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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

DSWD 4Ps Program: Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program

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Find out about DSWD's Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program

- a poverty reduction and social development strategy of the national government that provides conditional cash grants to extremely poor households to improve their health, nutrition and education particularly of children aged 0-14.

Targeting System

The poorest households in the municipalities are selected through the National Household Targeting System for Poverty Reduction (NHTS-PR) implemented by the DSWD using the Proxy Means Test. This test determines the socio-economic category of the families by looking at certain proxy variables such as ownership of assets, type of housing, education of the household head, livelihood of the family and access to water and sanitation facilities.

Eligible Households
1. Residents of the poorest municipalities based on 2003 Small Area Estimates (SAE) of NSCB;
2. Households whose economic condition is equal to or below the provincial poverty threshold.
3. Households that have children 0-14 years old and/or have a pregnant woman at the time of assessment;
4. Households that agree to meet conditions specified in the program.

Set of Co-Responsibilities
To avail of the cash grants beneficiaries should comply with the following conditions:

1. Pregnant women must avail pre- and post-natal care and be attended during childbirth by a trained health professional;
2. Parents must attend Family Development Sessions (FDS);
3. 0-5 year old children must receive regular preventive health check-ups and vaccines;
4. 3-5 year old children must attend day care or pre-school classes at least 85% of the time.
5. 6-14 year old children must enroll in elementary or high school and must attend at least 85% of the time.
6. 6-14 years old children must receive deworming pills twice a year.

Program Coverage

Pantawid Pamilya operates in 80 provinces covering 734 municipalities and 62 key cities. The Pantawid Pamilya targets to cover 1 million households by end of 2010.

Linked from earlier blog.

1 comment:

  1. We are a tricycle operator and drivers association.we would like to be included in Pantawid Pampamilya program due to the increase in prices of gasoline and rapid increase of tricycle units.Please advise us regarding this matter