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TURNOVER CEREMONY. Outgoing regional director Ma. Gloria A. Tango (2nd from right) and assistant regional director Joel M. Gonzales (rightmost) of Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) 12 handed the ISO certification to incoming regional director Chona M. Mantilla and assistant regional director Yahya “Yang” A. Centi on January 30, 2012 during the turnover of command of DOLE 12. Mantilla assumes as regional director on February 1. (DED/RTLacibal/PIA12)
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PIA Press Release
Friday, January 13, 2012

DSWD reports 137,941 active household-beneficiaries of 4Ps in Region 12

KORONADAL CITY, Jan. 13 (PIA) – The Department of Social Welfare and Development in region 12 revealed that a total of 137,941 households benefit from the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) as of yearend December, 2011.

Julieta Clavel, DSWD 12’s regional program coordinator for 4Ps said these household-beneficiaries are the active recipients of the program who comply with the requirements of class attendance of school aged children - 14 years old and below and medical check-ups of the children and the mother among others.

Clavel disclosed that the province of Sultan Kudarat has the highest number of beneficiaries with a total of 45,712, followed by North Cotabao, 45,445; then by Sarangani, 25,206; and by South Cotabato including General Santos City, 21,578.

The 4Ps regional program coordinator said that starting January, 2012, additional 55,912 households will benefit from the program. These household-beneficiaries, according to Clavel, include the verified 24,268 from North Cotabato;22,415 from South Cotabato and 5,271 from Sultan Kudarat.

The Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program is 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. (OTSUDARIA/PIA 12).

 
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