DSWD Says 390k Beneficiaries Will be Returned to 4Ps Cash Assistance
The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) will returned almost 390k of unworthy 4Ps beneficiaries.
The DSWD is thoroughly sifting through the list of 1.3 million families that are considered ‘non-poor’ and may be removed from the agency’s Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps). This implies that the DSWD’s conditional assistance may no longer be provided to up to 390,000 families.
There were recipients who protested because they were impacted by the pandemic, according to DSWD Secretary Erwin Tulfo. He will meet with the 4Ps groups at the scheduled meeting to ensure that nobody will be removed from the poor list, based on the report.
According to him, between 30% and 40% of that can be eliminated. When defending the DSWD’s P194 billion budget request for 2023 before the House committee on appropriations on Tuesday, Secretary Tulfo made the following statement.
Tulfo made sure that there are safeguards in place to ensure that only the appropriate individuals can be crossed off the list. The National Household Targeting System, Listahanan (DSWD central office), the 4Ps beneficiaries, and our municipal link are the four lists they would compare, according to Tulfo (Listahanan).
The DSWD can still assist the 390,000 clients even if they are dropped from the 4Ps through programs like their assistance to people in crisis situations and Sustainable Livelihood Program.
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