Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program
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Delisting of 1.3-M 'ineligible' 4Ps beneficiaries after validation – DSWD

Nov 06, 2017 - 2:36 PM

4Ps director Leonardo Reynoso says that despite the COA findings, they still need to validate the real conditions of the 1.3 million beneficiaries that have already crossed the poverty line

4Ps. A COA performance audit report finds that 30% of the 4.4 million beneficiaries of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program have already crossed the poverty line.

COA tells DSWD to continue 4Ps ban on accepting new members

Nov 05, 2017 - 9:20 PM

The Commission on Audit advises the Department of Social Welfare and Development to fix its data collection first to screen potential beneficiaries properly

PANTAWID. 4Ps aims to uplift millions of poor Filipino families from poverty. AFP file photo

Pro-poor? Drilon questions 'minimal' increase in social services budget

Oct 12, 2017 - 2:44 PM

'There appears to be a disconnect between the increases in the budget of the social services sector and the infrastructure sector,' Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon says during deliberations on the proposed DSWD budget for 2018

HOPE. The Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program is the main anti-poverty mechanism of the Philippine government. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

FACT CHECK: How 4Ps funds are paid out to beneficiaries

Aug 31, 2017 - 10:30 AM

From the central office money is directly downloaded to the Landbank of the Philippines and other service providers to facilitate payment of the cash grants

PANTAWID PROGRAM. Can 4Ps provide educational opportunities and health services through cash incentives? Photo by RAPPLER/Leanne Jazul

Taguiwalo rejected over 'reports' of DSWD funds going to NPA – Duterte

Aug 28, 2017 - 7:27 PM

The President says his former social welfare secretary is suspected of giving 4Ps funds and resources to NPA rebels

The President then proceeded to meet with Social Welfare and Development Secretary Judy Taguiwalo at the same room. PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

P7.8-B health grant for 4Ps beneficiaries in proposed 2018 budget

Jul 28, 2017 - 6:51 PM

Social Welfare Secretary Judy Taguiwalo says the DSWD is still validating if 1 3 million of the 4 4 million 4Ps beneficiaries have already transitioned out of poverty

HEALTH GRANT. DSWD Secretary Judy Taguiwalo says all 4.4 million beneficiaries of 4Ps will be covered by the health grant under their proposed 2018 budget. Photo by Patty Pasion/Rappler

World Bank loan used for 4Ps ending in 2019

Jul 17, 2017 - 8:20 PM

But Social Welfare Secretary Judy Taguiwalo clarifies that the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program will continue to operate

4Ps. Over P1.42 billion worth of cash grants have been unwithdrawn by more than 2 million 4Ps beneficiaries, says the Commission on Audit.

COA: P1.42B cash grants not claimed by 4Ps beneficiaries

Jul 06, 2017 - 8:51 PM

The Commission on Audit also notes that P7 659 billion of CCT funds released through the Landbank of the Philippines remain unaccounted for

4Ps beneficiaries to receive rice subsidy in March

Mar 15, 2017 - 10:05 PM

The DSWD reminds the beneficiaries to use the cash grant to purchase rice or else they could face sanctions

PALAY. Organic rice seeds are manually threshed out from its stalks after harvest. Photo by Greenpeace

PH making 'steady progress' on social protection – ADB

Nov 13, 2016 - 9:35 PM

The Asian Development Bank credits the country s cash transfer program and the expansion of PhilHealth for the improvement in the protection of its vulnerable citizens

DSWD opens livelihood programs to non-4P families

Oct 15, 2016 - 10:24 AM

DSWD Secretary Taguiwalo s announcement comes after a recent Social Weather Station s survey revealed 42 of Filipinos rated themselves as poor

CURBING POVERTY. DSWD Secretary Judy Taguiwalo said that the self-rated poverty of Filipinos at 42% is a record-low. Rappler file photo

#100DaysofDuterte: The change that came to DSWD

Oct 09, 2016 - 10:30 AM

What are the changes that Judy Taguiwalo has introduced to the Department of Social Welfare and Development in her first 100 days in office?

100 DAYS. DSWD Secretary introduces severa changes and new policy directions to the agency, 100 days since she assumed office.

