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  1. 1. To embrace it with optimism is what the 33-year-old Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program beneficiary Atiya Enting Jumdail always does whenever she faces a new challenge on her life. She says that every challenge that comes her way brings a perfect opportunity to learn through change. To her, learning through challenges is a strategy that has long helped her through the countless trials that she experienced ever since she and his husband started their lives together. Atiya has been married for eighteen years to Timbasil Jumdail, a fisherman. With the meager income of P3,000 a month, the couple struggled to support even the studies of their six children. Atiya, however, carried the challenge devotedly and surpassed it together with her husband. Timbasil Jumdail (in orange shirt) leads the community in preparing seedlings for the mangrove rehabilitation project in their community. READ MORE... Toward 'better' families PDF Print Written by Rina Jimenez-David, Phil. Daily Inquirer Monday, 16 June 2014 09:22 ShareThis Subic- Leonie Nervida, 47, lives in a tiny, two-room apartment that lies at the end of a row of similarly small apartments in Barangay New Banicain in this city. She shares the single bedroom with her husband Francisco (“Nanie”) who, at 60, is 13 years older than she. They have eight children (“I had three children when he met me,” Leonie says, “but he accepted them fully and treated them, like the ones we had together, as his own”), only the three youngest live with them at present, all still in school. Her fifth child, says Leonie, is now 15 and should be a freshman in high school but he has yet to return home after taking a vacation with an older sibling. “Pasaway” (hard-headed), she describes the boy, who apparently has no wish to go back to school. READ MORE... Rising from ‘poorest of the poor’ in T’Boli PDF Print Written by By Germelina Lacorte, Inquirer Mindanao Tuesday, 10 June 2014 05:32 ShareThis Farmer Johnny Tolentino recalls how he was barely surviving hand-to-mouth when he first received five years ago the P4,000 cash assistance from the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) under its Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps). Johhny Tolentino is seen at his farm in T'boli, South Cotabato province. READ MORE... CCT program still a work in progress PDF Print Written by by Jaime R. Pilapil, Manilatimes.net
  2. 2. Tuesday, 10 June 2014 05:12 ShareThis GENERAL SANTOS CITY: The government’s Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) program is still a work in progress and its implementor, the Department of Social Welfare and Development, does not pretend to claim that it is being smoothly implemented. Overall, however, the program is seen as a success since the poorest of the poor are saved from hunger while their children receive health care and go to elementary and secondary schools. READ MORE... Pantawid Pamilya inspires violence-free communities PDF Print Written by 4Ps Social Marketing Unit Tuesday, 10 June 2014 03:16 ShareThis We are no stranger to horrible accounts of violence committed against women and children. Heart- breaking narratives of wives being beaten to death by their jealous husbands and children raped by the people who should be protecting them are sometimes trivialized as nothing extraordinary but a matter of the family. Violence against women and children (VAWC) happens every day and across culture. There is a wide spectrum of gender-based violence wherein women and girls are vulnerable to. These include trafficking, physical and sexual abuses, economic deprivation, and even psychological battering. READ MORE... Pantawid Pamilya Accomplishment Report for the 1st Quarter of 2014 PDF Print Written by 4Ps Social Marketing Unit Wednesday, 14 May 2014 07:57 ShareThis Pantawid Pamilya Accomplishment Report for the 1st Quarter of 2014 download here. Sec. Soliman leads advisory committee visit to IP communities PDF Print Written by 4Ps Social Marketing Unit Monday, 05 May 2014 02:41 ShareThis Sec. Soliman and members of the National Advisory Council (NAC) are welcomed by the cheiftain of Brgy Banuang Daan in Coron, Palawan during the field visit. Coron, Palawan – Secretary Corazon Juliano-Soliman of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) led the Joint National and Regional Advisory Committee (N/RAC) meeting in this municipality last April 23-25, 2014. The field visit aims to highlight the convergence strategy of the Department which allows the beneficiaries, particularly the Indigenous People (IP), to benefit from its major programs namely Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program, Kapit-Bisig Laban sa
  3. 3. Kahirapan-Comprehensive Integrated Delivery of Social Services (KALAHI-CIDSS) and the Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP). It was also intended to gather more assistance from the participating partner-agencies to make better living conditions for the IP beneficiaries. READ MORE... Pantawid Pamilya Accomplishment Report for the 4th Quarter of 2013 PDF Print Written by 4Ps Social Marketing Unit Thursday, 03 April 2014 07:32 ShareThis Pantawid Pamilya Accomplishment Report for the 4th Quarter of 2013 download here. The leader in us PDF Print Written by Pantawid Pamilya SMU Saturday, 10 May 2014 12:37 ShareThis “Matagal akong naitali sa paniniwalang ang babae ay dapat nasa loob lang ng bahay. Pero simula nang naging Parent Leader na ako para sa Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program, nalaman ko na mas marami pa pala akong pwedeng magawa at magampanan, hindi lang para sa ikauunlad ng aking sarili, kundi lalo na ng aking pamilya (I was tied up for a long time with the belief that women must spend their lives sheltered inside their homes, but when I started to be a parent leader for Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program, I learned that I can do more things and roles to partake, not only for the development of myself, but especially for my family),” said Aling Glomeline. Glomeline Taguinod from Dadda, Tuguegarao City is one of the 160,000 parent leaders of the Pantawid Pamilya nationwide. READ MORE... DSWD, DLSU-SDRC forge partnership PDF Print Written by 4Ps Social Marketing Unit Tuesday, 29 April 2014 08:34 ShareThis The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) represented by Director Rodora T. Babaran, National Program Manager of Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program and De La Salle University- Social Development Research Center (DLSU-SDRC) represented by Dr. Melvin A. Jabar, Director of DLSU-SDCRC signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) on April 28, 2014. The partnership is part of the program’s research agenda that aims to encourage researches relating to analysis on the impact, outcomes and implementation of the program. Why we should support the 4Ps
