Success Stories

Kaya ng Pinoy Tumawid sa Kaunlaran. These stories are not only proof that the Filipino family can cross into a better life. These are the stories that move and inspire us, and most importantly, remind us how a little help can make thousands of dreams come true.

 

We wish to share their stories with you.

 

 

Wonder Mom PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Pantawid Pamilya SMU   
Wednesday, 26 March 2014 14:57

 
Forty-two-year old Sheila Toning deserves to be called a “Wonder Mom”. And why not? Aside from being a full-time mother to four children and a wife to her husband, she also is also a Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program Parent Leader in Brgy. Gairan, Bogo City in Cebu, a manicurist, and a hairstylist. There is nothing she would not do for her family, especially for her kids. So when part of their house was torn down by Typhoon Yolanda, she did not hesitate to fix it by herself.
 
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Of Adversity and Hope PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Pantawid Pamilya SMU   
Wednesday, 26 March 2014 14:11

 
The aroma of the fried chicken, the piquant smell of sinigang, and the inviting presentation of chopsuey – these will welcome customers who drop by a small eatery in Guiuan, Eastern Samar. The sumptuous dishes displayed are very inviting, especially to those who are already starving. Who would have thought a carenderia will sprout in the town proper of Guiuan after it was ravaged by super Typhoon Yolanda?
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Initiatives and Bayanihan help community recover after Typhoon Yolanda PDF Print E-mail
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Written by 4Ps Social Marketing Unit   
Friday, 14 February 2014 11:34

To say that Barangay Balao, Burauen, Leyte was badly hit by typhoon Yolanda is an understatement. The Balao Bridge that used to link the barangay to other communities was wrecked and roads are painted with “HELP, NO FOOD”. They give clues to the previous and present obstacles endured by many upland settlers of Burauen.

 

But while many of the residents of the barangay try to cope with the effects of the typhoon, they did not lose hope in getting back on their feet again. Their initiatives and bayanihan efforts have helped in cleaning up their neighborhood. Working together demonstrates their willingness to regain their lives, relive their dreams and nurture the Filipino spirit.

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Carols of Hope PDF Print E-mail
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Written by 4Ps Social Marketing Unit   
Wednesday, 22 January 2014 13:03

 

In ruins — this is how super typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) left San Joaquin, Palo, a coastal barangay in Leyte after it hit the Visayan region of the Philippines. Next to Tacloban City, Palo holds the second highest number of casualties recorded during the catastrophe with almost 70 percent of the costal barangays washed out.

The disaster happened more than a month before Christmas. One can easily say that it would not be possible for people who lost almost everything to remember such a holiday of joy. But for the children of San Joaquin, Christmas is a special celebration, and not even Yolanda can take it away from them.

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Disaster preparedness lecture saves a family PDF Print E-mail
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Written by 4Ps Social Marketing Unit   
Friday, 17 January 2014 13:33

Cristina Bendoy and her family was able to prepare for typhoon Yolanda thanks to the lesson on community risk reduction and preparedness that she learned in Pantawid Pamilya's Family Development Sessions (FDS).

 

CAPIZ, PHILIPPINES – Cristina Bendoy, 33, knew that the heavy rains and powerful wind that super typhoon Haiyan would bring could put her family in danger. So before the storm made a landfall in her province and other parts of the country on November 8, she, her husband, and three children packed essentials such as flashlight, food, and clothes and evacuated their home.


FDS, held once a month, is an activity of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program, the Philippines CCT. As one of the conditionalities of the program, Cristina and other beneficiaries attend FDS that serves as a venue for the discussion on practical topics such as effective parenting, husband and wife relationships, child development, laws affecting the Filipino family, gender and development, and home management.

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