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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 ...

Why we should support the 4Ps (by Ronald Mendoza)

A t 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, ...

DSWD vows to ensure easiest and most economical way of delivering cash grants

“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. According to Secretary Soliman, “We know ...

DSWD, DepEd launch ‘kariton’ classrooms

DSWD, DepEd: ‘No child will be left behind’ Every child in the Philippines will now have the chance to be schooled. This is the vision of Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and Department of Education (DepEd) as they launch Kariton Klasrum with the theme “Katropa, Edukasyon at Kalusugan Mo’y Sagot ko! Sakay na sa Kariton ng Pagbabago!” last April 18, 2013 in Ultra Sports Complex, Pasig City. More than 200 children attended the said event to celebrate the ...

Promoting Inclusive Growth in the Philippines Assessing the Impacts of the Conditional Cash Transfer Program

MANILA, MARCH 1, 2013 – Pantawid Pamilya, the country’s conditional cash transfer (CCT) program, is on track to achieve its objectives of promoting investments in the health and education of children while providing immediate financial support to poor families. These are the main findings of the recently completed assessment of the CCT – the first in a series of evaluations being done on the program – presented today by the World Bank in a public forum held in Quezon City led ...