A total of 26,454 student-beneficiaries of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) from the Central Visayas completed their high school education this year.
Pantawid Pamilya information officer Phoebe Jen Indino said the student-beneficiaries include 12,359 from Cebu, 6,875 from Negros Oriental, 6,739 from Bohol and 481 from Siquijor.
To celebrate this milestone, the Department of Social Welfare and Development in Central Visayas held a Pantawid Pamilya Regional High School Graduation last Tuesday at the Hoops Dome in Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu.
The event dubbed as “Pagtatapos Nyo, Tagumpay ng Pilipino” aims to recognize the graduates for their efforts to hurdle another stage in their academic life.
The government’s nationwide conditional cash transfer has more than 300,000 children-beneficiaries that graduated this year.
“We are doing this event to provide a venue for these graduates to be linked to opportunities like scholarships, internships, or part-time jobs that will help them realize their dream,” said DSWD-7 regional director Mercedita Jabagat.
Jabagat added this graduation is considered as a memorable achievement not only for the program, but also for the partner-beneficiaries who are now a step closer to a better life.