The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) has reported that the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) has served over 3.7 million women grantees or 85.7 percent of the total number of “active” program beneficiaries.
“Currently, there are 3,708,207 women grantees or 85.7 percent of the total 4,324,680 active beneficiaries of the program,” it said in a Facebook post.
The DSWD noted that the program has benefited a total of 346,328 solo parents. Of the number, 67 percent or 232,181 were women.
The department also reported that a total of 6,852,886 children aged 0 to 18 were being monitored for their health and education under the program. Of this, 49 percent or 3,357,915 were children.
The DSWD disclosed that since the implementation of 4Ps in 2008, over 450,000 households have been delisted from the program due to attrition or they no longer have eligible children for monitoring.
Since 2008, the Pantawid Pamilya has invested in human capital development and in the health and education of poor households, particularly of children aged 0 to18 years old.
4Ps uses the conditional cash transfer scheme to provide cash grants to the beneficiaries who comply with the following program conditionalities:
-Children 3 to 18 years old must be enrolled in kindergarten, elementary, and high school, and attend classes at least 85 percent of the time each month;
-Children 0-5 years old must receive regular preventive health check-ups, growth monitoring, and vaccines;
-Pregnant women get pre and post-natal care (must be attended by skilled/professional health workers);
-Children in elementary must receive de-worming pills twice a year; and
Attendance of the grantee/parent/guardian to the monthly Family Development Session (FDS).