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IP Consultation Workshop on Pantawid Pamilya Implementation

Nagsagawa ng Workshop ang mga kawani ng Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program ng DSWD Field Office-10 kasama ang mga partner agencies. Ito`y patunay na kahit sa kalagitnaan ng pandemya ay sinisiguro ng departamento na matugunan at masiguro na mas mapaganda pa ang implementasyon ng mga programa.

Pinangungunahan ni Bb Maria Cristina Senefrota, FDS focal, ang pagsasagawa ng aktibidad upang maipahayag ang mga klase-klaseng programa angkop sa mga IP communities

Layunin ng workshop na ito na mas maintindihan at maipaabot ng mga IP communities ang mga bagay na mas makakabuti at para mas maging sensitibo sa kultura ang implementasyon ng Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program.

Ang Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) ay isang Human Development measure ng ating gobyerno na nagbibigay ng kondisyonal na cash grants sa pinakamahirap na pamilya, upang mapabuti ang kalusugan, nutrisyon, at ang edukasyon ng mga batang may edad na 0-18. Xxxaqc

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FEATURE: Pantawid grantees now zero open-defecation

Camiguin — A simple housewife never imagined that she would be busy campaigning for zero open-defecation in her barangay to further boost its tourism industry.


Lucia Anoc Abao, 41, of Barangay Mainit, Catarman in this province said she actively cooperated with the local health unit of Catarman to campaign for her fellow beneficiaries of Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (Pantawid Pamilya) to put up their own comfort room.


Catarman town is home to the famous Sunken Cemetery and Cross Marker in this province dubbed as the “Island Bord out of Fire.” In this town you will also find ruins of the church wiped out and partly submerged by volcanic materials from the eruption of Mt. Vulcan and the famous Sto. Niño Cold Spring where you can dive and swim into the huge pool of cold spring water.


Lucia’s campaign boosted when she became a signatory to the Bottom-Up Budgeting projects under the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG). Lucia monitors the implementation of all DILG projects in the municipality of Catarman.


During one of their meetings, Lucia lobbied to Local Poverty Reduction Action Team (LPRAT) that DILG will provide construction materials to 200 beneficiaries who don’t have toilets in their homes.


As a result, LPRAT allocated budget amounting to P850,000 for Pantawid Pamilya beneficiaries who are living near the tourist spots and don’t have toilets.


Aside from that, LPRAT implemented farm-to-market roads connecting to the Tuwasan Falls and Soda Spring under the BUB implementation of DILG.


Lucia said she cared for the tourist spots of Catarman because these boost the income of the town and of the residents.


Nakat-on ko nga i-preserve ang kinaiyahan atol sa among Family Development Session (FDS),” Lucia claimed. (I learned preservation of our environment during our Family Development Session.)


The FDS is a monthly session where the partner-beneficiaries of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program are required to attend as part of their co-responsibilities. Through the FDS, parent/s or guardians are educated about personality development which includes proper grooming and hygiene; strengthening family relationships; and fostering respect by inculcating one’s rights, roles, and responsibilities within the family and their community. Parents also discuss disaster preparedness, financial literacy, and other topics that may be helpful to the family.


Mao gani nga akong gitudloan akong mga anak nga palanggaon ang atong mga tourist spots kay dako kini og nahatag nga income sa among lugar,” Lucia added. (That is why I taught my children to love our tourist spots because these gives income to our place.)


A parent leader of Cluster 2 of Barangay Mainit, Catarman; Lucia also encouraged her fellow beneficiaries to observe cleanliness in their respective surroundings.


Ang kalimpyo man gud mao ang sunod sa atong pagkasuod sa Ginoo. Kinahanglan jud nga nay CR ang mata-usa aron limpyo ang palibot, dili kay pataka lang og labay sa hugaw,“ stressed Lucia. (Cleanliness is next to Godliness. It is important that each one has a CR to maintain cleanliness of surroundings, not the open-defecation.)


Pantawid Pamilya is a human development program that invests in the health and education of poor households’ primary of children aged 0-18. It utilizes the conditional cash transfer scheme where the partner-beneficiaries receive their grants provided that they fulfill their co-responsibilities, including sending their children to school, availing of health services, and attending the monthly FDS.


Written by Oliver Badel Inodeo, DSWD

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FEATURE: Pantawid Pamilya continues to change beneficiaries lives

CAGAYAN DE ORO, 23 January (PIA) – The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) continues to impact the lives of the poor Filipino families with the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (Pantawid Pamilya).

