Data update on 4Ps beneficiaries in Northern Mindanao 85% complete
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, July 7 (PIA) -- The updating of data on Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program beneficiaries in the Northern Mindanao region is now 85 percent complete.
Kenneth Haze Sanchez, Pantawid Pamilya Monitoring and Evaluation Officer and focal person of the updating of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Field Office 10, disclosed that the undertaking is now 85 percent complete, adding that the field office will hit the target deadline this coming July 10.
The data updating is aimed at releasing the budget for retroactive-payment and monitoring compliance of beneficiaries.
As of June 13, Northern Mindanao has 57,651 children whose records need to be updated. They are part of the 1.2 million Pantawid Pamilya grantees in the whole country who need to update their record with the program.
These children, reflected on the data compliance verification systems, failed to attend school, failed to avail health services offered by health center, among others.
As a requirement of the program, beneficiaries should be registered and enrolled to schools and health centers in order for them to be included in the list of beneficiaries for compliance monitoring. Once monitored and marked as compliant, they will receive cash grants for the said monitoring period.
Joseph Romualdo, Computer Management Technologist of DSWD Field Office 10, disclosed that all of the five provinces of Northern Mindanao have been encoded, except for Misamis Occidental, which is still on-going.
He said 20 Pantawid Pamilya encoders are fast tracking the encoding of filled-up updating forms from Misamis Occidental. However, encoding of date is sometimes interrupted by slow or no internet connection.
Pantawid Pamilya is a human development program of the national government that provides conditional cash grants to extremely poor households to improve their health, nutrition and education, particularly of children aged 0 to 14 years old. (Oliver Badel Inodeo, DSWD-10/APB, PIA-10)
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