Volunteerism alive among Pantawid Pamilya beneficiaries in Payatas PDF Print
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Monday, 23 March 2015 05:13

 
Richard Casta shares how becoming a Pantawid Pamilya parent leader changed his perception of community involvement.
 
Around 150 parent leaders from Payatas participated in a dialogue with Secretary Corazon Juliano-Soliman of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) to talk about how their lives were changed by the volunteerism taught by the program.

These parent leaders are partner-beneficiaries of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program who were elected to lead a number of household beneficiaries in a purok or barangay. They serve as organizers of partner-beneficiaries in the community whenever there are program-related meetings and assemblies such as the Family Development Sessions (FDS). FDS are monthly sessions where all partner-beneficiaries attend to learn about topics such as husband and wife relationship, home and financial management, and disaster risk management.  

The parent leaders willingly take the extra mile to help implement the program without expecting anything in return.
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Over 1M Pantawid Pamilya kids to graduate from elem, high school PDF Print
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Tuesday, 24 March 2015 09:21

 Sec. Soliman announces during this morning’s briefing that more than 300,000 children of Pantawid Pamilya will graduate from high school this March.
 
A total of 863,046 elementary students and 333,673 high school students who are beneficiaries of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program nationwide will graduate this March.
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Why the ‘unreachable’ matters to the Modified CCT PDF Print
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Friday, 06 March 2015 07:53

The Tau’t Bato is one of the indigenous cultural communities (ICCs) being catered to by the Modified Conditional Cash Transfer for Indigenous Peoples in GIDA (MCCT-IPs in GIDA).
In the remote Singnapan Valley where caves become abodes during the rain, one can find the indigenous community of Tau’t Bato. A sub-group of the Pala’wan ethnic group, the Tau’t Bato is among the communities in Geographically Isolated and Disadvantaged Areas (GIDA) where even the delivery of basic services is a big challenge. However, the Modified Conditional Cash Transfer (MCCT) accepts this challenge.
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Pantawid Pamilya boosts self-esteem of partner-beneficiaries PDF Print
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Thursday, 05 March 2015 03:19

Parent Leaders from Region 1 participate actively in the workshop conducted during the Parent Leader's Dialogue with Secretary Corazon Juliano-Soliman held last February 19, 2015 in Urdaneta, Pangasinan.
 
Street vendor Gilbert Ramos never imagined that he would one day be a decision maker in his barangay. An active member of his community, Gilbert now allocates the budget for priority projects in their area.

Gilbert was one of the parent leaders who were invited to share their stories of change during the Parent Leader’s Dialogue with Secretary Corazon Juliano-Soliman of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) held last February 19, 2015 in Urdaneta, Pangasinan. 

Bilang isang Parent Leader, natuto akong mag ayos ng aking sarili. Dati, kung ano na lang ang maisuot ko kung ako ay magtitinda. Pero dahil sa Family Development Session (FDS), natutunan ko ang kahalagahan na maging presentable kahit na ako ay isang hamak na tindero lang. (As a Parent Leader I learned how to fix myself. I was not really concerned before about what to wear whenever I went out to sell. But because of the Family Development Session, I learned the importance of being presentable even if I was just a humble vendor),” Gilbert shared.
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Pantawid Pamilya beneficiaries now licensed teachers PDF Print
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Friday, 13 February 2015 00:00

 
 Gay Myrell Abrogena (left photo) and Mary Rose Cabrera (right photo) are ready to serve their families and communities by becoming public school teachers.
 
Once, Gay Myrell Abrogena and Mary Rose Cabrera believed that getting a college degree was just an elusive dream.

Now the two teachers are ready to give back to their communities, thanks to the Students Grant-in-Aid Program for Poverty Alleviation (SGP-PA).

Myrell and Mary Rose belong to families who are beneficiaries of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program in Ilocos. Through the SGP-PA, an educational program for college students from Pantawid Pamilya households, they were given the opportunity to continue their studies and finish higher education. 

Last year, Myrell and Mary Rose’s hard work paid off when they passed the Licensure Examination for Teachers (LET). 
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MCCT Frequently Asked Questions PDF Print
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Friday, 13 February 2015 05:33

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Modified Conditional Cash Transfer (MCCT) PDF Print
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Friday, 13 February 2015 04:09

 
Street family finally finds dignity in their new home PDF Print
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Thursday, 12 February 2015 03:06

Mang Nik sells popcorn on weekends and after his work at the construction site.

"Noon sinuwerte lang siguro kami sa kalsada at walang kapahamakan na nangyari sa amin, pero ngayon, di na ako papayag na manirahan ulit kami sa kalsada. Masyadong delikado ‘dun (We were lucky that our family was unharmed while living on the streets, but now I won’t allow us to live there again. It’s too dangerous),” said Nicanor Ripalda Raz, a former street dweller turned beneficiary of the Modified Conditional Cash Transfer for Homeless Street Families (MCCT-HSF) implemented by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD).
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Street families dream of change PDF Print
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Thursday, 12 February 2015 02:52

Simpson (L) and Dela Cruz(R) families joined the DSWD’s Family Camp in Batangas.
“Mahirap tumira sa lansangan. Maingay, magulo. Hindi ka makakain at makatulog ng maayos. Sana balang araw makaalis kami sa ganitong sitwasyon (It’s hard to live in the streets. It’s noisy and dirty here. You can’t eat and sleep well. We hope that we’ll be able to get out of this situation someday).” 

This is how Mark Anthony Simpson describes his life living in the streets of Manila. 

He is one of the participants of the Department of Social Welfare and Development’s (DSWD) six-day Family Camp. The activity was an opportunity for 100 street families, majority of who belong to the Modified Conditional Cash Transfer Program for Homeless Street Families (MCCT-HSF). 
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I’m a 4Ps scholar PDF Print
Written by by Rose Bongan (from Inquirer.net)   
Thursday, 05 February 2015 02:49

They call us the lower class, the twerps, a burden to the government. They dub us dependents, supposedly merely after government doles. They call us the poorest of the poor, the beneficiaries of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps).
 
Let me tell you people, we are less fortunate but we are not stupid. Yes, we are receiving a certain amount from the government, to alleviate our current situation, which is the program’s primary objective. But, is it really a basis for social discrimination and bullying?

I am a 4Ps scholar, one of the beneficiaries of the Expanded Students’ Grant-In-Aid Program for Poverty Alleviation (ESGP-PA), to be particular about it. So, what do you think? I am giving you the freedom to say something about it. Are you one of those judgmental persons or among the rational ones?
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DSWD, WFP provide cash assista0nce to 6,700 families affected by Typhoon Ruby PDF Print
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Wednesday, 04 February 2015 08:08

Payout at Dolores, Eastern Samar for the cash assistance by WFP intended for the most affected households of Typhoon Ruby. (Photo from the Instagram account of Richard Paglicawan/@mangyanblogger) 
MANILA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is extending P17 million cash assistance to 6,700 families or roughly 33,000 people affected by Typhoon Ruby (local name: Ruby), in close partnership with the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD).
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