Please be informed that for 2018 and previous years, the annual budget for the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program is computed based on the assumption that 90% of the partner beneficiaries will be able to comply with the program conditions and are entitled to cash grants.
For 2017 and 2018, the compliance rate increased from 90% to 95% resulting to budget deficit corresponding to the 5% increase. The provision of rice assistance may have influenced the increased compliance to conditions including attendance to the Family Development Sessions, attendance to school, and visit to health centers.
To cover the additional fund needed for cash grants, the DSWD requested budget augmentation/additional appropriation from the Department of Budget and Management.
Rest assured that the Department of Social Welfare and Development is continually pursuing all avenues to augment the appropriation for the Pantawid Program to ensure complete provision of cash grants.
Thank you and we are hoping for your kind understanding on the matter.