The Department of Social Welfare and Development – National Capital Region Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) conducted a Ceremonial Graduation last October 13, 2021 which was held at Kapitan Moy, Marikina City with the theme, “Pugay Tagumpay 2021: Pagkilala sa mga Nagtapos na Benepisyaryo mula sa Lungsod ng Marikina.

The graduation ceremony featured 18 household members from Marikina City who have successfully exited from the Program. The said 4Ps members were assessed to be self-sufficient households based on the latest result of Social Welfare Development Indicators (SWDI) administration, assessment findings using the Kilos Unlad Case Management Tools, and revalidation output of the assigned case managers.

The activity was graced by the DSWD Assistant Secretary for Specialized Programs Rhea B. Peñaflor, Honorable Marikina City Mayor Marcelino “Marcy” Teodoro, DSWD-NCR Regional Director Vicente Gregorio B. Tomas, OIC-ARDO Edna J. Sacedor, and OIC-Regional Program Coordinator Keren T. Jemina. Program partners and stakeholders from the different National Government Agencies, Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), and private sectors also attended the ceremonial graduation of the 18 beneficiaries virtually via Zoom.

Marikina City Mayor Marcelino “Marcy” Teodoro gave his inspirational message to the 18 exiting household members and expressed his gratitude to these families and promised that the Local Government Unit of Marikina will assist them and continue to provide support services even after exiting the Program.

“Walang makakapag-isip at makakapagsabi na itong pagtatapos na ito, itong Pugay Tagumpay 2021 ay magaganap pa sa gitna ng pandemya na kung saan halos lahat ay nahihirapan, pero pinakita natin na posible, posible pa rin, na tayo ay makaalpas sa kahirapan. Magkakasama pa rin nating itutuloy ang inyong mga pangarap para sa inyong pamilya. Magkakasama nating itataguyod ang inyong mga pagsisikap sa pag-ahon sa hirap ng buhay tungo sa matagumpay na bukas.” said Mayor Marcy.

Meanwhile, the grantees of 4Ps from Marikina City who graduated from the program include; Nancy D. Damayo, Concepcion Labay Maac, Caroline De Guzman Rosario, Zoraida C. Capinig, Emilie Clavero Montalban, Genelyn A. Rey, Edlyn B. Sobiono, Gerry B. Franco, Myrna R. Borrero, Susan Guevarra Adupe, Mariam Ramos Atuan, Leovigilda C. Serra, Elvira Guillera Gusarem, Myra Portillo Larosa, Maribel R. Cintus, Marilyn S. Mara, Josephine G. Fremista, and Jocelyn V. Saladaga The ceremony also highlighted the Ceremonial Turn-over of 18 Graduating Pantawid Pamilya Household Members to the Local Government Unit of Marikina for the inclusion in the LGU’s Aftercare Program and the awarding of Certificates to the 18 household members who have successfully exited the Program.

The awarding of certificates highlighted the convergence efforts of the different partner stakeholders of the Program. In addition, they also received Certificates of Program and Services Entitlement for interventions for their aftercare Program under the Local Government Unit of Marikina to further improve and sustain the level of well-being of the exiting household members.
The activity was capped by the presentation of the Sama-sama campaign which underlined and featured the convergence effort of the 4Ps with the community as well as with the partner stakeholders of the Program.

The Ceremonial Graduation in Marikina City was the 7th among the series of pilot ceremonial graduations throughout the 17 LGUs of the region. Moreover, the ceremonial graduation is one of the highlights of the Pantawid Pamilya as the Program celebrated its 2nd year of institutionalization last April 2021 as a National Poverty Reduction Strategy of the government also known as R.A. 11310 known as “An Act Institutionalizing the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps)”. ##

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