The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Field Office VII has named the 2019 Exemplary Pantawid Pamilya Children top three provincial winners from every four provinces in region 7.

This result was bared after the simultaneous provincial desk validation on July 24, 2019.

The Bohol provincial winner is Cleia Tadena of Duero town while the second and third placers are Danica Resusta of Dagohoy and Angelene Boyore of Ubay, respectively.

The provincial winner of Cebu is Jhon Rhod Amodia from the town of Cordova. Krizia Gullen from Bogo City ranks second while Ken Renzo Garciano from Poro ranks third.

The Negros Oriental provincial winners are the following, Shame Lagos of Zamboanguita, first place; Niña Mae Acabal of Manjuyod, second place and Deni Anne Margaret Mallarez of Dauin, third place.

Siquijor’s provincial winners include Kathleen Chen Pastrana of Maria, first place; Aloha Balwit of San Juan second place and Mairyll Loraine Arapoc of Enrique Villanueva, third place.

“As one of the stakeholders of Pantawid Pamilya, the children-beneficiaries play an important role in fulfilling the education and health outcomes of the program. Indeed, the stories of our Exemplary Pantawid Pamilya provincial winners are truly inspirational and worthy of emulation by other children-beneficiaries,” said DSWD-7 Regional Director Rebecca Geamala.

“These children are an addition to our pool of local ambassadors who can promote children’s rights specifically on health and education,” Director Geamala added.

The search aims to recognize Pantawid Pamilya children-beneficiaries who serve as excellent examples in their households, schools, and communities. It also aims to encourage children to be active citizens by complying with the conditions of the program.

The provincial winners will receive a cash prize and a certificate of recognition during the provincial awarding ceremony this August.

Representatives from national government agencies like DOH, DepEd and DILG, the provincial government of Bohol, Cebu, Negros Oriental and Siquijor and partner civil society organizations (CSOs) served as judges during the provincial search.

The provincial first placers will compete in the regional level search. ###

By Bohol Island News

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