56 Beneficiaries Graduate from DSWD’s 4Ps, Ready To Enter New Phase In Life

24 Apr 2021Social Welfare

BY Mark Alvite

SAN ISIDRO, DAVAO ORIENTAL — A total of 56 beneficiaries of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) from different barangays in the municipality of San Isidro have graduated from the program during the formal exit ceremony on Thursday, April 22, 2021 held at San Isidro Municipal Gym.

With the theme “Pasidungog alang sa Kalampusan ug Kalambuan”, the said ceremony led by Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) marks the formal endorsement of the graduates to the Local Government Unit (LGU) while assuring their continuous transition to a better life through various intervention programs of partner agencies and stakeholders in terms of providing livelihood programs and assistance to individuals in crisis situations.

The families who graduated from the 4Ps are chosen based on the following parameters: (1)Households are not eligible anymore without the presence of monitoring child/children aged 0-18; (2)Self-sustaining households who transcended poverty and volunteered to opt out and give chance to other potential beneficiaries and (3)Families who are not interested with the program and do not comply with the requirements such as enrolling the children with proper education and monitoring the health of the said children.

Rosalinda C. Canlubo, a former beneficiary who attended the ceremony shared her success and expressed her gratitude in 4Ps that has helped her in providing a better future for the children. She said it helped her family transition from a poor state into one with many opened opportunities that led them to their current relatively better life.

Mrs. Canlubo was also delighted to share how the program helped attain the dreams and education of her children. Today, Mrs. Canlubo is a proud mother of successful children who are now licensed professionals. One of her children graduated as Cum Laude in BS Agriculture.

After the distribution of certificates, concerned agencies such as the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR), and other stakeholders signed the Declaration of Commitment for extending their services and provide interventions for the sustainable development of the former beneficiaries.

“Even after exiting the program, the government has a lot in store for all of you, we will not be leaving you behind but instead we will make further ways in providing you with better programs that will make your family move forward,” DSWD Provincial Operations Office representative Reynante M. Cruz said.

Similar graduation ceremonies will be conducted to the following municipalities with their respective schedules. First in line is Tarragona on April 26, Manay on Tuesday on April 27, Boston on April 28 and April 29 in the municipalities of Baganga and Cateel. By Mark Alvite