DSWD recognizes Tahanang Mapagpala in Bulacan

CITY OF MALOLOS – As a result of their significant contribution to the society, the Tahanang Mapagpala ng Immaculada Concepcion Foundation, Inc. from the City of Malolos was honored by the Department of Social Welfare and Development Office as one of the 10 Outstanding Social Work Agencies (SWAs) and Auxiliary Social Welfare and Development Agencies (SWADAs) in the country during its awarding ceremony held at SM City Novaliches, Quezon City recently.

With their primary goal to offer shelter and comprehensive support to elderly women who are neglected, impoverished, homeless, disadvantaged, or unwell, the Tahanang Mapagpala is a center-based institution affiliated with the Diocese of Malolos managed by the Sisters of the Divine Shepherd (SDS).

Further, all the awardees received plaques and P50,000 worth of cash incentives and among them were Little Children of the Philippines Foundation, Inc.; Unbound-Zamboanga Project Foundation, Inc.; Kasanag Daughters Foundation, Inc.; and the Mahintana Foundation, Inc. for Outstanding SWAs while the awardees for Outstanding Auxiliary SWADAs were Child’s Trust Is Ours To Nurture (ACTION), Inc.; Negrosanon Young Leaders Institute, Inc.; IPI Foundation, Inc.; Living New Philippines, Inc.; and the University of the Philippines Medical Alumni Foundation, Inc. (UPMAF).

In her acceptance message, Gladys Sta. Rita, President of Tahanang Mapagpala ng Immaculada Concepcion Foundation, Inc., dedicated the recognition to their foundation’s sponsors, benefactors, workers and staff.

“Malaking bagay po ang napakahalagang pagkilalalang ito na may bonus pang P50k financial incentive sa mga nanalo. Nakakataba po ito ng puso sa aming lahat bagama’t nagtratrabaho po tayo ng kusang loob at walang hinihintay na kapalit. Salamat sa mga lola ng Tahanang Mapagpala, nang dahil sa kanila ay nabigyang pagkakataon kami na makapaglingkod sa Panginoon,” Sta. Rita said.

The Tahanang Mapagpala ng Immaculada Concepcion Foundation Inc., was established in 2001 by the Senate Spouses Foundation Inc. led by then President Lourdes LL. Pimentel and the late Project Chairperson Susana B. Ople.