The DSWD NCR Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program conducted a joint virtual meeting with the National Nutrition Council – NCR on April 6, 2021 to ensure the alignment of the goals, objectives and mandates of both agencies in improving the health and nutrition of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program members towards their improved quality of life.

The said meeting was spearheaded by the DSWD-NCR Regional Director/Pantawid Pamilya Regional Program Manager Vicente Gregorio B Tomas assisted by the OIC-Assistant Regional Director for Operations/Pantawid Pamilya Deputy Program Manager Edna J. Sacedor through the Program’s Regional Program Management Office (RPMO) headed by the Regional Program Coordinator Joel D. Cam. The meeting focused on ensuring seamless coordination, implementation and complementation of programs and services in uplifting the level of well-being of the beneficiaries through the convergence efforts of both National Agencies and other stakeholders.

DSWD NCR Regional Director Vicente Gregorio B. Tomas recognized the noble and selfless efforts of the agencies involved in the partnership in delivering public service mandated by the law.

“We value this a lot. Hindi lang dahil may batas, kundi dahil na-establish na ang magandang working relationship and friendship like a Filipino soul who has a heart to help Filipino families. Ang makita natin na ang bawat poor household ay makatawid sa kahirapan ay nagiging inspirasyon natin at motivation to work hard,” as RD Tomas said.

Moreover, the Regional Nutrition Program Coordinator, Milagros Villegas-Federizo acknowledged and pledged for the continuous support in the implementation of Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program which was institutionalized through R.A. 11310 also known as “An Act Institutionalizing the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps)”

Also, the Regional NPC ensures 4Ps beneficiaries will be prioritized in the local nutrition action plan created by the NNC for the continuous support on the Pantawid Pamilya aims in improving health and nutrition of the beneficiaries in the program.

The meeting forged the partnership between DSWD-NCR and NNC-NCR to secure the full execution and implementation of the Pantawid Pamilya in the National Capital Region.

Both agencies affirmed that the partnership will be vital in achieving “Ambisyon Natin 2040”, a plan which was tailored to the Philippine Development Plan 2017-2022 with the goal of inclusive growth and poverty reduction in both National Government Agencies (NGAs) and with the cooperation of Local Government Units (LGUs).###


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