Gov’t rolls out emergency cash subsidy to 3.6 million 4Ps beneficiaries

Marje Pelayo   •   April 6, 2020   •   228

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) has already transferred the emergency cash subsidy of Pantawid Pamilya Pilipino Program (4Ps) beneficiaries through their cash cards.

More than 3.6 million beneficiaries nationwide were provided with the subsidy with a total budget allocation of P16.3 billion.

Meanwhile, 4Ps beneficiaries with no cash cards need not worry as they may claim their cash subsidy through the DSWD Regional Offices across the country.

“Since 4Ps beneficiaries are included in the national database and they are already given emergency cash subsidies through their cash cards, they will not be issued Social Amelioration Card anymore by the LGUs,” explained Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles of the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID). MNP (with reports from Rosalie Coz)

DSWD grants free college education to indigent families

admin   •   June 8, 2016

DSWD Regional Director Resty Macuto talks to reporters. (UNTV NEWS)

DSWD Regional Director Resty Macuto talks to reporters.
(UNTV NEWS)

ORMOC CITY, Philippines — The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) is bolstering its support to members of the Pantawid Pamilya Pilipino Program (4Ps) in Eastern Visayas by subsidizing the college education of their children.

Under the Expanded Student Grant in Aid Program for Poverty Alleviation, more than 2,000 students will be given a chance to enroll this year at any of the 10 state universities selected by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) for the program.

According to DSWD Regional Director Resty Macuto, applicants don’t necessarily have to be exceptionally intelligent to receive a grant. They just need to have passing grades and the determination to finish college.

Background checks shall be required prior to validation of applicants. A shortlist of qualified students will be given to CHED.

Each ESGP-PA grantee will receive Php 30,000 for the whole year.

DSWD will be strictly monitoring recipients of the program since there are grantees that claim the cash but do not report to class.

Meanwhile, DSWD has gathered the first 100 graduates of the ESGP-PA program in Ormoc City to serve as an inspiration to new recruits this school year.

The department has also sought assistance from the Department of Labor and Employment and other government agencies, to find job placements for the program’s graduates.

Macuto said, government should continue to support these marginalized families until they achieve an improved standard of living.

(JENELYN GAQUIT/UNTV News)

4P’s beneficiaries na Yolanda victims, maaari nang makakuha ng cash grant — DSWD-7

admin   •   January 15, 2014

Isang residente ng Bogo City, Cebu na nasalanta ng Bagyong Yolanda. FILE PHOTO. Romaldo Mico Solon / Photoville International

Isang residente ng Bogo City, Cebu na nasalanta ng Bagyong Yolanda. FILE PHOTO. Romaldo Mico Solon / Photoville International

CEBU, Philippines — Nananawagan ngayon ang DSWD Region-7 sa benepisyaryo ng Pantawid Pamilya Pilipino Program na biktima ng Bagyong Yolanda na maari na nilang makuha ang kanilang cash grant.

Mas pinadali ngayon ng Department of Social Welfare and Development Region 7 ang pagkuha ng mga cash grant ng mga beniepisyaryo ng  Pantawid Pamilya Pilipino Program, lalo na  ang  mga naging biktima ng super typhoon Yolanda noong nakaraang taon.

Ayon sa DSWD-7, marami sa mga miyembro ng 4Ps ang pansamantalang umalis sa kanilang mga lugar dahil sa matapos ang pananalasa ng naturang bagyo.

Tumatanggap ang mga benepisyaryo ng 4Ps ng P500 kada buwan at P300 dagdag na allowance para sa mga anak na nag-aaral sa elementarya at maari na nila itong makolekta sa ngayon.

Kailangan lamang na pumunta sa alinmang DSWD offices upang ma-interview.

Sa mga nawala ang mga ID, isasailalim sila sa interview at berepiskasyon ng DSWD. (NAOMI SORIANOSOS / UNTV News)

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