|Poor households assessed|
|News Features - Press Releases|
|Written by ELLALYN B. DE VERA, Manila Bulletin|
|Monday, 17 January 2011 01:49|
MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) is currently assessing the qualification of more poor Filipino households, particularly in the National Capital Region (NCR), who may be included in the government’s conditional cash transfer scheme called the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program.
According to DSWD, they expect more than 50,000 poor families in Metro Manila to be assessed for their possible inclusion in the Pantawid Pamilya.
Pantawid Pamilya is a government poverty reduction strategy which provides conditional cash grants to extremely poor households to improve their health, nutrition and education particularly of children aged 14 and below.
It provides P6,000 a year or P500 per month per household for health and nutrition expenses and P3,000 for one school year or P300/month per child for educational expenses.
A maximum of three children per household is allowed.
DSWD said the assessment of potential beneficiaries will be conducted in January 12-28 at the designated registration areas in their respective local government units (LGUs)