Pantawid Pamilya celebrates Araw ng Kabataan PDF Print
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Friday, 02 December 2016 07:48

 
 
In line with the celebration of the National Children’s Month, the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program held the “Araw ng Kabataan” on November 22 at the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Theater in Quezon City.

With this year’s theme “Isulong: Kalidad na Edukasyon para sa Lahat ng Bata”, the celebration advocated for better and improved quality of education for all children.
 
“Among the basic right of a child is access to free education. It should not be just education, but a quality education that allows them to be competitive, at par with other children schooled in private institutions. The Department, as the primary agency that looks into the welfare of each child will continue to lobby and advocate this until such time, that all children are provided with quality education”, said DSWD Secretary Judy Taguiwalo.
 
To date, there are 11 million children aged 18 below who are members of the Pantawid Pamilya households. 

The celebration of Araw ng Kabataan was in coordination with the Council for the Welfare of Children (CWC) and the National Youth Commission (NYC). More than 1,000 children-beneficiaries and parents of the Pantawid Pamilya joined the celebration this year. 

The audience was treated to games and performances from artists Jak Roberto, Zephanie Dimaranan, Sassa Dagdag, and Denise Barbacena during the celebration. Children-participants were given shoes and hygiene kits from SM Foundation, Inc. and school supplies from National Bookstore Inc. Art materials from Crown Supply Corporation and Yakult drinks were also distributed. 

The AFP and Department of Health (DOH) conducted medical and dental mission for the children too. 

Exemplary Pantawid Pamilya Children

One of the highlights of the program was the awarding for the National Search for Exemplary Pantawid Pamilya Children 2016.  Reynald Baguio of Dipolog City was adjudged as the grand winner of the search. He bested the other contenders from 17 regions. 
 
“We take pride of the children leaders that we have produced in the past four years. These children really deserves to be called as exemplary. Despite life’s difficulties, they continue to pursue their dreams. They inspire us to work harder to give them better future,” said Sec. Taguiwalo. 
 
The search was launched in 2012 to develop young leaders in each region and encourage the compliance of the children beneficiaries to the conditionalities of the program.

Thirteen-year old Reynald, the representative of Zamboanga Peninsula, received P30,000.00 and a plaque. He is a responsible brother and son, a hardworking student, and a young leader in their community.  He values being a Pantwid Pamilya beneficiary and believes that education is key to the success of children like him. 
 
“Ang pagkakataong maging benepisyaryong Pantawd Pamilya ay ‘di dapat sayangin; dapat itong pag-ibayuhin. Ang aking pag-aaral ay magiging susi hindi lamang ng aking tagumpay, kundi maging sa kaunlaran ng mga batang Pilipinong may pangarap ding katulad ko”, he said. 
 
Other top five finalists were Anedaine Geamal of Tobias Fornier, Antique; Ihra Mae Madrideo of Ligao City, Bicol; Kian Jay Cosep of Surigao City, Surigao del Norte; and Rose Ann Dela Cruz of San Narciso, Quezon Province. 

National Children’s Congress

Another part of Pantawid Pamilya’s celebration of the National Children’s Month is the National Children’s Congress (NCC), the yearly gathering of Pantawid Pamilya children-beneficiaries from the different regions. It serves as a venue for the children to discuss issues that confront them and recommend action points for the government to undertake.

Eighty-five children beneficiaries participated in this year’s NCC for workshops and other fun activities. During the Araw ng Kabataan, the children did a creative presentation of their outputs. They showcased their skills in singing, dancing, and acting. Some of the kids wrote the presentation’s script and song lyrics.   

 
DSWD Awards Huwarang Pantawid Pamilya PDF Print
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Friday, 30 September 2016 09:11

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) holds the awarding ceremony of the national search for Huwarang Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program.
 
The National Search for Huwarang Pantawid Pamilya was launched in 2012. The search was launched to highlight the role of the Filipino family as the core in support to building stronger foundation of our nation. This also aims to document the impact of the Family Development Sessions (FDS), as one of the unique program conditionalities. 
 
“We acknowledge the contribution of our families in development, but we also recognize the challenges that they are confronted with. The Department has always been committed in empowering our families”, said DSWD Secretary Judy M. Taguiwalo. 
 
Taguiwalo also added that in 2017 there are 1.5 families who will now transition and will be moving forward and will be provided with other set intervention. 
 
The Pantawid Pamilya is a social protection program that invests in the health and education of poor households primarily of children 18 and Currently, there are 4.3 million households who are part of the program. 
 
“We take pride of the families awarded today. These model families have shown that through hard work, determination aided with government subsidy, they will be able to improve their families and their communities as well”, Taguiwalo concluded. 
 
The top five (5) finalists chosen from the 18 Regional winners are Bulso family from Dipaculao, Aurora; Castillo family from Lemery, Batangas; Masamoc family of Aroroy, Masbate; Tacda family from Nueva Valencia, Guimaras; and Garay family of Jagna, Bohol.
 
