lanuza_cash_card_releaseLanuza, Surigao del Sur – A total of 874 beneficiaries of Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino program (4Ps) in Lanuza, Surigao del Sur received their cash cards on May 22, 2010 during the distribution held at Barangay Agsam gymnasium.

Tessie Crisustomo, 43 years old, excitedly held her 4Ps cash card and proudly expressed that “even though we are poor, we now own a cash card,  Thank you very much.” A cash card will be used by the beneficiaries to withdraw the 4Ps cash subsidy from the bank.

Former Lanuza Mayor and now incoming Vice mayor Algerico Irizari in his speech told beneficiaries that the government has given importance in establishing good foundation of families, especially children, not just for the present but also for the generations to come. That is why the government has this 4Ps. He also reminded the beneficiaries to comply with the set conditionalities and encouraged them to give importance on their children’s health and education even beyond 4Ps.

Mr. Herbert Luna Landbank Tandag City branch manager and the bank tellers distributed the 4Ps cash cards. Ms. Ruth Tambura, 4Ps Focal Person; some barangay captains and councilors also witnessed the said activity.

Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) is a poverty reduction strategy of the government that provides cash grants to extremely poor households in order to improve their health, nutrition and education especially children 0-14 years old. # # #