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THE PANTAWID PAMILYANG PILIPINO PROGRAM

PANTAWID PAMILYANG PILIPINO PROGRAM


is a human development program of the national government that invests in the health and education
of poor households, particularly of children aged 0-18 years old.

Patterned after the conditional cash transfer scheme implemented in other developing countries, the
Pantawid Pamilya provides cash grants to beneficiaries provided that they comply with the set of
conditions required by the program.

PANTAWID PAMILYA HAS DUAL OBJECTIVES:
Social Assistance - to provide cash assistance to the poor to alleviate their immediate need (short term
poverty alleviation); and
Social Development - to break the intergenerational poverty cycle through investments in human
capital.

PANTAWID PAMILYA HELPS TO FULFILL THE COUNTRYS COMMITMENT TO MEET THE MILLENNIUM
DEVELOPMENT GOALS, NAMELY:
Eradicate Extreme Poverty and Hunger
Achieve Universal Primary Education
Promote Gender Equality
Reduce Child Mortality
Improve Maternal Health

SET OF CO-RESPONSIBILITIES
To avail of the cash grants beneficiaries should comply with the following conditions:
Pregnant women must avail pre- and post-natal care and be attended during childbirth by a trained
health professional;
Parents must attend Family Development Sessions (FDS);
0-5 year old children must receive regular preventive health check-ups and vaccines;
6-14 years old children must receive deworming pills twice a year.
All child beneficiaries (0-18 years old) must enroll in school and maintain a class attendance of at least
85% per month.

PROGRAM COVERAGE
Pantawid Pamilya operates in 79 provinces covering 1484 municipalities and 143 cities in all 17 regions
nationwide.
The program has 3,996,967 registered households as of 26 February 2014.






Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program

Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program or 4Ps (formerly Ahon Pamilyang Pilipino) is a conditional
cash transfer program of the Philippinegovernment under the Department of Social Welfare and
Development.
[1]
It aims to eradicate extreme poverty in the Philippines by investing in heath and
education particularly in ages 014.
[2]
It is patterned on programs in other developing countries like
Brazil (Oportunidades) and Mexico (Bolsa Famlia).
[3]
The 4Ps program now operates in 17 region,
79 provinces and 1,261 municipalities and 138 key cities covering 3,014,586 household beneficiary.
History
The Department of Social Welfare and Development patterned the conditional cash transfer system
from developing countries particular in Brazil and Mexico.
[4]
In 2007, the DSWD pre-pilot tested in
municipalities of Sibagat and Esperanza in Agusan del Sur; the municipalities of Lopez
Jaena and Bonifacio in Misamis Occidental, the Caraga Region; and the cities
of Pasay and Caloocan in a 50 million pesos budget.
[5]

It was renamed Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) by DB-Mayler G Amolata and Aicris
Floren on July 16, 2008 by administrative order number 16, series of 2008 and set implementing
guidelines.
Program structure
Objective
The program have focused on two objectives:
1. Social assistance: provide cash assistance to address the short-term financial need.
2. Social development: by investing in capability building they will be able to break
intergenerational poverty cycle.

Eligibility
The poorest among poor families as identified by 2003 Small Area Estimate (SAE) survey
of National Statistical Coordination Board (NSCB) are eligible. The poorest among poor are selected
through a proxy-means test.
[6]
Economic indicators such as ownership of assets, type of housing,
education of the household head, livelihood of the family and access to water and sanitation facilities
are proxy variables to indicate the family economic category.
[7]
Additional qualification is a household
that has children 014 years old and/or have pregnant women during the assessment and shall
agree on all the conditions set by the government to enter the program.
Conditions
Health conditionalities 1. Pregnant Household Member/s should visit their local health center to avail
of pre- and post-natal care starting from the first trimester of pregnancy 2. Children 0-5 Years Old -
members of the household who are 05 years old shall visit the health center and avail of
Immunization/vaccination, weight monitoring, and management of childhood disease 3. Children
aged 614 years old should receive deworming pills twice a year Education conditionalities 4.
Children aged 35 years old enrolled in Day Care Program or pre-school program and maintain a
class attendance rate of at least 85% per month (still subject to evaluation/study) 5. Children aged
614 years old enrolled in elementary and secondary schools and maintain a class attendance rate
of at least 85% per month Other conditionalities 6. Parents should attend Family Development
Sessions at least once a month 7. Participate in community activities to promote and strengthen the
implementation of the program






FUNCTION: ML
1. In charge of overseeing the implementation of Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program atthe municipal
level with a caseload of 800 1000 household beneficiaries, in coordinationwith other Municipal Links in
the municipality
2. Facilitate and promote community development activities in coordination with theMunicipal Social
Welfare and Development Office and other key stakeholders
3. Prepares activity proposals and other budgetary requirements at the municipal level
4. Facilitate conduct of community assembly, supply side assessment, family developmentsessions in
collaboration with focal persons of partner agencies and the local governmentunits
5. Review, monitor and prepare reports on supply side requirements, beneficiary updates,grievances
and complaints, release of cash grants and training of volunteers
6. Serve as secretariat to the Municipal Advisory Committee meetings