Out of the 16 municipal entries (four per province), only four (one per province) are advancing to the regional competition after undergoing provincial validation for the Huwarang Pantawid Pamilya this year by the Department of Social Welfare and Development Field Office 1 (DSWD-FO1).
The provincial contenders are as follows: Achuela Family from Brgy. Salbang, Paoay, Ilocos Norte; Aquino Family from Brgy. Bito, Poblacion, Suyo, Ilocos Sur; Zambrona Family from Brgy. Lettac Sur, Santol, La Union; and Lambino Family from Brgy. Lucao, Dagupan City, Pangasinan.
The search recognizes family-beneficiaries of Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program who maintain strong family ties, demonstrate Filipino values, and have a positive impact in the community where they reside.
These families will undergo regional validation to ensure the documentations are correct and truthful and to acquire information not captured in the submitted documents/evidence during the provincial validation with validators from the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), Department of Health (DOH), Department of Education (DepEd), and National Auxiliary Chaplaincy Philippines (NACPhil). Together with Pantawid Pamilya staff, the family-beneficiaries will be assessed on their present situation, family and community relationship, cleanliness, community leadership/participation, moral values, and initiatives, among others.
The regional winner will receive Php20,000.00 (first prize) and will compete in the national level for the chance to be the Huwarang Pantawid Pamilya 2015. The others will receive Php15,000.00 (second prize), Php10,000.00 (third prize), and Php5,000.00 (fourth prize).
Huwarang Pantawid Pamilya is an annual search conducted by the DSWD as a way of promoting Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program as a source of responsible and model families. These families shall be Program ambassadors, serve as resource persons in Family Development Sessions and any activity where they could share their knowledge and experiences, and help in the advocacy efforts of the Program. (by: Jaesem Ryan A. Gaces, Information Officer II/Pantawid Pamilya)