During the regular program of Philippine Information Agency’s Lambo Dyes in Radyo Ng Bayan, two Pantawid Pamilya beneficiaries shared their insights on how the program changed their lives. Both of them serve as parent leaders in their respective barangays where they handle 30 or more members.

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According to Vivian Anadon, 35, who currently resides in Pinikitan, barangay Camaman-an, Cagayan de Oro City, there was really a big change that happened to herself and  family. Anadon is a mother of four who are all attending school with the help of the Pantawid Pamilya. She said she was able to send her children to school and has bought school materials because of the program.

Anadon’s membership to the Pantawid Pamilya and becoming a parent leader brought her so much experience and learning. She was even chosen to be in Manila for DSWD’s first international conference on Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) held on January 11. Anadon took part in the workshop by sharing her experience as a beneficiary and a parent leader to her co-members and guests from other countries like Mexico.

“I was less confident before but now I learned to face everyone,” Anadon expressed.

Meanwhile, Joecel S. Cabanday, 38, parent leader of Barangay 25, shared that she became a recipient of the Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP) after attending several seminars on livelihood. Cabanday added that there were really significant changes that happened from the past, shifting from being clueless to managing their own sources of income with the aid of SLP seminars.

Cabanday and Anadon are members of Pantawid Pamilya for more than four years and as parent leaders, they take charge in the assembly of members in a cluster for Family Development Sessions (FDS) and other Pantawid Pamilya related seminars. Parent leaders also work with the DSWD city links to convey the concerns and updates of the members and vice versa.

Currently, DSWD urges the community of both members and non-members of the program to safeguard the families that are in need of help and reminds the public on the major conditions that every ‪beneficiary has to observe to be retained on their list and that includes regular attendance to the family development sessions, monthly family check-up at the rural health units, and at least 80 percent attendance in school for the children. All these are designed for the beneficiaries to be able to achieve social transformation and eventually attain self-sufficiency. (Jonathan M. Macas/PIA10)


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DSWD empowers beneficiaries to choose candidates, party

Cagayan de Oro City — All DSWD Personnel of DSWD Field Office 10 are one in recognizing that all Pantawid Pamilya beneficiaries are free to decide, choose, and express their beliefs and rights on issues concerning their lives and their communities.


DSWD only acts as facilitators on how their voices will be amplified and be heard and be converted into action.

This coming local and national elections, Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (Pantawid Pamilya) promotes empowerment of the beneficiaries on active citizenry.

Newly installed Regional Director of DSWD Nestor B. Ramos said Pantawid Pamilya promotes the beneficiaries’ rights to participate in the electoral processes, especially, in the coming national elections.

During the monthly Family Development Sessions, beneficiaries are enlightened with their critical role in choosing candidates through the active citizenship module.

While the prohibition against partisan political activity prevents DSWD personnel from endorsing candidates and political parties, DSWD personnel may still espouse particular principles on good governance, policies on inclusive growth, poverty reduction or on programs like Pantawid Pamilya.

On a related note, the DSWD has vigilantly implemented its Anti-EPAL Campaign to prevent candidates and potitical parties from using DSWD programs and projects for their own purposes.

However, this does not mean that the DSWD should hinder the beneficiaries of its programs and projects from participating in the political process. Beneficiaries have the right to support, campaign for, and vote for the candidates and political parties they believe in, as long as they do not do so during official DSWD activities and do not use DSWD resources.

For her part, Kenneth Haze Sanchez, Regional Program Coordinator of Pantawid Pamilya, disclosed that she has been monitoring all activities of the program throughout the region in order to put all systems in place in maintaining the non-partisanship of the program and its workers.

Sanchez urged beneficiaries and non-beneficiaries of the program to report to the regional office of DSWD, along Masterson Avenue, Carmen in this city any political party or candidate, individual or Pantawid Pamilya worker violating the prohibited acts of The Omnibus Election Code which include, but not limited to the following: during the Election Period, persons (including DSWD personnel) may not, whether directly or indirectly, solicit and/or accept any gift, food, transportation, contribution or donation, whither in cash or in kind, from candidates or their representatives; during the 45-day period before Election Day, DSWD personnel may not release, disburse and/or expend public funds – except for salaries and other normal and routine expenses. However, please note that in past elections, the COMELEC has categorized expenses for ongoing DSWD programs, projects and activities as “normal and routine.”; during the 45-day period before Election Day, candidates and their relatives may not, whether directly or indirectly, participate in distributing relief goods to victims of calamities or disasters; during the 45-day period before Election Day, heads of agencies and offices may not hire new employees or create or fill new positions – unless with the prior approval of the COMELEC – or promote or increase the remuneration of any employee.

