Panaghiusa Festival is a convergence of DSWD’s programs and services.
Panaghiusa in Cebuano means solidarity.
The festival aims to showcase the positive impact in the lives of partner-beneficiaries
through their success stories and their livelihood products.
The activities on this occasion is geared toward increasing public awareness on DSWD
programs, services and accomplishments. (mb)
These programs and services includes the following:
- Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program
- Supplementary Feeding Program
- Alternative Parental Care
- Social Pension Program (SPP)
DSWD usually invite partner-beneficiaries in order to share their inspiring stories and
how they were able to rise above the challenges they face in their day-to-day life.
The agency want the beneficiaries to be a model and inspiration to others so that they
will not give up easily in pursuing their dreams and aspirations.
This event will be participated by DSWD internal staff, local government units, partner
national government agencies, non-government organizations, partner-beneficiaries,
academe, media and will be open to the general public.
Various activities are lined-up like state of the region address, festival parade, trade
exhibit and information booth display and photo gallery.
Also included are the Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP) job fair and the awarding of
the Regional Search for Huwarang Pantawid Pamilya, Exemplary Pantawid Pamilya Children and Kalahi-CIDSS Bayani Ka! winners.
This activity will also serves as a year-end report of the regional office’s
accomplishment and present the new thrust and priorities of the Department for the next
The first Panaghiusa Festival was held on August 12 and 13, 2015. The 4th will be held on
the second week of December 2018.
The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) is the government agency
responsible for the protection of the social welfare rights and promotes social