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DSWD-7 honors partner stakeholders


To strengthen partnership with different stakeholders, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Field Office VII recognized its beneficiaries, volunteers and communities during the 5th Panaghiusa Festival held recently at the Ayala Center Cebu.

District Representatives Peter John Calderon of the 7th Congressional District of Cebu and Jocelyn Sy Limkaichong of the 1st Congressional District of Negros Oriental were recognized for their significant contribution in sponsoring the 2020 budget of the Department and for their unwavering support to the implementation of its programs and services.

Exemplary volunteers and communities that are engaged in Kapit-Bisig Laban sa Kahirapan-Comprehensive and Integrated Delivery of Social Services (Kalahi-CIDSS) and whose efforts significantly contributed to advancing compassionate and collective action in their respective municipalities were awarded through the Bayani Ka! Awards.

Jhon Rhod Amodia (fifth from left) together with his family receives the plaque of recognition and cash prize from Regional Director Rebecca Geamala (fourth from left), Assistant Regional Director for Operations Shalaine Marie S. Lucero (third from left) and Promotive Division Head Aileen Cuevas (second from right) as the 2019 Exemplary Pantawid Pamilya Children regional winner. Also in the photo is Cordova Municipal Mayor Mary Therese S. Cho (fifth from right).

The United Farmers and Fishermen Association of Brgy. Malhiao, Badian, Cebu received the Sustained Community Volunteer Group award while Barangay Local Government Unit (BLGU) of Poblacion II, Sikatuna, Bohol received the award under the Improved Local Governance category.

Mr. and Mrs. Victor Lamay of Corella Bohol, Jocelyn Fabillar of Badian, Cebu and Norma Dupit Dusal of Sierra Bullones, Bohol won the award under the Elderly, Person with Disabilities (PWD) and Gender and Development (GAD) categories, respectively.

The DSWD also recognized the invaluable support of its key partner agencies such as the Department of Health (DOH) and the Department of Education (DepEd) through the Search for Best Pantawid Focal Persons who have demonstrated initiatives or innovations and went beyond monitoring of enrolment, attendance and compliance to conditions of the program.

For the health category the winners are the following; Gian Carlo F. Poliquit of Ginatilan Rural Health Unit, Ginatilan, Cebu (1st place), Leonila C. Binlod of Katipunan and La Paz Health Stations of Carmen, Bohol (2nd place), Nancy Lee S. Orano of Siquijor Rural Health Unit, Siquijor, Siquijor (3rd place) and Enriqueta S. Alabata of Tambojangin Barangay Health Station, Amlan, Negros Oriental (4th place).

Under the education category the winners are the following; Elisa G. Sarabia of Patao National High School, Bantayan, Cebu (1st place), Ferminia N. Villaruz of Batuan National High School, Batuan, Bohol (2nd place), Rolando S. Roa of Guba National High School, Vallehermoso, Negros Oriental (3rd place) and Gene T. Gica of Cabulihan Integrated School, Larena, Siquijor (4th place).

On its eight year of recognizing model Pantawid Pamilya partner-beneficiaries, family-beneficiaries in the region were also awarded for maintaining strong family ties, demonstrating positive Filipino values and have created a positive impact in the community.

The Huwarang Pantawid Pamilya search also disproves the misconception that program beneficiaries become too dependent on government aid and underscores the value of working together to achieve success.

The Elardo family of Brgy. Taytay, Badian, Cebu was declared the first place for the 2019 Regional Search for Huwarang Pantawid Pamilya.

The Bohol family of Brgy. Poblacion, Mabinay, Negros Oriental bagged the second place, the Batac family of Brgy. San Isidro, Balilihan, Bohol, third place, and the Taroc Family of Brgy. Liloan, Maria, Siquijor, fourth place.

Special award was also given to the Elardo Family as the AlaGAD ng Pagbabago Award for championing better gender relations in their home and community. AlaGAD means Affirmative and Laudable Advocacies on Gender and Development.

Children beneficiaries were also recognized through the Exemplary Pantawid Pamilya Children Search. The search aims to recognize the children beneficiaries of the program who set excellent examples at home, in school and in their community.

Jhon Rhod C. Amodia of Brgy. Gabi, Cordova, Cebu bagged the first place.

