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DSWD conducts validation of potential 4Ps beneficiaries in Region 1

DAGUPAN CITY (PIA) – The Department of Social Welfare and Development-Field Office 1 (DSWD-FO1) has started its validation process to register new beneficiaries under the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) to replace households that exited from the program in 2022.
Jaesem Ryan Gaces, 4Ps information officer, said the 4Ps National Program Management Office identified 56,750 poor households in Region 1 from the Listahanan 3 database as a new set of potential beneficiaries.
Of which, 48,728 are from Pangasinan, 4,031 from Ilocos Sur, 3,230 from Ilocos Norte, and 761 from La Union.
It can be recalled that in 2019, the DSWD issued a Memorandum Circular to establish the 4Ps’ replacement process to sustain the target of 4.4 million households registered even with the continuous graduation and exit of beneficiaries, as this is the ceiling of budget allocations indicated in the General Appropriations Act.
“These poor households with children below 18 years old or with a pregnant member at the time of assessment were identified based on the DSWD’s standardized targeting system (STS) as stipulated in the Republic Act No. 11310 or 4Ps Act,” Gaces said. 
He said the names of the potential 4Ps beneficiaries were posted in conspicuous places in their localities.
With the help of the local government units (LGUs), simultaneous Community Assemblies throughout the region are scheduled until February 24.
He said, “During the Community Assembly, these potential 4Ps beneficiaries undergo a thorough process to ensure their eligibility to be included in the program.”
“Required documents such as birth certificate, marriage certificate, and certificate of enrollment should be presented by the potential beneficiaries to appropriately assess their program qualification,” he added.  
All gathered information of the validated potential beneficiaries shall be encoded in the Pantawid Pamilya Information System (PPIS) for approval of the regional director and the generated approved list of potential beneficiaries from the PPIS shall be endorsed to the LGUs for confirmation.
“Only the confirmed list of potential beneficiaries shall be eligible for an initial payment,” he said. 
The Department reiterates that the conduct of validation and registration are free.
The DSWD also reminds the public that the agency is not and will not solicit any amount to be included in the 4Ps. 
The public is encouraged to report suspicious activity in their area through the Program’s text hotline 09189122813 or send a message in their official Facebook page: (JCR/AMB/PIA Pangasinan)

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April Bravo


Region 1

April M. Montes-Bravo is an Information Officer III of the Philippine Information Agency (PIA)-Region 1. She is currently the Information Center Manager of PIA Pangasinan Information Center based in Dagupan City and  regional editrix of PIA-Region 1.

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