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DSWD to honor top employees, pay tribute to ‘Yolanda’ survivors on 63rd anniversary

From the Website of DSWD

DSWD to honor top employees, pay tribute to ‘Yolanda’ survivors on 63rd anniversary

Posted on 14 January 2014.

On its 63rd Founding Anniversary this January 16, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) will recognize its outstanding performers and loyal employees who have shown dedication and commitment to public service especially in light of the recent calamities that hit the country.

No less than President Benigno S. Aquino will lead the Department as it marks another milestone in public service.

The theme for this year’s celebration, “DSWD at 63: Kaagapay sa Pagbangon at Bagong Simula,”  demonstrates a message of hope for all victims of calamities.

“This is our message of assurance that the victims are not alone. We at the DSWD including our partners are ready to guide and assist them as they rebuild their communities and start life anew,” Sec. Soliman said.

Leading the awardees are the two DSWD staff who survived a helicopter crash on their way to a relief work in La Paz, Leyte.

On the other hand, employees who showed excellent performance in their respective fields of expertise in 2013  will be awarded through the Program on Awards and Incentives for Service Excellence  (PRAISE) while those who have rendered 10 to 35 years of service to the Department will receive the Loyalty Award.

Another highlight of the one-day celebration is the “PAgkilala sa NATAtanging KOntribusyon sa Bayan” or “Panata Ko sa Bayan” Award which recognizes the meaningful contributions of DSWD partners and stakeholders in providing successful social protection programs.

The PaNata Awards is the Department’s way of conveying  its appreciation and gratitude to groups such as non-government organizations (NGO), local government units (LGUs), media outfits, donor agencies, and international development partners who helped in the delivery of quality social protection services to the disadvantaged sector.

Also, during the program, an Audio-Visual Presentation highlighting the resiliency of ‘Yolanda’ survivors and the spirit of bayanihan demonstrated by relief volunteers will be shown.

The anniversary celebration will be held at DSWD Central Office in Quezon City. ###





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