The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) expressed optimism that the gains of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) will be sustained in the years to come.
DSWD on Thursday, June 10, said that the 4Ps – the national poverty reduction strategy and human capital investment program of the Philippine government – marks the 2nd year of its institutionalization.
Related to this, DSWD is holding a weeklong celebration which started on June 7 to 11 to commemorate the second anniversary of the institutionalization of program.
The anniversary celebration, anchored on the theme, “SaMa Sama tungo Sa Matatag at Sa Matagumpay ng Pamilyang Pilipino,” focuses on how the 4Ps has “made significant impacts to improve the lives and empower its beneficiaries.”
The weeklong celebration kicked off on June 7 with a ceremonial opening of exhibit booths and gallery walk featuring the testimonials of beneficiaries and the 4Ps’ accomplishments. The event was held at the DSWD Central Office New Lobby.
As part of the weeklong activities, DSWD said that an online forum entitled “Diskursong 4Ps (Paglalahad, Paglalarawan, Pagsasalaysay, Pagbibigay Liwanag sa Usaping Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program)” was held on June 9.
The situational outlook on the socio-economic strategies and opportunities for the 4Ps was presented during the virtual forum.
To recognize graduating 4Ps household-beneficiaries around the country, the program held the “Pagkilala sa mga benepisyaryo ng Pantawid Pamilya na matagumpay na nakatawid sa kahirapan tungo sa kaunlaran” on June 10.
The online awarding ceremony was be attended by local government units (LGUs), national government agencies (NGAs), and civil society organizations (CSOs) who became partners of the DSWD in providing livelihood and educational opportunities to the 4Ps beneficiaries.
As a culminating activity, DSWD will recognize notable 4Ps employees, development partners, and parent leaders who provided significant contributions towards the successful implementation of the program on June 11.
DSWD said that this event will also coincide with the launching of the 5th Edition of the 4Ps Operations Manual which highlights enhancements in the 4Ps’ mechanisms.
Through its continuing collaboration with partners and improvement of its systems and processes, DSWD looks forward to sustaining the gains of 4Ps as the national poverty reduction strategy and human capital investment program of the government.