His runners-up include Cleia B. Tadena of Brgy. Taytay, Duero, Bohol.; Shame A. Lagos of Brgy. Basac, Zamboanguita, Negros Oriental; and Kathleen Chen C. Pastrana of Brgy. Candaping A, Maria, Siquijor.

Two Indigenous People (IP) groups were also recognized during the awarding ceremony, namely; Eskaya Tribe of Candijay, Bohol and Sama Bajau Community in Brgy. Mambaling, Cebu City as IP model communities for 2019.

Committed to provide transparency in the delivery of its various programs and services, DSWD-7 Regional Director Rebecca P. Geamala delivers her State of the Region Address (SORA) during the 5th Panaghiusa Festival at the Ayala Center Cebu.

Two Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP) associations were also honored through the SLP Sulong Bayanihan. The competition aims to showcase the SLP’s milestones in terms of promoting and facilitating the continuous development and strengthening the efforts to solidify the convergence of families and communities towards identification and building up of program champions.

Under the Micro Enterprise Development (Market Category), the Poblacion Pantawid SLP Association of Brgy. Poblacion, Moalboal, Cebu and Poblacion Talibon Association of Brgy. Poblacion, Talibon, Bohol were recognized for their success stories.

The awarding ceremony was preceded by the State of the Region Address (SORA) delivered by Regional Director Rebecca P. Geamala. She presented the accomplishment of the various programs and services to the invited guests composed of partner national government agencies (NGAs), local government units (LGUs), Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) and program beneficiaries. ###

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DSWD-7 beneficiaries, partners join Panaghiusa Festival


Some beneficiaries and partners of the Department of Social Welfare and Development Field Office VII (DSWD-7) joined the 5th Panaghiusa Festival and spoke about how they have been benefited by its programs and services during the opening salvo of the festival held on October 22, 2019 at the Activity Center of Ayala Center Cebu.

Jason Sanchez shared his inspiring story as an adoptive parent to the audience.

“If God will not give you a child (your own child), you can have the opportunity to share your love to other child. It is a very nice feeling that we were able to adopt a child as we have been praying for a child,” said Jason.

Mr. Jason K. Sanchez, an adoptive parent, shares his experience in rearing an adopted child.

He further shared that they offered a prayer to the Señor Sto. Nino de Cebu during the Sinulog on 2016 and in November of the same year they were blessed with a child named Francheska whom they adopted with the help of DSWD-7.

“I love you even though I am not your biological dad but I love you more than anything else,” expressed Jason when asked for his message to Francheska during the live interview at the Ayala Activity Center.

Albert Bompat, Brgy. Captain of Bil-isan, Panglao in Bohol, enthusiastically expressed how their family donated a lot for the construction of a Kalahi-CIDSS high school building in their community.

Sangko sa langit nga pasalamat nga na-realize ang high school building sa among barangay (Greatly thankful to God that we were able to realize the high school building in our barangay),” expressed Albert, one of the twelve siblings who agreed to donate the 5,000 square meter lot.

Kabilin ni sa among amahan mao nga nakapangalan sa iyaha ang eskwelahan ang Felix E. Bompat High School ug mag-ani kini pipila ka mga kabataan nga mapahuman nato og high school (We inherited the donated lot from our father that is why the school is named after him, Felix E. Bompat High School which will enable more youths to graduate high school),” said Albert.

Tommy Daomani, a former Pantawid Pamilya partner-beneficiary, shares his desire to empower his fellow Sama Bajau. He is a graduate of Social Work and recently passed the board exam.

Gusto nako maipakita sa ubang tawo nga aduna pud mi mga pangandoy nga gustong kab-oton (I want to show to other people that we also have our dreams that we want to achieve),” said Tommy.

The DSWD-7 performing arts ensemble composed of its workers performed an energetic opening number while the Area Vocational Rehabilitation Center (AVRC II) composed of PWD active-trainees showcased their angelic voices and performed two folk songs.

DSWD-7 Regional Director Rebecca Geamala leads the ribbon-cutting together with the members from the Social Welfare Development Learning Network (SWDL Net).

The Sama-Bajau women of Brgy. Mambaling, Cebu City also performed a tribal dance. They are partner-beneficiaries of Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program.

Regil Alby Gador presented again her original song composition entitled “Paglaom sa Pag-ampon.” She is the first placer of the ‘Duyog sa Paghigugma’ Songwriting Competition held in February 2019 during the Adoption Consciousness Week Celebration of the Department.

