Blaan Family Of Polomolok Is This Years Model IP Family

The Family of Mr. and Mrs. Abenito and Florita Mangilay, a pure bloodied Blaan bags this years Model IP Family award during the culmination of the IP Month celebration held today at the South Cotabato Gym and Cultural Center.

IP Family from Tupi represented by Mr. Leonardo Jr. and Mrs. Florencia Pandat and their three children won second place, while the family of Datu Roberto and Boi Minda Mel Calan of Tboli won third place. The winners received PhpP20,000, Php15,000 and Php10,000 respectively. Other Participating IP families received P5,000 each as consolation prizes.

At least ten members of the Indigenous families all over the province participated in this year?s search which is on its second year.

Other IP families who participated were the following: Mr. and Mrs. Judy and Gina Parayanon and family of Banga. Mr. Gregorio and mrs. Florencia Dagu and family of Koronadal City; Datu Nongo and Boi LIna tuhitum and family of Lake Sebu; Mr. Eddie and Mrs. Lina Diamante and family of Norala; Mr. Rolando and Mrs. Fely Tambe and family of Tampakan; Mr. Delfin and Mrs. Lunita Mocan and family of Tatangan and Mr. Danny and Mrs. Sonia Calis and family of Surallah.

The IP model Family search aims to recognize the exemplary efforts of the families in upholding the responsible parenthood and become good examples to their community.

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