SURIGAO CITY – The Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program together with the Landbank Surigao City branch released the cash subsidy to set 3 municipalities of Surigao del Norte through over-the-counter scheme on May 18-21, 2010. These towns include Alegria, Mainit, Sta. Monica and Burgos.
A total of 1,797 4Ps beneficiaries queued outside the Landbank building to claim their cash grants. The beneficiaries were elated of the timely release of cash grants because they could use it for the school uniforms and for the school supplies that their children need for the opening of classes in June.
4Ps in Surigao del Norte started in 2008. At present, the province has 15 4Ps municipalities.
Panatawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) is one of the government’s poverty reduction programs implemented by the DSWD. It provides cash grants to extremely poor households to improve their health, nutrition and education and to break the inter-generational cycle of poverty through human investment. # # #