Also, Sanchez emphasized that only the DSWD can delist a beneficiary if he or she is not following the conditionalities of the program and that only the DSWD has the authority to de-list beneficiaries if the latter do not comply their co-responsibilities with Pantawid Pamilya.

Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program is a social protection measure of the Philippine government that focuses on human capital investment to the poor households in the country. It is a developmental program that uses conditional cash transfers to poor households based on their compliance with verifiable conditions that have been identified and agreed upon by the beneficiaries.

The DSWD implements the Pantawid Pamilya, one of the key poverty alleviation programs of the national government. It seeks to contribute in breaking the intergenerational transmission of poverty in the country. It is anchored on the Social Welfare Reform Agenda of the DSWD through the National Sector Support on Social Welfare and Development Reform Project (NSS-SWDRP).

Pantawid Pamilya also embodies the vision, mission, and mandate of DSWD, and reinforces DSWD’s role as the lead agency in championing social welfare and development.


Written by Oliver Badel Inodeo, DSWD

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Pantawid grantees on skills training, employment: Gov’t loves us

Cagayan de Oro City — They have nothing to say, but, to say their thanks.

On the day of their departure to Manila from here, the eleven Pantawid Pamilya beneficiaries who finished a housekeeping course paid a courtesy call to DSWD Northern Mindanao to express their thanks and promise to do their best in living out from poverty.

Mitzi Pactanan, mother of seven children, told Atty. Araceli F. Solamillo, Regional Director of DSWD Northern Mindanao, that she has been preparing her husband, her children and herself emotionally because she is leaving for work in Saudi Arabia.


Pactanan finished the skills training at Skills Mastery Institute under the Sustainable Livelihood Program last May 2015.

She feels blessed with the TESDA-accredited training at SMI because “I was given a big opportunity by the government to undergo skills training for free and they facilitated to help me find employment.”

Pactanan, a resident of Mauswagon, Laguindingan, Misamis Oriental, urged her fellow graduates to make use of their skills to improve their well-being.

“Dili tanan nga gusto mo-eskwela maka-eskwela mao nga thankful kaayo ko sa DSWD, sa TESDA, ug sa SMI nga gihatagan ‘mi og opportunity nga makatabang sa among pamilya. Makapa-eskwela na jud ko sa akong manghod.” (Not all who desires to study can study. That is why I am thankful to DSWD, TESDA, and SMI for giving us the opportunity to help our families. Now, I can send my younger brothers and sisters to school).

Pactanan said she has been dreaming for a better life and the national government fulfilled her dreams. “Nangandoy jud ko sa una pa nga mo-angat among panginabuhian. Salamat kaayo sa national government. Hinaot daghan pa ang inyong matabangan. We feel nga love kaayo mi ninyo,” said Pactanan. (Before, I dreamed of a better life. Thank you very much for the national government. I hope you can help more people like us. We feel you love us more.)

Work in Saudi Arabia

Pactanan is among the first batch of SMI graduates who will work as housekeeping personnel in Saudi Arabia.


Four of her batchmates: Sheryl Gequilan of Parola, Macabalan this city; Glory May Llemit and Emeelyn Roco of Bal-ason, Gingoog City, Misamis Oriental; and Rizalina Alora of Sangalan, Gingoog City, Misamis Oriental; are set to depart for Saudi Arabia on June 22, 2015.

The other seven, including Pactanan, will momentarily stay in Manila for passport processing and pre-employment seminar.

Dr. Irene Floro, president of SMI, told Atty. Solamillo and TESDA 10 Regional Director Edgar Sales that SMI will shoulder for the food and accommodation of the 11 DSWD beneficiaries in Manila for free.

The SLP recently conducted series of graduation exercises with the support of Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) and their accredited schools, highlighting the Pantawid Pamilya beneficiaries’ completion of various Technical Vocational (TechVoc) Skills Training programs in the provinces of Lanao del Norte and Misamis Occidental.

Monitor workers

Atty. Solamillo, during the courtesy call, reminded the future overseas workers that DSWD will continue to monitor the well-being and status of their respective families.

