Philippines: cash transfers succeeding where other programmes have failed PDF Print
Written by reposted from theguardian.com Article by: Jane Parry   
Thursday, 31 October 2013 13:25

As a result of conditional cash transfers school enrollment is up and stunting in recipient communities is down. But doubts remain: is this the best route to development?

Despite its long experience in implementing different types of programmes to combat poverty, the Philippines is finding it to be a persistent scourge, with an estimated 28% of its population living in poverty in 2012. In recent years though, ineffective programmes have given way to a large-scale conditional cash transfer scheme that is proving to be modestly successful where other programmes have failed.

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The Philippine’s Department of Social Welfare and Development wins My World Outreach Award for Asia-Pacific and Oceania PDF Print
Written by reposted from mbcom.ph   
Wednesday, 30 October 2013 14:11

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) recently won the MY World Outreach Award for Asia-Pacific and Oceania in recognition of its outstanding efforts in the promotion of MY World by letting the voices of the poorest of the poor conditional cash transfer beneficiaries be heard. The Award was given during the MY World Partner Recognition Awards Ceremony held in New York, United States of America, organized by the United Nations (UN) Millennium Campaign, UN Foundation, UN Volunteers Programme, and United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). The event was attended by the representatives of UN Member States present at the UN General Assembly, members of the press and media, civil society representatives, and representatives of the corporate sector.

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ETON Awards Soliman as Pillar of Hope PDF Print
Written by 4Ps Social Marketing Unit   
Monday, 21 October 2013 15:29

Manila- Secretary Corazon “Dinky” Juliano-Soliman of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) will receive today the ETON International School’s Pillars of Hope award.

 

Soliman expresses her gratitude for the award and encourages everyone to support the endeavours of people who provide social services.  She said that, “To be named as one of the pillars of hope is truly an honor and joy. I am receiving this award and share it with my fellow workers in government, partners from the civil society and private sector and most of all to the poor, vulnerable and marginalized people for whom we have been zealously working for so that we may continue to foster goodwill and to be of service to our countrymen.” Soliman is also hopeful that with this award, she can inspire more people and bring encouragement to everybody in delivering matapat, mahusay at magiliw na Paglilingkod.

 

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Pantawid program working well? PDF Print
Written by repost from rappler article by karen liao   
Monday, 21 October 2013 12:05

MANILA, Philippines - The Philippines’ Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) “continues to be working well” in improving the lives of millions of Filipinos through conditional cash grants, an international expert on social protection said in early October.

 

AusAID consultant Dr Tarcisio Castañeda recently visited the country to review 4Ps, the conditional cash transfer (CCT) scheme run by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD).

 

Castañeda described 4Ps as “remarkable,” given that it is a young program that has already seen an increase in its budget and in the number of beneficiaries.

 

“At this moment, the Philippines’ program has advanced so much that it could provide some lessons from some countries,” he said. The primary design of 4Ps initially focused on education and health, but now includes services such as feeding and livelihood programs, scholarships and skills training.

 

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DSWD bags int’l award for CCT program PDF Print
Written by reposted from inquirer.net   
Thursday, 17 October 2013 10:00

MANILA, Philippines—The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) recently bagged the MY World Outreach Award for Asia-Pacific and Oceania in recognition of its efforts in promoting MY World by letting the “voices” of the “poorest of the poor” conditional cash transfer (CCT) beneficiaries be heard.


MY World is a global survey conducted by the United Nations that asks respondents to choose their priorities for a better world. The results will be shared with world leaders in setting the next global development agenda.

 

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Gov’t. agencies to ink joint memo protecting ‘Pantawid Pamilya’ in upcoming elections PDF Print
Written by 4Ps Social Marketing Unit   
Tuesday, 01 October 2013 11:24


Manila - The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) together with the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) and the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) will sign on October 1, at the COMELEC Office in Intramuros, a Joint Memorandum Circular (JMC) that will provide policy guidelines to safeguard the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program of DSWD from being used by personalities as leverage for the upcoming barangay elections.

