4Ps Children Leaders lead Childrens’ Month Celebration

The Philippines, as one of the signatories of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Children (UN-CRC), celebrates children’s month every November. The UN CRC became the nation’s guide in making policies and programs for children. Three decades after, the Philippine government will report its accomplishment in as far as the UN CRC …

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DSWD Secretary Bautista leads 4Ps field assessment in SOCCSKSARGEN

To ensure that the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) remains true to its thrust to improve the well-being of poor Filipino families, DSWD Secretary Rolando Joselito D. Bautista joined field staff of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) in Region XII for the second round of assessment of its household beneficiaries on October …

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4Ps removes barriers to education

Born with a congenital deformity, Edy Rose Tayab of Quezon, Bukidnon was teased and bullied by her classmates because she has no feet and left hand. Going to school was physically and emotionally difficult for her, but other than the dispiriting remarks about her disability, Edy Rose was more discouraged to go to school because …

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Former 4Ps model families retell their stories of hope, success in DSWD event

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) will lead the homecoming of the six national winners of the Search for Huwarang Pantawid Pamilya on September 29, 2019 at the SM City North Edsa Sky Dome during the Pantawid Pamilya National Family Day celebration. The National Family Day carries the theme, “Pamilyang Pilipino: Taas-noo sa buong …

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4Ps remains on track with objectives to send children to school, keep them healthy

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) emphasizes that Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) is on track with its objectives of sending children to school and keeping them healthy, amid the issue raised by Ibon Foundation that the audit findings on program funds prove that it is ineffective. DSWD explains that 4Ps is part of the …

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Pamilya Darauay: Sipag at tiyaga ang puhunan sa pagtawid sa kahirapan

“Madalas kaming hindi kumain ng tatlong beses sa isang araw. Ang mga anak ko, hati-hati pa sa isang supot ng biskuwit maginhawaan man lang saglit ang kanilang kumakalam na mga bituka sa maghapon.” Ito ang salaysay ni Rizalina Darauay, isang maybahay at benepisyaryo ng Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) mula sa Annafunan, Tuguegarao City, habang …

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DSWD helps facilitate release of salaries of 4Ps workers in BARMM

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) is working closely with the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) to help facilitate the release of salaries of  Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) implementors in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region for Muslim Mindanao (BARMM).   This developed following a news report that was aired over a TV …

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DSWD welcomes institutionalization of Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) lauded the signing into law of Republic Act 11310 institutionalizing the government’s flagship poverty reduction program known as the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program or 4Ps. 4Ps is an investment in human capital which seeks to break the intergenerational cycle of poverty by focusing on education and health …

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First from the Mountains: A Graduation Story of a Girl from Tau’t Bato

Coming from a tribe which has long been isolated in the mountains, Juda Diklay, 25, a member of the Tau’t Batotribe in Palawan province, found it difficult to keep pace with her classmates when she first started school after being given an opportunity to study in the city. Juda was the first in her tribe to …

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Pantawid Pamilya women making waves

Women from poor households do not always get opportunities for higher education, good employment, and other things that are important to help them combat the poverty cycle in their own families. It seems that many do not regard women as important drivers of development. But social protection programs like Pantawid Pamilya aim to stop this …

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