The regional director emphasized that municipal links have been ordered to provide psycho-social interventions to the families they will leave behind.


The future overseas workers, Solamillo added, must also accept the fact that they will feel lonely being far from their respective families.

One way of overcoming it, she said, is to pray.

Engr. Sales, for his part, told the beneficiaries to adhere to the values taught by DSWD, TESDA and SMI in their workplace.

Sales is optimistic that the beneficiaries are equipped with skills that are more than what is being demanded by their employers.

The SLP facilitates opportunities for the development and management of resource-based, culturally sensitive, market driven and economically viable micro-enterprises; employment facilitation; community empowerment through skills enhancement trainings; link program participants to micro-insurance providers and promote comprehensive family-based approach and community participation.

Meanwhile the Pantawid Pamilya program is the national government’s social development program that provides conditional cash grants to poor families with children aged 18 years old and below. A household could receive a maximum of P1,400 a month for their health, nutrition and education provided that they comply with conditions of the Program. These conditions include availing of regular preventive health check-ups and vaccines, maintaining at least 85% school attendance, and regularly attending family development sessions.

To date, Northern Mindanao has 259,797 active beneficiaries of Pantawid Pamilya. Of this, 108,998 Pantawid Pamilya beneficiaries enjoy the benefits of the SLP. ###


Written by Oliver Badel Inodeo, DSWD Northern Mindanao


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Crossing into a Better Life through ‘Pantawid Pamilya’

MANOLO FORTICH, Bukidnon  — “Sometimes your biggest weakness can become your biggest strength,” said Vercita Gawahan, a Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) beneficiary in a farming neighborhood of barangay Dahilayan in Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon.

Vercita, a mother of 13 youngsters, is one of the more than 3,500 profiled members of 4Ps in Manolo Fortich town who loves to just stay at home while her husband works in a farm as the sole provider of the family.

“Sometimes, I just chat with my circle of friends after my husband had gone to farm several kilometers away. I do not really work despite the struggles to make both ends meet,” she shared.


There’s Always Optimism

Growing weary with these daily routine, she thought of engaging in a work that could somehow raise family’s income.

She tried borrowing an amount from a lending institution but it did not work because she believed she lacked some gen–even the modest way–of handling family budget.

“There were times I had given up hope of getting some work or eke out a living to help my husband finance children’s schooling. But the whole fight is about not losing hope,” she said.


Building Better Lives

While life remains difficult, Vercita said it was much harder during the years before the government implemented the 4Ps through the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD).

The 4Ps is a government’s poverty-reduction strategy that provides cash grants to extremely poor households aimed at helping them raise educated and healthy children aged 18 years and below.

It utilizes the Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) scheme where beneficiaries receive cash grant provided that they send their children to school, get preventive health check-up, and the parents attend the monthly Family Development Session (FDS).

FDS is a unique component of the Pantawid Pamilya. Through it, parents learn how to respect and care for each member of the family. FDS topics include effective parenting, husband and wife relationships, child development, laws affecting the Filipino family, gender and development, and home management.

Through the FDS, parents are empowered and informed of their rights as individuals as well as their obligations that they need to fulfil not only as husband and wife but also as parents.

In Dahilayan, the DSWD tied up with the local government to grant poor families with three children at P2,800 a month. Beneficiaries receive P500 a month for every child in high school.


Keeping Kids in School


Gandelyn Bayoc, a 4Ps parent leader in Dahilayan, said the program resulted in an increase in the number of children in public school. “Classrooms are now packed with students,” she said.

“The Pantawid Pamilya truly helped poor families in the community because while attracting children to school is a challenge for most schools; keeping them in school is even more essential,” said Dahilayan barangay chairman Wenilio P. Sahonlay.

He, however, appealed to the beneficiaries to use wisely the government’s money they receive because it is a special blessing.

Vercita said that she and her husband can now look towards a brighter future for their children because some of their kids are covered by the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program.

“Through the 4Ps Family Development Sessions, I also learned how to turn my biggest weakness into my biggest strength by becoming passionate about the things I do now and not anymore so stuck in the lazy things I used to do,” she said.

The 4Ps women beneficiaries are now growing high value crops such as strawberry, lettuce, and cauliflower, among others. They are also engaged in backyard gardening and root crops production. (RLRB/PIA 10, Bukidnon).pia10-dswd-4ps-malaybalay-bukidnon6

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