DSWD Field Office V holds 8th Bayani Ka! Awards

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DSWD Field Office V honored nine (9) community groups and partners during the 8th Regional Bayani Ka! Awards with the theme, “Pag-uswag” through a Facebook livestream last August 31, 2022.

The annual Bayani Ka! Awards recognizes community volunteers who took the initiative in improving their communities through the Department of Social Welfare and Development Kapit-Bisig Laban sa Kahirapan – Comprehensive and Integrated Delivery of Social Services (DSWD KALAHI-CIDSS).

“Through this awarding ceremony, the program appreciates the time and effort of our community volunteers in instilling the program’s concept of Bayanihan in their communities,” Adelaida Escurel, Deputy Regional Program Manager said.

She also added that these awardees are a living testament that Community-Driven Development (CDD) works.

The DSWD employees deployed in the various municipalities implementing the program nominated the organizations based on their vision, action, engagement, ability, teamwork, integrity, and inspiration.

The nominations were judged through a virtual desk review held last July 29, 2022. The technical working group is composed of partner-agency representatives, media partner, and selected DSWD workers.

Each regional awardee received a development incentive worth Php 30,000.00 and a plaque of recognition.

See the full list of awardees from the ceremony:

Improved Local Governance Category
Local Government Unit of Barcelona – Sorsogon

Indigenous Peoples’ Welfare Category
Patitinan Agta-Tabangnon Indigenous People Producers Cooperative – Barangay Patitinan, Sagñay, Camarines Sur

Environment Protection Category
Youth for Environment in School Organization (YES-O) – Barangay Tupas, Donsol, Sorsogon

Promotion of Just Peace Category
Mike Delta Force – Barangay Bat-ongan,
Mandaon, Masbate

Gender and Development Category
Canjela Farmers SLP Association – Barangay
Canjela, Castilla, Sorsogon

Elderly Category
Barangay Senior Citizens’ Affairs – Barangay Cabitan,
Mandaon, Masbate

Persons with Disability Category
Presentacion Federation of Persons with Disabilities (PFPWD) – Barangay Sta. Maria, Presentacion, Camarines Sur

Youth Category
United Youth Volunteer of San Antonio – Barangay San
Antonio, Casiguran, Sorsogon

Sustained Community Volunteer Group Category
Cogon Fisherfolks Organization (CFO) – Barangay Cogon, Castilla, Sorsogon

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