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Campugan Family from Cordova, Cebu emerges as 2018 Huwarang Pantawid Pamilya

A family in the island of Mactan emerged as this year’s Regional Huwarang Pantawid Pamilya, a search for role model families of Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program.

The Department of Social Welfare and Development Field Office VII (DSWD-7) announced the family of Cloduoldo and Ofelia Campugan from Brgy. Poblacion, Cordova as the winner in the 2018 regional tilt.

Ofelia (second from right) and Clodualdo Campugan (rightmost) happily pose together with some of their children in their humble abode in Cordova, Cebu.

They will receive a cash prize and a plaque of recognition during the DSWD-7’s Panaghiusa Festival to be held in December in Ayala Center Cebu.

They will also represent region 7 in the national search of Huwarang Pantawid Pamilya.

The family of Edgardo and Pacita Oque from Brgy. Cabacnitan, Batuan, Bohol placed second.

The families of Nestorio and Judelyn Suple from Brgy. Linantayan, Basay, Negros Oriental and Paulbert and Jenny Bagundol from Brgy. Cantugbas, Maria, Siquijor garnered the third and fourth place, respectively.

Clodualdo, who only finished elementary education works as a carpenter. He also drives “trisikad” to augment his income. Ofelia, on the other hand, cooks and sells food and “kakanin”.

The couple is blessed with six children, namely; Kimberly, Clavel, Jesper, Pamela, Clofel Mae and Haneleth.

“We see the sacrifices of our parents and our determination to finish our studies is our way of paying them back. We cannot ask for better parents, they are already perfect and the best parents for us,” said Clavel, who recently graduated with a degree in Psychology at the University of the Philippines (UP) Cebu.

Indubitably, their children are academic achievers and show exceptional talents and skills which qualified them for scholarship grants. They are all consistent honor students since elementary. They are also active in extracurricular activities as exemplified in their membership in school organizations.

Dili gayud makapatapulan ang 4Ps (The program does not make us lazy),” said Clodualdo.

Mas maningkamot pa gani og trabaho para matubag gayod ang panginahanglanon sa pamilya. Ang Pantawid alang gayud sa pagpaeskwela sa mga bata ug sa ilang panglawas. Dako gyud akong pasalamat niini ug sa mga nakat-unan namo sa pag-attend sa Family Development Session (FDS) (We need to strive so that we can provide for the needs of the family. The Pantawid program is for our children’s education and health. I am really thankful for this program and all the learnings that imparted to us during FDS),” Clodualdo added.

Ofelia, who is a cancer survivor, admitted to have encountered difficulties and challenges in life but she conquered it all through the love of God and our faith in Him.

The Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program is a program of the national government that invests in the health and education of poor households primarily of children aged 18 and below. It is implemented by the DSWD together with other government agencies to include the Department of Education (DepEd) and Department of Health (DoH).

It provides cash grants to compliant household beneficiaries with health grant worth Php 500 and educational grants worth Php 300 and Php 500.00 each to the children studying in elementary and high school, respectively. ###

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