Press Conference
“Kaya Ko ang Pagbabago campaign” press conference: From left, GASSD Chief Ms. Mary Ann Manla, DOH Representative Dines Karl N. Garcia, DSWD Caraga Regional Director Minda B. Brigoli, CESO III, PSU/IDD Chief Angelita B. Amista and SLP Regional Program Coordinator Roy Serdena.

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), through the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program, launches today the official Facebook page and Twitter account of the ‘Kaya Ko ang Pagbabago’ campaign to gather and share stories of positive change from the beneficiaries, workers, partners, and even the public.

The ‘Kaya Ko ang Pagbabago’ is an information and empowerment campaign that aims to communicate the change (pagbabago) the Department’s beneficiaries experience through its programs and services, particularly the Pantawid Pamilya.

Anecdotes, statements, blogs, videos and photos that reflect the positive changes brought about by Pantawid Pamilya in the lives of the beneficiaries can be shared and found at the Facebook page fb.com/KayaKoPH and the Twitter account @KayaKoPH.

Partners and stakeholders can also share their thoughts and experiences in implementing the program.

“What we usually hear about the program are criticisms of from people who really do not know much about how it works. With this campaign, we hope to bring out the benefits of the program, as manifested by these stories of pagbabago. We want to amplify the voices of our beneficiaries, our partners, and our workers,” said DSWD Regional Director Minda B. Brigoli, CESO III.

“We hope that with the launching of these social media accounts, the public will be able to understand and appreciate the program better,” RD Brigoli stated.

The Pantawid Pamilya, the Philippine Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT), is a human development program that invests in the health and education of children aged 0-18.

It utilizes the CCT scheme where the beneficiaries receive cash grant provided that they send their children to school, get preventive health check-up, and the parents attend the monthly Family Development Session (FDS).

The FDS is a unique component of the Pantawid Pamilya. Through it, parents and or guardians learn how to respect and care for each of the members of their family. Topics discussed include effective parenting, husband and wife relationships, child development, laws affecting the Filipino family, gender and development, and home management.

Through the FDS, parents are empowered and informed of their rights as individuals as well as their obligations that they need to fulfil not only as husband and wife but also as parents. ###(DSWD FO Caraga)