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PIA Press Release
Tuesday, January 31, 2012


DSWD 1 marks its 61st anniversary celeb in February

SAN FERNANDO CITY, La Union, Jan. 31 (PIA) -- The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD-R1) will celebrate its 61st anniversary slated on February 2 and 3 this year at the Civic Center in Agoo, La Union with the theme DSWD @61: Tuloy-tuloy sa Kaunlaran."

According to DSWD-R1 Information Officer Iryn de los Reyes, they will showcase the success stories of various beneficiaries of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program in Region 1 as one of the highlights of the event.

Other than that, DSWD-1 will exhibit the products of Self Employment Assistance Kaunlaran (SEA-K) beneficiaries of La Union, Ilocos Sur and Pangasinan in cooperation with accredited Non Government Organization here.

Among the products of SEA-K groups includes woven products, soft broom, baskets and Sukang Iloko.

They will give also Loyalty Awards to recognize officials and employees who have rendered 10 to 40 years of dedicated service, De Los Reyes added.

Various Local Government Units regionwide, media entities like ABS-CBN Northern Luzon, and GMA 7, DSWD 1 partner agencies like the Department of Labor and Employment, Department of Trade and Industry and Technical Education and Skills Development Authority are expected to participate in the said event.

DSWD said as it enters on its 61st, it has remained consistent with its mission in the development , implementation and coordination of social protection and poverty reduction programs, projects and services aiming to help the poor for a better quality of life. (ANL/MHH PIA1 La Union with reports from DSWD)

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