37,387 families benefit from DSWD-A A +A
Friday, January 25, 2013
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- A Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) official announced Thursday that some 37,387 poor Kapampangan families will receive a total amount of P15,000 annually.
DSWD Regional Director Adelina Apostol, in a meeting with Governor Lilia Pineda and other provincial officials, said the beneficiaries will be getting benefits under the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps).
Governor Pineda thanked President Benigno Aquino III for continuously supporting the province through the provision of various health programs.
She also extended gratitude to DSWD Secretary Dinky Soliman for the department’s unwavering support in implementing social services program that may help uplift the standard of living of the Kapampangans.
At least 47,569 Kapampangan family beneficiaries were given PhilHealth cards last year under the National Household Targeting System (NHTS) jointly implemented by the DSWD and PhilHealth.
Pineda also noted that the Aquino administration is continuously helping the Kapampangans through the offices of the regional line agencies in the areas of social services, health, education, agriculture, livelihood, and infrastructure, among others.
In support to this, the Provincial Government has implemented the construction and general renovation of the eleven district and provincial hospitals to complement PhilHealth’s "zero billing scheme."
Published in the Sun.Star Pampanga newspaper on January 26, 2013.