9 families to be recognized in ‘Huwarang Pamilyang Pilipino'-A A +A
Saturday, September 22, 2012
NINE families nominated for the Search for Huwarang Pamilyang Pilipino will be given recognition during the Awards Ceremonies on September 24 at the Grand Men Seng Hotel, in time for the national observance of Family Week from September 22-30.
Merlinda A. Paragamac of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) said as tribute to their achievements, the top three families will receive a plaque and P15,000, P10,000 and P5,000, respectively while the other six families will each get a P500 worth of groceries.
The search aims at recognizing families who have religiously followed the co-responsibilities indicated in the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program as well as acknowledging families who embody Filipino values and strong family ties.
Further, it hopes to encourage families in general to observe and radiate Filipino family values, strengthen family relations, and be productive in their communities.
"These families were endorsed by either the Pantawid Pamilya parent leader, barangay captain or their local government unit (LGU). Each LGU can only nominate one family that will serve as its official nominee. The winning family will then be the official nominee of Region 11 (Davao region) at the national competition in Metro Manila," Paragamac said.
For a family to get nominated, it must obtain a 100 percent compliance with the Pantawid Pamilya conditions, practices and promotes a healthy living environment, is actively involved in community and environmental endeavors, demonstrates love and respect for the community and manages and utilizes Pantawid Pamilya cash grants properly.
Nominated are the families of Elizabeth Pausta [Manay], Veveden M. Manang [Tarragona], Anicieta M. Guirino [Sta. Maria], Nelia C. Sarmiento [Malita], Sherlita Palma Gil [Caraga], Mila P. Alvar [Baganga], Lorna Covena [San Isidro, Davao Oriental], Juliet Rivera [Talaingod], and Velma O. Paglinawan [Kiblawan].
In coordination with the Regional Committee on the Filipino Family, the DSWD spearheads the Search and the Family Week Celebration with its theme, Ensuring Work-Family Balance.
Other activities organized by the Regional Committee are Motorcade, Family Fun Walk, Family Forum, Family Parlor Games and Radio Guesting at DXRA Radyo Arangkada and RXRP Radyo ng Bayan. (PR)
Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on September 22, 2012.