THE Department of Social Welfare and Development in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (DSWD-Armm) has resumed on Tuesday, January 9, the payout of cash grants to the beneficiaries of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) in at least 20 villages in Kapai, Lanao del Sur.
Armm Vice Governor and concurrent DSWD-ARMM Secretary Haroun Alrashid Lucman, Jr. said that 3,276 validated beneficiaries claimed their accumulated cash grants during the payout.
Each beneficiary received as much as P30,000, which included the additional P600 monthly rice subsidy that was introduced by the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte.
The DSWD-Armm explained that the payout was delayed for months because of the need to re-validate the beneficiaries as well as other relevant data in the area.
The difficulty in generating electric power in this town and intermittent skirmishes, such as family feuds, are some of the reasons for the delay that resulted in the accumulation of grant amounts.
Efficient release of the remaining 2017 grants and the utilization of cash cards to distribute the money to the beneficiaries are some of the future plans identified by the department.
These plans would help in the fast and continuous flow of the payout, according to Lucman. (Bong Garcia/SunStar Philippines)