CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – Beneficiaries of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) in Northern Mindanao (DWSD-10) have been reminded to follow stipulations to avoid being delisted.

In an interview Thursday, Oliver Inodeo, DSWD-10 focal person for 4Ps, said acts like pawning the 4Ps cash cards is one of the violations that would delist any beneficiary from the DSWD program.

“The 4Ps is not to stay forever (for beneficiaries), so better be mindful of the expenditures and improve their living conditions within the prescribed time," he said.

Inodeo said the 4Ps is good only for seven years, and within the period, family beneficiaries must comply with the program.

A social worker will monitor beneficiaries and make a case report every month.

“Whether you have improved or not, you will 'graduate' from 4Ps to give chance to others,” Inodeo said.

Dina Aser, one of the children of a 4Ps family from Iligan City, credited the government assistance with keeping her family financially afloat during the pandemic. Her family sells food on the streets.

“Outdoor activities and programs were banned, but with the help of 4Ps, we managed to survive,” she said.

As of this month, 4Ps beneficiaries in Northern Mindanao have reached more than 262,000 households. (PNA)