IRR of 4Ps Law signed
Helen Flores (The Philippine Star) - December 11, 2019 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) yesterday led the signing of the implementing rules and regulations (IRR) of Republic Act 11310, which institutionalizes the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program.

“4Ps has gone a long way and I believe that all of us have done our part from its inception up to this time,” Social Welfare Secretary Rolando Bautista said during the signing.

Aside from the DSWD,  representatives of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority, as well as the Departments of Health, Education, Labor and Employment, Agriculture, Agrarian Reform, Science and Technology and Trade and Industry signed the IRR.

Piloted in 2007, 4Ps is a conditional cash transfer program aimed at improving the health, nutrition and education of poor households by providing them cash grants in exchange for complying with certain conditions set by the government. It currently has four million household beneficiaries.

RA 11310 mandates the DSWD to select qualified beneficiaries using a standardized targeting system that is revalidated every three years.

Beneficiaries should be classified as poor or near poor and have members who are 18 years old and below or pregnant at the time of the registration.

Beneficiary households shall receive at least P300 per child enrolled in day care or elementary, P500 per child enrolled in junior high school and P750 per child enrolled in senior high school per month.

An additional P750 per month in health and nutrition grant shall also be provided to qualified households whose members would also qualify as PhilHealth members.

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