Success Stories

Kaya ng Pinoy Tumawid sa Kaunlaran. These stories are not only proof that the Filipino family can cross into a better life. These are the stories that move and inspire us, and most importantly, remind us how a little help can make thousands of dreams come true.


We wish to share their stories with you.



Lola's Love for Grandchildren PDF Print E-mail
News Features - Success Stories
Written by John Eric Escalante, 4Ps Information Officer II, Field Office CAR   
Friday, 11 June 2010 09:33

Lola Pilagia and her 8 year-old grandchild patiently waiting for the over-the-counter payment.

Pasil, Kalinga -- In 2003, Lola Pilagia’s son Arturo died in an accident, leaving his wife and three children to her care. Eight months later, Arturo’s wife left without any trace, leaving Lola Pilagia no choice but to care for her three grandchildren.
One to Three PDF Print E-mail
News Features - Success Stories
Written by Recthie B. Tolinero, 4Ps Information Officer, Field Office X   
Friday, 04 June 2010 11:12

Arlyn Gutierez together with her child sits outside of their home while being interviewed. Lopez Jaena, Misamis Occidental -- To serve nutritious meals three times a day to her 7 children is one of Arlyn Gutierrez’s everyday struggles. Seven of her 10 children are dependent on Arlyn’s meager income as a fish vendor. With the number of children she has to feed everyday she could only bring out sentiments “usahay kaisa ra mi makakaon sa isa ka adlaw (sometimes they only eat once a day).” Arlyn presently resides at Purok 4, Mansabay Bajo.

Lola, A Student Once More PDF Print E-mail
News Features - Success Stories
Written by Aileen Lariba, 4Ps Information Officer, Field Office VII   
Friday, 04 June 2010 11:01

Ayungon, Negros Occidental -- Isabelita Bacucang, 63, grew up in poverty. Her mother was a sickly seamstress while her father was a drunkard. Her parents thought that sending their children to school is a waste of time and money. But Isabelita was not affected by that, instead, she used it as a challenge to pursue her dreams to have a better life.

From Plain Housewives to Well-Rounded Mothers PDF Print E-mail
News Features - Success Stories
Written by Ruben Fabrigas, 4Ps Information Officer, Field Office IV-B   
Friday, 04 June 2010 10:42

Bulalacao, Oriental Mindoro -- Among the 2,000 parent groups organized in 17 municipalities where the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) is implemented, one group from a fourth class municipality in the southernmost part of Oriental Mindoro stood out.
A Positive Transformation PDF Print E-mail
News Features - Success Stories
Written by 4Ps Social Marketing Unit   
Tuesday, 18 May 2010 16:26

San Pascual, Masbate -- Life for the Saguit couple is hard, with a brood of five to feed. Marivic Saguit, 23, is a young mother who considers herself poor, economically and emotionally.


Marivic is five months pregnant with their sixth child and with the family’s measly income of P200.00 a day from vending fresh fish, she is worried it will not be enough to support them. Her husband, Manuel works at the town’s sea port to augment their income. 


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