November 30, 2022

TABUK CITY, Kalinga – There are 1,700 households that are eligible candidates for graduation or subject for delisting from the government’s anti-poverty program in the province as a result of improved living standard from survival to subsistence status.

This was reported by the Department of Social Welfare and Development during the second semester meeting of the Provincial Advisory Council (PAC) of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program at the Capitol.

Geraldine Toyoken of DSWD said they have completed the validation of the 5,884 households tagged as non-poor, based on the Listahanan 3 last Oct. 15.

“Of the 5,851 validated households, 1,700 are eligible for graduation or to be delisted from the 4Ps program,” she said.

Toyoken said they have also completed the administration of Social Welfare and Development Indicator forms to 6,302 households out of the 10,553.

She added the validation of 1,800 households tagged and matched as non-poor batch 2 has also started and is set to end this month.

The PAC chaired by Gov. James Edduba approved two resolutions towards perfecting compliance of beneficiaries to 4Ps program conditions and for transparency and anomaly-free process of implementation.

These were endorsed to the sangguniang panlalawigan for the enactment of legislative measures. – Peter Balocnit