COA finds P1.25B in unused cash grants for 4Ps beneficiaries

Aug 03, 2016 - 5:25 PM

Nearly 3 million payroll accounts for Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program beneficiaries have idle balances amounting to a total of P1 25 billion

RED FLAG. The Commission on Audit found that there's a total of P1 billion worth of cash grants that remained idle in over 2 million accounts supposedly for 4Ps beneficiaries

DSWD to prioritize review of Yolanda rehabilitation projects

Aug 01, 2016 - 8:00 PM

Social Welfare and Development Secretary Judy Taguiwalo says anomalies if any will be dealt with appropriately

REVIEW. Social welfare secretary Judy Taguiwalo said they have been reviewing their and services since July 1 with post-Yolanda rebuilding programs on top of their list.

No new beneficiaries under 4Ps, says Taguiwalo

Jul 26, 2016 - 8:30 AM

The current members will be retained but there wouldn’t be new members because we do not have the budget for that DSWD Secretary Judy Taguiwalo says on the sidelines of President Duterte s SONA

INDEPENDENT POOR. President Rodrigo Duterte said that graduates of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program will be assisted to become independent once they graduate from the program. Photo by Francis Malasig/EPA

COA: P6.39B CCT transactions still unliquidated as of 2015

Jul 14, 2016 - 11:03 AM

Despite these issues the COA reports that through the program 333 673 beneficiaries graduated from high school many with honors

NAPC failed to adopt anti-poverty policies under Aquino – Maza

Jul 10, 2016 - 4:45 PM

Anti poverty policies based on recommendations of sectoral groups could have been adopted if NAPC officials met en banc says new NAPC chief Liza Maza

STILL A PROBLEM. One out of five Filipinos remain to be poor based on recent data by the National Anti Poverty Commission. Photo by Leanne Jazul/Rappler

WATCH: From Dinky to Judy: Change comes to DSWD

Jul 04, 2016 - 12:17 PM

Social Welfare Secretary Judy Taguiwalo gives marching orders to the entire DSWD bureaucracy – serve the people

Drilon files bill seeking to institutionalize CCT

Jul 02, 2016 - 3:04 PM

Senate President Franklin Drilon says he filed the bill to quell fears that the conditional cash transfer program would be discontinued under President Rodrigo Duterte

YES TO 4Ps. Senate President Franklin Drilon wants the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program continued in the next 6 years.

WATCH: It’s a wrap: Dinky Soliman’s report card at DSWD

Jun 30, 2016 - 10:25 PM

If there is one good thing that we can turn over to the new administration it is evidence based policy making planning and evaluation says DSWD Secretary Corazon Dinky Soliman

4Ps GAINS. President Benigno  Aquino III graces the Conference on Sustaining the Gains of the Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) in the Philippines at the Auditorium of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) Headquarters in Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong City on January 13, 2016. With the President are ABD president Takehiko Nakao and DSWD head Corazon 'Dinky' Soliman. File photo by Rey Baniquit/Malacañang Photo Bureau

Gov't funds in campaign? DSWD ready for audit – Soliman

Jun 20, 2016 - 6:20 PM

There is no such thing misuse of funds If there is then show me the evidence says Social Welfare and Development Secretary Corazon Dinky Soliman

FUNDS MISUSE? Department of Social Welfare and Development Secretary Corazon 'Dinky' Soliman said their liquidation reports are open for scrutiny to prove none of their funds were used for the Liberal Party's campaign.

SWS: 10.5M Filipino families identify as poor in Q1 2016

May 27, 2016 - 1:35 PM

The results of the latest Social Weather Stations survey reflect an improvement in self rated poverty in all regions except in Mindanao the lowest in over 4 years

Cebuano supporter on her vote for Roxas: 'I want continuity'

Apr 29, 2016 - 12:05 PM

Liza Morga a 56 year old Cebuana clings to Liberal Party standard bearer Mar Roxas promise to continue the Aquino administration s flagship poverty alleviation program the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program

WARM WELCOME. Cebuano supporters of the Liberal Party (LP) warmly welcome presidential candidate Secretary Mar Roxas during the campaign rally held at Capitol Site, Cebu City on Wednesday, April 27. Photo by Apple Grace Danuco/Rappler

#PHvote: Faces of Pangasinan

Apr 24, 2016 - 6:35 PM

Rappler asks residents what issues concern them in Pangasinan See their photos and stories here

5Ps and CCT: How will candidates' anti-poverty promises be funded?

