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DSWD holds Pantawid Pamilya Children’s Congress to celebrate 20th National Children’s Month

In line with the goal of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program to promote children’s rights, a National Children’s Congress (NCC) will be conducted on October 29-30, 2012 at the Bayview Hotel in Manila. To be attended by 500 children beneficiaries of Pantawid Pamilya, this is the first congress since the implementation of the program in 2008. The NCC will be a venue to imbibe on children a sense of nationalism, promote awareness, and make their voices heard on issues directly ...

A Tale of 3 Solo Parents

MANILA, Philippines - Tears stream down Zeny’s pale, sunken cheeks as she gazes at the crude stick drawing of a figure of a mother holding on to her children, and at the words written underneath: “Sa aming pinakamamahal na ina, HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY! Salamat po sa inyong pagmamahal at pag-aaruga sa amin. Pagpalain po kayo ng Panginoong Diyos… ang inyong mga anak, Arvin, Mimi, Jhun-jhun (To our dearest mother, Happy Mother’s Day! Thank you for loving and taking care of us. May ...

New scholarship program to cover college education of CCT beneficiaries

Through the Students Grants-in-Aid Program for Poverty Alleviation (SGP-PA), college education is no longer a remote dream for poor students whose families belong to the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program also known as conditional cash transfer program (CCT). The scholarship program hopes to empower the deserving members of poor households by providing them the opportunity to be employed to higher value-added occupations to help alleviate their family from poverty and at the same time enable them to contribute to national development ...

Pantawid Pamilya beneficiaries may soon avail of PhilHealth benefits

Social Welfare and Development Secretary Dinky Soliman hailed the issuance of PhilHealth’s Circular that provides entitlement of all Pantawid Pamilya beneficiaries to the National Health Insurance Program (NHIP) benefits in any health care providers accredited by PhilHealth. Pantawid Pamilya beneficiaries and their dependents may soon avail of the PhilHealth benefits, under the Sponsored Program Component of the NHIP, which provides government subsidy for health insurance to indigent families. To date, there are 3,005,025 Pantawid Pamilya beneficiaries. The availment of benefit ...

Beware of Text Scams!

We would like to warn the public, particularly Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program beneficiaries, on text scams currently circulating. The text message, coming from a certain Lea Ramos which states "Congratulations, 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 0154s’12," IS NOT TRUE. The DSWD nor Pantawid Pamilya is not holding any raffle promos or draws. We urge all those who will receive this ...