The Dablo family in the fishing village of Kabulawan in Lagonglong, Misamis Oriental has been chosen as this year’s model Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) beneficiary for Northern Mindanao, according to the Department of Social Welfare and Development in Region 10 (DSWD-10).
Read below some text in DSWD’s info release:
Rex, the head of the family, is a fisherman, while his wife, Genevieve, sells the catch to their neighbors to sustain the needs of the family. The children: Hannah Regie, Regine, and Mahonri Moriancumar help their parents though shared household chores like preparing meals, cleaning the house, washing the dishes, and laundry.
Hannah Regie, the eldest, is a consistent honor student from Grade 1 to 12, receiving Academic Excellence Award. She is now a freshman student of University of Science and Technology of Southern Philippines taking up Bachelor of Science in Chemistry.
Similarly, Regine harvested numerous awards during here elementary and secondary years. A consistent honor student, Regine has been representing her town and Misamis Oriental province in the regional academic and non-academic activities-from school press conferences to quiz bees. Regine is one of the regional finalist of the Search for Exemplary Child of 4Ps in 2016. Presently, Regine is a Grade 11 student at Liceo de Cagayan University with full scholarship she earned due to her academic performance.
Meanwhile, Mahonri Moriancumer, the youngest of the Dablo siblings, also gained various awards during his elementary years, graduating as Valedictorian and earned several academic recognitions.
The Dablo Family here is actively involved in numerous activities in their village, church, and community as a whole.
Since 1994, Rex serves as Gospel Teacher of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, aside from being appointed as District President of their church for nine years. As a fisherman, Rex served as Treasurer of the Fisherfolks Association in their village.
Geneveive, on the other hand, is also a seminary teacher and president of the young women of their church.
As for the children, they are also active in their church and school. Hannah Regie is now qualified to teach gospels after completing a course in their local church while Regine is busy on weekends teaching her fellow youth.
All of the Dablo siblings are joining extra-curricular and co-curricular activities in their school.
Read more in DSWD’s post below.