BATASAN COMPLEX, Quezon City (DWDD) – The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) gave recognition to its various partners and stakeholders who have helped the Department in providing programs and services for the vulnerable sectors the DSWD serve through the “Pagkilala sa Natatanging Kontribusyon sa Bayan (PaNata Ko sa Bayan) Awards” on March 8 at the DSWD Central Office in Quezon City.
Various awards were given that included the following:
Salamat Po Awards – a commendation of development partners and volunteers who helped the DSWD deliver its social protection services. The award is also in recognition of achieved goals and the established best practices of various NGO partners.
GAPAS Awards – a commendation given to Local Government Units (LGUs) implementing DSWD programs and services such as Day Care Services, Kapit-Bisig Laban sa Kahirapan – Comprehensive and Integrated Delivery of Social Services (KALAHI-CIDSS) and Sustainable Livelihood Program micro enterprise and employment facilitation models, as well as to LGUs effectively implementing a convergence initiative, and the Best People’s Organization that has significant contribution in their respective communities.
Gawad Serbisyo – a recognition to partners in government service who provide significant assistance and unwavering commitment during emergencies.
Gawad Ulat – an award given to media organizations and practitioners who have given solid support to the DSWD through publication in print media and airing in broadcast media of positive and balanced stories on top of their commitment to advance the promotion, publicity and advocacy efforts of the Department. DSWD SMS / MCAG