World boxing champion and Sarangani Congressman Emmanuel “Manny” Pacquiao gave his nod on the proposed “Face of Convergence,” an initiative which identified him as the person who will help strengthen the three core poverty reduction programs of the Philippine government led by the DSWD.
In a consultative meeting with regional directors of different government agencies called by Congressman Pacquiao, assistant regional director Gemma Rivera (center) of DSWD-Field Office XII stated Pacquiao’s influential role in transforming the lives and the hope that he radiates to poor families.
ARD Rivera pointed out that Congressman Pacquiao symbolizes the Filipino’s struggle to rise above poverty which the three core poverty reduction programs seek to achieve. The programs include the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program, Kapit-Bisig Laban sa Kahirapan-Comprehensive and Integrated Delivery of Social Services (KALAHI-CIDSS) and the Sustainable Livelihood.
The office of Congressman Pacquiao and the DSWD will soon forge an agreement for the partnership.