Icot urges 4Ps beneficiaries to ensure continuous inclusion in the program
TACLOBAN CITY – Leyte Governor Carlos Jericho Petilla urged beneficiaries of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) to ensure continuous inclusion in this pro-poor, mass based program of the national government.
This the governor related as another 918 poor household beneficiaries in 15 barangays of Tolosa were placed under the 4Ps.
The new household beneficiaries received their two months allowances from the Land Bank of the Philippines Tacloban who personally went to Tolosa to distribute the cash grants and their ATM cards.
Tolosa is the newest addition to the list of municipalities in Leyte now enrolled under the 4Ps conditional cash transfer.
Gov. Petilla told beneficiaries that the government is spending billions of pesos for this program that it needs to be fully complied with.
“The government is spending a lot for 4Ps thus we would like to make sure that the recipients are really helped by the cash grants and deserve to be placed under such social pension,” Gov. Petilla said.
The P1,400 conditional cash allowance that each household beneficiary receives every month will enable beneficiaries to give their children decent life, put nutritious food on their tables, afford the necessary vaccinations and send their children to school, reminding them that there is hope and that a brighter future is ahead.
4Ps is under the auspices of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) where qualified beneficiaries are families who need to comply with conditions set by the welfare department otherwise non-compliance will result to de-listing of the program’s beneficiaries.
Included in the conditions which need to be strictly complied include sending the children to school or visiting health centers. Qualified beneficiaries receive P 6,000 a year or P500 per month per household for health and nutrition expenses and P 3,000 for one school year or 10 months or P300 per month per child for educational expenses. (AHLETTE C. REYES)
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