DSWD, PNP ink pact on family development sessions for 4Ps beneficiaries

By Nancy I. Mediavillo

CAMP GEN. SIMEON A. OLA, Legazpi City, — The Department of Social Welfare and Development Field Office 5 (DSWD5) and the Philippine National Police Regional Office 5 (PRO5) on Monday morning signed a memorandum of agreement for the conduct of Family Development Sessions (FDS) for the beneficiaries of the “Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program” (4Ps) at the Alvi’s Restaurant, Barangay Sagpon, Daraga, Albay.

The MOA aims to establish cooperation and arrangements for the empowerment and strengthening of the capacities of families in effecting their familial roles and responsibilities, their active participation and involvement in community activities geared towards the promotion and their advocacy of human rights and welfare.

Under the MOA, the DSWD5 and the PRO5 are mutually bound to cooperate and collaborate in crafting and developing a modular guide to avoid duplications and to enhance complementation, DSWD5 Regional Director Arnel Garcia said.

Garcia added that MOA also aims to identify focal or resources persons and FDS facilitators in ensuring proper coordination and consistency of resources management and complementation, in planning implementation and in addressing emerging issues thereto.