Apr 20, 2016 - 9:00 AM

When it comes to promises on poverty alleviation the 6 presidential candidates have a lot to offer How feasible those promises are is another story

File photos by Rappler; Mar Roxas photo from Malacañang

Palace on coercion of 4Ps beneficiaries: 'Black propaganda'

Apr 16, 2016 - 11:10 PM

Militant group Bayan claims that some recipients of 4Ps were coerced to join a unity walk rally for LP standard bearer Mar Roxas in Manila

At LP event, Soliman hits Roxas-Robredo's rivals over 4Ps

Apr 14, 2016 - 11:29 AM

DSWD Secretary: Bakit tayo nakikinig sa mga taong walang ginawa kundi batikusin ang programa pero ngayon ay pinapangako na?

DSWD: Over 67,000 4Ps families at risk of reverting to poverty

Apr 05, 2016 - 3:03 PM

Another 983 816 families covered by the second round of assessment for Listahanan are also identified as transient poor

DSWD to voters: Beware of local officials using 4Ps to get votes

Mar 29, 2016 - 5:20 PM

Social Welfare Secretary Dinky Soliman also talks about allegations the administration is using the program to boost the candidacies of its bets

3 cabinet members say Negros Occidental trip for work, not for campaign

Mar 13, 2016 - 12:47 PM

The cabinet secretaries met with beneficiaries of the government s Bottom up Budgeting BUB program and the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program 4Ps

Photo by Marchel Espina / Rappler

Roxas blasts Binay for flip-flopping on 4Ps

Mar 08, 2016 - 7:15 PM

Vice President Binay ano ba talaga? says Mar Roxas

DAVAO VISIT. Mar Roxas visits a banana processing plant in Davao del Norte. Photo by Bea Cupin/Rappler

From Malacañang to the streets, women are demanding better lives

Mar 08, 2016 - 6:43 PM

Have things really improved for Filipino women?

WOMEN'S DAY. Members of the Gabriela Alliance of Filipino Women protest the government's 'labor export policy' – which they say is putting women further under poverty – at the Mendiola Peace Arch on March 8, Women's Day. All photos by Bea Orante

80% of PH voters likely to pick bets backing CCT program

Mar 05, 2016 - 4:14 PM

The continuation of the CCT program and implementation of the RH law are the most supported advocacies among Filipino voters according to the SWS survey

CCT. Indigent families receive benefits from the government's Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) Program. File photo by Jodesz Gavilan/Rappler

Binay warns gov't workers using anti-poverty fund to buy votes for LP

Feb 15, 2016 - 4:49 PM

The UNA standard bearer says his camp will sue any government worker caught electioneering

EXPANDED ANTI-POVERTY PROGRAM. Vice President Jejomar Binay, standard-bearer of the United Nationalist Alliance, tells voters in Pasay City on February 15, 2016, it's a lie that he will discontinue the Pantawid Pamilya Program of the Aquino government; in fact, he will expand its coverage. Photo by Lito Boras/Rappler

VLOG: Binay warns gov't personnel against buying votes for LP

Feb 15, 2016 - 4:42 PM

Earlier UNA Spokesman Mon Ilagan and Davao City Mayor and presidential candidate Rodrigo Duterte accused the Liberal Party of vote buying

Photo by Lito Boras/Rappler

COA requires 'more proof' for Land Bank's money claim against DSWD

Jan 31, 2016 - 8:27 PM

More documents are needed to support the money claim filed by the Land Bank of the Philippines against the Department of Social Welfare and Development Commission on Audit says

Robbers take P3.4M in funds meant for 4Ps beneficiaries in Albay

Jan 27, 2016 - 6:57 PM

The suspects reportedly forcibly enter the house of the village councilor and hogtie the employees of Smart Natco before taking the group s money and valuables

Aquino reports CCT gains: '7.7M out of poverty'

Jan 13, 2016 - 4:21 PM

President Benigno Aquino III says the success of the Conditional Cash Transfer program in fighting poverty attests to the wisdom of Daang Matuwid and why this path must be continued by the next leader hopefully his preferred one

