December 5, 2023

In celebration of the agency’s 72nd anniversary, the Department of Social Welfare and Development Cordillera recognized its outstanding volunteers, donors, and partners in the delivery of social protection programs and services.
Dubbed as “Iyaman” Awards, recipients of plaque of recognition are the regional offices of Professional Regulatory Commission, Office of Civil Defense, Department of Science and Technology, Department of Health, Department of Education, Department of Agriculture, National Economic and Development Authority, PhilHealth, Department of Public Works and Highways, and the Philippine Information Agency.
Other recognized partners are the Civil Service Commission Baguio, Technical Education and Skills Development Authority Baguio, Land Bank of the Philippines Baguio branch, Police Regional Office-Cordillera, Abra Provincial Police Office, Tactical Operations Group of the Philippine Air Force, Regional Mobile Force Battalion 15, 15th Infantry Division, Regional Community Defense Group, Philippine Army Reserved Command, and the Bureau of Fire Protection.
Other Iyaman awardees are the Breastfeeding Care Center of the North, Saint Louis University-Sunflower Child and Youth Wellness Center, Philippine Red Cross Baguio City Chapter, Bangads, CIASI, Cordillera Career Development College, Kings College of the Philippines, Fernando Rosa Foundation-University of Baguio, Junior Chamber International Baguio and YMCA, Texins Multipurpose Cooperative, Shell Foundation, Arnel Cabanisas, and Ingrid Payaket.
The DSWD-CAR also awarded outstanding local government units and development partners and volunteers under the Panata Ko sa Bayan Awards.
It also recognized its personnel for their exemplary performance under the Program on Awards and Incentives for Service Excellence.
DSWD Usec. Eduardo Punay, representing Sec. Rex Gatchalian assisted by DSWD-CAR Regional Director Leo Quintilla led the awarding of plaques of recognition to the awardees during the anniversary celebration at Newtown Plaza Hotel on March 10.
Punay congratulated the awardees and the officials and personnel of DSWD-CAR for their valuable contributions to the success of the department and in the fulfillment of President Ferdinand Marcos Jr.’s aspiration to bring in a better future and a better tomorrow to every Filipino.
Quintilla, in expressing his gratitude to all the men and women in red vest and to the awardees, called for a continuing and stronger partnership in the delivery of social welfare and development programs and services.
“As we face new challenges to best implement our programs and services, innovate for efficiency and good governance. Let the smiles of our clients be our inspiration to be more creative in our brand of public service – ang mapagkalingang serbisyo,” Quintilla said. – Carlito Dar