“Pantawid works well and targeted well, at par with Mexico and Brazil,” World Bank Program Leader Aleksandra Posarac said during the recent visit in Laoag City, Ilocos Norte on 23 February 2016.
She added that it takes time to break the intergenerational poverty in the Philippines and it takes more than one generation in order for a family to move out from poverty that is why education and good jobs are needed.
Posarac appreciated and was pleased with the implementation of Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program and Listahanan of the Department of Social Welfare and Development-Field Office 1 (DSWD-FO1) that is why they selected and visited Region 1 for the production of their ‘Good Governance Campaign’.
Further, she proudly announced that World Bank would continue supporting and funding the Pantawid Pamilya Program and Listahanan Project. Posarac was accompanied by three World Bank Economists to meet with DSWD-Central Office staff from Pantawid Pamilya National Program Management Office (NPMO), DSWD-FO1 Asst. Regional Director Marlene Febes D. Peralta, Pantawid Pamilya Regional Program Coordinator Rosalyn L. Descallar, NHTU Regional Field Coordinator Joan Nuesca, Pantawid Pamilya Regional Monitoring and Evaluation Officer Arnel P. Manzano, Project Evaluation Officer Kim Dyan A. Calderon, DSWD-FO1 Information Officers and staff from DSWD Provincial Operations Office of Ilocos Norte. (Jaymante Pearl B. Apilado, Administrative Assistant III, NHTS-PR/Listahanan)