Away from her husband means double work for Arlene as she ensures that her responsibilities as a mother are carried out with utmost care and compassion. She is thankful with the intervention of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program as it helps in sending her three (3) children to school. Grateful as she is, Arlene ensures that the cash grants she have been receiving from the program are used properly for its intended purpose.

“For almost nine (9) years being a parent leader, it has honed my leadership skills especially in dealing with the primary concerns of my members about the program in our locality in Barangay Mabahin, Cortes, Surigao del Sur,” said Arlene.

True to her actions, Arlene is proud that she has come a long way and she has become a better version of herself.###(RYAN MALBAS TAPAYAN/Social Marketing Unit/DSWD Field Office Caraga)