Jessyl Hyacinth Hernandez, 8 years old, rendered a Cebuano song. She is a student of Tunga Elementary School, a Kalahi-CIDSS subproject in Moalboal, Cebu.

Prior to the opening salvo, DSWD-7 staff joined the festival parade that started from DSWD regional office and ended at Ayala Center Cebu. DSWD-7 staff also promoted their own programs and services by showing their own Panaghiusa t-shirt design in the major thoroughfares of Cebu City.

The opening salvo ended with a fashion show of different SLP livelihood products made by partner-beneficiaries from Bohol, Cebu, Negros Oriental and Siquijor provinces like nito basket, guitar, shell craft, raffia table top, macramé bags, pandan bags, bags made from recycled materials and other souvenir items.

For the 2-day exhibit, the SLP partner-participants gained an accumulated gross sale of Php 144,000.00.

As part of the Panaghiusa Festival, a symposium entitled Edukar OSEC Prevention Advocacy Project was also held at Ayala Center Cebu in partnership with the Social Welfare Development Learning Network (SWDL Net) composed of various Civil Society Organizations (CSOs). The activity was participated in by social work students from various schools like University of Cebu, University of Southern Philippines and St. Theresa’s College.

DSWD-7 employees showcase the Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP) products in a fashion show at the Ayala Activity Center during the opening salvo of the 5th Panaghiusa Festival.

“This festival is a manifestation of our convergence efforts in addressing social concerns not only of DSWD but also with other partner stakeholders. I am delighted that we have this activity that we are doing our best to ensure that our less fortunate brothers and sisters are being protected and served by the different agencies lead by the DSWD,” said DSWD-7 Regional Director Rebecca Geamala. ###

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DSWD-7 to stage 5th Panaghiusa Festival


On its 5th year, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Field Office VII will once again stage the Panaghiusa Festival at the Ayala Center Cebu on October 22-23, 2019.

Panaghiusa Festival was created to increase public awareness on the accomplishments and gains in the implementation of DSWD programs and services in region 7.

The festival further aims to showcase the positive impact of the programs in the lives of its partner-beneficiaries through their success stories and to empower them to become model and inspiration to others as well.

The festival will have its two-day trade exhibit of Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP) and DSWD information booth at the Ayala Activity Center.

The product display will feature products from the different provinces in the region which include house décors, key holders, sling bags, back packs from Bohol; shell craft, flower base, coco baskets, fashion accessories, macramme products, hand bags made of recycled items from Cebu; nito decorations and pandan bags from Negros Oriental and fashion accessories from Siquijor.

In the afternoon of October 22, there will be a Panaghiusa festival parade starting from the regional office going to Ayala Center Cebu. An opening salvo will be conducted after the parade.

In the second day, Regional Director Rebecca P. Geamala will deliver the State of the Region Address (SORA) to present the accomplishments of DSWD-7’s various programs and services.

Other highlights of the festival will be the awarding of the 2019 Regional Search for Huwarang Pantawid Pamilya, Exemplary Pantawid Pamilya Children, Indigenous People (IP) Model Community, Pantawid Pamilya Best Focal Persons, SLP Sulong Bayanihan and Kalahi-CIDSS Bayani Ka! winners. ###

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4th Panaghiusa Festival put spotlight on various sectors


The story of a homeless youth, a senior citizen and a solo parent was put on spotlight during the opening salvo of the 4th Panaghiusa Festival of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Field Office VII held on December 11, 2018 at the Ayala Center Cebu.

DSWD-7 employees including Assistant Regional Director for Operations Shalaine Marie Lucero showcase the Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP) in a fashion show at the Ayala Activity Center.

Johanna Heart Genon, whose family is a partner-beneficiary of the Modified Conditional Cash Transfer (MCCT) shared her inspiring story in front of the audience.

Himuon nimong strength ang imung weakness, focus ra gyud sa imong goal ug huna-hunaa nga naa ra si God nagpaluyo nimu (Make your weakness as your strength, focus on your goal and always remember that God is always behind you),” uttered Johanna Heart. She is currently pursuing Civil Engineering course at the University of Cebu (UC) and one of the scholars of UC Chancellor Candice Gotianuy.

