In line with the celebration of National Children’s Month, the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) conducted the 6th National Children’s Congress (NCC) from November 14-17, 2017 in Metro Manila. Around 88 children-beneficiaries of 4Ps representing the different provinces and Highly Urbanized Cities (HUCs) nationwide participated in the congress.

Here are some of the highlights of NCC 2017:

Jecille Arah M. Costales from Calintaan, Occidental Mindoro was also declared as the Pantawid Pamilya Exemplary Child of 2017.

The delegates enjoyed the fun and educational activities. Make Believe Productions Inc. were the facilitators of NCC for 2017.

Gretchen Ho shared her inspiring story as a student, athlete, and TV host to the NCC participants and the importance of hard work in achieving their dreams.

Gretchen Ho shared her inspiring story as a student, athlete, and TV host to the NCC participants and the importance of hard work in achieving their dreams.

Gretchen Ho shared her inspiring story as a student, athlete, and TV host to the NCC participants and the importance of hard work in achieving their dreams.

Dir. Leonardo Reynoso of Pantawid Pamilya led the opening of NCC 2017.

Kathleen Mae Villanueva from the National Poverty Commission (NAPC) talked about the rights and responsibilities of the child.

Aside from the top 5 Exemplary Pantawid Pamilya Children, other regional winners of the search also showcased their talents.

Aside from the top 5 Exemplary Pantawid Pamilya Children, other regional winners of the search also showcased their talents.

Jecille Arah Costales from MIMAROPA

Jopay Pelayo from Western Visayas

Erickson Bersamira from the Cordillera Administrative Region

Kenneth Bardinas mula sa Davao del Norte

Cienna Charisse Igano from the National Capital Region

The Philippine Educational Theater Association (PETA) and the National Book Development Board led the storytelling session.

Reynald Baguio, Pantawid Pamilya Exemplary Child 2016

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