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Financial stability through family power – The Macasucol Family

Quezon City - Like most people, the Macasucol family aspired financial stability. They believe that financial security gives a person the confidence to face whatever life throws at them. Thanks to the efforts of all family members, the Macasucol family of Barangay Esperanza, Carmen, Surigao del Sur is now financially stable. Prior to achieving this status, the family's financial situation was extremely precarious. This was before they were accepted into the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program of the Department of Social ...

FDS spark in fulfilling dreams

Quezon City - Marecar Gayamo, former beneficiary reminisced how the Program influenced her to fulfill her dreams. She was only 20 when her husband, Oliver got married. Because neither of them finished high school, it was difficult for them to find a stable job that would provide enough financial support for their four children. Her husband is a commission-based tricycle driver. Oliver must pay a fixed Php 350.00 daily boundary (rent) for using the vehicle. "Minsan Php 50.00 na lang ...

Going above and beyond leads to success

Quezon City - Most graduating/exiting 4Ps beneficiaries have similar traits. They were accepted in the Program because they belong to the poorest of the poor; they were grateful and cooperative; they used the government interventions provided to improve their lives; and, made themselves successful. Let us look at some of these beneficiaries' experiences on their path to success by going the extra mile. Leaving for a better life Edna Puda used to describe her family's life as "simple but challenging." ...

New Social Welfare Secretary steadfast in cleaning 4Ps list

As part of the commitment of Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Secretary Erwin T. Tulfo to update and clean the list of the beneficiaries of the Department’s big ticket programs, the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program-National Program Management Office (4Ps-NPMO) is currently strengthening further its data management efforts to ensure that all ‘unqualified’ and ‘ineligible’ beneficiaries will be removed from the program. In an earlier statement, Secretary Tulfo provided direction to the 4Ps-NPMO to cleanse its list of program ...

DSWD encourages beneficiaries to report incidence of politicking using 4Ps

Quezon City - The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) reminds the beneficiaries of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino program (4Ps) that neither a political party nor any election candidate can have them delisted from or enlist them in the Program. “As 4Ps beneficiaries, we encourage you to provide feedback to the DSWD on any candidate who states that he or she has the authority to delist or remove a beneficiary from the Program.  Report such incidence through the Program’s ...