The Baguio Filipino - Chinese Community and the City Government launches the scheduled events and activities for Spring Festival 2020, an institutionalized celebration in Baguio City which is now on it's 27th year, Highlighting the festivities will be the colorful parade in the afternoon of January 27. (Carlito Dar/PIA CAR)

Artistic Baguio. Museum visitors and students looks at the artistic works of the Baguio City National High School Special Program in the Arts students. BCNHS, in partnership with the Baguio Museum, opens Friday (Jan. 17) an Art Exhibit dubbed as “Tales of our City: Retold by the youth that features literary, media, visual arts and crafts produced by the BCNHS - SPA students and for the opening program they also showcased band and rondalla performance. (Carlito Dar/PIA CAR)

Spring Fest 2020. The Baguio Filipino - Chinese Community and the City Government launches the scheduled events and activities for Spring Festival 2020, an institutionalized celebration in Baguio City which is now on it's 27th year, The Traditional Chinese Dragon dance will be among the highlights in colorful parade set in the afternoon of January 27. (Carlito Dar/PIA CAR)

Baguio young artists. Special Program in the Arts students in a photo opportunity with known Baguio - based artist Tor Alvarez Sagud, the author of the Illustrated guide book,

Galant Police. Baguio City officials headed by Mayor Benjamin Magalong and Congressman Mark Go awards citation to Patrolman Julius Walang for his gallantry in apprehending a taxi driver who tried to speed away and almost ramming the police. Similar citation was also awarded to rider Jaazerdallas Bandonil Chommog who assisted Walang in the incident. (Carlito Dar/PIA CAR)

Cordillera Athletic Meet. Officials from the Department of Education and the City Government of Baguio and other key stakeholders affirms their commitment of support, as they launched the Cordillera Administrative Region Athletic Association (CARAA) 2020 in a Kapihan media Forum at the Baguio City Hall, Wednesday. Around 6,000 student athletes and school officials are expected to join the regional athletic meet setin February 16 to 21. (Carlito Dar//PIA CAR)

Members of the Baguio City National High School Special Program in the Arts showcases the theme song, specifically prepared for the Cordillera Administrative Region Athletic Association (CARAA) that is set to be hosted by Baguio City on February 16 to 21 with over 6,000 student athletes and school officials participating.

Baguio young artists. Special Program in the Arts students in a photo opportunity with known Baguio - based artist Tor Alvarez Sagud, the author of the Illustrated guide book, "Igorotak". BCNHS, in partnership with the Baguio Museum, opens Friday (Jan. 17) an Art Exhibit dubbed as “Tales of our City: Retold by the youth that features literary, media, visual arts and crafts produced by the BCNHS - SPA students and for the opening program they also showcased band and rondalla performance. (Carlito Dar/PIA CAR)

DSWD holds IRR ceremonial signing of 4Ps Law

QUEZON CITY, Dec. 10 -- The institutionalization of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) as the national poverty reduction strategy will be finally operationalized with the signing of the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of Republic Act 11310 or  “An Act Institutionalizing the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program” which was signed into law by President Rodrigo Duterte in April 2019.

 

DSWD Secretary Rolando Bautista with members from the National Advisory Council (NAC) sign the IRR of Republic Act 11310 or  “An Act Institutionalizing the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program”, Tuesday (Dec. 10). (Photo by Axiel Arroyo/PIA-NCR)

Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Secretary Rolando Bautista  led the ceremonial signing today  December 10  in Quezon City  with members from the National Advisory Council (NAC) composed of representatives from DTI, DOE, DA, DOH and DOST and  other agencies and organizations that took part in the crafting of the IRR.  It was witnessed by program beneficiaries.

Angela Tubello, a 4Ps beneficiary shared that she is grateful that she is among the 3,000 beneficiaries, stakeholders that took part in the IRR consultation which ensured that the crafted IRR will reflect the voices of the beneficiaries themselves for the improvement of the program to help disadvantaged families rise from poverty.

"Masaya po akong naging isa sa 3 libong kalahok sa IRR Consultation. Dito ko natanto na hindi lamang ako tagapindot para sa cash grant, mandin ay napapakinggan at nakikinig sa kapwa ko 4Ps para mapabuti ang programa at mapaunlad ang mararalitang Pilipino,” she said.

The IRR is a collaboration of efforts of DSWD, national government agencies, local government units, and non-government organizations.

4Ps milestones

DSWD in a statement said that since its inception in 2008, 4Ps has invested in human capital focusing mostly on its beneficiaries’ health, nutrition, education, and family development.

From an initial 321,380 household-beneficiaries during its pilot stage undertaken in 160 cities and municipalities and 28 provinces from all 17 regions back in 2008, DSWD, as the lead implementing agency, takes pride in the expansion of the program within a span of only 11 years.

Based on the Program Implementation Status Report for the first quarter of 2019, 4Ps is now implemented in 144 cities and 1,483 municipalities in 80 provinces from all 17 regions with the number of household-beneficiaries growing to 4,876,394. Of this number, the active family beneficiaries in NCR are213, 738

With the IRR, 4Ps is on its way towards covering more poor households, providing livelihood opportunities, and extending higher cash grants.

Salient points

From a P500 worth of health grant per month, the law states that the program will now provide P750 per month. The education grant will also increase from P300 per month for each elementary student and P500 per month for each high school student to P300 per child per month for those in elementary and daycare, P500 per child per month for those in junior high school, and P700 per child per month for those in senior high school.

