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  • Writer's pictureChristian Malnawa

427 Kalinga 4Ps beneficiaries reach self-sufficiency, ready to live without aid

Updated: May 29, 2022

Tabuk City, Kalinga – 427 families under the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) already reached self-sufficiency, according to DSWD-SWAD Kalinga’s 2021 Social Welfare Development Indicator (SWDI) report.

Beneficiaries under the level of self-sufficient, the highest level among the well-being categories, are those who can already provide for their own without the assistance of the program.

Also, to be considered self-sufficient, the household beneficiaries must have enough income at the time of the children's graduation, be able to meet daily needs, and have met the first two levels of the Social Worker Development Indicators, Survival and Subsistence.

The agency added that these families are eligible for graduation from 4Ps after their assessment.

Further, 1,300 4Ps recipients have elevated to level 2 or subsistence level, of which they can already provide just enough necessities like food and shelter to live with the program’s intervention.

In a data provided by DSWD-SWAD Kalinga, the province as of April 30, 2022, has 10,747 households benefiting under the Regular Conditional Cash Transfer (RCCT) and 214 from the Modified Conditional Cash Transfer (MCCT).

Compliance to set conditions of the Program

In their compliance with the conditions set by the 4Ps program, the agency disclosed that 98.83% of RCCT beneficiaries are health monitoring compliant, 98.64% on education, and 95.12% were submissive on family development sessions.

Of the MCCT beneficiaries, 95.66% are compliant with education, 97.10% with health, and 93.49% on their attendance to family development sessions.

As required under the 4Ps program, children aged 0-5 should receive regular preventive health check-ups and vaccines; children aged 6-14 must receive deworming pills twice a year; and children-beneficiaries aged 3-18 must enroll in school, and maintain an attendance of at least 85% of class days every month.

As for pregnant women, they must get pre- and post-natal care, and be attended to by a skilled/ trained professional when giving birth while parents or guardians are obliged to attend responsible family development sessions.


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