IRR Of Law Institutionalizing 4Ps Signed

IRR Of Law Institutionalizing 4Ps Signed

Spotlight

GSIS To Launch Two Mobile Apps This October

Mas madali mo nang ma-access ang iyong GSIS account gamit ang bagong mobile application nito!

Halloween @ Home: Recreate The Chills And Thrills With Globe At Home

End the Spooktober in a spooktacular way with Globe At Home!

Phoenix Introduces New FamilyMart Retail Format Through Cebu Stores

FamilyMart opens three new compact stores in Cebu, offering a unique customer experience in response to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Globe Introduces Mobile Health Solution With GoHealth

For just P20, you can now enjoy up to P,1000 health insurance from Pacific Cross!

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) has signed the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of the recently signed Republic Act 11310 or the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4P’s) Act of 2019 along with its eight partner agencies on Monday.

DSWD Secretary Rolando Bautista said the institutionalization of the 4Ps as the national poverty reduction strategy brings the agency closer to further lowering the poverty rate in the country.

“By signing this into law, President Rodrigo Duterte has ensured its sustainability and enabled us to get closer to bringing down the incidence of poverty by 14 percent in 2022 from a previous high of 27.6 percent in 2015,” Bautista said in a speech in Quezon City.

The Act was passed by the Senate as Senate Bill No. 2117 on Feb. 4, 2019, and adopted by the House of Representatives as an amendment to House Bill No. 7773 on Feb. 7, 2019. It was signed into law by President Duterte on Apr. 17, 2019.

The DSWD’s partner agencies in 4P’s include the Department of Education (DepEd), Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), Department of Health (DOH), Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), Department of Agriculture (DA), Department of Agrarian Reform, Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), and Department of Science and Technology (DOST) and other representatives of the agencies and organizations that took part in the crafting of the IRR were together with the agency in the ceremony.

The IRR is a collaboration of efforts of DSWD, national government agencies, local government units, and non-government organizations.

Salient points

From a PHP500 worth of health grant per month, the law states that the program will now provide PHP750 assistance per month.

The education grant, on the other hand, will also get PHP300 per month for each elementary student and daycare, PHP500 per month for each junior high school student and PHP700 for those in senior high school.

There will also be additional grants to cover rice and tax subsidies.

For sustainability, the beneficiaries will also be given priority in availing the interventions and modalities or employment facilitation services presented by DSWD’s Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP) or other similar programs offered by other government agencies and accredited private institutions.

These will all be provided to the beneficiaries as long as they are compliant to the conditions set by the program such as availing pre-natal, birthing, and post-natal medical care, undergoing regular check-ups and vaccinations for children 5 years old and below, deworming, ensuring 85 percent attendance in school, and participating in monthly Family Development Sessions – all for the ultimate goal of improving their quality of life. (PNA)

Pangasinan Town Mulls Localized Lockdown

Pangasinan considers a localized lockdown in some barangays due to the increase in the number of residents testing positive for COVID-19.

Hontiveros Files Resolution For The ‘World Day Of The Poor’ On Nov. 15

"Ngayong nasa gitna tayo ng krisis, mas marami ang nagugutom at naghihirap. We can't turn a blind eye to them. Now, more than ever, we need to sustain our compassion to help the poor and reach out to them. Bilang lingkod ng bayan, huwag natin silang kalimutan. Huwag natin silang pabayaan at patuloy tayong magsilbi para sa kanila gaya ng ating sinumpaan."

SMC’s Skyway Extension From Susana Heights To Sucat On-Track For December Completion

Upon completion of the Skyway 3, motorists can easily access Makati, Manila, San Juan, Quezon City, and the North Luzon Expressway!

Roque: DepEd Needs Vehicles To Deliver Modules

Malacañang defends the purchase of over 100 service vehicles worth PHP1.5 million each, saying they will be used to deliver modules to students and teachers under the distance learning setup.

Celebrate The Holidays With MMFF 2020, Globe, And Upstream

Globe and its partners also encourages moviegoers to fight online privacy.

Coco And Yassi Fall Into Richard’s Trap In ‘FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano’

Abangan ang mas umiinit na pangyayari sa "Ang Probinsyano"!

Grae Fernandez And Kira Balinger Join ‘Ang Sa Iyo Ay Akin’

Grae and Kira are set to shake things up in "Ang Sa Iyo Ay Akin" as an explosive new chapter begins in the hit series in the coming weeks! What do you think will be their roles in Ellice, Marissa, and Gabriel's lives?

Southern Leyte Town Bans Daytime Karaoke Sessions

The town of Sogod in Southern Leyte has banned the daytime use of karaoke and videoke to enable a conducive learning environment for students taking modular and online classes at home.

More Than 124k Drivers, Operators Join Transport Cooperatives

A total 124,443 drivers and franchise owners and operators have joined accredited transport cooperatives ready for franchise consolidation.

DOLE: ‘Floating’ Employees Allowed To Find Alternative Work

DOLE, pinahintulutang maghanap ng alternatibong pagkakakitaan ang mga empleyadong nasa "floating status."