CABARROGUIS, Quirino, March 22 (PIA) -- Around 2,479 beneficiaries of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) received their two months’ cash grants yesterday at the Quirino gymnasium here.
Ma. Belen Ong, DSWD 2 provincial link, said a total of P5 million has been disbursed in the two municipalities: P3,883,800 for the 1,120,200 beneficiaries of Diffun and P1,137,200 for the 552 grantees in Cabarroguis.
Ong added that the Pantawid program provides the beneficiaries cash grants of P500 a month for health and nutrition expenses and P300 a month per child (maximum of three children) for educational expenses.
The families are identified through the database of the National Household Targeting System for Poverty Reduction.
The Land Bank of the Philippines Cabarroguis branch facilitated the distribution of cash grants to the 4Ps beneficiaries.
May Ble Lacob, financial analyst of the 4Ps based at DSWD central office, came to observe and assist in the activity and said the distribution in the two municipalities went smoothly, as beneficiaries were already oriented on what to bring and what to do during the cash pay-out.
The next pay-out for the municipalities of Aglipay, Maddela, Cabarroguis, and Nagtipunan will be on sthe first week of April, according to the DSWD 2. (TCB-PIA 2)