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DSWD-7 conducts voters’ education, information campaign to 4Ps beneficiaries

To further strengthen the election-related and active citizenship campaign of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD)-7 to its Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) beneficiaries, a series of Voters’ Education and discussion of election info-briefer have been conducted since February 26, 2019.

Kerwin Macopia, Pantawid Information Officer, discusses further the election info-briefer to the Pantawid Partner beneficiaries in Mandaue City.

This effort aims to provide beneficiaries with information that will importantly guide them in protecting themselves and the program from possible exploits during elections. In the activity, Pantawid partner-beneficiaries were constantly encouraged to exercise their right to suffrage and protect its secrecy and sanctity amid the spread of fake news on the program implementation and the approaching elections.

Pantawid Information Officer Kerwin Macopia who led the discussion and distribution of the election info-briefer to Pantawid partner-beneficiaries in Mandaue, Lapu-lapu and Cebu City had emphasized one of the misconceptions of the beneficiaries and other people about the program and elections.

Wala’y laing makapatangtang ninyo sa programa kon dili ang inyo lamang dili pagsunod sa mga kondisyon niini ug kung wala na moy mga estudyante nga makarga sa programa (You can only be removed from the program if you fail to comply with the set conditions of the program or if you no longer have eligible children for monitoring),” emphasized Macopia.

The beneficiaries are also encouraged to report any anomalies or suspicious activities related to Pantawid Pamilya and elections in their area to the DSWD or City/Municipal Link nearest to them.

The 4Ps is a program of the national government that invests in the health and education of poor households primarily of children aged 18 and below. It provides cash grants to compliant household beneficiaries with health grant worth Php 500 and educational grants worth Php 300 and Php 500 for each children studying in elementary and high school. Apart from that, the beneficiaries are also entitled with a rice subsidy in the form of cash amounting to Php 600. ###

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