From ripples to waves PDF Print
Written by SMU   
Monday, 07 April 2014 06:27

INVESTMENT TO DREAMS: Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program enables the Filipino children to dream and ensures it’s attainment through continuous education 

Every child has the right to education and every parent would want that their child educated. But for many of our poor countrymen, education remains an elusive dream, or is it?


Education: A key to a better future


Johanna Lerona 38-year-old resident of Barangay Binoni, Salug, Zamboanga del Norte, wanted nothing more than a simple life and education for her children. A mother to three boys age 20, 17 and 11, she believes that with education, her children will not walk their trail to poverty.


Learning in tents PDF Print
Written by 4Ps Social Marketing Unit   
Wednesday, 02 April 2014 10:21


Schools are children’s second home. It is in school where they discover new things, develop their skills, unleash their potentials, and strive to achieve their dreams. But what if both their house and school got destroyed? Should it stop them from learning and dreaming?

For the children of Bantayan Island, it should not. On the morning of November 8, 2013, Typhoon Yolanda made its fourth landfall on this island in Northern Cebu, leaving 253 schools damaged or about 90 percent of the total number of schools in the area. The typhoon may have ravaged the schools, but not the importance of education to the Bantayanons.

Wonder Mom PDF Print
Written by Pantawid Pamilya SMU   
Wednesday, 26 March 2014 06:57

Forty-two-year old Sheila Toning deserves to be called a “Wonder Mom”. And why not? Aside from being a full-time mother to four children and a wife to her husband, she also is also a Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program Parent Leader in Brgy. Gairan, Bogo City in Cebu, a manicurist, and a hairstylist. There is nothing she would not do for her family, especially for her kids. So when part of their house was torn down by Typhoon Yolanda, she did not hesitate to fix it by herself.
Of Adversity and Hope PDF Print
Written by Pantawid Pamilya SMU   
Wednesday, 26 March 2014 06:11

The aroma of the fried chicken, the piquant smell of sinigang, and the inviting presentation of chopsuey – these will welcome customers who drop by a small eatery in Guiuan, Eastern Samar. The sumptuous dishes displayed are very inviting, especially to those who are already starving. Who would have thought a carenderia will sprout in the town proper of Guiuan after it was ravaged by super Typhoon Yolanda?
Struggling out of the poverty trap PDF Print
Written by by Ferth Vandensteen Manaysay - repost from Rappler   
Wednesday, 19 March 2014 02:59

MANILA, Philippines – The country's fight against poverty still has a long way to go, but the success stories of some of the conditional cash transfer grantees seem to indicate that the government is on the right track.

This was the key message conveyed during the awarding of the First Convergence Documentary Film Competition of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) held last March 14 at the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA).

3 universities vie for DSWD Docu-Film Competition PDF Print
Written by 4Ps Social Marketing Unit   
Wednesday, 19 March 2014 02:11

Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP), De La Salle College of St. Benilde and the Lyceum University of the Philippines competed for the First Convergence Documentary Film-Making Contest of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) last March 14, 2014 at the National Center for Culture and the Arts (NCCA).

The documentary-making competition was launched to showcase the gains and success of the Department’s three core social protection programs namely Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program, Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP), and Kapit-Bisig Laban sa Kahirapan - Comprehensive and Integrated Delivery of Social Services (KALAHI-CIDSS).

Pantawid Pamilya Accomplishment Report for the 4th Quarter of 2013 PDF Print
Written by 4Ps Social Marketing Unit   
Thursday, 03 April 2014 07:32

Pantawid Pamilya Accomplishment Report for the 4th Quarter of 2013 download here.
DSWD continues locating Pantawid Pamilya beneficiaries affected by 'Yolanda' PDF Print
Written by 4Ps Social Marketing Unit   
Wednesday, 12 February 2014 02:14

Secretary Corazon Juliano-Soliman of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) said that the agency continues  to locate beneficiaries of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program affected by Typhoon Yolanda who have relocated.
Initiatives and Bayanihan help community recover after Typhoon Yolanda PDF Print
Written by 4Ps Social Marketing Unit   
Friday, 14 February 2014 03:34

To say that Barangay Balao, Burauen, Leyte was badly hit by typhoon Yolanda is an understatement. The Balao Bridge that used to link the barangay to other communities was wrecked and roads are painted with “HELP, NO FOOD”. They give clues to the previous and present obstacles endured by many upland settlers of Burauen.


But while many of the residents of the barangay try to cope with the effects of the typhoon, they did not lose hope in getting back on their feet again. Their initiatives and bayanihan efforts have helped in cleaning up their neighborhood. Working together demonstrates their willingness to regain their lives, relive their dreams and nurture the Filipino spirit.

“Tuloy ang buhay, tuloy ang pangarap” PDF Print
Written by 4Ps Social Marketing Unit   
Friday, 17 January 2014 10:00

(From L-R) DSWD Eastern Visayas’ Nestor Ramos, Pantawid Pamilya beneficiary Rowena Burines, Tanauan City Mayor Pelagio Tecson, UN-WFP Country Representative Praveen Agrawal, DSWD Secretary Dinky Soliman, and Pantawid Pamilya Director Rodora Babaran during the press conference on cash assistance program.

Tanauan, Leyte - This was the statement of Rowena Burines, a Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program beneficiary, during the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) joint press conference for the DSWD-WFP cash assistance pay-out held in this municipality on Wednesday,  January 8.

The DSWD and WFP earlier forged a partnership that aims to provide the 100,000 households beneficiaries of the Pantawid Pamilya with an additional P1,300 per family per month on top of the regular DSWD cash support beneficiaries receive for the months of December and January. The assistance covers some 60 municipalities in the provinces of Leyte, Samar and Panay Island.

Disaster preparedness lecture saves a family PDF Print
Written by 4Ps Social Marketing Unit   
Friday, 17 January 2014 05:33

Cristina Bendoy and her family was able to prepare for typhoon Yolanda thanks to the lesson on community risk reduction and preparedness that she learned in Pantawid Pamilya's Family Development Sessions (FDS).


CAPIZ, PHILIPPINES – Cristina Bendoy, 33, knew that the heavy rains and powerful wind that super typhoon Haiyan would bring could put her family in danger. So before the storm made a landfall in her province and other parts of the country on November 8, she, her husband, and three children packed essentials such as flashlight, food, and clothes and evacuated their home.

FDS, held once a month, is an activity of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program, the Philippines CCT. As one of the conditionalities of the program, Cristina and other beneficiaries attend FDS that serves as a venue for the discussion on practical topics such as effective parenting, husband and wife relationships, child development, laws affecting the Filipino family, gender and development, and home management.


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