3,000 4Ps beneficiaries to celebrate National Family Day in Cagayan de Oro

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Oct. 1 (PNA) — Around 3,000 beneficiaries of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) are scheduled to converge at the Pelaez Sports Center on Sunday to cap the National Family Day, a welfare official said Thursday.

Dubbed as “Tuloy ang Pagbabago” (Let the change continue), the affair will highlight the positive contribution of poor families in uplifting their lives, Charmaine Tadlas, the regional spokesperson of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) said.

Tadlas said that the gathering would focus on the 4Ps beneficiaries’ accomplishments through responsible parenting, family development, community participation, community volunteers, and sustainable livelihood.

She said that the event would also serve as a celebration among children beneficiaries who became recipients of education and health assistance from the national government.

In partnership with other national government agencies, DSWD implements the 4Ps program as an investment of human capital among poor families by assisting them in their children’s health and education, and in strengthening family and community development.

Through the 4Ps, the DSWD provides cash grants amounting to a maximum of PHP1,400 per poor family for their children’s health and education.

Tadlas said that during the National Family Day, the DSWD would also present the provincial “Huwarang Pantawid Pamilya” (Model 4Ps Families) from the towns of Don Carlos in Bukidnon, Catarman in Camiguin, Kolambugan in Lanao del Norte, Jimenez in Misamis Occidental, and Cagayan De Oro City. (PNA)