Six 4Ps Beneficiaries Charged In Court For Playing ‘Tong-its’

Cops Arrested Six 4Ps Beneficiaries For Playing ‘Tong-its’

SIX 4PS BENEFICIARIES – The authorities at Barangay Annafunan, Tumauini, Isabela arrested six 4Ps beneficiaries after they were caught in the act engaging in an illegal gambling activity

The Philippine government’s “Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program” also known as 4Ps is a conditional cash transfer program. The Department of Social Welfare and Development lead the government agency.

4Ps aims to end the extreme poverty in the country by investing in the education and health of the young Filipinos. Parents are given a dietary allowance for the food of their kids.

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In a previous article, several netizens wanted 4Ps to be abolished because of certain reasons they observed. They claimed that the DSWD practice favoritism among the beneficiaries. While some say the money of the government is just wasted for vices and gambling.

One netizen said the Philippine government should stop the program and provide jobs for the poor people instead.

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Based on a report from RMN, six (6) members of 4Ps were nabbed after they were caught in the act engaging in an illegal gambling activity at Barangay Annafunan, Tumauini, Isabela. PNP Chief PMaj Eugene Mallilli said a certain Helen Zipagan (36), Judith Rodriguez (26), Leticia Denguray (50) Mary Jane Caliguiran (27), Vicky Canceran (52), Elena Laman (57) are currently under their custody.

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According to the report, DSWD provided a tip to the police about the 6 4Ps recipients. When they arrive at the location, they caught the 6 suspects playing ‘Tong-its’ and Pepito.

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Several netizens expressed their reactions to the 6 4Ps members who got arrested for gambling. Here are some of their comments on the report:

@Mlorie Zitro Zedlav: “Tanggal na kulong pa…mga balasubas na mahihirap yan …dina nakonsensya sa pag aaral ng kanilang anak at sa tulong ng gobyerno”

@Augusto Ona Honrade: “Dapat tanggalin na sila sa 4ps, tayo ang nagbibigay sa kanila ng biyaya, tapos ipansususgal lamang!”

@Ruby Coronacion: “bigyan ng leksyon mga yan, alisan ng 4ps.”

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