THE Department of Social Welfare and Development – Cordillera Administrative Region commended this year’s "Panata Ko sa Bayan" Awardees who advance the advocacy of the department's programs and services in the region.
Comprised of non-governmnet organizations, local government units, and the media were awarded November 23 at the Crown Legacy Hotel.
This year’s Salamat Po Awardee is given to Attorney Dawn Emmanuel Vergara in the volunteer category for providing assistance in the department's delivery of social protection services and achievement of goals. Salamat po Award given to the best development partners and volunteers of non-government organizations.
For the Gapas Awards, Baguio City; Villaviciosa in Abra; Pudtol, Apayao; Kapangan, Benguet and three municipalities in Mt. Province comprised of Tadian, Bauko, and Sagada were cited for the implementing and supporting the DSWDs programs and services particularly in the day care work services.
Gapas Awardees in the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program and Sustainable Livelihood Program model includes Sta. Marcela in Apayao, Baguio City, and Asipulo in Ifugao who is also the model local government unit in implementing outstanding sustainable livelihood program microenterprise development.
Paracelis in Mt. Province bagged the Gawad Best Convergence Initiative while the Federation of Senior Citizens Association of Flora, Apayao Chapter awarded for the Best Peoples Organization while Gawad sa Makabagong Teknolohiya Best New Social Technology awardee is Ifugao Reflection Camp.
For Gawad Ulat Awards, former Sun.Star Baguio reporter Ian Jeffrey Addatu was named the most Friendly Beat Reporter, most supportive newspaper went to Baguio Midland Courier, most supportive TV station is ABS-CBN TV3 Baguio, while DZWT 540 Radyo Totoo is the most supportive radio station.
The Regional Special Citation Award Policy and Plans Division awarded to the Provine of Kalinga.
DSWD regional director Janet Armas concluded the simple recognition should continue to serve as an inspiration to pushed for more relevant and reflective social protection and social welfare pograms.
“May we continue to serve our fellow Cordillerans lets us continue to innovate and integrate indigenous practices that we have in the policies that are being downloaded to us ,” said Armas.