Mario Villafuerte, a senior citizen from Brgy. Kalubihan, Cebu City explained how the cash stipend from the social pension program for indigent senior citizens helps augment his basic needs.

Dako akong pasalamat kay ang mga tigulang gitagaan gibug-aton (I’m thankful that the elderlies are being valued),” expressed Mario during the live interview at the Ayala Activity Center.

Daisy Ostia, a solo parent and a Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP) participant, said “Para nako kung unsay mga kalisdanan nga matagamtaman dili kini angayan surrenderan apan himuon kini nga oportunidad nga mahimong malig-on (For me, whatever challenges one encounters, it should not make one surrender but take it as an opportunity to become stronger)”.

Colorful dances from the Cebu Normal University (CNU) Kudyapi Folkloric Ensemble featuring various Philippine dances add spectacle to the event while the dancing grannies of the Goldies & Goodies from Brgy. Guadalupe, Cebu City showed their dancing prowess to the delight of the audience.

Creative and artistic headdresses promoting various DSWD programs and services were the centerpiece during the 4th Panaghiusa Festival parade.

Deniez Abregana presented again her winning piece under the Draw and Tell category during the recently concluded 2018 Regional Children’s Contest.

Prior to the opening salvo, DSWD-7 staff joined the festival parade that started from DSWD regional office going to Ayala Center Cebu. DSWD-7 staff also promoted their own programs and services by showing their own banners and creative headdresses in the major thoroughfares of Cebu City.

“In this festival, not only that we talked about highlighting products but this is also showing the impact of the programs of DSWD to the lives of our partner-beneficiaries and through their stories we will also learn their successes,” said DSWD Assistant Regional Director for Operations Shalaine Marie S. Lucero during the opening salvo.

The opening salvo ended with a SLP fashion show which showcased partner-beneficiaries’ livelihood products from Bohol, Cebu, Negros Oriental and Siquijor provinces like hablon, macramé, sinamay, raffia, fashion accessories, guitars, recycled products, nito basket, hand painted table cloth and placemats, pan bisaya and various souvenir items.

For the 2-day exhibit, the SLP partner-participants gained an accumulated gross sale of Php 106,625.00.

After the ceremonial ribbon cutting of SLP trade exhibit and information booth, a symposium entitled Embracing Knowledge Exchange was conducted in partnership with the Social Welfare Development Learning Network (SWDL Net) composed of various Civil Society Organizations (CSOs). ###

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DSWD 7 celebrates 4th Panaghiusa Festival


The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Field Office VII will stage the 4th Panaghiusa Festival at the Ayala Center Cebu on December 11-12, 2018.

Panaghiusa Festival was created four years ago to increase public awareness on the accomplishments and gains in the implementation of DSWD programs and services in region 7.

“The festival aims to showcase the positive impact of the programs in the lives of our partner-beneficiaries through their success stories and to empower them to become model and inspiration to others as well,” said Regional Director Ma. Evelyn Macapobre.

The 2-day event will be participated in by DSWD staff, guests from local government units (LGUs), partner national government agencies (NGAs), non-government organizations (NGOs), academe and media. It is also open to the general public.

The first day of the event will have a thanksgiving mass at the DSWD regional office to be followed by a ribbon cutting of trade exhibit of Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP) and information booth of DSWD featuring the centers and institutions and Knowledgement Management Fair at the Ayala Activity Center.

“I am inviting the public again to visit DSWD-7 information booths and buy SLP products as their way of supporting and helping our partner-beneficiaries improve their livelihood,” added Director Macapobre.

The product display will include home decors like native waste baskets, hand painted products like dress and shawl, products made from raffia, fashion accessories like necklace, bracelets, earrings, bags, belts, slippers, sandals and various souvenir items made of recycled materials.

In the afternoon of December 11, there will be a festival parade by DSWD-7 staff starting from the regional office going to Ayala Center Cebu. An opening salvo will be conducted after the parade.

“The opening salvo will feature partner-beneficiaries from various sectors who will share their inspiring stories on how they were able to rise above the difficulties in their lives and remain positive and resilient in ever changing times,” said Director Macapobre.

In the second day, Regional Director Ma. Evelyn Macapobre will deliver the State of the Region Address (SORA) to present the accomplishments of its various programs and services.

