Archive | Press Release

New MCA-P Board Member is a Volunteer Hailed From Negros Oriental

Manila, Philippines – Forty-eight (48) stakeholders, community leaders, members of the non-government, civil society organizations and private sectors coming from all over the country recently gathered together to elect their representative to the Millenium Challenge Account Philippines (MCA-P) Board of Trustees.

MCA-P is the office that handles the funds of the Millenium Challenge Corporation (MCC), the funding agency that is created by the US congress which is currently funding the implementation of Kapit-Bisig Laban sa Kahirapan–Comprehensive and Integrated Delivery of Social Services (Kalahi-CIDSS) Project of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) in the Central Visayas.

The newly elected representative is Alfredo Lera Jr., a Kalahi-CIDSS Community Volunteer from Barangay Tabon of the Municipality of Vallehermoso, Negros Oriental.

As a representative of the stakeholders, Lera is now a voting-member of the MCA-P Board of Trustees which is composed by Secretary Cesar Purisima of the Department of Finance, Secretary Florencio Abad of the Department of Budget and Management, Secretary Dinky Soliman of the Department of Social Welfare and Development, Secretary Rogelio Singson of the Department of Public Works and Highways, and Mathew Bohn MCC Resident Country Director to name a few.

DSWD Regional Director Mercedita Jabagat congratulated the accomplishment of the Negrense during the recent MCC visit in Negros Oriental. “We are honored and very happy that the stakeholders have chosen someone from the region to represent their voice. We have heard a great deal about Mr. Lera as a Community Volunteer in Barangay Tabon and we wish that he will continue to inspire other community volunteers to empower themselves and drive the development process in their communities”, she said.

Lera is also assigned as the head of the Committee on Audit. He monitors the Kalahi-CIDSS areas in Negros Oriental and other MCC-funded project areas in the country and provides inputs to the body using the beneficiary’s lense to stregnthen the feedback mechanism and overall ehance the project implementation activities.

The Community-Driven Development (CDD) technology of Kalahi-CIDSS has been proven to be effective in addressing community needs and empowering communities that the present administration scaled it up into a national program called the National Community-Driven Development Program (NCDDP) which will be launched nationwide soon.

In Central Visayas, NCDDP will be covering one-hundred four (104) poor municipalities scattered in the island provinces of Cebu (39), Bohol (44), Negros Oriental (16), and Siquijor (5) with poverty incidence rates greater than 26.5% based on the 2009 small areas estimates (SAE) data from the National Statistical Coordination Board (NSCB). (PR-Simeon Remata III)

232 Views

Hits: 0

Posted in Press ReleaseComments (0)

DSWD-7 Urge Convergence Efforts in Addressing Child Poverty

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) in Central Visayas is encouraging stakeholders to contribute to poverty reduction and advocate for stronger holistic actions particularly preventive measures to address problems on child poverty.

“Child poverty is an outcome of deprivation in the family; thus, as poverty incidence in families rises, more and more children are deprived of their basic needs and are pushed to join the labor force at an early age,” said Regional Director Mercedita Jabagat.

“These children will eventually be exposed to exploitation and abuse and it could greatly affect their growth and development,” Jabagat added.

According to the National Plan of Action for Children (NPAC), Child poverty is different from adult poverty because it has multiple dimensions and it is more than income poverty and manifests itself in deprivations that have consequences on a child’s overall well-being and development.

There are three main determinants of child poverty: (a) children living in poor households; (b) deprivations of basic amenities such as electricity, potable water, and sanitary toilet facilities; and (c) a child development index which is a composite of health, education, and quality of life indicators.

NPAC’s latest official poverty statistics shows that poverty incidence for children are higher at 35.1% in 2009 from 34.8% in 2006 than the poverty incidence among population in the country at 26.5% in 2009.

“With the help from the various stakeholders, we should properly address this alarming scenario in order to let children live with dignity,” Jabagat underscored.

The month of October was declared as the National Children’s Month pursuant to Proclamation No.  267 issued in 1993. This year’s theme is “Kahirapan Wakasan, Karapatan ng Bata Ipaglaban!” and highlights that poverty reduction starts with children and convergence efforts at various levels are essential to address underlying causes of poverty.

