Achieving dreams—slowly but surely

Mabanta Family

The Mabantas did not imagine winning the National Search for Huwarang Pantawid Pamilya in 2013. They thought they were just a simple family from Kauswagan, Lanao del Norte who loves gardening and joining activities in their community. Little did they know that their passions would earn them the title of huwarang pamilya. “Unexpected po ‘yon. …

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Rising above challenges

Manarpaac Family

Hailed as the first grand winner of the National Search for Huwarang Pantawid Pamilya, the Manarpaacs from Batac City, Ilocos Sur still remember how they felt when they were awarded in 2012. “Nagsama yung kaba at saya. Hindi ko ine-expect. Sa dinami-dami ng beneficiaries kami ang napili. Napakasaya namin,” said the 46-year old mother Leilani …

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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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Working for inclusive development

Pantawid Pamilya caters to the poorest of the poor Filipinos through ensuring that children beneficiaries have access to education and health services and linking their families to opportunities and interventions that can complement the investment made to the children. As a human development program, Pantawid Pamilya aims to provide opportunities to the poor and marginalized, …

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