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LGUs, DSWD: Allies in 4Ps

by Sheryll Jane Sanico

Davao City (18 June) -- The Local Government Units (LGUs) are DSWD partners in the effective implementation of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps). LGUs are specifically responsible in ensuring the constant availability of the supply-side requirements on health and education such as health centers and public schools.

The LGUs apply all the systems, procedures and components of the program based on the 4Ps policies and guidelines set by the DSWD National Office and as stipulated in the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) signed by both parties.

4Ps is a National Government program implemented by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD). Implementation cost of 4Ps comes from the National Government.

4Ps provides cash assistance to the poorest households in the country to help improve the health, nutrition and education particularly of children age 0 to 14 years old. The program also promotes responsible parenthood and parent effectiveness through regular Family Development Sessions.

No amount of funds is released to the provincial and municipal levels for the implementation of the program. The DSWD is responsible in the identification and targeting of areas through the National Household Targeting System for Poverty Reduction (NHTS-PR). Furthermore, the de-listing, replacement and addition of areas and beneficiaries are solely done by the DSWD National Office.

The Department conducts the enumeration and selection of potential household beneficiaries through the Proxy-Means Test (PMT). The PMT is a simple statistical test to measure the socio-economic condition of poor households.

Moreover, the DSWD also oversees the enrollment and monitors the compliance of the beneficiaries to the program's conditionalities. The Land Bank of the Philippines, on the other hand, is responsible for the payment and release of the cash grants directly to the 4Ps beneficiaries. (DSWD) [top]

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