DSWD warns 4Ps beneficiaries vs fake FB post on payout skeds

By Zaldy De Layola

June 19, 2024, 6:36 pm

MANILA – The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) on Wednesday said a certain misleading viral Facebook post regarding the schedules for grant payout for Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) beneficiaries is untrue.

“The Department wishes to clarify that this information did not come from any of our official channels and may cause confusion among 4Ps beneficiaries,” DSWD spokesperson Irene Dumlao said in a statement.

Dumlao, also assistant secretary for Disaster Response Management Group, said the DSWD, in compliance with the Data Privacy Act of 2012, ensures that beneficiary details are never posted publicly.

“All official announcements, including payout schedules for the 4Ps program, are also disseminated through the official page of 4Ps: (https://www.facebook.com/DSWDPantawidPamilya),” she said.

Dumlao said the City/Municipal Links (C/MLs), assisted by the Parent Leaders (PLs), directly provide the payout schedules to 4Ps the beneficiaries in their respective areas.

The Landbank of the Philippines, she added, is also authorized to announce the payroll schedules through its official Facebook page once the cash grants have already been credited to the beneficiaries’ bank accounts.

“We understand the critical role the 4Ps grants in supporting our beneficiaries. We urge everyone to be vigilant against any disinformation or misinformation and to always check our official social media platforms for updates,” Dumlao said.

She reiterated that the DSWD is urging all 4Ps beneficiaries to rely solely on official sources for accurate information and to avoid confusion. (PNA)