 

No less than DSWD Secretary Corazon Juliano-Soliman will lead the signing together with DILG Undersecretary Austere A. Panadero and COMELEC Chairman Sixto S. Brillantes.

 

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Pantawid Pamilya Accomplishment Report for the 2nd Quarter of 2013 PDF Print
Written by 4Ps Social Marketing Unit   
Monday, 02 September 2013 11:10
Pantawid Pamilya Accomplishment Report for the 2nd Quarter of 2013 download PDF here.
 
Why we should support the 4Ps (by Ronald Mendoza) PDF Print
Written by reposted from Rappler.com   
Thursday, 15 August 2013 10:45

ARonald Mendozat a recent forum on the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (or 4Ps) held at the Philippine Institute for Development Studies, experts from different government agencies and academic institutions discussed the rationale and the feasibility of extending and expanding the program.

Under the management of Department of Social and Welfare Development (DSWD), the 4Ps is widely known to be the lynchpin of the government’s anti-poverty efforts. One of its key interventions is the provision of small cash transfers to mothers, as long as they commit to investing in their children, such as by ensuring their children go to school, as well as get deworming, vaccination and regular health check-ups to name a few other aspects of the program. 4Ps operates in 79 provinces covering 1484 municipalities and 143 key cities in all 17 regions nationwide.

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Public Advisory PDF Print
Written by 4Ps Social Marketing Unit   
Thursday, 15 August 2013 09:57
The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) would like to warn the public on text scams currently circulating. The text message contains the following: “Congratulations, from President Noy-Noy Aquino Foundation 4Ps Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program, your sim # won P950,000 as second prize winner in the Handog Pangkabuhayan raffle promo, DTI P#9513 s’12. Please text your complete name, age, address, work.”

The DSWD would like to emphasize that the Department does not hold any raffle promos or draws. Pantawid Pamilya does not also give away prizes. Pantawid Pamilya is a program of the national government that provides cash grants to poor households in exchange of complying with the conditionalities of the program. It is a human development program that invests in the health and education of poor households primarily of children aged 0-14.

The DSWD urges all those who will receive this text message to ignore it.
 
DSWD vows to ensure easiest and most economical way of delivering cash grants PDF Print
Written by Pantawid Pamilya Social Marketing Unit   
Monday, 29 July 2013 11:46
“We only have the best interest and welfare of our beneficiaries in mind when we decide how to conduct payouts.” This was the statement of Secretary Corazon Juliano-Soliman of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) reacting to a report allegedly claiming that there were beneficiaries of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino program who were not able to receive their cash grants during the scheduled pay-out on June 11, 2013 in Tinambac, Camarines Sur.
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Something’s brewing (by Chit Juan) PDF Print
Written by reposted from The Manila Times website   
Monday, 29 July 2013 11:28

We are a lucky bunch—Lydia Echauz (former FEU President), Evelyn Singson (presidaent of Dusit Hotel and former MAP President), and myself to have heard first hand the stories of the beneficiaries of the 4Ps, or the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program.


The other members of the National Inspection and Monitoring Committee (NIAMC) are development and CSO representatives like Marietta Paragas of Cordillera Network and Patricia Sarenas of CODE-NGO and Mindanao NGO Networks, Moner Bajunaid who was my co-Trustee in Peace and Equity Foundation and Sister Eloisa of Palo, Leyte.


The NIAMC meets six times a year to monitor the results of the “Pantawid” program as independent professionals. Half the day was spent talking with beneficiaries like Parent Leaders (PLs) guided by Municipal Links (MLs) who are the people in charge of holding Family Development Sessions (FDS) among beneficiaries. The program now has more than 3 million beneficiary families who receive P500 per set of parents and P300 per child (maximum three children) or about P1400 a family per month. In urban language, about the cost of a regular meal for four in a casual restaurant. Or the cost of a pretty good bottle of wine.

 

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