  4. 4. The 4Ps program is and continues to be a good investment - Here’s why Ronald U. Mendoza Published 3:22 PM, Aug 12, 2013 Updated 8:30 PM, Aug 21, 2013 At a recent forum on the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (or 4Ps) held at the Philippine Institute for Development Studies, experts from different government agencies and academic institutions discussed the rationale and the feasibility of extending and expanding the program. Under the management of Department of Social and Welfare Development (DSWD), the 4Ps is widely known to be the lynchpin of the government’s anti-poverty efforts. One of its key interventions is the provision of small cash transfers to mothers, as long as they commit to investing in their children, such as by ensuring their children go to school, as well as get deworming, vaccination and regular health check-ups to name a few other aspects of the program. 4Ps operates in 79 provinces covering 1484 municipalities and 143 key cities in all 17 regions nationwide. As of June 2013, the program covered almost 4 million households. The planned extension of the 4Ps program will include an additional 2 million children to the current 8.5 million in the program. A special emphasis will be placed on providing additional support to children from poor families who would like to go to high school. Yet, even as the budget for 4Ps is set to increase, some people seem impatient about its pay-off, which most assume will be immediate—such as reducing the number of poor and hungry people in the country. Several opposition politicians have even resorted to calling the government program a “dole-out”. And some question the size of the allocations dedicated to the 4Ps. Their typical argument is that there are better alternative uses for these funds. At that forum, I argued otherwise—noting that the 4Ps program is and continues to be a good investment. Here’s why. Ending poverty First, the 4Ps is NOT the only program in the anti-poverty strategy of the government, yet it’s quite possibly the most important component. The reason is that this program attacks one of the root causes of poverty—weak education, health and other human development characteristics that disadvantage a poor person. No amount of job creation will employ and lift out of poverty millions of under-skilled and unhealthy citizens. No business would get into such an enterprise, and no government can sustain economic growth and job creation on such a weak foundation. Therefore,
  5. 5. human capital build-up is, first and foremost, the key ingredient in the strategy. What is often poorly understood about the 4Ps program is that it’s less focused on adults, and more focused on the next generation. The economic pay-off from these investments, therefore, will take some years to fully manifest—in the form of more educated and healthy citizens and more productive workers. If we are serious about poverty reduction (and dare I say, poverty eradication), investing in children is where we should really begin. Otherwise, a never ending stream of people with weak education and health will add to the ranks of the poor. Of course, human capital is not enough. Access to the other factors of production and growth will also need to dramatically improve for the vast majority of the population— such as through microfinance and lending to SMEs (improving access to capital); and true agrarian reform (access to land). Preparing for the country’s youth bulge According to the United Nations, our country is expected to reach its peak number of young people by around 2040-2050, roughly 25-30 years from today (see Figure 1). This means the brunt of our future labor force is comprised of infants already being born today —and their future capabilities depend heavily on the policy choices we make. 4Ps can help ensure that the majority of our young people do not fall through the cracks. For every 1.8 to 2 million children born every year in the Philippines, at least about one- third (or up to six hundred thousand) are born to poor families according to some estimates. Because of 4Ps, children will grow up to be educated, healthy, and productive members of Philippine society, contributing to the country’s economic competitiveness in the longer term. Therefore, the 4Ps is not merely a matter of charity for poor children as far as the country is concerned—our long run economic growth depends in large part on how successfully we equip our future citizens and workers to compete. Nevertheless, the 4Ps prepares future workers; but it does not in itself create jobs. It is imperative that more jobs are created and more entrepreneurship encouraged in order to spur economic development that is inclusive for the vast majority of the youth. Figure 1. Philippine Youth (Aged 15-24), 1950-2100 (In Millions) Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program or 4Ps (formerly Ahon Pamilyang Pilipino) is a conditional cash transfer§ program of the Philippine§government under the Department of Social Welfare and Development§.[1] It aims to eradicate extreme poverty in the Philippines by investing in heath and education particularly in ages 0–14.[2] It is patterned on programs in other developing countries like Brazil (Oportunidades§) and Mexico (Bolsa Família§).[3] The 4Ps program now operates in 17 regions, 79 provinces and 1,261 municipalities and 138 key cities covering 3,014,586 household beneficiaries.
