All Iloilo towns, component city now covered by 4Ps-A A +A
Thursday, July 26, 2012
ALL the 42 towns and one component city of the province of Iloilo are now covered by the National Government’s flagship poverty program, the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps).
Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office (PSWDO) chief Dr. Neneth Pador said they were informed about the development just recently.
With this, there are now more than 74,000 beneficiaries in the province, Pador said.
Pantawid Pamilya is a poverty reduction strategy that provides cash grants to extremely poor households to allow members of the families to meet certain human development goals.
Under the program, a household could avail of a maximum of P1,400 each month, if the household has three school age children regularly going to school who will get P300 each for their educational expenses. The mother, on the other hand, gets P500 monthly to spend for household and other family needs.
Iloilo Governor Arthur Defensor Sr. welcomed the development as he assured continued support to all the programs of the Department of Social Welfare and Development.
Earlier, DSWD-Western Visayas recognized the Iloilo Provincial Government for its exemplary performance in the implementation of the Kalahi-CIDSS program in the province. (PR)