The Provincial Population Office (PPO) has resumed the face-to-face evaluation for this year’s Search for Most Outstanding Model Family in the province of South Cotabato both for the Indigenous People (IP) and Regular Model Family categories.
The search, which is one of the good practices in the province and in the entire nation aims to recognize the contribution of families who showed exemplary practices worthy of emulation in support of “family welfare and development”.
For the regular model family category, this year’s nominees coming from the province’s ten towns and lone city are the following:
Mr. Efren and Mrs. Marichu Handog of Tupi
Mr. Hernan and Mrs. Teresita Javellana of Banga
Mr. Benjie and Mrs. Emma Blonto of Lake Sebu
Mr. Gonde and Mrs. Felovilla Sadiang-abay of Tantangan
Mr. Georgie and Mrs. Larraine Cornelio of Tampakan
Mr. Mario and Mrs. Salvacion Casica of Sto. Nino
Mr. Gregorio and Mrs. Dorothy Otero of Norala
Mr. Leonard and Mrs. Adelaide Ballon of Surallah
Mr. Edgardo and Mrs. Sonia Dizon of Tboli
Mr. Romeo and Mrs. Juliet Manoop of Polomolok
Mr. Edilberto and Mrs. Sonia Pama of Koronadal City
For the IP Model Family, there are eight nominees, these include the following:
Mr. Danilo and Mrs.Linda Malida of Tupi
Pastor Pin and Pastora Lea Gallero of Banga
Mr. Ruben and Mrs. Lorna Mayada of Lake Sebu
Mr. Romeo and Mrs. Teresita Feles of Tampakan
Mr. Ronald and Mrs. Elena Taflan of Surallah
Mr. Methusila and Mrs. Lucia Malida of Polomolok
Mrs. Bernie and Mrs. Gracelia FIang of Koronadal City
The criteria for choosing the Model family focus on the quality of the relationship between and among husband, wife, and children (25%), Quality of Persons (25%), Ability to manage resources (20%), Involvement in Community Development activities (20%) and Quality of Conditions at Home (10%).
Added criteria for the IP Model family is how they preserve their culture and traditions.
Provincial Population Officer Zenaida Duron said the awarding ceremony for the Model IP family is set on October 25, 2022, at the South Cotabato Gym and Culture Center which is in time for the culmination of the Indigenous Peoples’ Month celebration.
For the Regular Model family category, the awarding ceremony is set on November 24, 2022, at Biarong’s Bistro.