DSWD Davao, partner agencies celebrate family week in Davao City

September 21, 2011 9:25 pm 

DAVAO CITY, Sept. 21 -– The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Davao and its partner agencies started commemorating the National Family Week slated from Sept. 19 to 25 with a one-hour radio feature at radio station DXRA Radyo Arangkada and a motorcade around downtown Davao.

DSWD Davao focal person on family Susan B. Pascua said DSWD chairs the Regional Inter-Agency Committee on the Filipino Family with partners from local government units, church-based groups, non-government organizations, other government agencies, and the private sector.

Pascua said, with its local theme “Hamon sa Pamilyang Pilipino: Kahirapan ay Tugunan, Pagkakapantay-pantay ay Kamtan”, the participants to the motorcade include SOS Children’s Village, Regional Rehabilitation Center for Youth (RRCY), San Lorenzo Ruiz Socio-Economic Development Foundation (SALORSEDFI), Philippine National Police (PNP), Commission on Population (POPCOM), City Social Services and Development Office (CSSDO), National Commission for Indigenous Peoples (NCIP), Barangay Centro-Agdao, Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), Family Life Phils, Traffic Management Center and the DSWD Regional Office.

“Our partners have also demonstrated their support by posting advocacy streamers and organizing family fun day in their own offices,” she said.

Pascua bared other activities for the week are the opening salvo at People’s Park, Family Dialog at DSWD Group Home for Girls and Women, and a forum on Purposeful Parenting with family advocate-couple Norman and Sally Molinos as resource speakers.

In time for the celebration, SM Foundation, Inc. of the SM Group of Companies also turned over Tuesday donated signature jeans to the three DSWD rehabilitation centers and brand new books to 80 day care centers, elementary and high schools.

The Family Week celebration started in 1992 thru Presidential Proclamation No. 60 signed on September 18, 1992. (PNA) DCT/FFC/CCD/ldp

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