Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino program - updates

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World Bank loans Philippines $300 million for conditional cash transfers

Nov 28, 2019 - 5:05 PM

The World Bank has contributed a total of $1.26 billion to the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program since it first provided funding in 2010

House OKs resolution allowing use of 4Ps fund to buy palay from farmers

Nov 12, 2019 - 4:40 PM

House Joint Resolution No. 22 would authorize the government to tap the remaining P6.97-billion rice subsidy fund under the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program to help rice farmers

RICE FARMERS. Muddy water spurts out as a field laborer pulls out the rice seedlings in Banay-banay, Davao Oriental. File photo by RaksyBH/Shutterstock.com

Senate approves measure using 4Ps fund to buy palay from PH farmers on final reading

Nov 04, 2019 - 3:37 PM

The joint resolution also encourages local governments to buy from Filipino farmers

PRICES. Filipino farmers earn very little, based on data from the government. File photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

War against drugs or war against poverty?

Oct 23, 2019 - 9:59 AM

Three generations are caught in two conflicting government programs

The street artist collective Gerilya painted this mural illustrating the story of Lourdes and her husband, who had to take care of their grandchildren after their son, Kulit, was killed. The mural is on a wall in Muntinlupa and was painted with the help of local residents. Street art by Gerilya

Is the drug war undermining the gains of government's anti-poverty programs?

Oct 22, 2019 - 6:33 PM

Research shows that at least one in 5 victims of drug-related killings in Metro Manila in 2016 and 2017 were beneficiaries of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program

Mural illustrating Irene’s story was painted by street artists and residents in a community in Quezon City. Street art by Gerilya

New law institutionalizes 4Ps

May 22, 2019 - 6:42 PM

The Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program, which gives poor households cash grants if they meet certain conditions, will now be implemented by every administration

4Ps municipal links and beneficiaries in Siocon preparing for next payout.

Senate bets push for more funds to improve PH education

Feb 25, 2019 - 8:57 AM

Opposition bet Mar Roxas also pushes to pass into law the social welfare department's 4Ps program as it would give holistic support to families and ensure kids are sent to school

BETTER EDUCATION. Senate bets push for more funds to be allocated to education to improve the quality of teachers and schools. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Senate approves bill institutionalizing 4Ps

Feb 04, 2019 - 6:30 PM

The bill seeks to provide conditional cash transfers to poor households for a maximum period of 7 years to improve their health, nutrition, and access to education

4Ps. The Senate approves a bill seeking to institutionalize the government's conditional cash transfer program. Rappler file photo

House green-lights bill institutionalizing 4Ps

Aug 29, 2018 - 5:02 PM

The Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program bill still has a long way to go, as its Senate version remains stuck at the committee level

HELPING THE POOR. Lawmakers want to institutionalize the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program. File photo by Noel Celis/AFP

House OKs on 2nd reading bill institutionalizing 4Ps

Aug 14, 2018 - 7:27 PM

House Bill No. 7773 would mandate the Department of Social Welfare and Development to implement the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program until it covers 60% of all extremely poor households nationwide

HELPING THE POOR. Lawmakers want to institutionalize the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program. File photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

8-year-old 4Ps beneficiary dies while waiting for wheelchair from DSWD

May 31, 2018 - 12:41 PM

The girl, who suffered from hydrocephalus, had been sick for over a week but had to attend the wheelchair turnover ceremony held in Basilan, as required under the government program

WHEELCHAIR TURNOVER. 4Ps beneficiaries claim their wheelchairs from the DSWD on May 30, 2018. One of the recipients, seated at the back, died during the turnover. Photo by Richard Falcatan/Rappler

Piñol open to debate over abolishing 4Ps program

May 28, 2018 - 10:06 PM

Agriculture Secretary Manny Piñol says the funds for government's 4Ps program should be diverted to more productive livelihood programs

1.8M 4Ps beneficiaries receive P2,400 each to offset effects of tax reform

Mar 05, 2018 - 6:01 PM

Under the DSWD's unconditional cash transfer program, a beneficiary receives P200 per month in 2018. The subsidy will increase in the next two years.

CASH GRANT. 4Ps beneficiaries receive as much as P2,400 on March 5, 2018 as part of DSWD's program to offset the effects of the tax reform law. Photo courtesy of DSWD

DSWD waives conditions for release of 4Ps fund to Mayon victims

Jan 30, 2018 - 6:19 PM

Families staying in the 76 evacuation centers in Albay will also get temporary employment

Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Poor families to get P200 tax reform subsidy starting January

Jan 15, 2018 - 1:25 PM

A total of 10 million families would benefit from the Unconditional Cash Transfer (UCT) scheme, says the Department of Social Welfare and Development

INFORMAL SECTOR. The tax reform initiative will hit vendors and small-scare independent traders the hardest. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

DSWD eyes lifting moratorium on 4Ps application before Christmas

Dec 05, 2017 - 6:55 PM

Once the moratorium is lifted, around 48,000 additional families may be accepted into the anti-poverty program

MORATORIUM. The Department of Social Welfare and Development eyes to lift the moratorium on accepting new 4Ps beneficiaries before Christmas.

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