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DSWD celebrates Adoption Consciousness Week

The Department of Social Welfare and Development is once again spearheading the observance of Adoption Consciousness Week Celebration by virtue of proclamation No. 72. With this year’s theme, “Legal na Pag-aampon sa Lahat ng Pagkakataon “,the celebration started from February 15 to 23, 2014 .

As part of its advocacy efforts various activities such as radio guesting and Adoption Forum were conducted to raise awareness of the general public on legal adoption. It is hoped that through these activities, more families will open their homes to care and love for children whose biological parents or legal guardian cannot provide permanently for their needs. Going through the legal adoption process will be beneficial to both the child and the adoptive parents.

The Local Government Units and Child Caring Agencies of the Region are also encouraged to conduct advocacy activities in order to make the public be aware and understand that adoption is providing a permanent home or families to children who are abandoned, surrendered, orphaned or neglected.

The Department of Social Welfare and Development is the lead Agency in pursuing programs to make legal adoption easier. (Sean Pamela Balais-SWO II/Mitzie Santiago)

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DSWD FO 10’s Celebration of Week-long Anniversary Successful

Cagayan de Oro City – With emphasis on coordinated efforts in stepping up to heed to the challenges of the times, the Department of Social Welfare and Development in Northern Mindanao celebrated its 63rd anniversary with the theme, “Kaagapay sa Pagbangon at Bagong Simula”.

The week-long celebration kicked-off last January 27, 2014 with a celebratory mass followed by the opening of the Sports Festival that showcased the importance of sportsmanship and camaraderie that would definitely come in handy in promoting Convergence among staffs of the different programs of the department.

The Field Office staff were divided evenly to four (4) groups for the Sports Fest, who in their capacity tried to out play and outwit opposing teams to win in the various ball games. But at the end of the day, the teams still managed to relieve the importance of the games, which was fellowship and solidarity.

The celebration climaxed with the culmination activity (Gala Night) on the 30th of January, 2014 in Cagayan de Oro City.

The celebration was a formal dinner which showcased the different successes of the department, including the acknowledgment of the different partners from the region in the different endeavors in 2013. Retirees and awardees of the field office were also recognized for their undying support and contributions to the department.

Regional Director, Atty. Araceli F. Solamillo, focused her message on the department’s thrust to be the country’s premiere foundation of social welfare services, taking into account the theme for the celebration which aims at the department’s lead on the relief and rehabilitation efforts on calamity-struck communities and impoverished population.

Atty. Solamillo emphasized the big role of the department in stepping up to the challenges of the social needs of the Filipino people in these “ever changing times” we have right now.

The 63rd DSWD Anniversary celebration in the region was a success thanks to the cooperation of the DSWD field office staff and the collaboration of the different committees who prepared for the programs and activities under the guidance of the Regional Director.

Written by: Marko Davey Reyes, DSWD

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