DSWD Region III, thru Regional Director Adelina Apostol, awarded a Certificate of Appreciation to DILG Region III on the occasion of the 61st DSWD Anniversary celebration with the theme, “DSWD @ 61 Tuloy sa Kaunlaran”, held on February 6, 2012 at DSWD Field Office III, City of San Fernando, Pampanga.

The award was given in grateful appreciation of DILG’s support in the implementation of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) in Central Luzon particularly in encouraging the Local Government Units to incorporate pro-poor programs in their plans and budget, accessing the resources that allows LGU to upgrade basic health and education facilities and in its active participation in monitoring and evaluating the program implementation at the barangay level.

The award was received by RD Florida M. Dijan and ARD Jonathan Paul M. Leusen, Jr. also in the event of the conduct of Unified Flag Raising Ceremony of all government agencies in the region hosted by DSWD.

After the awarding, RD Dijan and ARD Leusen attended the Briefing on R.A. 9208, otherwise known as the Anti-Trafficking in Persons Act of 2003 where the Resolution on “Establishing and Adopting the Regional Inter-Agency Committee Against Trafficking and Violence Against Women Cum Regional Referral Network was signed by the RIACAT-VAWC members including DILG.