Cordillera Administrative Region- A total of 49 households included in the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) have already exited in the program after these households were able to record an improved level of well-being. 

Through the 4Ps of the Department of Social Welfare and Development – Cordillera Administrative Region (DSWD-CAR), these household (HH) beneficiaries from Kalinga, Apayao, and Baguio City have been recognized in the pilot-run of Pugay Tagumpay activity. 

Pugay Tagumpay or Pantawid Pamilya’s graduation program is a ceremonial turnover that recognizes and acknowledges the milestones, accomplishments, and the overall improvement of the HH beneficiaries’ well-being based on the result of 2019 Social Welfare and Development Indicator (SWDI), an assessment tool that determined the level of economic sufficiency and social adequacy of the family-beneficiaries. 

In Pasil, Kalinga, 11 HH beneficiaries were recognized on March 4 with the affirmation of the Local Government Unit (LGU). Meanwhile, Sta. Marcela in Apayao and Baguio City had recognized 28 and 10 HH beneficiaries on March 5 and 11, respectively. 

“Dahil sa aktibong pakikilahok ko sa buwanang Family Development Session at sa lahat ng aktibidad na ipinatutupad ng programa, natutunan kong tumayo bilang nanay at tatay ng mga anak ko. Sa tulong din ng Diyos, proud ako na nakatapos sila ng kanilang pag-aaral.Maraming salamat sa lahat,” shared Nora B. Bag-ayan, one of the graduates from Pasil, Kalinga.  

Meanwhile, All LGUs have assured continuous support for the exiting households after each LGU identified the programs and services that the HHs can avail. 

“The LGU is always here to continue the support in terms of livelihood, capacity building, and assistance in collaboration with our partners from the different government agencies. What we are asking from you is to continue serving as examples in your community by abiding with the rules and regulations of the government,” Sta. Marcela Mayor Evelyn Martinez remarked during the ceremonial graduation held in their municipality. 

Moreover, Pasil and Baguio City LGUs had willingly accepted the sustainability plan that contains the households’ case management reports from the Pantawid Pamilya as part of the aftercare intervention of the LGUs. 

“These graduating households are the gains of the Pantawid Pamilya. They have been validated to have established a foundation within their families. We are hoping that they will sustain the self-sufficiency level they attained,” DSWD-CAR OIC Regional Director Leo Quintilla said. 

As of 28 of February 2021, there are about 1,964 HH beneficiaries exiting from the Program set to be recognized in the different municipalities within March this year. 

The Pugay Tagumpay is part of the program’s Kilos Unlad, a seven-year social case management strategy that aims to guide the shepherding of HH beneficiaries to achieve improved well-being toward stepping-up and out of poverty within seven years of the Program’s transition.

Enacted into law under RA 11310 in April 2019, 4Ps is the government’s major poverty alleviation program that invests in health, nutrition, and education of the poor eligible households along with  psychosocial and psycho-educational interventions such as the  Family Development Session towards improved and sustained well-being. ### DSWD-CAR, Social Marketing Unit, Marlo C. Abyado Jr., Pantawid Pamilya Information Officer

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