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DSWD XI to target 77,595 households

THE DEPARTMENT of Social Welfare and Development XI targets 77,595 households for self-sufficiency in the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps).

According to Margie Cabido, Division Chief of 4Ps DSWD XI, out of the current 271,565 active households in Davao Region, 77,595 households are to be targeted for Self-Sufficiency this year. The Self-Sufficiency is part of the 4Ps program that aims to improve the well-being of the beneficiaries and transition them from subsistence to self-sufficiency.

Margie Cabido

“So from the past years, increasing gyud siya so even in 2021 naa lang tay around 4,000 graduates and this year murag more than triple gyud ang atoang gina target nga mugraduate sa programa,” Cabido said.

Cabido said that last year 2023, a total of 14,012 households graduated in the program. In their latest data as of March 2024, 12,796 household families graduated/exited from the program. The households were subsequently turned over to the LGUs for post-service interventions.

Cabido also hopes to partner with more stakeholders for the program in order to reach the targeted 77,595 households. 

Khane Jevie Rose Cervantes, a former 4Ps beneficiary and the second youngest of the 10 siblings shared that she grew up with a big family and they were financially struggling. In 2012, her home was devastated by the Pablo typhoon along with their things. 

“My dad is a tenant and we are also doing livestock man gud. Akong parents naga buhi sila og kanang mga baboy, mga manok just to make ends meet. But then, because of the super typhoon Pablo, we lost everything and we had to start from scratch. It was really like back to zero,” Cervantes said.

Later in 2014, she became a 4Ps beneficiary and was able to continue her education with the help of the program. Cervantes also achieved top in a board exam and expressed that the 4Ps program had helped her family greatly in surviving difficult times, and eventually her siblings were able to work to support her parents.

“Like from that very difficult situation, I was able to receive mga incentives from you know being top 1, and also I was able to receive offers like from different universities and also like review centers,” Cervantes said.



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