Other highlights of the festival will be the awarding of the 2018 Regional Search for Huwarang Pantawid Pamilya, Exemplary Pantawid Pamilya Children, Indigenous People (IP) Model Community and Kalahi-CIDSS Bayani Ka! winners. ###

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3rd Panaghiusa Festival highlights partner-beneficiaries’ success stories


The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Field Office VII successfully staged the 3rd Panaghiusa Festival held on December 6-8, 2017 at the Ayala Center Cebu.

“Panaghiusa Festival is a celebration of the changes in the lives of our partner-beneficiaries,” DSWD Regional Director Ma. Evelyn B. Macapobre said after the ceremonial ribbon cutting of the Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP) trade exhibit, job fair and information caravan.

From left to right: DSWD-7 Social Welfare Officer V Grace Q. Subong, Regional Director Ma. Evelyn B. Macapobre and Assistant Regional Director for Administration Herminia L. Cabahug model some SLP products during the 3-day trade exhibit in Ayala Center Cebu.

Macapobre added that the Department cannot solely take the responsibility of providing all the services to the people, it needs the solidarity of everyone to alleviate people’s lives from poverty.

Aside from DSWD, other partner National Government Agencies (NGAs) also joined the information caravan like the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), Department of Agriculture (DA), Department of Health (DOH), National Economic Development Authority (NEDA), Philippine Information Agency (PIA) and Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE).

Meanwhile, a total of 60 jobseekers were hired on the spot in the job fair facilitated by SLP and another 30 participants that is on process for their new job.

Invited employers like Café Security & Investigation Agency, Mega Corinthians Security Agency, Golden Prince Hotel, Creative Cuisine and NG Khai Development Corporation participated in the job fair.

In the afternoon of December 6, DSWD-7 staff flocked in the festival parade from DSWD regional office to Ayala Center Cebu.

During the parade, they proudly wear the Panaghiusa T-shirt that represents DSWD’s corporate colors of Red, Yellow and Blue which is identical to the colors of the Philippine National Flag. These colors are used to reflect where the Department is based and for who it is for.

The DSWD-7 staff also wear a headdress which promote their own program advocacy.

Josephine Sibelo, an ESGPPA from the Cebu Technological University (CTU), shares her testimony during the opening salvo of the 3rd Panaghiusa Festival.

After the parade, a festive opening salvo followed at the Ayala Activity Center.

Three partner-beneficiaries shared their success stories to the public.

Ang akong gibati sama sa akong gibati karong adlawa, dako kaayo akong kalipay kay pagsulod nako sa ESGPPA, murag gi-ablihan og dako nga pultahan sa mga oportunidad para sa akong kalambuan, para sa akong pamilya ug kaugalingon (My feeling is the same on what I feel today, I’m really happy because when I became ESGPPA, it seems that the gate of opportunity opens for my success, for my family and for myself),” said Josephine Sibelo, a fourth year Bachelor of Elementary Education of Cebu Technological University (CTU) and a recipient of the Expanded Students Grants-in-Aide Program for Poverty Alleviation (ESGPPA).

Afterwards, Venerando Ingking, President of The Helping Hands Organization of PWD, Inc., encouraged other PWDs not to lose hope and maximize their functioning abilities in order to move on with their lives.

Ingking is a graduate of therapeutic massage of DSWD’s Area Vocational Rehabilitation Center (AVRC II).

Sa una nga wala pako nakasulod sa Pantawid, grabe gyud ko ka manggiulawon. Dili ko pakita og tawo kay maulaw jud ko. Pag-abot sa Pantawid, nausab akong kinabuhi kay nahimo akong parent leader ug naka-apil ko’g daghang mga seminars ug capability building (Before when I was not yet a Pantawid member, I used to be shy. I shied away from people because I was too shy to face them. When Pantawid came, it changes my life because it made me a parent leader and I was able to join various seminars and capability building),” said Nena Pableo, a Pantawid Pamilya and SLP partner-participant from Moalboal, Cebu.

Lively cultural dances from the Cebu Normal University (CNU) Kudyapi Folkloric Ensemble and DSWD-7 Dance Troupe add spectacle to the event.

Luke Niño Doliente, 2017 Regional Children’s Contest singing category first placer, performed his winning piece “Paglaum” to the delight of the audience.

DSWD-7 staff showcase the Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP) in a fashion show at the Ayala Activity Center.