Various activities are lined-up e.g. Forum on Child’s Rights, Art Workshops (poster-making, modelling clay sculpture and fabric painting) and a round table discussion on “Poverty Reduction Starts with Children”.

The celebration will culminate with a Regional Children’s Contest to be participated in by Day Care Children from different cities and municipalities in Cebu, Bohol, Negros Oriental and Siquijor.

IMG_0159

This event will be filled with songs, dances, and storytelling as children compete in three creative art categories namely: Singing, Folk Dance, and Draw and Tell.

(PR – Kerwin Macopia)

427 Views

Hits: 1

Posted in Press ReleaseComments (0)

AVRC II Celebrates 39th Anniversary

In 1974, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) saw the need for a place where disabled could maximize their functioning abilities. The result was the Area Vocational Rehabilitation Center (AVRC II) that will cater to multi-disability group of clientele in the entire Visayas region. Since then, AVRC II has been at the forefront of providing human resource development to persons with disabilities (PWDs) through various skills enhancement program which will encourage them to integrate into the community.

“For 39 years, AVRC II have been serving thousands of PWDs like visually impaired, hearing and speech impaired and orthopedically handicapped and helped them in job placement,” said Regional Director Mercedita Jabagat during the center anniversary program in Labangon, Cebu City.

“I encourage our stakeholders and the rest of the community to give on PWDs a chance to prove their selves that they can also work like normal people,” Jabagat emphasized.

As a non-residential institution, AVRC II provides various courses ranging from Therapeutic Massage, Electronic Motor Repair, Computer Electronics, Basic Sewing, Furniture and Cabinet Making, Commercial Cooking and Cosmetology.

Recently, two batches of AVRC students successfully passed the massage therapy licensure examination conducted by the Department of Health (DOH). In fact, Olymer Adiva, 24 years old partially blind masseur, ranked third in the nationwide licensure examination.

“The success of our clients is also the success of AVRC and to the rest of the DSWD family,” Jabagat added.

For years, reliable partners and stakeholders had contributed in the success of AVRC II. Non-Government Organizations (NGOs) and Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) like Cebu Centennial Lion’s Club, Rotary Club of Cebu West and Tzu Chi Foundation had been regularly donating various logistical supplies to the center and to the trainees themselves.

Meanwhile, the Mactan Cebu International Airport Authority (MCIAA) had been partnering with DSWD in deploying blind therapist in the lobby of the airport to offer Therapeutic Massage to passengers in the last 14 years.

Also, the Department of Education (DepEd) also supported the center through its Alternative Learning System (ALS).

“I’m truly grateful for the strong partnership and I hope it will last long until we reach our golden anniversary,” Jabagat added. (PR – Kerwin Macopia)

149 Views

Hits: 0

Posted in Press ReleaseComments (0)

DSWD Conducts Writing Workshop for Community Volunteers

Dauin, Negros Oriental – The Department Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), Field Office VII recently conducted a writing workshop for community volunteers of the Kapit-Bisig Laban sa Kahirapan – Comprehensive and Integrated Delivery of Social Services (Kalahi-CIDSS) areas from the 10 towns of Negros Oriental.

Over thirty (30) community volunteers attended the 4-day write shop which was aimed at sharing good practices and inspirational stories and learn from each other and form a core-group of community-based writers. A newly formed structure called the Kalahi-CIDSS Communication Team (CT) was conceptualised during the activity which became the communication arm of this project to write and tell stories on the activities and experiences of their respective communities.

DSWD Regional Director Mercedita Jabagat commended the newly formed group and explained how it will enhance the Kalahi-CIDSS Project. “To effectively empower communities, we help regular members of the barangay organize small groups including Barangay Sub-project Management Committee (BSPMC), Operation and Maintenance Team, Procurement Team, Monitoring and Evaluation Team and Project Preparation Team (PPT) and train the members of each group with skills pertaining to their chosen team”, she said.

“The formation of the Communication Team (CT) is an innovative strategy which will also empower the community volunteers on the aspect of communication as an important tool to promote and pool support from various stakeholders. I’m proud that the Social Marketing Unit has conceptualised this strategy and I have high expectations that with enough technical assistance given to the community volunteers, this will definitely be replicated to the other areas in the region implementing the CDD project”, she further said.

Another objective of the writing workshop is to produce a coffee table book which will compile the stories of different empowerment experience written by the community volunteers themselves.

