DSWD-7 : Nearly 70,000 4Ps beneficiaries in CV are non poor in Listahan 3 database
CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Department of Social Welfare and Development in Central Visayas (DSWD-7) has already reassessed a total of 69,561 Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) beneficiaries, who were identified as non-poor in the Listahanan 3 database.
Earlier, DSWD-7 targeted to reassessed 76,309 4Ps households that were tagged as non-poor in the Listahanan, using the Social Welfare and Development Indicator (SWDI) tool.
The SWDI is being used by the DSWD as a case management tool to determine the progress of the households by measuring their level of well-being in terms of economic sufficiency and social adequacy.
“While SWDI is being administered, we are encouraging the concerned 4Ps beneficiaries to continue complying with the conditions of the program, not just for the cash grants but for the benefit of their children and families as well,” DSWD-7 Regional Director Shalaine Marie Lucero said.
Based on the set of indicators in terms of economic sufficiency and social adequacy, households are categorized into three levels: Level 1: survival; Level 2: subsistence; and Level 3: self-sufficiency. The result of the tool aids the program in identifying the interventions needed by the family to achieve self-sufficiency.
“The re-assessment is a commitment of DSWD Secretary Rex Gatchalian for the improvement of its program policies and systems to ensure that only deserving beneficiaries will be accorded conditional cash transfers with the goal of improving their overall health, nutrition, and education,” she added.
Those who will be considered as non-poor or have reached the self-sufficient level in the reassessment will undergo the 4Ps Kilos Unlad Social Case Management Strategy, which aims to guide the 4Ps households in achieving sustained improved well-being, stepping out of poverty, and employing individual and family cooperation.
The DSWD-7 assured the 4Ps households who would be graduating from the program of its continued support.
It also assured graduating 4Ps households that the respective local government units (LGUs) and other partner stakeholders would provide other interventions and services after exiting from the program so they could sustain their level of well-being.
Currently, there are 297,500 active 4Ps households in the Central Visayas region.
Disclaimer: The comments uploaded on this site do not necessarily represent or reflect the views of management and owner of Cebudailynews. We reserve the right to exclude comments that we deem to be inconsistent with our editorial standards.