginia Almaida, Vice Mayor Monette Rabat-Gayta, DSWD Convergence Coordinator Merlinda A. Paragamac, and DSWD-SLP Provincial Coordinator Julius R. Duterte. (DSWD)