OZAMIZ CITY--The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) recently handed over its recognition to its various partners and stakeholders who have helped them in providing programs and services through the “Pagkilala sa Natatanging Kontribusyon sa Bayan (PaNata Ko sa Bayan) Awards.”
The awarding was held during the 67th founding anniversary of DSWD last March 8 at the DSWD Central Office in Quezon City headed by .
Different awards were given like the “Salamat Po Awards,” “GAPAS Awards,” “Gawad Serbisyo” and “Gawad Ulat,” among others.
In a report from the City Mayor’s office, it announced Acting Mayor Irene E. Luansing as one of the awardees in the Gawad Good Convergence Initiative for the local government's Pantawid Kolehiyo Program.
Luansing was bestowed the award for her support in the college tuition of 86 scholars who are children of 4Ps beneficiary families.
“This signifies her strong resolve to make education access a key long-term strategy in addressing poverty,” the press release from her office said.
Fifteen other throughout the country vied for the award but only five made it to the final mark with Ozamiz City on top of the list, the press release further said.
It was also known that the previous administration has left the said program unfunded for unknown reasons, as the press release stated, which Luansing readily took action when she became mayor.
DSWD’s for all the help given to the Department in pertinence to its mission, vision and goal to serve the Filipino people or every Filipino people in need.
“Now more than ever, we must all unite to ensure that we are able to provide our beneficiaries and the rest of the Filipino people prompt and compassionate service that has no room for corruption,”