The Malunes Family with DSWD Sec. Rex Gatchalian

The Malunes Family of Brgy. Candawaga, Rizal, Palawan, who was hailed as the Regional Huwarang Pantawid Pamilya last July 27, 2023 represented the MIMAROPA Region in the 4Ps National Family Day 2023 at the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS) Multipurpose Gym on Wednesday (October 25).

The celebration began  last Monday, Oct. 23, wherein all the hurawang pamilya participated in the “Parent-Children Workshop: Family Visioning. They also enjoyed  family activities such as games, availment of free services and booths.

The 4Ps National Family Day is an annual celebration aimed at strengthening the advocacy efforts of the program and promoting the value of health and education among poor household- beneficiaries. With the theme: “Aluyan ng Katatagan at Pag-Asa”, this year’s celebration will showcase the success stories of beneficiaries, depicting the 4Ps as a pillar of hope and resilience in achieving self-sufficiency.

Malunes family with Usec. Vilma B. Cabrera, Dir. Gemma B. Gabuya, and Dir. Monica Shayne Ann Galvez Purugganan

“Today, we celebrate a series of remarkable accomplishments achieved by the exemplary Pantawid Pamilya families. We extend our heartfelt gratitude to these families for graciously sharing their inspiring journey through the 4Ps program,” 4Ps National Program Manager, Director Gemma Gabuya said.

As part of the celebration, DSWD awarded the 17 Huwarang Pantawid Pamilya from the different regions who have exhibited strong family ties and carried out exemplary practices and achievements that created a positive impact and promoted empowerment to the families and their communities. Each regional winner received a plaque of recognition and cash incentive of Php10,000, on top of the other prizes provided by their respective DSWD Field Offices.

Malunes family and 4Ps RPMO Information Officer, Marieneth L. Malubag

The 4Ps is the national poverty reduction strategy and a human capital investment program of the government that provides conditional cash transfer to qualified household-beneficiaries.

The 4Ps is also a human development program that provides social protection, social assistance, social development, and other complementary support services in partnership with concerned agencies, local government units, and other stakeholders toward improving the health and nutrition, education, and socio-economic aspects of the lives of the beneficiaries. #