DSWD Awards Huwarang Pantawid Pamilya PDF Print E-mail
Written by 4Ps Social Marketing Unit   
Friday, 30 September 2016 17:11
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. ###
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