DSWD sets record straight, holds info drive for 4Ps Print
Friday, 11 May 2018 13:24

The Department of Social Welfare and Development regional office (DSWD-9) is conducting an information drive for Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) beneficiaries to avoid a misinterpretation of 4Ps guidelines during the Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections.

Ivan Salvador, DSWD-9 Information Officer, said that the office is distributing its Fake and Fact sheet which contains information for 4Ps.

The Fake and Fact sheet addresses issues which can affect the beneficiary’s decision to choose their candidates in the May 14 elections.

Some of the questions focus on the following issues:  If a 4Ps member can be removed from the program once they vote for a particular politician, if cash grants of beneficiaries are being used by politicians, can 4ps members be removed from the program by politicians, and others.

Salvador said that the program was launched to empower beneficiaries in choosing the right candidates during the elections.

There are 300,000 4Ps members in Region 9.

Zamboanga and Isabela cities alone have 50,000 4Ps members.

The DSWD is also encouraging the 4Ps members to go out and vote come election day.  (RGAAGo)