The opening salvo ended with a fashion show which showcased partner-beneficiaries’ livelihood products like hablon, macramé, abaca, raffia, fashion accessories, footwear among others.

After the fashion show, mall goers trooped to the SLP trade exhibit to buy the products.

For the 3-day exhibit, the partner-beneficiaries gained an accumulated net profit of Php 48,000.00. ###

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DSWD-7 holds 3rd Panaghiusa Festival


The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Field Office VII will once again stage the Panaghiusa Festival on December 6-8, 2017 at the Ayala Center Cebu.

The Panaghiusa Festival, which is already on its third year, aims to increase public awareness on DSWD programs and services and its accomplishments.

The festival further aims to showcase the positive impact of the programs in the lives of its partner-beneficiaries through their success stories.

“For this year, we will invite partner-beneficiaries in order to share their inspiring stories and how they were able to rise above the challenges they face in their day to day life,” Regional Director Ma. Evelyn Macapobre said.

“We want the beneficiaries to be a model and inspiration to others so that they will not give up easily in pursuing their dreams and aspirations,” Macapobre added.

Various activities are lined-up like the SLP job fair, festival parade, opening salvo, trade exhibit, information caravan, state of the region address and awarding of the 2017 Regional Search for Huwarang Pantawid Pamilya, Exemplary Pantawid Pamilya Children and Kalahi-CIDSS Bayani Ka! winners.

For the trade exhibit, Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP) products from Bohol, Cebu, Negros Oriental and Siquijor will be on display and for sale at the rotunda of Ayala Center Cebu.

“Aside from DSWD internal convergence, DSWD recognizes the contribution of various partners and stakeholders like other national government agencies (NGAs) that’s why we invite them to join the information caravan and have an information desk during the festival,” Macapobre said.

“We have been to various places in the region just to reach out many people and this festival will culminate the year-long information caravan of the Department,” she added.

Mall goers can inquire on DSWD and partner NGAs on its various programs and services during mall hours. ###

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DSWD-7 to stage 2nd Panaghiusa Festival this year


After its success last year, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Field Office VII will again stage the Panaghiusa Festival this year that will take place at the Ayala Center Cebu on December 7-8, 2016.

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It will start with a parade from DSWD-7 office to Ayala Center-Cebu at 2:30 pm. After the parade a short program will follow at the mall’s activity center.

Panaghiusa Festival showcases convergence in all DSWD programs and services created to increase public awareness and highlight DSWD-7’s accomplishments and gains.

It will showcase the information booths of Social Pension, Disaster Response and Management Unit, Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program, Kapit-Bisig Laban sa Kahirapan-Comprehensive and Integrated Delivery of Social Services (Kalahi-CIDSS), Supplementary Feeding Program, Adoption Resource and Referral Section, Listahanan, Assistance to Individuals in Crisis Situations (AICS), and the centers run under DSWD like Haven, Home for Girls, Regional Rehabilitation Center for the Youth, Area Vocational and Rehabilitation Center (AVRC II) and Reception and Study Center for Children.

The activity will also showcase products from Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP) and Social Technology.

The product display will include home decors like lampshades, candle holders, chandeliers, native waste baskets, paintings, table runners, placemats and many more. Fashion items like necklace, bracelets, earings, hablon shawls, bags and belts will also be showcased.

“We came up with this unique activity in the region because we want to intensify the promotion of our programs and services especially catering the poor, vulnerable and disadvantaged using the convergence strategy,” said Ma. Evelyn B. Macapobre, DSWD-7 Regional Director.

Macapobre underscored that the two-day activity will provide a venue where the public can learn more about the different programs and services of DSWD.

“We are thankful to Ayala Center Cebu for allowing us to use their activity center because it will give us a good space to promote our programs and services especially as Christmas is fast approaching and a lot of people are expected to spend time at the mall to relax or look for gifts,” she said.

“I am inviting all of you to visit DSWD-7 information booths and buy SLP products as your way of helping our partner-beneficiaries improve their level of well-being,” Macapobre added.

Macapobre’s State of the Region Address (SORA) will be delivered on December 7 during the program after the parade.

The Garay Family who won the National Huwarang Pantawid Pamilya Search this year will also share their testimonials while winners of the Kalahi-CIDSS Bayani Ka! search will be awarded on the same day. ###

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