DSWD: Gov’t 4Ps produces 23,354 high school graduates in Region 9 PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 01 May 2015 15:27

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) said that 23,354 high school graduates for school year 2014-2015 here in Region IX are beneficiaries of the government’s Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps).

DSWD Regional Director Zenaida Arevalo said Thursday that 1,171 of the 23,354 students graduated as valedictorians, salutatorians and with honors.

Arevalo said the province of Zamboanga del Sur has the highest number of 4Ps beneficiaries who graduated high school at 8,222 graduates.

The other graduates are from the following areas: Zamboanga del Norte, 7,098; Zamboanga Sibugay, 4,487; and, 3,547 for the cities of Zamboanga and Isabela.

Families that are beneficiaries of the 4Ps program receive Php 500 health and Php 300 education assistance per child below 17 years old from the government through the DSWD.

A maximum of three children below 17 years old in a family can avail of the benefits given through the 4Ps program.

However, they have to comply with the following requirements: undergo regular check-up at the health center and must have complete immunization; pregnant women beneficiaries of 4Ps must complete the required prenatal check-up; at least 85 percent attendance in school for the students; and, required to attend the family development sessions being conducted by the DSWD.