December 10, 2022

A total of 49 households included in the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) have exited in the program after these households were able to record an improved level of wellbeing.
These household beneficiaries from Kalinga, Apayao, and Baguio City have been recognized in the pilot-run of Pugay Tagumpay – the graduation program and ceremonial turnover that recognizes and acknowledges the milestones, accomplishments, and the overall improvement of the beneficiaries’ based on the result of 2019 Social Welfare and Development Indicator (SWDI), an assessment tool that determined the level of economic sufficiency and social adequacy of the family-beneficiaries.
In Pasil, Kalinga, 11 beneficiaries were recognized on March 4. Sta. Marcela, Apayao and Baguio City had recognized 28 and 10 beneficiaries on March 5 and 11, respectively.
“Dahil sa aktibong pakikilahok ko sa buwanang Family Development Session (FDS) at sa lahat ng aktibidad na ipinatutupad ng programa, natutunan kong tumayo bilang nanay at tatay ng mga anak ko. Sa tulong din ng Diyos, proud ako na nakatapos sila ng kanilang pag-aaral.Maraming salamat sa lahat,” shared Nora B. Bag-ayan, one of the graduates from Pasil, Kalinga.
Meanwhile, all local government units have assured continuous support for the exiting households after each LGU identified the programs and services that beneficiaries can avail.
“The LGU is always here to continue the support in terms of livelihood, capacity building, and assistance in collaboration with our partners from the different government agencies. What we are asking from you is to continue serving as examples in your community by abiding with the rules and regulations of the government,” said Sta. Marcela Mayor Evelyn Martinez during the ceremonial graduation held in their municipality.
Pasil and Baguio City LGUs had willingly accepted the sustainability plan that contains the households’ case management reports from the Pantawid Pamilya as part of the aftercare intervention of LGUs.
“These graduating households are the gains of the Pantawid Pamilya. They have been validated to have established a foundation within their families. We are hoping that they will sustain the self-sufficiency level they attained,” DSWD-CAR OIC Director Leo Quintilla said.
As of Feb. 28, there are 1,964 beneficiaries exiting from the program set to be recognized in the different municipalities within this month.
The Pugay Tagumpay is part of the program’s Kilos Unlad, a seven-year social case management strategy that aims to guide the shepherding of beneficiaries to achieve improved well-being toward stepping-up and out of poverty within seven years of the Program’s transition.
Enacted into law under Republic Act 11310 in April 2019, 4Ps is the government’s poverty alleviation program that invests in health, nutrition, and education of the poor eligible households along with psychosocial and psycho-educational interventions such as the FDS towards improved and sustained well-being. – Press release