Over 20 LGUs in CV join creative adoption corner contest

The Color Your Station entry of the Municipality of Pilar, Cebu. (DSWD-7 photo)

CEBU CITY, March 11 (PIA) --- During the Adoption Consciousness Month celebration, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) in Region 7 launched the “Color Your Station” contest participated in by 25 local government units (LGUs) in the region.

The participants decorated their interior or exterior local social welfare and development offices or other conspicuous spaces within the city or municipal hall.

The decoration was dominated by the pink color symbolizing the universal love for oneself and others and has been associated with adoption.

Recently, DSWD-7 awarded the creative adoption theme corner to LGUs and offices of DSWD-7.

The Municipality of Pilar in Cebu bagged the first prize in the LGU category for their creative and artistic design.

Genevieve Sebios, municipal social welfare and development officer (MSWDO) of Pilar, said, her team used recycled materials from different caps of soft drinks to form the family portrait inside a big heart, which illustrated the bond between the adoptive parents and adopted children.

She added that their “Color Your Station” also included different IEC materials about legal adoption.

Meanwhile, the Municipality of Balamban and the City of Naga in Cebu landed second and third place winners, respectively.

Other participating LGUs from Cebu are Santander, Lapu-Lapu City, Toledo City, Liloan, Talisay City, Moalboal, Barili, Asturias, Dumanjug, and Mandaue City.

The LGUs of Jagna, San Miguel, Tagbilaran City, Dauis, Loon, Loay, Pilar, and Lila in Bohol and Dumaguete City and Guihulngan City in Negros Oriental and the Municipality of Maria in Siquijor also participated in the contest.

Different divisions and units of DSWD-7 also showcased their creativity and craftsmanship in designing their adoption theme corner.

The Reception and Study Center for Children (RSCC) emerged as the winner among the 13 entries.

The Social Welfare and Development (SWAD) Cebu and the Crisis Intervention Section (CIS) placed as second and third place winners, respectively.

Other offices that participated are the Area Vocational Rehabilitation Center (AVRC) II, Disaster Response Management Division (DRMD), Financial Management Division (FMD), Human Resource Management and Development Division (HRMDD), Home for Girls (HFG), Office of the Regional Director (ORD), Records and Archives Section, Regional Haven for Women, Recovery and Reintegration Program for Trafficked Persons (RRPTP), and Social Pension.

The entries were judged based on the uniqueness of design, relevance to the theme, creative use of decorations, and overall presentation.

“Color Your Station” highlights the celebration’s theme: “Pagmamahal Palaganapin, Legal na Pag-aampon Ating Gawin! (Spread Unconditional Love Through Legal Adoption).”

The theme promotes legal adoption as a form of unconditional love between adoptive parents and their adopted children. (hfg/PIA7 with report from DSWD-7)

Source: Philippines Information Agency (pia.gov.ph)

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