Quezon City- The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Secretary Rolando Joselito D. Bautista together with the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) National Program Manager Director Gemma B. Gabuya and Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP) National Program Manager Director Restituto B. Macuto led the ribbon cutting of the gallery exhibit installed at the DSWD Central Office in Batasan Hills, Quezon City. This marks the opening of the week-long celebration of the 4Ps institutionalization which became effective on June 6, 2019, after its publication in the Official Gazette.

The exhibit, with the theme, “Isang Dekada ng Pantawid Pamilya” highlights the significant program milestones in the more than one decade after it was piloted. The exhibit will run for one month and can be viewed as well in the program’s official website.

Director Gemma B. Gabuya, 4Ps National Program Manager, shared that the week-long celebration will not only showcase accomplishments but will also recognize stakeholders and implementers who were instrumental in the  programs’ success.

Among the activities during the anniversary is a forum dubbed as the Diskursong 4Ps: Paglalahad, Paglalarawan, Pagsasalaysay, Pagbibigay Liwanag sa Usaping Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program. The forum on June 9 will focus on the impact of the program on the lives of the 4Ps beneficiaries, opportunities made available for them, and the role of the stakeholders especially with the health crisis.

Meanwhile, on June 10, graduating households from the 4Ps will be given tribute. With the theme, “Pagkilala sa  mga benepisyaryo ng pantawid pamilya na  matagumpay na nakatawid sa kahirapan tungo sa kaunlaran”, the activity recognizes program beneficiaries whose lives have improved. Partners from the national government agencies, civil society organizations, and local government units are among the guests who will speak of their programs available for these households.

Capping off the celebration will be the recognition of partners and implementers who have made significant contribution to improve program implementation and in ensuring that the 4Ps beneficiaries are moving towards improved well-being.

All of these activities will be aired on the program’s official Facebook Page at facebook.com/DSWDPantawidPamilya where everyone is invited to join and participate.

4Ps is the national poverty reduction strategy of the government that invests in health, nutrition, and education of the eligible poor households. It provides cash grant in exchange with the compliance to the program conditions. The program also provides psychosocial and psycho-educational components through the Family Development Session (FDS) leading the beneficiaries to an improved and sustained well-being. To date, there are 4.3 million registered households in the more than 1,600 cities and municipalities nationwide. ###

Watch the Commencement of the 4Ps Law 2nd Anniversary Celebration FB live here: https://fb.watch/5Zkgw4iE6d/