DSWD recognizes exemplary child

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Friday, December 20, 2013


A KID under the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) from Abra topped the recent regional search for exemplary children.

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) lauded Jairus Mae Djemetzchel Castillo for winning the competition with her talent and brains.

Castillo, 10, is a Grade V pupil of Don Marcos Rosales Elementary School in Tayum, Abra. Her parents are Henerio and Maria Castillo. She is a consistent honor student of the school.

Jairus is the eldest child among the three siblings. Her father works as a farmer while her mother is a plain housewife.

She was proclaimed the grand winner over the six finalists who came from the different provinces of Cordillera. The participants competed on the question and answer, and talent portions. Jairus showcased her talent in news casting and she was even called little “Korina Sanchez”.

The brilliant child shared she wants to become a teacher someday so she will teach the good deeds and attitudes her parents taught her. She encouraged her co–beneficiaries under the 4Ps to study hard and to be model citizens of the country.

Joens Liwan of Asipulo High School in Ifugao was first runner – up during the regional competition. He is also a consistent honor student of the school. The other finalists for the regional level were Roderick Awas of Kalinga; Karlyn Edeza of Mt. Province; Jomar Littawa of Apayao; and Jimrey Ramos of Benguet.

DSWD – Cordillera Social Marketing Unit Jomel Anthony Gutierrez revealed the “search for exemplary pantawid pamilya children is an annual event organized by DSWD’s 4Ps. The search recognizes 10 to 14 years old program beneficiaries who have set excellent examples at home, in school, and in the community.”

Published in the Sun.Star Baguio newspaper on December 21, 2013.

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