The participants of the write shop were provided one-on-one consultations and orientations on basic writing by the Social Marketing Staff of DSWD including Jaybee Binghay, Aileen Lariba, Kerwin Macopia and Simeon Remata III. The other speakers during the activity also include Dexter Gimena, Regional Community Development Specialist for Kalahi-CIDSS; Hermes Pilongo from Negros Chronicle; and, Darrel Winthrop Torres of Yes FM and who is a consultant of Silliman University during its recent Asia Writer’s Workshop held in Dumaguete City.

DSWD hopes to launch the coffee table book sometime during the launching of the National Community-Driven Development Program (NCDDP), which is the scale-up version of the CDD technology used and proven effective by the Kalahi-CIDSS Project.

The writing workshop was made possible through funding from the Millenium Challenge Corporation, a funding agency that is created by the US congress to help address the millennium development goals particularly on the reduction of poverty. (PR-Simeon Remata III)

105 Views

Hits: 11

Posted in Press ReleaseComments (0)

Three More Community Projects Completed

Basay, Negros Oriental – Three (3) sub-projects of the Kapit-Bisig Laban sa Kahirapan – Comprehensive and Integrated Delivery of Social Services (Kalahi-CIDSS) were inaugurated and turned-over to their respective communities in the Municipality of Basay, Negros Oriental on September 30, 2013.

Completed sub-projects turned-over included: Construction of Box Culvert with Retaining Wall and Approaches which has a total project cost of P672,598.61 serving 230 households Barangay Bal-os; a Construction of a 1-Unit Classroom Elementary School Building with Slope Protection which has a total project cost is P877,859.61 serving 734 households in Barangay Nagbo-alao; and, an Improvement of a 2km Farm-to-Market Road (FMR) which has a total project cost of P1,107,210.88 serving 216 households in Barangay Olandao.

Newly elected Mayor Beda L. CaÑamaque, together with her municipal staff, attended all three inauguration activities in support of the completion of the community projects all identified, conceptualized and implemented by the communities themselves.

DSWD Regional Project Coordinator Daisy C. Lor also attended the inauguration activity. “Kalahi-CIDSS is one of the flagship poverty reductions programs of the Department of Social Welfare and Development which is now being scaled-up into a national program because it is seen as an effective program in addressing community needs and community empowerment”, she said.

One of the highlights in the operation and maintenance plans of the communities was to set aside a portion of the Income Revenue Allotment (IRA) of their Barangay Local Government Units (BLGU) to the maintenance of their community projects. The approval of these plans during the inauguration was illustrated when the community projects were turned-over and received by their BLGUs headed by their Barangay Captains.

The overall goal of the Kalahi-CIDSS Project is to have its principles especially the Community-Driven Development (CDD) approach to be eventually adapted by its beneficiary LGUs in the long run, making local governance more participatory, transparent and accountable.

DSWD Community Facilitator Dyna Mae Zerna who is assigned in the municipality explained the concept of sub-projects versus community projects. “In the Kalahi-CIDSS Project, the term sub-project is coined to refer to whatever small-scale projects of the communities including day care centres, footbridges, flood controls, farm-to-market roads, school building, rain water collector and many more. Sub-projects by definition mean secondary products since the primary product of the whole development process is community empowerment”, she said.

The community projects were made possible through a grant scheme coming from the Millenium Challenge Corporation (MCC), a funding agency created by the US congress. To have a sense of ownership, the Local Government Unit of Basay and its communities also pooled in their funds to counterpart and implement the said projects through the Community-Driven Development (CDD) technology of Kalahi-CIDSS. (PR-Simeon Remata III)

65 Views

Hits: 3

Posted in Press ReleaseComments (0)

“Camudlas”

Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program arrived in the village of Camudlas in the quaint town of Bindoy, Negros Oriental in 2008, followed by the Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP) in the early part of 2011, and to complete the agency’s convergence program, the Kapit-Bisig Laban sa Kahirapan – Comprehensive and Integrated Delivery of Social Services (Kalahi-CIDSS) started its first cycle last year.

Bindoy, formerly known as Payabon, is a third class municipality in the province of Negros Oriental. It is a coastal town with mountain ridges and people primarily get their income through fishing and farming.

According to 2009 small area estimates of the National Statistical Coordinating Board (NSCB), Bindoy has the highest poverty incidence rate of 59.90% of all towns in the said province.

