- A 4Ps member gave a lengthy explanation on where the cash assistance that she receives would go
- This came after many critics of 4Ps surface online, implying that the members receive more than what they deserve
- The member proved bashers wrong by revealing how the program helped her and her husband put their kids to school
- She showed photos, of her kids who are honor students and explained that members need to do their part such as attending seminars and also ensuring that the grades of their kids are high
KAMI had the opportunity to interview a 4Ps member, who decided to talk about how her family, especially her children, benefited from the program.
This came after many critics of the program's members surfaced online, often throwing accusations at members by saying that the government always prioritizes them and implying that 4Ps members just rely on the taxes paid by those who are working hard.
The 4Ps member, Marilou Llobrera, explained that they have four children and that they are living in Valenzuela.
She said that her family was among those affected by the pandemic, with herself being a tailor, clearly it's 'no work, no pay' for her.
According to Marilou, the primary goal of the program is to help families who have children, considering that those who don't have children won't be able to join the program.
Marilou revealed that children are required to study well because the DSWD also checks on them. If the student incurs absences, their allowances would be reduced, in the same manner, if parents would fail to attend the seminars.
"Bawat binibigay ng DSWD na tulong doon sa payout, may katumbas yun na ginagawa ng mga member."
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In a previous report by KAMI, the government faced problems when they imposed the initial community quarantine, which was elevated into enhanced community quarantine. It also suspended transportation causing massive problems with commuters.
The Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) is a conditional cash transfer program of the Philippine Government under the Department of Social Welfare Development. It makes the poorest of the poor the beneficiaries in order to help improve their health, nutrition, and education of children aged 0-18.
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