Cagayan de Oro City — The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Field Office 10 bagged several honors in this year’s year-end national Program Review and Evaluation Workshop of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (Pantawid Pamilya) in Legazpi City, Albay.

The field office brought home several awards, including first place in Family Development Session Implementation in 2013.

The National Project Management Office of Pantawid Pamilya presented the awards to DSWD Field Office 10 Atty. Araceli F. Solamillo, Assistant Regional Director for Operations Aldersey Mumar Dela Cruz, Pantawid Pamilya Regional Project Coordinator Kenneth Haze Sanchez, and Monitoring and Evaluation Officers Phillip Waye Mappala and Divorrah Meneses during the said event.

The various awards include: highest monitored over eligible for health facility visit compliance in 2013; highest Family Development Session compliance rate in 2013; highest education compliance rate in 2013; highest percentage of payments, compliance and appeals grievances resolved within 30 days; second highest percentage of attending children; second highest monitored over eligible for education compliance in 2013; third highest health facility visit compliance rate in 2013; and third highest deworming compliance rate in 2013.

DSWD Secretary Corazon Juliano-Soliman also presented a certificate of recognition to DSWD Field Office 10 for its steadfast support during the rapid validation of Pantawid Pamilya households in Region 8 after Typhoon Yolanda.

Meanwhile, the acting Regional Director of DSWD Field Office 8, Nestor Ramos, also gave a certificate of appreciation to DSWD Field Office 10 for its assistance in relief and rehabilitation of Region 8 during the aftermath of Typhoon Yolanda.

In his Facebook account, Mappala posted that the awards would mean a greater challenge to all Pantawid Pamilya workers ‘to always beat our best.”

For her part, Sanchez congratulated Pantawid Pamilya workers of DSWD Field Office 10 saying, “more than the awards, it’s you that I am most proud of. I knew you can do it. And you proved me right.”

Lawyer Solamillo encouraged all workers to do their best in achieving excellence performance in the delivery of programs and services to the agency’s beneficiaries.

She said the practices and systems of the programs had been in place, but workers should develop new strategies and tactics to respond to the different tests in the field.

She added that workers should continue to walk the extra mile in rendering matapat, mahusay at magiliw na paglilingkod to our clientele-the vulnerable individuals, families, and communities.

The Pantawid Pamilya is a rights-based program of the national government that invests in human capital through their children’s education and health. (Written by Oliver Badel Inodeo, Pantawid Pamilya Information Officer)