CamNor IP family adjudged as Huwarang Pantawid Pamilya 2018

The Dionisio family, from the Kabihug tribe of Labo, Camarines Norte, emerged as the grand winner of the Department of Social Welfare and Development’s (DSWD) National Search for Huwarang Pantawid Pamilya 2018,  beating the other 16 finalists from different regions in the country. The awarding took place during the Pantawid Pamilya National Family Day on October 14 at SM North Skydome.

The Dionisio family stood out with their mission  to promote and protect the rights of indigenous peoples (IPs), end the discriminations against them, and prove to the world that IPs like them can become successful, too.

“Bilang mga benepisyaryo ng Pantawid Pamilya, priority natin (dapat) ang education. Maayo sa kulay, maayo sa buhok, maayo sa katauhan ung sa tao. Kung gusto niyo talagang maging successful, go and go lang po. Go nang go!,” said Marites Dionisio, an Alternative Learning System volunteer, as she encouraged the family-beneficiaries of Pantawid Pamilya to improve themselves amid the challenges that come with being poor.

Marites’ husband, Wenceslao,  is a tribal assistant for the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples and together they instill to their children and Kabihug tribesmen the importance of education in the development of IPs.

The annual search recognizes Pantawid Pamilya’s family-beneficiaries who maintain strong family ties, demonstrate positive Filipino values, and have a positive impact in their community. The Dionisio family received P30,000 and a plaque.

Other finalists were the Maraña family of Sta. Maria, Laguna (1st runner-up); Campugan family of Cordova, Cebu (2nd runner-up); Ramos family of Urbiztondo, Pangasinan (3rd runner-up); and, Bonite family of Capiz, Roxas City (4th runner-up). They all received cash prizes and special gift packs from the event’s partners.

Special awards were also given during the Family Day, including the AlaGAD (Affirmative and Laudable Advocacies on Gender and Development) ng Pagbabago Award to Maraña family for championing better gender relations in their home and community and the Most Innovative Family Award to Ramos family for their feeding program that aims to help alleviate malnutrition cases in their barangay. Each family received a plaque and P10,000.

The search and Family Day carried the theme “Pamilyang Pilipino: Nagsusumikap. Nagtutulungan. Nagtatagumpay.”, highlighting the success stories of Pantawid Pamilya’s family-beneficiaries.

Sa kabila ng mga hamon sa buhay, kaya ng Pamilyang Pilipino na magtagumpay sa pamamagitan ng kanilang sariling kakayahan at mga oportunidad mula sa iba’t-ibang ahensya ng gobyerno tulad ng DSWD. Nang dahil sa mabuting pagsasamahan at pagtutulungan ng mga Huwarang Pantawid Pamilya ay naging magandang ehemplo sila sa kani-kanilang komunidad at ibang benepisyaryo ng programa,” said Director Ernestina Solloso, OIC-National Program Manager of Pantawid Pamilya.

The Dionisio family, from the Kabihug tribe of Labo, Camarines Norte, emerged as the grand winner of the National Search for Huwarang Pantawid Pamilya 2018.

The Dionisio family, from the Kabihug tribe of Labo, Camarines Norte, emerged as the grand winner of the National Search for Huwarang Pantawid Pamilya 2018.

The Dionisio family, from the Kabihug tribe of Labo, Camarines Norte, emerged as the grand winner of the National Search for Huwarang Pantawid Pamilya 2018.

Director Ernestina Solloso, OIC-National Program Manager of Pantawid Pamilya, welcomed all the Huwarang Pantawid Pamilya regional finalists, partner-beneficiaries from NCR, partners and staff to the Family Day celebration.

This is the fifth year that the Family Day is celebrated with the regional winners of the National Search for Huwarang Pantawid Pamilya and other partner-beneficiaries. It was filled with games, raffles, entertainment, free services and inspiring stories for everyone.

The Pilipinas Got Talent Season 5 Grand Champion, the Power Duo, electrified the crowd with their dazzling dance performances.

The Pilipinas Got Talent Season 5 Grand Champion, the Power Duo, electrified the crowd with their dazzling dance performances.

The Pilipinas Got Talent Season 5 Grand Champion, the Power Duo, electrified the crowd with their dazzling dance performances.

Atty. Macario De Villa, OIC Deputy Program Manager for Operations of Pantawid Pamilya, gave the closing remarks for the event.

Singer-songwriter Mark Carpio serenaded the partner-beneficiaries at the SM Skydome with his rendition of "Don't Know What To Say" by Ric Segreto and his original hit song "Hiling".

Singer-songwriter Mark Carpio serenaded the partner-beneficiaries at the SM Skydome with his rendition of "Don't Know What To Say" by Ric Segreto and his original hit song "Hiling".

MARAÑA FAMILY - regional finalist from Sta. Maria, Laguna was hailed as 1st runner-up of the national search and also bagged the AlaGAD (Affirmative and Laudable Advocacies on Gender and Development) ng Pagbabago Award.

CAMPUGAN FAMILY - regional finalist from Cordova, Cebu was hailed as the 2nd runner-up of the national search.

RAMOS FAMILY - regional finalist from Urbiztondo, Pangasinan was hailed as the 3rd runner-up of the national search and also bagged the Most Innovative Family Award.

BONITE FAMILY - regional finalist from Roxas City, Capiz was hailed as the 4th runner-up of the national search.

The judges for the search are: Prof. Excelsa Tongson (center) from the UP Center for Women's and Gender Studies in Diliman; Prof. Katherine E. Del Rosario (left) from the College of Human Ecology in UP Los Baños; and Prof. Sarah Jen C. Paccarangan (right) also from the College of Human Ecology in UP Los Baños.

BALATERO FAMILY - regional finalist from Kapatagan, Lanao del Norte.

DELA CRUZ FAMILY - regional finalist from Casiguran, Aurora.

FRANCISCO FAMILY - regional finalist from Allacapan, Cagayan.

HAMOL-AWON FAMILY - regional finalist from Tukuran, Zamboanga del Sur.

LUZANO FAMILY - regional finalist from Parañaque City, Metro Manila.

SALAS FAMILY - regional finalist from Maasin City, Southern Leyte.

MALONES FAMILY - regional finalist from T’boli, South Cotabato.

MANUEL FAMILY - regional finalist from Sta. Cruz, Occidental Mindoro.

MIONES FAMILY - regional finalist from Nasipit, Agusan del Norte.

SALAS FAMILY - regional finalist from San Isidro, Davao del Norte.

VILLALON FAMILY - regional finalist from Flora, Apayao.

Special thanks to the partners of Pantawid Pamilya for this event: Jollibee, Adarna House, Ronald Mcdonald House Charities, Metrobank Foundation, Unilever Philippines, CDO Odyssey Foodsphere Inc., David's Salon, San Miguel Purefoods, Yakult Philippines, and Santeh Feeds Corporation.

Special thanks to the partners of Pantawid Pamilya for this event: Jollibee, Adarna House, Ronald Mcdonald House Charities, Metrobank Foundation, Unilever Philippines, CDO Odyssey Foodsphere Inc., David's Salon, San Miguel Purefoods, Yakult Philippines, and Santeh Feeds Corporation.

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