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PIA Press Release
Wednesday, January 18, 2012


DSWD celebrates 61st anniversary

by Marivic Alcober

TACLOBAN CITY, Leyte, Jan. 18 (PIA) -- To highlight the celebration of its 61st year anniversary, the Department of Social Welfare & Development (DSWD), Regional Office No. 8 headed by regional director Leticia C. Diokno has scheduled a series of activities.

This was bared by Vina P. Aquino, DSWD information officer. According to her, DSWD regional office along Magsaysay Boulevard will be conducting a Trade Fair and Photo Exhibit on January 24-27, and this will be opened to the public. Right after the formal opening, which is scheduled at 2:00 p.m., a press conference will be held.

Centered on the theme, “DSWD @61: Tuloy-tuloy sa Kaunlaran,” the said fair, she informed, will showcase various products of the Self-Employment Assistance – Kaunlaran (SEA-K) livelihood program of the Department. It was bared that the activity will be participated in by a number of group beneficiaries coming from the municipalities of Palo, Abuyog, Alang-alang, all of Leyte; Ormoc City; Calbiga and Basey, Samar; Balangkayan and Guiuan, Eastern Samar; and Allen, Northern Samar.

Aquino said that a number of handicrafts will be on sale, including handicrafts made out of abaca, banig, and recycled paper also pili nut delicacies, dried fish, banana chips, “binagol,” and other assorted food items. DSWD is inviting everyone to the fair.

Aquino revealed that the said winning KABAYAN, which is a merger of five SEA – K associations, will be receive their awards at the DSWD central office in Quezon City.

The “Pagkilala sa Natatanging Kontribusyon sa Bayan,” otherwise known as “Panata ko sa Bayan” awards, Aquino added, seeks to give due recognition to the efforts extended by individuals, groups, and organizations whose ‘panata’ or vow is to share their resources and time in providing better opportunities for the disadvantaged sectors. (PIA-8)

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