There will also be additional grants to cover the rice and tax subsidy.

For sustainability, the beneficiaries will also be given priority in availing the interventions and modalities or employment facilitation services presented by DSWD’s Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP) or other similar programs offered by other government agencies and accredited private institutions.

These will all be provided to the beneficiaries as long as they are compliant to the conditions set by the program such as availing pre-natal, birthing, and post-natal medical care, undergoing regular check-ups and vaccinations for children 5 years old and below, deworming, ensuring 85% attendance in school, and participating in monthly Family Development Sessions – all for the ultimate goal of improving their quality of life. (DSWD/PIA NCR)

By Marie Angelie C. Villapando/Lucia F. Brono

 

Baguio

  • Phase 2 of Baguio-Benguet college sports league resumes

    BAGUIO CITY – The Baguio-Benguet Educational Athletic League (BBEAL) will resume its second phase of games after the city’s hosting of the Cordillera Administrative Region Athletic Association (CARAA) meet that ends on February 21.

  • Filipino – Chinese community, Baguio LGU launch Spring Fest 2020

    BAGUIO CITY, Jan. 15 (PIA) - - Strong community ties and partnership  is  showcased again by the Filipino – Chinese community and the City Government of Baguio  as they launched the Lunar or Spring Festival 2020 at the regular flag raising ceremony at the City Hall grounds Monday morning.

  • CHSO reminds parents on importance of child vaccination

    BAGUIO CITY, Jan. 16 (PIA) - - The City Health Services Office( CHSO) stressed the importance  of child vaccination  and  reminded  parents to check the vaccination records of their  children to assure  their  protection from vaccine preventable diseases.

  • UC, Cauayan HS win Cordillera, Region 2 NBTC plums

    BAGUIO CITY – The University of the Cordilleras (UC) survived on Friday a gritty University of Baguio High School (UBHS) then went on to stop Tabuk City, 78-62, to win the National Basketball Training Camp (NBTC) regional finals for Cordillera and Region 2 (Cagayan Valley) at the UB gym.

  • TIEZA funds rehabilitation of Burnham Park, Banaue Hotel

    BAGUIO CITY, Jan. 7 (PIA) -- The Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority(TIEZA)   is  set  to  fund  the rehabilitation works at the  Burnham Park here and the Banaue Hotel and Youth Hostel in Ifugao  in line with its mandate to ensure sustainable tourism infrastructure development.

Benguet

  • Cordillera cops urged to have sense of right and wrong

    CAMP DANGWA, LA TRINIDAD, Benguet -- Police in the Cordillera Administrative Region are reminded to get in the habit of doing good deeds daily, an integral part of the Philippine National Police's internal cleansing program.

  • CAR farmers appeal to Mayor Isko on Divisoria closure this weekend

    LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, Jan. 15(PIA) -- Vegetable farmers and traders from the Cordillera region are appealing to Manila Mayor Isko Moreno Domagoso to allow them to deliver and sell their produce amidst the planned three-day closure of the roads going to the Divisioria Market this weekend.

  • La Trinidad flood study underway

    LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, Jan. 16 (PIA) - - The local government is undertaking an evaluation  of  the flood situation of this  capital town as an initial step for a full-blown study that would address the perennial flooding problem in the valley.

  • Mayor Isko allows highland vegies in Divisoria during Sto Nino feast

    LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, Jan. 17(PIA) -- Cordillera farmers may be allowed to deliver and sell their produce at the Divisoria Market during the Feast of the Santo Niño de Tondo this weekend.

  • Kibungan LGU crafts FOI measure

    LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, Jan. 8 (PIA)  - - The local government of Kibungan crafted its Freedom of Information (FOI) measure in recognition of the importance of people’s right to government information.

Mt. Province

  • Healthiest places in Mt. Province recognized

    BONTOC, Mountain Province, Jan. 20 (PIA) -- The provincial government recently recognized winners of the 2019 Provincial Search for the Healthiest Places.

  • 11 CTGs surrender in Mountain Province

    BONTOC, Mountain Province, Jan. 17(PIA) -- At least 11 members of the communist terrorist group(CTG)  who surrendered to government forces were presented on Wednesday(Jan. 15 ) at the Camp Montes here.

  • Poblacion Bontoc is outstanding Lupong Tagapamayapa in Mt. Province

    BONTOC, Mountain Province, Jan. 10(PIA) – The Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) and the provincial government extol the lupong tagapamayapa in their crucial role in conflict resolution in the barangays as they awarded recently the barangay justice committee of Poblacion of this capital town as the outstanding   in the province.

  • Solar-powered rice insect trap leads winners in RICE 2019

    BONTOC, Mountain Province, Nov. 22 (PIA) - - A solar-powered light trap for rice insect created by three students from Camalog National High School of Pinukpuk, Kalinga wins the SIBOL Award – Student Creative Research for High School category of the 2019 Regional Invention Contest and Exhibits (RICE) held  on November 19 – 20 here.

  • DOST brings Reg’l S&T roadshow to the people of Mt. Province

    BONTOC, Mountain Province, Nov. 21 (PIA) - - In line with its  goal of bringing science for the people, the Department of Science and Technology(DOST),  holds the annual Regional S&T Week here that generally aims to promote science, technology and innovation as a driver of development especially in the countryside.

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