September 27, 2023

Beneficiaries of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) from the different provinces of the Cordillera continue to bring hope in their community as they successfully passed different licensure examinations for professionals.

As of writing, about 125 former monitored children beneficiaries from the region passed the Licensure Examination for Professional Teachers held on March 28 and 29.

Limuel Cabanisan of Tayum and Jeward Barney of Licuan-Baay, both in Abra, joined the roster of new electrical engineers after passing the Registered Electrical Engineers Licensure Examination last April.

Val Caray-as from Itogon, Benguet made his family and community proud as he successfully passed the licensure exam for civil engineers on April 29.

Charlotte Ammadang from Kalinga became a certified public accountant after passing the Certified Public Accountant Licensure Exam held on May 21 to 23.

Ammadang is former grantee of the Expanded Student’s Grants-in-Aid Program for Poverty Alleviation, a scholarship program led by the Commission on Higher Education and the Department of Social Welfare and Development.

Joining the apron of new registered nurses is  Hazel Lee Binunag from Flora, Apayao. The family of Binunag has been consistently complying to the program conditions. Recently, the family attained an improved level of well-being based on the result of Listahanan 3.

Phoebe Baggas from Pinukpuk, Kalinga made it to the list of passers for Career Service Examination-Pen and Paper Test under Professional Level of the Civil Service Commission conducted on March 26.

“We are happy that many 4Ps beneficiaries are making waves in their respective chosen careers. These are products of their determination, hard work, and grit despite the challenges of their families. Let this success be an inspiration to everyone, especially to the new 4Ps beneficiaries,” DSWD  Regional Director Leo L. Quintilla said. 

Led by the DSWD, the 4Ps was institutionalized in 2019 by virtue of Republic Act 11310 as the government’s major poverty alleviation program that invests in the health, nutrition, education and psycho-social development of the beneficiaries. The program ensures  beneficiaries will have the capacity to live a decent life and are ready to exit within seven years as mandated by the law. – Marlo C. Abyado Jr.