Amidst this high poverty incidence rate, one village in this town called Barangay Camudlas has shown how high incidence of poverty is not a barrier to moving oneself out from its disadvantaged situation. Here we meet Marilou Zerna, a mother of two children.

Coming from a tumultuous relationship, she walked away and left her husband who hurt her the most. She then promised to her two children to start anew.

Marilou and some other sixty-two (62) poor households in the village started with Pantawid in November 2008. “Kabus ra jud mi kaayo katong wala pa ning Pantawid. Halos ka-usa sa usa ka adlaw makakaon ug among mga anak ug maglibog pa ug pangita para sa sunod na adlaw. [We were really poor before Pantawid came. My children and I could only eat once almost every day and would not know where to get food for the next day]”, said Marilou.

Pantawid is a human development program of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) that invests in the health and education of poor households, particularly of children aged 0-14 years old. It provides social assistance to families in form of cash assistance to alleviate their immediate need and also provides social development interventions to break the intergenerational poverty cycle through investments in human capital including family development sessions and other capacity building seminars.

Ang gamay nga income sa akong bag-ong bana karun mao na ang among pwedeng ihapak sa uban namong panginabuhian kay ang balaryanon sa pangeskwela ug pang-adlaw adlaw na pangaon sa mga bata nasiguro naman sa Pantawid [We can now allocate the meager income of my new husband to other means of everyday living since educational expenses and food for the children are ensured by Pantawid]”, Marilou said.

One of the conditionalities of being a beneficiary of Pantawid is that the family has to attend family development sessions which are an equally important component in the development process. When families are taught the right values and other skills, they would be empowered and will look for means to liberate themselves out of impoverished situations.

Joining the sessions of Pantawid, Marilou and her husband started to think of ways to earn more income. They would allocate a small capital of their income and invest it on buy and sell business. They would buy bananas and root crops from the other farmers and sell it at the market for a higher price. However, small investments coupled with no proper entrepreneurship training would also mean small profit – this until another program of DSWD arrived in their community.

As set 1 (first wave) of Pantawid beneficiaries, Marilou and her community is now graduating from the conditional cash transfer program and are slowly being introduced to a program called SLP which arrived in the community in the early part of 2011.

Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP) is a community-based program which provides capacity-building trainings to Pantawid beneficiaries on their socio-economic status. It is a community-driven program wherein the beneficiaries get to decide which investment they would like to partake in whether in micro-enterprise development or employment facilitation.

Marilou and her husband wanted to invest more in buy and sell so they initially gathered the other members of Pantawid in their community who have the same business or would like to invest on the same and proposed to avail of the services of SLP as an association. After processing of papers, complying of other documents and attendance to livelihood trainings, Marilou and their association were able to get a loan from the project and increased their investment on buy and sell.

Sauna maka ginansya lang mi mga kinadak-an P2,100 kada bulan katong wala pay loan gikan sa SLP, karon makaginansya mi ug labin minus P4,000 kada bulan [Before, we could gain about P2,100 every month when there was no SLP yet, but now we can gain at least P4,000 every month”, Marilou said.

Applying loan from SLP is being paid with no interest and is payable in two (2) years done in instalments which the beneficiaries have set themselves. This entails a more flexible and practical way for beneficiaries to determine when and how they would pay back the loan. The loan also has a savings scheme wherein a percentage of the loan they applied will go directly to a savings account in which the association can only withdraw when they have completed their payment.

Maayo man pud nga gikwaan ang among loan para sa savings kay naa may mi makobra inig human sa kinalasan na magamit namo sa ubang butang [It is good that a portion of our loan is withheld since we would get a sum of money in the end which we could use on other things]”, Marilou said.

Aside from their own initiated business, the community decided to buy a pig out from a ten-peso contribution from each beneficiary for every month. They then adapted a draw by lots system on who will get the piglets. Now, all members were able to start their own piggery in their backyard.

IMG_9395

As Marilou and her association were continuously gaining more income for their families, poverty alleviation arrived in their town of Bindoy a year later. One project that would not only cover individuals and families but would take account their whole community, the town they belong to and other stakeholders located within and outside their communities.

Kalahi-CIDSS, a Community-Driven Development (CDD) Project reached their community in April of 2012. Bindoy as having one of the highest poverty incidence rates in the province, the town was included in the list of areas for 1st cycle implementation in that year.

