Assessment of over 11K 4Ps beneficiaries in Caraga starts

By Alexander Lopez

November 21, 2023, 9:28 pm

BUTUAN CITY – The Department of Social Welfare and Development in the Caraga Region (DSWD-13) has started a special assessment program to validate the beneficiaries of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) marked "not found" on Listahanan (List) 3 this year.

Data released by the DSWD-13 bared that some 11,466 4Ps household beneficiaries need to be assessed and validated.

“The special assessment is designed to ensure their inclusion in the Listahanan 3 database,” DSWD-13 said in a statement Tuesday.

Despite unfavorable weather conditions on Monday, DSWD-11 field workers started their rounds for the assessment.

 “Among the initial activities were the courtesy visits to provincial, city, and municipal social welfare and development offices for coordination in the assessment activities,” the DSWD-13 said.

Unlike the regular assessments, the special validation will include interviews to update the information of 4Ps households.

Of the total number of 4Ps households to be assessed regionwide, 4,260 are in Agusan del Sur; 2,562 in Surigao del Sur; 2,031 in Agusan del Norte; 1,984 in Surigao del Norte; and 629 in Dinagat Islands. (PNA)