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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 ...

Pantawid Pamilya beneficiaries can open P50 savings account

MANILA, Philippines - The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) has partnered with Globe Telecoms and Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) in a bid to encourage low-income families to save money. DSWD Secretary Corazon Soliman said BPI Globe BanKO offers an opening balance of only P50 to beneficiaries of the government’s Pantawid Pamilya Pilipino Program or 4Ps. "We would like to teach Pantawid Pamilya beneficiaries the importance of saving money by encouraging them to open a bank account ...

Philippines rewards the poor as Asia’s income gap widens

MANILA, Philippines - Fe Capco and her five children live in a shack with no running water along a dirt track in eastern Manila. She earns about $100 a month washing clothes and her husband used to bring in about $70 a month driving a motorcycle taxi until he went blind. But things are better than they used to be. Through a programme in the Philippines called Pantawid Pamilya (Family Subsistence), 3 million poor households like Capco's get small grants ...