30K households in NorMin 'graduate' from 4Ps

By Nef Luczon

April 17, 2024, 9:41 pm

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – Around 30,452 households in the Northern Mindanao Region "graduated" from the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD).

In an interview Wednesday, DSWD-10 (Northern Mindanao) 4Ps focal person Oliver Inodeo said the figures were summed from last year's and first quarter of 2024 data.

"When a household beneficiary 'graduates' from the program, it means that it has achieved the self-sufficiency status based on the assessment of our social workers," he said.

4Ps is a conditional cash transfer program of the Philippine government for economically challenged families.

4Ps regional program coordinator Kenneth Haze Sanchez-Lustre said the program aims to improve the economic status of beneficiaries and elevate the living conditions and morale of families.

During a recent visit to the region, DSWD Assistant Secretary for Disaster Response Management Group Irene Dumlao said some 25,904 household beneficiaries graduated from the program in 2023.

"Also, the 4Ps beneficiaries become active partners in connecting the government's programs and services to other vulnerable and underprivileged families," she said. (PNA)