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Filipino families extolled as DSWD marks Int’l Day of Families

May 16, 2023 Jester P. Manalastas 419 views

THIS year’s celebration of International Day of Families (IDF), the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) cited Filipino families and their contributions to the promotion and strengthening of family unity and relationships.

The DSWD National Committee on the Filipino Family (NCFF) led the Filipino nation in joining families worldwide to celebrate the International Day of Families (IDF).

The subtheme was “Pamilyang Pilipino: Pagtugon aa Nagbabagong Pananaw At Panahon,” from the United Nations’ International Day of Families’ theme “Families and Demographic Change.”

“We are gathered here today in observance of the International Day of Families. This momentous occasion is a celebration of having strong, resilient and united families amid global issues and ever-changing society,” Social Welfare and Development Secretary Rex Gatchalian said in his video message during the short program to mark the event.

“The DSWD, as the chair of the NCFF, together with the regional inter-agency committee on Filipino family, will likewise continue to strengthen and promote the family as the foundation of the nation, its basic social institution, as well as the protection of marriage as the foundation of the family,” Gatchalian added.

The IDF celebration provided an opportunity to promote awareness of issues relating to families and to increase the knowledge of the social, economic, and demographic processes affecting families.