Meet the Exemplary Children of Pantawid Pamilya 2018
As the major stakeholders of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program, children beneficiaries play an important role in attaining its goals. They are not only recipients of program packages, which aim to keep them healthy and in school, but they are also stakeholders that drive the program to success.
The Search for Exemplary Pantawid Pamilya Children features children beneficiaries, ages 10-14 years old, who are role models in their home, school, and community. Through their wit, talents, and sense of leadership, exemplary children beneficiaries encourage other kids from poor households to comply with program conditionalities anchored on health and education and inspire them to dream and strive to become achievers.
The regional winners this year are lauded for doing well in various fields, helping their family and community, and even making daily sacrifices to become one step closer to their dreams.
Arts for excellence
Dhezyrine Gandalera (Cordillera Administrative Region) uses her passion and talent for painting in achieving academic excellence and expressing her feelings and thoughts.
Through dancing and writing poems, Francis Iane Jacobe (Western Visayas) is able to destress from life’s challenges and showcase his creativity to his family, classmates, and neighbors.
People admire the enchanting voice and superb performances of Dylene Jee Polea (Central Visayas) which she also uses to carry out her advocacy against cybersex in her community.
Kristine Nicole Bumadilla (Ilocos Region) prepares herself to be a teacher through peer-training and tutoring her classmates, friends, and siblings.
Always ready to help people in need, Justin Dale dela Cruz (National Capital Region) is an active Red Cross Youth volunteer and a peace officer of his school government.
Beah Manila (SOCCSKSARGEN) makes her school proud as representative to different competition and avid member of the Supreme Student Government.
A youth leader in his community and active participant of the Youth Development Sessions, Francis Blue Gadaza (Central Luzon) is a dependable student, friend, and son.
Adeli Tan (IV-MIMAROPA) started a donation drive in her school to help victims of Typhoon Josie even though her household was submerged in flood.
Premium academic performance
Mark David Emberso (IV CALABAZON) remains humble and disciplined amid all his awards including being a third placer for the 5th Asian Science and Mathematics Olympiads for Primary Schools in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
The hard work and perseverance of John Carlo Pastor (Bicol Region) pay off as he always tops Math contests and other competitions.
A two-kilometer walk and a 4.5-kilometer habal-habal ride do not dampen Jane Marian Alberastine’s (Zamboang Peninsula) spirit to study. In fact, she is a consistent honors student.
Helping the minority
Justin Faith Sioco (Davao Region), a proud member of the Bagobo tribe, studies hard to pursue her dreams, make her family proud, and be an inspiration to other tribe members.
Building masjids for his Muslim brothers and sisters has always been the dream of Abdulazis Asnawie (Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao) that is why he wants to become an engineer.
With the mission to help the poor who are victims of injustices, Jay Mark Gac-ang (Northern Mindanao) always gives his best in school to be lawyer.
Xycrese Mae Amogis (Caraga) is a singer-advocate of protecting Mother Earth and dreams to be pediatrician.
As the President of the Supreme Student Council in her school, Ma. Kaitlinn Lubrico (Western Visayas) led other students to pass the “Basura ko, ibubulsa ko” policy on proper waste disposal and maintaining their school’s cleanliness.
Jhade Aubrey Leprozo (Cagayan Valley) takes part in her community’s “Taob Timba” project that aims to ward off mosquitoes and eliminate dengue cases.
This year, provincial and regional winners of the search gather on the National Children’s Congress (NCC) to discuss how to achieve a bayang mapagkalinga that could help them Filipino children live safely and fulfill their dreams.
Search awarding and presentation of NCC outputs are scheduled on December 1, 2018 at SM Noth Skydome.