September 3, 2006
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LC model family search on

Laoag City’s search for the model family is on and hefty cash prizes await this year’s winners.

The annual search is part of the Family Month celebration slated on September with the theme “Bida Ka Pamilyang Pilipino”.

Felicitas Santiago, population commission officer here, said, other than receiving a plaque of recognition, the top three nominees will also take home a cash prize of P10,000, P8,000 and P5,000 for the first, second and third place respectively.

“Nineteen families: eight from urban and eight from rural barangays are vying for the top plum,” she reported.

Home visit by members of the validation team composed of representatives from the Population Commission (POPCOM), City Social Welfare Office (CSWO), Department of Education (Dep Ed), City Health Office (CHO), Local Civil Registrar (LCR), Philippine Information Agency (PIA), the church and non-government organizations (NGOs) is scheduled from August 28 to 30, she added

Based on the rating sheet provided by the POPCOM regional office, the contestants will be judged based on three criteria: self reliance (40%); health and sanitation (35%); and values and spirituality (25%).

Other planned activities by the city government for the month-long celebration include: film showing; photo exhibit (past entries of model families); livelihood/training program; medical mission; free registration by the Local Civil Registrar (LCR); information dissemination and forum on responsible parenting and family values; and a family thanksgiving day to be capped by an afternoon mass.

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