DSWD Field Office Caraga have recognized the regional winners of the 2021 PaNata ko sa Bayan Awards and 2021 Program on Awards and Incentives for Service Excellence (PRAISE) Awards during its 71st Anniversary celebration at the Watergate Hotel in Butuan City recently.

The 2021 PaNata Ko sa Bayan Awardees are:


– Mr. Cresenciano Concellado and Mrs. Emma Concellado – (Best Foster Parent)
– Wilma Aton – (Best Volunteer Individual Pantawid Pamilya Parent Leader)
– Dr. Tristan Filipinas – (Most Outstanding Volunteer in DSWD Centers/Residential Care Facilities)
– DILG – Regional Office XIII – (NGAs/Partners)
– Philippine Information Agency Caraga – (NGAs/Partners)
– Philippine National Police PRO 13 – (NGAs/Partners)
– DOH Center for Health Development – (NGAs/Partners)
– Department of Justice Caraga – (NGAs/Partners)
– Commission on Human Rights Caraga – (NGAs/Partners)
– Department of Budget and Management Caraga -(NGAs/Partners)
– TESDA – Caraga – (NGAs/Partners)
– International Justice Mission – (NGAs/Partners)
– Gesu Eucaristico Children’s Inc. – (IJM)
– Province of Agusan del Norte – (LGUs)
– Cabadbaran City – (LGUs)
– Butuan City Health Office – (LGUs)

Gawad Paglilingkod sa Sambayanan (GAPAS) Award

– Cabadbaran City – (Model LGU Implementing an Outstanding Sustainable Livelihood Program SLP Microenterprise Development Model)
– Tandag City – (Model LGU Implementing Day Care Services)
– Municipality of Trento – (Model LGU Implementing KALAHI-CIDSS)
– Surigao City – (Model LGU Implementing Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program)
– Municipality of La Paz – (Good Convergence Initiative)


– Manila Bulletin – (Most DSWD-Supportive Newspaper)
– BEE TV – (Most DSWD-Supportive TV Station)
– Hope Radio – (Most DSWD-Supportive Radio Station)
– Philippine News Agency – (Most DSWD-Supportive Online News Website)
– Nel Agudo of Centro Daily/Brigada News Butuan – (Most DSWD-Supportive Beat Reporter)

Showcase LGU on EO No. 138 Implementation

– Province of Agusan del Norte
– Municipality of Trento, Agusan del Sur
– Municipality of Carmen, Surigao del Sur
– Cabadbaran City, Agusan del Norte


The 2021 PRAISE Awardees are:

– Mr. Marko Davey D. Reyes – (Pusong May Malasakit sa Larangan ng Pampublikong Impormasyon)
– Social Marketing Section – (Pusong May Patas na Pagtrato sa Komunidad sa Larangan ng Pag-aanunsyo at Pamamahayag)
– SURIGAO DEL NORTE TEAM 2 – (Best Regional Technical Assistance and Monitoring Team)
– CIS Satellite Office Agusan del Sur – (Best Provincial Crisis Intervention Unit)
– Social Pension Information System – (Best Knowledge Management Initiative, 1st)
– Best Gender and Development Laudable Efforts and Notable Schemes – (Best Knowledge Management Initiative, 2nd)
– Disaster Response Management Division – (Best Operations Office, 1st)
– Sustainable Livelihood Program RPMO – (Best Operations Office, 2nd)
– Sectoral Unit – (Best Operations Office, 3rd)
– Social Marketing Section – (Best Support Office, 1st)
– Human Resource Planning and Performance Management Section – (Best Support Office, 2nd)
– CIS FO Caraga – (Best Crisis Intervention Unit)
– Convergence Municipal Action Team of Carmen, Surigao del Sur – (Best Convergence Action Team, 1st)
– Convergence Municipal Action Team of Sison, Surigao del Norte – (Best Convergence Action Team, 2nd)
– Ms. Vilma A. Dela Cruz – (Best Houseparent)
Mr. Philip Roy A. Cahiles – (Best Administrative Staff, 1st)
Ms. Roselyn A. Lucero – (Best Administrative Staff, 2nd)
Ms. Rayhana A. Umpar – (Best Administrative Staff, 3rd)
Ms. Crislea D. Celeste – (Best Technical Staff, 1st)
Ms. Reishel May O. Mentolaroc – (Best Technical Staff, 2nd)
Mr. Archie D. Turtur – (Best Technical Staff, 3rd)
Ms. Elsa A. Jamora – (Best Technical Social Worker, 1st)
Ms. Hazel C. Palasol – (Best Technical Social Worker, 2nd)
Mr. Michael John B. Andohuyan – (Best Technical Social Worker, 3rd)
Mr. Michael John B. Andohuyan – (Best Center-Based Social Worker, 1st)
Mr. Mark Louie C. Gaputan – (Best Center-Based Social Worker, 2nd)
Ms. Cheryl Jen C. Pahal – (Best Center-Based Social Worker, 3rd)
Mr. Orson Cris B. Toral – (Best Community-Based Social Worker, 1st)
Mr. Michael John B. Andohuyan – (Best Community-Based Social Worker, 2nd)
Mr. Juderiz O. Neri – (Best Community-Based Social Worker, 3rd)
Ms. Marissa A. Garay – (Best Center Head)
Mr. Judor P. Ganapin – (Gawad HUWARAN)

Present during the event were DSWD Secretary Rolando Bautista, Undersecretary Luzviminda Ilagan, Assistant Secretary Jade Jamolod, and DSWD Davao Regional Director Vanessa Goc-ong.

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