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DSWD, NCFF lead 30th National Family Week Celebration

DSWD on Karding

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and members of the National Committee on the Filipino Family (NCFF) urged families around the country to celebrate the 30th National Family Week (NFW) on September 26 to 30, 2022.

The NFW is an annual celebration held every fourth week of September pursuant to Presidential Proclamation No. 60 issued on September 28, 1992. The event aims to promote and strengthen family unity and relationship through meaningful celebration and promotion of Filipino values.

For this year, the celebration’s theme is “Urbanisasyon at Pamilyang Pilipino: Magkaagapay sa Pagpapatibay at Pagpapaunlad ng Bansa.” It is based on the theme of the International Day of Families (IDF) celebration, “Families and Urbanization,” which promotes sustainable urbanization.

During his speech for the celebration, DSWD Secretary Erwin T. Tulfo expressed his support for the implementation of sustainable urban policies that promote equity and are sensitive to the long-term status of the environment.

“Ang Department of Social Welfare and Development, bilang pangunahing ahensya sa kagalingang panlipunan, ay lubos ang suporta sa pagsulong ng sustainable at family-friendly urban policies upang matiyak na patas at angkop na mabibigyan ng mga tamang oportunidad ang mga mahihirap na pamilyang pilipino na hindi isinasantabi ang kapakanan ng ating kalikasan” (The Department of Social Welfare and Development, as the lead social welfare agency, strongly supports the promotion of sustainable and family-friendly urban policies to ensure that poor Filipino families are fairly and appropriately given the right opportunities, without neglecting the welfare of our ecological systems), the Secretary said.

Family Week Activities

On September 27, the Community Chest Foundation and YWCA Founder’s Federation of the Philippines Inc. will conduct the 10th Annual Family Conference which will tackle challenging family issues such as drug and substance abuse, and teenage pregnancy.

The DSWD, in partnership with the Commission on Population (POPCOM) and the Department of Health (DOH), will also hold a three-day webinar on responsible parenthood and family planning for all DSWD officials and personnel on September 27 to 29.

DSWD on Karding

Likewise, the Department will conduct the “Masayang Pamilya Para sa Batang Pilipino Program (MaPa) Session” for DSWD employees. The session will be facilitated in coordination with the Ateneo de Manila University.

On September 29, the Department will spearhead the Ceremonial Signing of the Implementing Rules and Regulations of Republic Act No. 11861 or the Expanded Solo Parents’ Welfare Act.

Aside from the said events, the DSWD and the NCFF members will award the national winner for the “National Search for the Natatanging Pamilyang Pilipino” which was launched during last year’s NFW celebration on October 6.

The DSWD and the NCFF will continue to work together to promote and strengthen the family as the basic social institution that molds and transfers positive characteristics to the next generation of Filipino children.

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