The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Field Office VII is now looking for new family ambassadors of Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program.
“Through the Huwarang Pantawid Pamilya search, we will recognize again exemplary family beneficiaries and showcase their stories of hope and resilience,” said Regional Director Ma. Evelyn B. Macapobre.
The search is open to all family-beneficiaries of the Pantawid Pamilya.
Nominees must be beneficiaries of the program for at least two years, has good standing in the community with no derogatory records, whose income does not come from gambling, prostitution, child labor, extortion and other similar illegal resources and most importantly 100% compliant to all the conditionalities of the program.
“In fact, the provincial search in Bohol, Cebu and Siquijor is ongoing and the top provincial winner will automatically compete for the regional search,” added Macapobre.
Desk validation criteria for model families include strong family ties and harmonious relationship while upholding Filipino values despite the challenges of poverty (25%), family practices and promotes healthy living and environment care (20%), family involvement in community activities (20%), family as inspiration to others in the community (20%) and strives to improve living conditions amidst difficult situation (15%).
Criteria for field evaluation include Character (25%), Communication (25%), Leadership and participation in community activities (25%) and Insights (25%).
All provincial and regional winners will get cash prize and certificate of recognition.
The winner of the regional search will then represent DSWD-7 to the national search.
In 2013 the Sederiosa family from Sagbayan, Bohol won fourth runner-up, in 2014 and 2015 the Ewican family from Carmen, Bohol and Torrentira family from Sagbayan, Bohol both placed second runners-up, respectively.
And after several runners-up in the previous national search, the Garay Family from Jagna, Bohol finally brought glory to Central Visayas region as the family emerged the 2016 Huwarang Pantawid Pamilya.