4Ps Fun Run set today PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 17 September 2011 16:48

Beneficiaries and stakeholders of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) belonging to District II converge today at the Tetuan Central School for the Pantawid Fun Run 2011 in a bid to show the positive impact of the poverty reduction program thru conditional financial grants.

As a prime highlight, the activity will include testimonials of a parent leader, child-beneficiary, health worker, teacher and media personnel-those who form part in the implementation of the program carried out by Department of Social Welfare and Development and other partner agencies.

The City Government of Zamboanga thru the City Social Welfare and Development Office under Mr. Francisco Barredo is the direct counterpart of DSWD in doing actual monitoring and lecturing to make sure that the conditions of the financial assistance are complied with.

At present, about 20,000 beneficiaries in 52 barangays are covered by the program in the City, however today’s fun-run program will compose of recipients from the 37 District II barangays, where Congressman Erbie A. Fabian is expected to deliver a response message.

4Ps is the thrust of the National Government that currently covers 255 municipalities and 15 key cities in 45 provinces, serving 700,000 households with conditional financial grants.

Under the program, the eligible beneficiaries are expected to comply with the conditions namely: pregnant women must avail pre-and post-natal care and be attended during childbirth by a health professional, parents must attend responsible parenthood, parent effectiveness and mother’s classes, children below 5 years old must receive regular preventive health check-ups and vaccines, children from 3-5 years old must have an attendance rate of 85% or higher in preschool or day care classes, children from 6-14 years old must enroll, and have an attendance rate of 85% or higher in elementary and/or high school classes and children 6-14 years old must receive de-worming pills twice a year. — Richard Aliangan/City Hall PIO