Marilou recalled how happy she was when she knew there was another DSWD program arriving in their community. “Nabati jud namo nga naa nay pagtagad ang atong gobyerno sa amo mga kabus kay sunod sunod ang mga serbisyo ug proyekto niabot nga makatubag sa among mga panginahanglan [We really felt that our government is now giving us an attention to us poor people of the consecutive services and projects that arrived which address our needs]”, Marilou said.

Marilou and the other members of the association actively joined the barangay assemblies called by Kalahi-CIDSS. Marilou in particular became a Participatory Situational Analysis (PSA) volunteer head who led in identifying the pressing issues and problems in the community, while the other Pantawid beneficiaries also became community volunteers assigned in different committees of the Project.

Mas dako ang tumong sa Kalahi-CIDSS kay ang tibuok komunidad ang gikinahanglan mupartisipar sa proseso [The goal of Kalahi-CIDSS is bigger because it needs the participation of the whole community in its processes]”, said Marilou.

Kalahi-CIDDS taps on the potential of the people in a barangay to identify, analyse and prioritize needs of their community. The people, in partnership with their local government units, will propose small-scale infrastructure projects which they will manage and implement themselves. These processes will create a more participatory and transparent local governance and thereby enhances services delivery and approach of local governance in the localities.

Marilou talked about how Kalahi-CIDSS was different from the numerous projects she had experienced from NGOs and even from the municipality. “Daghan naman gud ming naagian nga proyekto ug lahi ra jud ning Kalahi-CIDSS kay bisan koti, ang tingog na mismo sa katawhan ang ginatuman maong klarong mutubag sa unsa may gipanginahanglan sa komunidad [We have experienced many projects already and we see that Kalahi-CIDSS is just different because even if the project is meticulous, it is the people’s voice now that is being heard that surely addresses the needs of the community]”, said Marilou.

The project that Marilou and her community had identified was the construction of a 400 Meter Farm-to-Market Road. She said that although the community has identified several other problems including a water system, school building and a footbridge, the construction of the road project became the number one priority agreed during a barangay assembly as this project would also benefit further hinterland communities in the municipality.

The convergence strategy of DSWD enhances the effectiveness of the core poverty reduction programs and its implementation for faster and better delivery of service to poor beneficiaries. It is also known as “Tatsulo” (short for “tatlong sulo”) which symbolizes the convergence of its three core programs that protect, promote and empower the poor. Tatsulo is illustrated through an image of three flames making up a single “sulo” or torch. The torch is a symbol for lighting up the path away from the darkness of poverty.

As a recap, the three torches symbolize the harmonization of the three (3) core poverty reduction programs of the agency:

• Pantawid Pamilya, the backbone of the social protection framework, is a conditional cash transfer program that promotes investments in human capital and alleviates present financial difficulties of poor families.

• SLP promotes improved opportunities, livelihoods and better jobs for the economically active poor. Its purpose is to deliver a capacity building program to develop the entrepreneurial and socio-economic skills of poor households by providing them with incomegenerating opportunities to enhance their access to basic social services and improve their standard of living.

• Kalahi-CIDSS empowers poor communities to identify their needs and create programs to solve problems through improved social services. It also supports participation and good governance of local development resources.

From a lethargic and unorganized barangay they are now a thriving community. A community that surpassed challenges and emerged triumphant. A testament of human spirit that nothing is really impossible.

Ako nagpasalamat lang ko sa Pantawid, SLP ug sa Kalahi-CIDSS na duna juy gihatag nga kaayuhan sa among mga kabus. Gusto nako na akong baby na umaabot puhon, gusto jud ko nga makahatag ko ug kaugmaon nga dili siya magsunod sa amo nga niadtong naglisud pa mi. Mao nang dako kaayo mi ug pasalamat sa DSWD ug ang nag-ayuda niani nga si atong halandong na President Noynoy Aquino [I am thankful of Pantawid, SLP and Kalahi-CIDSS for the goodness it has given to us poor people. I would like to give my soon-to-be born baby a future that she would never experience poverty as what we previously had experienced. That is why I am very thankful for DSWD and for President Noynoy Aquino who approved of this]”, said Marilou when being asked what she could say about the convergence strategy.

