Quian Jay P. Cosep (in black polo shirt), 2016 Regional Exemplary Child and Second Placer in the National Search for Exemplary Child, hands a basket of grocery items and plaque of recognition to Quia Monique B. Nuyad (in school uniform). With them are the following (from left to right) : Ms. Grace Ponce, Public Relations Officer IV; Mita Chuchi G. Lim, OIC Regional Director; and Cong. Johnny T. Pimentel of Second District of Surigao del Sur.

SURIGAO DEL NORTE- The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Field Office Caraga through the Social Marketing Unit (SMU) in coordination with the Regional Program Management Office (RPMO) of Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program has chosen Quia Monique B. Nuyad of the Municipality of Tubod to represent the region in the 2017 National Search for Pantawid Pamilya Exemplary Child in November.

After a thorough deliberation, Nuyad is the second Surigaonon to raise the banner of the region following the success of Quian Jay P. Cosep of Surigao City who bagged second place at the national level search in 2016.

The said search aims to recognize exemplary Pantawid Pamilya children who serve as excellent examples in their households, schools, and communities. It also aims to encourage children to be active citizens by complying with the conditions of the program.

Specifically, the aforementioned search aims to encourage exemplary compliance of children in the conditionalities and co-responsibilities set by the program through recognition of those who excel in doing so and to develop Pantawid Pamilya children-beneficiaries as advocates of the program.

Quia Monique, 13, who lives in Barangay San Pablo is the second child of Mrs. Gemma B. Nuyad and Mr. Cristopher C. Nuyad. Her older sister Crystalghem is studying in Tubod National High School while her younger brother Christoff Aljoe is studying in Tubod Central Elementary School.

Inspired in her studies, Quia Monique is a consistent honor student and active to many school co-curricular and extra-curricular activities such as Tagisan ng Talino, Awit Pandalawahan, Math Quiz Bowl, Math Jingle, Science Quiz Bowl Sci- Tech Dance,  and Radio Broadcasting.

“I am inspired to do well in school because I want to help my parents uplift our status of living. I want to realize their dreams for me to become successful in the future,” Quia Monique said.

In the national search, Quia will be accompanied by child representatives from Surigao del Sur, Agusan del Sur, Agusan del Norte, and Dinagat Islands.

“I hope that these children who will represent the region to the National Children’s Congress will inspire other Pantawid Pamilya children partner-beneficiaries to be dedicated in reaching their dreams by modelling positive Filipino values,” OIC Regional Director Mita Chuchi G. Lim expressed.

“I am proud that the program has produced children-beneficiaries like them. This is a manifestation that the program has truly served its purpose, that is to encourage community participation among them,” Lim closed.

The National Children Congress will commence in November at the National Capital Region (NCR). ###RyanMalbasTapayanSocialMarketingUnitDSWDFieldOfficeCaraga###