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The National Housing Authority – Gender and Development Technical Working Group (NHA-GAD TWG) is pleased to announce the launching of Gawad Parangal Kabalikat sa Pabahay Awarding as it is about to take another hallmark in October 2015.
Celebrating 40 years of providing housing services to the homeless and underprivileged Filipino families, the occasion calls for appropriate recognition of the contributions of its partner-communities and agencies/entities. The promotion of gender in housing service delivery by individuals, groups or institution is the main highlight of this event as it is openly serving its prospective clients and beneficiaries annually.
Unlike that of 2010 which was simply recognition of partners rather than a competition, this year's Gawad Parangal will name only one community as the best. External judges will be tapped for selection of the best community. Furthermore, the judges will select 10 finalists, two (2) per Area Management Office (AMO), which will be given certificates of recognition. The criteria shall reflect on the impact of the project /local community such as but not limited to sustaining the Housing Developments or the maximum involvement of all sectors, innovativeness to the introduction of new practices and sustainability and viability of the projects. The best community will receive a wall plaque and a cash prize worth P40,000.00. The cash prize is given to sustain the efforts of the community in its development project.
Aside from the best community, partners will also be cited for their contributions. The award is open to the individual or groups which have contributed substantially to the development effort in the communities, housing advocacies and policy directions. Commemorative plates and framed certificates of recognition shall be awarded to the finalists.
Past NHA officers, former General Managers from 1977 to 2010 will also be recognized based on distinct program attributed during their tenure. They shall be awarded the commemorative plates.
The project nomination starts in June 2015 and the AMO shall screen the project nominees and shall be submitted to the committee on July 15, 2015. The sub-committee through an external pool of judges will review the nominations in August to select the best community group.
NHA has made its vision and mission tangible through different programs and projects that are beneficial to both NHA and its partners. Difficult as it is, the load has become lighter through the support of the Authority's stakeholders – communities, national agencies, local government units, private institutions, groups and individuals, non-government organizations (NGOs) and people's organizations (POs).
The NHA has considered this milestone as a fitting celebration to acknowledge its best communities and partners during the awarding ceremonies on October 15, 2015.