Marilou Zerna can now dream for a brighter future for her two children and for the baby that leaped joy inside her womb.

Written by: SIMEON A. REMATA III

Co-Written by: KERWIN R. MACOPIA

 

111 Views

Hits: 2

Posted in Press ReleaseComments (0)

DSWD-7 Urged NGOs to Get Accreditation

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) in Central Visayas urged Non-Government Organizations (NGOs) to register and acquire Certificate and License to Operate as a welfare agency to be a legitimate organization.

A total of 165 NGOs in the region are currently recognized by the Department, 114 are from Cebu, 26 are in Negros Oriental while the remaining 25 are from Bohol.

“Our region is the second highest in terms of the number of registered NGOs nationwide, second to the National Capital Region (NCR) and we are proud that all of them complied with all the necessary requirements to operate that we have given them,” said DSWD-7 Regional Director Mercedita Jabagat.

DSWD requires NGOs to secure Certificate of Registration from the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and/or Cooperative Development Authority (CDA).

Jabagat added that organizations which are already operating should submit annual accomplishment reports and audited financial reports for the last two years to determine capability to sustain operations.

“We have organized a monitoring system to further check the veracity and legitimacy of the applying NGO and that includes visiting in their office address and interacting with board of directors,” she emphasized.

“We have stringent processes because we don’t want to have bogus and fly by night NGOs,” she added.

After recognizing the organization through registration and licensing, DSWD conducts accreditation of the programs and services of the NGO six months after the issuance of its registration certificates and licenses to operate.

“We need to ensure that the programs and services that they are providing are following the DSWD standards and the delivery of their social protection services to their beneficiaries are sustainable,” Jabagat added.

DSWD-7 conducts a quarterly meeting with the NGOs through the Area-Based Standard Network (ABS-Net), an organization of DSWD registered and licensed NGOs.  This meeting serves a venue to share new guidelines, discuss updates on various programs and services, share good practices and resolve issues and concerns.

Technical assistance is also being provided to the members, both by DSWD and the officers of ABS-Net who are NGO representatives themselves.

Director Jabagat underscored the importance of partnerships between DSWD and NGOs. She furthered said, “DSWD is not alone in fighting poverty in our country because we have reliable partners like NGOs and Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), so it is but important in building stronger partnership with them especially in the implementation of our core poverty alleviation programs.” (PR – Kerwin Macopia)

187 Views

Hits: 12

Posted in Press ReleaseComments (0)

DSWD SUPPORTS’ DOH ADOLESCENT IMMUNIZATION PROGRAM

The Department of Social Welfare and Development’s (DSWD) aggressive campaign on the rights of the children, women, youth and the disadvantage poor in general brought forth a strong support for Department of Health’s (DOH) newly launch School-based Adolescent Immunization.

The Adolescent Immunization’s target participant are the same as that of DSWD’s Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program, this also goes with the preventive health care objectives as required in program’s conditions on health which such as “once a month visit to the health center, vaccination, pre & post natal care and deliver through a skilled health professional”.

Now with Pantawid Pamilya’s recent coverage expansion of 15-18 years old, the Adolescent Immunization plays a significant part in keeping these children healthy and in school ensuring a better and healthier work force in the near future.

Since Patawid Pamilya’s age coverage for the expansion program make a significant proportion in the country’s population contributing significantly to the labor force, most active group and most vulnerable as well to vaccine preventive diseases. Due to their risky behavior, they are potential targets for outbreaks in school and community especially measles, diphtheria and pertussis.

Close to 50 students were vaccinated during the launching and the ceremonial vaccination was administered by no less than Dr. Asuncion Anden, DOH Regional and witness by its partner agencies namely DSWD, DepEd, National Youth Commission, POPCOM and the tri-media.

After the said launching partner agencies, DSWD through its Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program’s Family Development Sessions (FDS) in its support for the Adolescent Immunization program would discuss and encourage its beneficiaries all over Cebu and Bohol Province on the advantages of being immunized.

This latest development on health is indeed timely for Pantawid Pamilya’s expansion program. As the program expands to continually help the beneficiaries until 18 years old, they become educational competitive and physically healthy ensuring a better working generation in the near future. (PR_Lariba)

95 Views

Hits: 38

Posted in Press ReleaseComments (0)

Archived Posts

Posts Category

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