The family of Rosalie Tactac of Sta. Marcela Apayao won in the Huwarang Pantawid Pamilya search. Rosalie, a barangay health worker and husband, Oscarlito, a farmer and barangay kagawad, have five children.
The Tactac family expressed gratitude to the 4Ps program that helped them in sending their children to school, with two already finishing college. Through the Family Development Sessions (FDS), they have also learned to become active members of their community.
Runner up for the model family search were Melchor Bantiloc and Family of Bakakeng, Baguio City and the family of Julie Salome Wallang of Besao Mountain Province in 2nd and 3rd place, respectively.
Other finalists were the George Tiwang Family of Tinglayan Kalinga, Adeline Ehican Family of Tinoc Ifugao, Senny Matsu Family of Bakun Benguet, and Mercy Abquiren of Lubo, Abra.
For the Exemplary Pantawid Pamilya Child search, Christian Kayle Balinan, 13 years old and grade 8 student of Sta. Marcela National High School in Apayao bested contestants from other provinces.
Christian is a consistent honor student and his dream is to become a successful agricultural engineer, someday. The 4Ps program he said has helped them live a more comfortable life and to achieve better health and education.
Winning second and third place respectively were Celestine Halen Paddapad of Hungduan, Ifugao and Odessa Alipio of Sabangan, Mountain Province.
Other finalists were Gracelyn Carpio of Tuba, Benguet, Krezzle Anne Suclad of Irisan, Baguio City, Joyce Ann Pinera of Pidigan, Abra and Jairah Mae Gupa – al of Balbalan, Kalinga.
The top three winners in each category were awarded with plaques and cash prizes. All the finalists also received certificate of recognition and consolation cash prizes.
Panel of judges for the regional search that concluded at Eurotel here conducted on Thursday were Dr. Ana Chris Kilakil of the Dept. of Health – Cordillera Family Health, Mary Ann Bungag of the Baguio – Benguet Community Credit Cooperative, Cariza Natalie Ramos of Saint Paul University PH Community Development Center Foundation Inc, and Maria Elaine Labasan of Department of Social Welfare and Development– CAR.
The search was spearheaded by DSWD. (JDP/CCD-PIA CAR)
By Carlito C. Dar