First four picture from the left: Education Focal Persons
Last two picture from the left: Health Focal Persons

To recognize the invaluable efforts and services of partner stakeholders or Pantawid Pamilya Focals from the schools and health facilities who have been crucial to the successful implementation of the Program, the Department of Social Welfare and Development Field Office 1 (DSWD FO 1), through the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program, conducted the first ever Search for Pantawid Pamilya Focal.

Partner agencies particularly the Department of Education (DepEd) and the Department of Health (DOH), through the assigned Pantawid Pamilya Focals contribute in the compliance verification monitoring process and policy development. This highlights their critical role in the Program implementation

The Pantawid Pamilya Focals are in-charge of monitoring the compliance of Pantawid Pamilya beneficiaries in the health and education conditions of the Program.

The pioneer contenders for this search are: Ms. Rhyndel Fuertes, Teacher I from Dingras National High School, Dingras, Ilocos Norte; Ms. Marivic Cabrera, Master Teacher III from Nagbukel National High School, Nagbukel, Ilocos Sur; Mr. Zhandy Picardo, Teacher III from Aringay National High School, Aringay, La Union; Ms. Rudencia Edrosolan, Teacher III from Sto. Domingo Elementary School, Sual, Pangasinan; Ms. Olivia Lagula, Midwife III from Sarrat, Ilocos Norte; and Ms. Wilma Yukee, Midwife II from Bangar, La Union.

Since the implementation of Pantawid Pamilya, these teachers and midwives designated as Pantawid Pamilya Focal Persons have consistently delivered their functions with passion and considered it as a mission not an additional obligation.

Two Focal Persons (one each for education and health) will represent the Region to the National Partnership Summit on 31 May 2019. (by: Jaesem Ryan A. Gaces, Pantawid Pamilya Information Officer)