The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) in region 7 asked the public to help validate over 40,000 families that are new beneficiaries of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps). The 4Ps is a conditional cash transfer program that aims to help poor families all over the Philippines.
DSWD-7 New Beneficiaries Under 4Ps
According to DSWD-7 Director Rebecca Geamala, there are 41, 091 families that have been added to the 4Ps list. DSWD is seeking the help of the public by validating the eligibility of these households. The lists of beneficiaries are posted in conspicuous spaces like village, city, and municipal halls for verification.
We encourage the public to validate the master list to ensure that only eligible households become part of the program. The validation process can be done either through a community assembly or a house-to-house visit of our staff,” Geamala said.
There are currently 282,667 4Ps households in the Central Visayas region. DSWD-7 Director also mentioned that in Cebu Province, there is a total of 34,107 new beneficiaries. Meanwhile, Bohol has 6,956 new beneficiaries and Negros Oriental has 27 new beneficiaries. The 4Ps covers 4.4 million households nationwide and still continue to reach more poor households.
4Ps Requirements 2021
Furthermore, these potential 4Ps households are required to submit marriage certificate, birth certificate, school enrollment certificate, health enrollment certificate, valid identification card, or other alternate documents as part of the supporting documents during the registration,” she added.
About Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps)
The Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program of DSWD is a human development program that aims to provide health and educational benefits to poor households, particularly households with children aged 0-18 years old. This is under Republic Act No. 11310 or “An Act Institutionalizing the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program” signed by President Rodrigo Duterte on April 17, 2019. Learn more here.