SUSTAINING CCT. President Benigno S. Aquino III delivers his speech at the Conference on Sustaining the Gains of the Conditional Cash Transfer in the Philippines at the Asian Development Bank headquarters in Mandaluyong City on January 13, 2016. Photo by Rey Baniquit/Malacañang Photo Bureau

VP Binay wants more senior citizens included in 4Ps

Nov 21, 2015 - 5:48 PM

Vice President Binay says he wants to include senior citizens aged 60 to 64 in the Conditional Cash Transfer program which currently covers only those 65 years old and above

ANTI-POVERTY PROGRAM. The Aquino administration turned 4Ps, which began during the previous administration, into its flagship poverty alleviation program. Rappler file photo

Poorest Pinoys know 4Ps, but not other nutrition programs

Nov 12, 2015 - 5:10 PM

The most popular government program among the poorest Filipinos is the DSWD s Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program a recent World Food Programme survey reveals

Gov't asks village residents to help validate list of poor families

Nov 11, 2015 - 5:56 PM

The social welfare department has conducted an assessment of households nationwide and wants to make sure it has an accurate complete and reliable final list of those needing assistance

LISTAHANAN. The government calls on the Filipino public to help in the validation of an initial list of poor households in the Philippines.  File photo by Rappler

Roxas, Robredo vow to institutionalize 4Ps program

Oct 17, 2015 - 6:17 PM

In their first event together since filing their certificates of candidacy Mar Roxas and Leni Robredo promise to continue the government s flagship poverty alleviation program

GUESTS OF HONOR. Liberal Party 2016 bets Mar Roxas and Leni Robredo are guests of honor at an event of the social welfare department in Koronadal City, October 17, 2015. Photo by Katerina Francisco/Rappler

Aquino dismayed over students' lack of knowledge in PH history

Sep 29, 2015 - 5:40 PM

The President learns of the viral post about a moviegoer asking why Apolinario Mabini remained seated in the film Heneral Luna

'MORE ABLED'. President Benigno Aquino III delivers his speech during the 2015 Apolinario Mabini awarding ceremony at the Heroes Hall of the Malacañang Palace on Tuesday, September 29, 2015. Photo by Benhur Arcayan/ Malacañang Photo Bureau

Guingona wants Pantawid program beyond Aquino term

Sep 23, 2015 - 8:22 PM

Senate Bill No 2960 seeks to ensure the continuation of DSWD s conditional cash transfer program to improve poverty reduction efforts in the Philippines

COA points out inefficiencies in 4Ps program

Sep 06, 2015 - 8:21 PM

There was P1 598 billion in undisbursed cash transfers for 4Ps beneficiaries in 8 regions in 2014 the audit commission says in its report

PANTAWID PROGRAM. Can 4Ps provide educational opportunities and health services through cash incentives? Photo by RAPPLER/Leanne Jazul

4Ps moms get P500 less for missing 'birth control' seminars?

Sep 02, 2015 - 9:59 AM

Buhay party list Representative Lito Atienza questions the authority of Likhaan Center for Women s Health to conduct responsible parenting modules for mother beneficiaries of the government s flagship poverty alleviation program

HEALTH GRANT. Beneficiaries of Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program are required to attend monthly family development sessions, which include topics such as responsible parenting. File photo by Francis R. Malasig/EPA

How poverty affects street children psychologically

Aug 08, 2015 - 8:00 PM

To break the cycle of poverty the first step is to admit that poverty is also psychological

Photo by Amelie van den Brink

'Enhanced' system safeguards Pantawid program – DSWD

Aug 04, 2015 - 8:04 PM

Over 15 million households in the Philippines are expected to be assessed by the DSWD s National Household Targeting System for Poverty Reduction

5 years of Aquino: Highs and lows

Jul 28, 2015 - 6:05 PM

Rappler looks back at the most criticized and most applauded statements and actions of President Aquino

LAST SONA. Philippine President Benigno Aquino III smiles during a signing ceremony between Philippine's Department of Trade (DTI) and Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) on business promotion cooperation in Tokyo, Japan, June 2, 2015. File photo by Franck Robichon/EPA

No 'headaches' in education for next admin, says Aquino

Jul 27, 2015 - 9:45 PM

President Benigno Aquino III reports about backlogs that have been addressed and programs that help bring children back to school

NO BACKLOGS. Students participate in an activity during the opening of classes at the President Corazon C. Aquino Elementary School in Quezon City. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler