Quezon City – The Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), delivery of the 1st tranche of the SAP Emergency Subsidy (ES) under RA 11469 or the “Bayanihan to Heal As One” law have reached 4,222,925, or 98.49% of the target 4,287,676 household beneficiaries nationwide as of May 28, 2020.

This accounts for all 3,824, 899 or 100% of 4Ps beneficiaries with cash cards accounts who were the very first recipients of the first tranche of ES released as early as April 3. The SAP-ES distribution for the 4Ps non-cash card holders have reached 398,026 or 86.01% from the 462,777 target households.  All in all, the program has only about 64,752 or 1.51% households yet to be served with the said subsidy.  

“ Marami pong salamat po sa government, sa kanilang programang Pantawid  Pamilyang Pilipino or 4Ps. Malaking tulong po sa amin lalo na sa katulad kong solo parent na nagtataguyod sa apat na anak at nagsisipag aral. Napakalaking tulong sa amin po ito ngayon sa aming pangangailangan sa araw araw na pang budget. Lalo po ngayong may COVID. Makiisa po sana tayo. Stay home para sa kapakanan ng lahat,” said Cristy Riveral Velasquez, 4Ps beneficiary from Talavera, Nueva Ecija.  (Thank you very much to the government and to their program Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino or 4Ps for the very big help especially for me who is a solo parent supporting four children all of school age.  It is a very big help to us for our daily needs and budget.  Moresom with the current COVID situation.  Let us unite. Stay home for everyones’ sake.)

On a regional basis, the percentage delivery performance is already at 93.12%-99.94%. Of these, there were already eight (8) field offices with completed reports. These are NCR, Regions 1, 3, 4A, 6, and 8.

The National Program Management Office has been vigilant in its efforts to monitor the regions; implementation and awaits all report to come in for validation and confirmation.

The DSWD, is one of the government lead agencies and instrumentalities who were tasked to implement the SAP-ES amounting to 5,000 to 8,000 pesos per family to about 18 million low-income poor families who have been severely affected by the COVID-19 crisis, which includes the 4Ps household beneficiaries.  The subsidy was intended to provide the poor households additional resource to allow them to purchase basic necessities such as food, medicines, vitamins, and hygiene essentials during the crisis.

As of April 30, 2020, there are about 4,300,633 million poor households that are covered by the program nationwide.  ###