  6. 6. Contents [hide§]  1 History§ 2 Program structure§ 1 2.1 Objective§ 2 2.2 Eligibility§ 3 2.3 Conditions§  3 External links§  4 References§ History[edit§] The Department of Social Welfare and Development patterned the conditional cash transfer§ system from developing countries particular in Brazil and Mexico.[4] In 2007, the DSWD pre-pilot tested in municipalities of Sibagat§ and Esperanza§ in Agusan del Sur; the municipalities of Lopez Jaena§ and Bonifacio§ in Misamis Occidental, the Caraga Region; and the cities of Pasay§ and Caloocan§ in a 50 million pesos budget.[5] It was renamed Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) by DB-Mayler G Amolata and Aicris Floren on July 16, 2008 by administrative order number 16, series of 2008 and set implementing guidelines. Program structure[edit§] Objective[edit§] The program have focused on two objectives: 1 Social assistance: provide cash assistance to address the short-term financial need. 2 Social development: by investing in capability building they will be able to break intergenerational poverty cycle. Eligibility[edit§] The poorest among poor families as identified by 2003 Small Area Estimate (SAE) survey of National Statistical Coordination Board§ (NSCB) are eligible. The poorest among poor are selected through a proxy-means test.[6] Economic indicators such as ownership of assets, type of housing, education of the household head, livelihood of the family and access to water and sanitation facilities are proxy variables to indicate the family economic category.[7] Additional qualification is a household that has children 0– 14 years old and/or have pregnant women during the assessment and shall agree on all the conditions set by the government to enter the program. Conditions[edit§] Health conditionalities
  7. 7. 3 Pregnant Household Member/s should visit their local health center to avail of pre- and post-natal care starting from the first trimester of pregnancy 4 Children 0-5 Years Old - members of the household who are 0–5 years old shall visit the health center and avail of Immunization/vaccination, weight monitoring, and management of childhood disease 5 Children aged 6–14 years old should receive deworming pills twice a year Education conditionalities 6 Children aged 3–5 years old enrolled in Day Care Program or pre-school program and maintain a class attendance rate of at least 85% per month (still subject to evaluation/study) 7 Children aged 6–14 years old enrolled in elementary and secondary schools and maintain a class attendance rate of at least 85% per month Other conditionalities 8 Parents should attend Family Development Sessions at least once a month 9 Participate in community activities to promote and strengthen the implementation of the program The Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program is a human development program of the national government that invests in the health and education of poor households, particularly of children aged 0-18 years old. Patterned after the conditional cash transfer scheme implemented in other developing countries, the Pantawid Pamilya provides cash grants to beneficiaries provided that they comply with the set of conditions required by the program. Pantawid Pamilya has dual objectives:  Social Assistance - to provide cash assistance to the poor to alleviate their immediate need (short term poverty alleviation); and  Social Development - to break the intergenerational poverty cycle through investments in human capital. Pantawid Pamilya helps to fulfill the country’s commitment to meet the Millennium Development Goals, namely: 10 Eradicate Extreme Poverty and Hunger 11 Achieve Universal Primary Education 12 Promote Gender Equality
  8. 8. 13 Reduce Child Mortality 14 Improve Maternal Health § Set of Co-Responsibilities To avail of the cash grants beneficiaries should comply with the following conditions: 15 Pregnant women must avail pre- and post-natal care and be attended during childbirth by a trained health professional; 16 Parents must attend Family Development Sessions (FDS); 17 0-5 year old children must receive regular preventive health check-ups and vaccines; 18 6-14 years old children must receive deworming pills twice a year. 19 All child beneficiaries (0-18 years old) must enroll in school and maintain a class attendance of at least 85% per month. Program Coverage Pantawid Pamilya operates in 79 provinces covering 1484 municipalities and 143 cities in all 17 regions nationwide. The program has 4,090,667 registered households as of 25 June 2014.

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