To cook may be a role assigned to a mother, but this does not impede Fernando in doing such for the love of his wife and his children. Cooking for his family is one of the many activities that he enjoys despite his busy role as a provider.
This quality made him the official representative of the province of Surigao del Norte in the Regional Search for Modelong Ama 2017.
The said search aims to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment pursuant to Republic Act 9710 or the Magna Carta of Women, as it adheres to promoting women’s rights and eliminating gender discrimination in its systems, structures, policies, programs, and processes. It also observes to the DSWD Gender and Development (GAD) mainstreaming framework as embodied in Administrative Order No. 5 series of 2012, which supports the enhancement of internal processes, systems and strategies for GAD mainstreaming, and of mechanism for gender responsive programs and services###(RYAN MALBAS TAPAYAN/Social Marketing Unit/DSWD Field Office Caraga)