153,844 family-beneficiaries to exit from 4Ps – DSWD

Published March 22, 2021, 9:21 PM

by Charissa Luci-Atienza 

Over 153,000 family-beneficiaries are expected to be delisted from the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) as their last monitored child in the household  is due to turn 19 years old and/or to finish high school.

“As of January 2021, some 153,844 household-beneficiaries nationwide whose last monitored child reached 19 years old and/or finished high school in 2020, are slated to exit from the program,” the DSWD said in a statement. 

The households shall be delisted from the roster of 4Ps beneficiaries based on any of the  following criteria stated in the implementing rules and regulations (IRR) of Republic Act No. 11310 or 4Ps Act:

-The last monitored child in the household turns 19 years old;

– The last monitored child in the household finishes high school;

– The household reaches the 7-year duration in the Program;

– The household is no longer poor, based on the latest assessment thru the adopted  standardized targeting system;

-The household voluntarily waives its membership from the Program; or

-The household commits offenses wherein the sanction is delisting, subject to the  standards to be developed by the DSWD.

The DSWD said this year, a total of 423,325 children and youth-beneficiaries are graduating from high school.

It noted that in 2020, a total of 585,125 household-beneficiaries nationwide have exited from 4Ps. Of the number, 56,095 household-beneficiaries came from the Bicol Region. More than P49 billion program funds were utilized in 2020. 

Based on the DSWD data, as of Dec. 31, 2020, there are more  than 4.3 million 4Ps households nationwide.