May 18, 2024

The Department of Social Welfare and Development said it is now updating its nationwide list of beneficiaries for the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps).

Data management efforts will ensure all unqualified and ineligible beneficiaries will be removed from the program, the DSWD in a statement.

Sec. Erwin Tulfo directed the delisting of beneficiaries whose children have already completed the education requirements.

The Beneficiary Data and Management System will determine the active beneficiaries who are entitled to receive cash grants, subject to the monitoring and evaluation of their compliance to the 4Ps conditions.

The DSWD has already assessed more than one million beneficiaries as non-poor, and is now under processing for immediate graduation from the program.

Results of the beneficiaries’ assessment will reflect on the agency’s “Listahanan 3”, which is now in its final phase.

The DSWD will likewise conduct proxy means test to identify if households are considered poor or not.

The 4Ps is a poverty reduction strategy that provides grants to extremely poor households to improve their health, nutrition, and education, particularly of children aged zero to 14 years. – PNA