Guimaras awards outstanding Pantawid Pamilya child

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The Provincial Government of Guimaras, in partnership with the Department of Social Welfare and Development Region VI awarded Rachel Sauquillo as the winner of the Provincial Search for Exemplary Pantawid Pamilya Child on August 5, 2016.

Sauquillo, a resident of Barangay San Enrique, San Lorenzo town and a student of Remedios E. Vilches National High School, made the three straight win for San Lorenzo as the town bagged the top spot for three consecutive years.
Charisse Vilchez of Desiderio National High School; Dennise Daniel Paragas of Jordan National High School from Poblacion, Jordan; Valerie Yanguas of East Valencia National High School, and Carlo Gane of Cabalagnan National High School were awarded as first, second, third and fourth runners-up, respectively.
“Happy gid ako tungod nga ako ang nagdaog sa sini nga kompetisyon kag ini ga kompetisyon maayo gid kung sa diin mapakita ang talent sang isa ka pantawid student ini isa man ka maka hatag inspirasyon sa kapwa ko studyante. Nalipay man ako nga isa ako ka benipesyaryo sang Pantawid tungod nga nakabulig gid ini sang daku sa akon nga pag eskwela” said Sauquillo.
The “Kaya ko! Search for Exemplary Children 2016” aims to recognize exemplary Pantawid Pamilya children who serve as excellent examples in society likewise who possesses good practices and behaviour, with exceptional talent and active in school, community and household works and motivate children to be active residents by complying with the provisions of the program
Shirley Gabutin, Asst. Provincial Social Welfare and Development Officer said that as of July 20, 2016, the province has a total of 8, 143 Pantawid Families and a total number of 15, 769 children enrolled from Day Care to College.
Gabutin further stressed that in 2014, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) launched the “Kaya Ko! Search for Exemplary Pantawid Children” in cooperation with the Local Government Units.
“We are now in the third year of holding this activity. This competition is for the Pantawid Pamilya Children beneficiaries aged 10-14 by October of the competition this year. It aims to encourage compliance of children to the conditions of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program through recognition; develop Pantawid Pamilya children beneficiaries who are advocates of the program and its thrust in health and education; involve the local government units, partner agencies and other partners in the promotion of children’s rights,” Gabutin said.