DILG Regional News
5,360 Tagumeo households qualify for 4PsApril 2, 2012
A total of 5, 360 families in Tagum City have qualified as recipients of the government's conditional cash transfer program otherwise known as Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps).
Recipients of the program received their first cash-out last March 17, 2012 at the City Trade and Cultural Center Pavilion.
The cash grants awarded by the program are as follows: P500 per month (for a total of P6,000 a year) per household for health and nutrition expenses; P300 a month per child for educational expenses, or P3,000 for one 10-month school year. Only a maximum of 3 children per household are allowed to receive stipends; a total of P1, 200 a month for a household with 3 children. Cash grants shall be awarded through a Land Bank cash card with an 8 million plus amount was released.
Tagum City Mayor Rey T. Uy challenged all the recipients of the program to be responsible in using the money given to them by the government.
In spite of its low poverty incidence rate, the City of Tagum was chosen as one of the recipients of the government’s conditional cash transfer scheme because of the national directive to saturate all cities regardless of their poverty incidence rates.
Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program is a social development strategy of the national government that provides conditional cash grants to extremely poor households selected through the National Household Targeting System for Povery Reduction (NHTS-PR) to improve their health, nutrition and education particularly of children aged 0-14.
To avail of the cash grants beneficiaries should comply with the following conditions: Pregnant women must avail pre- and post-natal care and be attended during childbirth by a trained health professional; Parents must attend Family Development Sessions (FDS); 0-5 year old children must receive regular preventive health check-ups and vaccines; 3-5 year old children must attend day care or pre-school classes at least 85% of the time; 6-14 year old children must enroll in elementary or high school and must attend at least 85% of the time; and 6-14 years old children must receive deworming pills twice a year. - Louie Lapat of CIO Tagum