MANILA–The Quezon City Council has passed a resolution supporting the institutionalization of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) under the Department of Social Welfare and Development.
Resolution no. SP-6973, S-2017, introduced by Councilor Melencio Castelo, urges Congress to enact a law that will institutionalize the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program.
“The program has a remarkable impact in improving the lives of millions of household-beneficiaries, particularly in health aspect and education. Children covered under the Program will have better chances of gainful employment after finishing their high school under the new curriculum being implemented by the Department of Education (DEPED),” Castelo said in his explanatory note.
4Ps is a conditional cash transfer program of the national government that aims to eradicate extreme poverty among Filipinos, particularly in the aspect of health and education.
The Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program was first implemented in 2008 under the administration of former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo and was continued under the administration of President Benigno S. Aquino III.
The program is implemented in 143 cities including Quezon City; 1,484 municipalities; 79 provinces; and 17 regions in the country.
As of April 10, 2017, there are a total of 37, 689 4Ps household beneficiaries in Quezon City.
More than 4 million households in the country have benefited from the 4Ps.