CEBU CITY, April 3 (PIA) -- More than 250,000 beneficiaries of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) in Central Visayas region received their cash grants on April 2, 2020.
Cash grants of the more than 13,000 beneficiaries of the Modified Conditional Cash Transfer (MCCT) were credited on March 24, 2020.
MCCT is a sub-component of 4Ps which uses a modified approach in implementing the conditional cash transfer program for poor families including Homeless Street Families, Indigenous Peoples, and Families in Need of Special Protection.
The cash grants were credited through the Europay, Mastercard, and Visa (EMV) card and can be withdrawn from any Land Bank of the Philippines Automated Teller Machines (LBP-ATMs) or any ATM subject to minimal charges.
While lining up for the ATM machine, 4Ps beneficiaries observed physical distancing and wore personal protective equipment (PPE) like face mask.
They also brought hand sanitizers for disinfection.
The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Region 7 employees such as the City/Municipal Links and City/Municipal Roving Bookkeepers observed proper conduct of the payout in coordination with the Philippine National Police (PNP).
4Ps is a program of the national government that invests in the health and education of poor households primarily of children aged 18 and below.
It is implemented by the DSWD together with the Department of Health and Department of Education.(hfg/PIA-7/ with reports from DSWD-7)