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FALSE: P10,000 monthly allowance for 4Ps beneficiaries, solo parents

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FALSE: P10,000 monthly allowance for 4Ps beneficiaries, solo parents
There is no law in the Philippines or any government announcement that increases cash grants for 4Ps beneficiaries and solo parents, as of Thursday, September 30
At a glance
  • Claim: A monthly allowance worth P10,000 will now be given to Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) beneficiaries and solo parents.
  • Rating: FALSE
  • The facts: As of Thursday, September 30. There is no law in the Philippines or any announcement from the government that increases cash grants for 4Ps beneficiaries to P10,000 and qualifies solo parents for the same.
  • Why we fact-checked this: The video that contains this claim has 9,907 views and 39 comments on YouTube, as of writing. A reader sent the claim to Rappler for verification.
Complete details

A video uploaded by YouTube channel “Talakan TV” on September 15 falsely claims that a monthly allowance of P10,000 will now be given to Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) beneficiaries and solo parents.

The video, which is 7 minutes and 24 seconds long, is titled, “P10K MONTHLY ALLOWANCE PARA SA 4P’S AT SOLO PARENT, IPAPATUPAD NA (now to be implemented)!”

The video has 9,907 views and 39 comments on YouTube, as of writing. A reader sent the claim to Rappler for verification.

This is false.

As of Thursday, September 30, there is no law in the Philippines or any announcement from the government that increases cash grants for 4Ps beneficiaries to P10,000 and qualifies solo parents for the same.

Republic Act 11310 or the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) Act states that the beneficiaries are entitled to conditional cash transfers for a health and nutrition grant worth P750 per month, and an education grant worth P300 per month for a child enrolled in daycare and elementary programs; P500 per month for junior high school; and P700 per month for senior high school.

The Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program provides conditional cash transfers to poor households for a maximum period of seven years. There has been a recommendation to increase cash grants for 4Ps beneficiaries during the COVID-19 pandemic, but it hasn’t been approved, as of writing.

Meanwhile, solo parents eligible for assistance are entitled to receive comprehensive packages from different government agencies under Republic Act 8972 or the Solo Parents’ Welfare Act of 2000. There is no P10,000 monthly aid stated in the law.

Moreover, the video by “Talakan TV” only showed a clip of Communications Undersecretary Rocky Ignacio’s interview with Social Security System (SSS) president and CEO Aurora Ignacio. They only discussed the extension of the payment deadline for the July 2021 contributions of regular employers and restructuring programs and realignments in the celebration of SSS’ 64th founding anniversary.

In August, the YouTube channel posted a different video that also contained false information about a supposed monthly allowance for Filipino mothers. – Ivy Marie M. Silang/Rappler.com

Ivy Marie M. Silang is a Rappler intern. This fact check was reviewed by a member of Rappler’s research team and a senior editor. Learn more about Rappler’s internship program here.

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