|More than Just Poverty Reduction|
|News Features - Success Stories|
|Written by Sheryll Jane Sanico, 4Ps Information Officer II, Field Office XI|
|Thursday, 15 April 2010 03:25|
Malita, Davao del Sur -- Other than being a program assisting extremely poor households in the country, 4Ps has evolved into an environment-friendly program that helps minimize the ill-effects of modernization.
The municipality heeded the plea for a hazard-free environment by initializing a municipal-wide bamboo-planting activity. Engr. Noel Hubac, LGU hired 4Ps focal person led the bamboo-planting activity at Barangay Felis in Malita, which is identified as a flood-prone area. The activity was introduced by its Chief Executive, Honorable Benjamin Bautista during the Araw ng Malita celebration held last January. Around 460 seedlings from the Department of Agriculture were planted along the riverbanks of the barangay. Around 80 4Ps beneficiaries were present during the activity. “Gituyo kani nila nga proyekto alang sa proteksyon sa mga kalamidad sama sa baha (They decided to have this project as a way of protecting the residents from damages brought about by calamities such as flooding),” Engr. Hubac said.
The Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) is a poverty-alleviation strategy of the national government to help improve the lives of extremely poor households in the country by providing cash subsidies intended for the health and education of children age 0 to 14 years old. Moreover, the identified beneficiaries of the program must comply with the conditions required of them to remain in the program.###(4Ps Social Marketing Unit)