family weekDSWD Field Office 1 awarded three (3) female staff who possess good values, resilience, and capabilities displayed in their homes and at work.

Assistant Regional Director for Operations Marlene Febes D. Peralta, OIC- Assistant Regional Director for Administration Nora D. de la Paz, and OIC Chief Helen O. Nerona were awarded with bouquets of flowers and certificates of appreciation by Regional Director Marcelo Nicomedes J. Castillo during the Family Week Celebration held at the Regional Rehabilitation Center for Youth (RRCY) on September 27, 2014.

This event was witnessed by at least 250 DSWD staff, RRCY resident-clients, members of the Regional Inter-Agency Committee for Filipino Families, and media representatives from DZNL Aksyon Radyo and DZAG- Radyo ng Bayan.

Also, signing of commitment to be better parents and children was facilitated by Ms. Clarivel C. Banzuela to emphasize their roles and functions in unifying their families.

Moreover, parlor games and simulation learning exercises were conducted among the children of DSWD staff and RRCY clients. Talent presentations and most liked family photo uploaded on Facebook were also awarded with cash prizes.

As Regional Director Castillo said, this year’s celebration of the Family Week served as an instrument to show appreciation to families giving their best in coping with the challenges of times and at the same time strengthening individuals to continue loving and caring for their families. (by: Iryn D. Cubangbang, Information Officer II)