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Monday, August 1, 2016

Zambo. Sur entry for ‘2015 Huwarang Pantawid Pamilya’ adjudged regional winner

By Gideon C. Corgue

PAGADIAN CITY – Libre family, the pride of Zamboanga del Sur!

Having bested other families from all over the region, the Libre family of this city was adjudged regional winner in the recently concluded search for “2015 Huwarang Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino” sponsored by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD).

The search is an annual activity of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps), which aims to recognize the family beneficiaries that have religiously followed the conditions of the program and have been active and serve as model families in their respective communities.
Four families from the different provinces in the region competed for the title but the family of Mr. and Mrs. Roberto Libre Sr. of Barangay Santiago in the city beat them all.
The family a cash prize of P8 thousand and a certificate of recognition and plaque in an awarding ceremony held at the City Mall in Zamboanga City last July 27.
Other winners were Ponce family of Barangay Olingan,Dipolog City, 1st runner-up; Tampipi family of Barangay Lipacan, Malangas, ZamboangaSibugay, 2nd runner-up; and Misuez family of barangay Buenavista, Zamboanga City, 3rd runner-up. They all received cash prizes and certificate of recognition.
All the entries underwent desk validation and extensive interview by the board of judges.
Project Development Officer Maricel Aragon, the city link here said the winners were selected based on the different presentations of how they interact with the family members, their relationship and contribution in the community and how they manage to face the challenges and difficulties in life.
Atty. Araceli Solamillo, DSWD-9 regional director, personally handed the awards to the winners. “Dako kaayo ang among kalipay nga ang among pamilya ang napili sa board of judges nga midaug sa regional level. Wala mi magdahum nga modaug tungod kay ang among mga kaatbang pulos mga maayo ug modelo nga mga pamilya. Ang among katuyuan dili lamang makig-indigay kon dili makigsandurot usab sa among mga kaubang modelong pamilya,” the elder Libre said.
(We are very happy that my family was chosen by the board of judges as the winner in the regional level. We did not expect to win because our contenders are all good and model families. Our intention is not only to compete but to interact with the rest of model families.)
Libre family will represent region 9 in the national level to be held in Manila next month.