The annual Search for Huwarang Pantawid Pamilya recognizes outstanding family beneficiaries who maintain strong family ties, demonstrate positive Filipino values, and have a positive impact in the community where they reside. Through this search, Pantawid Pamilya families also showcase the improvement in their lives as the fruits of their own hard work and inspire the whole country despite the challenges they experience brought about by poverty. ###
 
Pantawid Pamilya boosts local economy according to research study PDF Print
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Thursday, 30 June 2016 02:20

The findings of a research study done by the team of Dr. Lourdes S. Adriano, a former professor at the University of the Philippines, for the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) were discussed during the  Public Forum entitled, “Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program: Stimulus to Local Economic Growth?” held jointly by the DSWD, Ateneo School of Governance (ASoG), and the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) at the Ateneo University on June 23.
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DSWD, partners to present results of study on Pantawid Pamilya’s impact on economy PDF Print
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Wednesday, 22 June 2016 09:15

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) with the Ateneo School of Government (ASoG) and the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) will hold a public forum to present the results of the research study entitled, “Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program: Stimulus to Local Economic Growth?”, on Thursday, tomorrow, 2:00 – 4:00 pm at  the Ateneo de Manila University, Katipunan Avenue, Quezon City.
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Faces of change among Pantawid Pamilya beneficiaries captured through photos, film PDF Print
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Friday, 17 June 2016 08:52

David Manansala recites his poem on how Pantawid Pamilya has changed his life and that of the other beneficiaries.
Mga kaibigan, huwag kayong matakot lumipad, ibuka niyo ang inyong mga pakpak dahil malaya kayong abutin ang inyong mga pangarap (My friends, do not be afraid to fly, spread your wings for you are free to soar high to achieve your dreams).”

This was the message of David Manansala, a beneficiary of Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program whose story of change was featured in the photo exhibit and documentary film dubbed “Malaya Kang Mangarap” (Dreaming is Free), which was launched yesterday at the Ayala Museum.
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DSWD, World Bank showcase impact of Pantawid Pamilya via photo exhibit, documentary PDF Print
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Monday, 13 June 2016 08:32

To show to a wider audience the positive changes brought about by Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program on the lives of the 4.4 million family-beneficiaries, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and the World Bank (WB) Group will launch a photography exhibit and documentary film called “Malaya Kang Mangarap” (Dreaming is Free), on June 15, 2016, 3:00 PM, at the Ground Floor of Ayala Museum, Greenbelt Park, Makati City.
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DSWD urges Pantawid Pamilya college grads to excel in their future careers PDF Print
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Monday, 06 June 2016 01:10

Some sixty-six Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program youth-beneficiaries from the National Capital Region recently earned their college degrees through the Expanded Student Grant’s-in-Aid Program for Poverty Alleviation (ESGP-PA) implemented by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD).
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DSWD opens business opportunities for Pantawid Pamilya women PDF Print
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Tuesday, 31 May 2016 01:55

Two years ago, 20 women beneficiaries of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program from San Isidro, Davao Oriental organized the Cambaleon Hog Raisers Self-Employment Assistance-Kaunlaran (SEA-K) Association with an initial P200,000 capital assistance from the Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP) of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD). 

Since then until to this day, the association has become the official pork meat supplier for the Supplementary Feeding Program (SFP) for day care children in the town. Being a regular supplier meant a steady source of income for the members who had no regular jobs and were plain housewives prior to the implementation of their livelihood project. 
 
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Solo parent finds ‘partner’ in Pantawid Pamilya PDF Print
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Tuesday, 31 May 2016 01:35

Amelia Quinto, 47, a resident of Barangay 10-B in Cavite City struggles to support her five children by herself since separating from her husband four years ago. 

Nakaka-apekto na rin sa pag-aaral ng mga bata ang hindi pagkakasundo naming mag-asawa, kaya nag-desisyon na ako at pinili kong suportahan silang mag-isa (My children’s studies are already affected by constant disagreement between me and my husband so I decided to support them by myself),”she shared. 
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Housewife leads flourishing businesses of Pantawid Pamilya beneficiaries PDF Print
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Thursday, 26 May 2016 04:49

Realizing that mothers, not just the fathers, have the duty to provide for their families, some 25 enterprising mother-beneficiaries of Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program from Dingras, Ilocos Norte grouped together and availed of livelihood assistance from the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and started their broiler production business. 
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Sama-Bajau mom aspires to create change in her tribe PDF Print
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Friday, 15 April 2016 02:15

At first glance, Maribel Rebadio, 36, a Sama-Bajau, looks without any trace of her tribe. 

What she may have lost in her physical attributes, she has not lost inside her. For Maribel, what she is doing right now is borne out of her dream for her tribe to be free from poverty. 
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