The Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program is a rights based program that focuses on human capital investment through the provision of health and education grants to eligible poor households. aimed at breaking the intergenerational cycle of poverty. It is one of the poverty reduction strategies of the national government to enable poor households to meet certain human development goals

The objectives of the program is to Provide assistance to the poor to alleviate their   immediate needs (short term) and Social Development by breaking the intergenerational cycle of poverty through investment in human capital i.e., education, health and nutrition (long term).

Criteria for the selection of households are the following:

Residents of the poorest municipalities based on 2003 Small Area Estimates (SAE) of NSCB

Households whose economic condition is equal to or below the provincial poverty threshold

Households that have children 0-14 years old and/or have a pregnant woman at the time of assessment (6-14 years old children must be in school)

Households that agree to meet conditions specified in the program

The poorest households are selected if they pass the Eligibility Check Routine (ECR) or a test that determines the socio-economic category of families.

Program Package

4Ps provides conditional cash grants to beneficiaries through the Landbank of the Philippines cash card, offsite payment or through Globe Gcash Remit.

Health and Nutrition Grant

P6,000 per year or P500 per month per household

Education

P3,000 per year or P300 per month per child for 10 months a year, to a maximum of 3 children per household

A household with three qualified children receives a subsidy of P1,400/month during the school year or P15,000 annually as long as they comply with the conditions

Conditions of the Program

HEALTH AND NUTRITION

Pregnant Household Member

-visit their local health center to avail of pre- and post-natal care.

-avail of appropriate delivery services by a skilled health professional

-avail at least one post-natal care within 6 weeks after childbirth

EDUCATION

Children 3-5 years old

-enrolled in day care or pre-school program and maintain a class attendance rate of at least 85% per month

Children 6-14 years old

-enrolled in elementary and secondary school and maintain a class attendance rate of at least 85% per month

FAMILY DEVELOPMENT SESSIONS

Parents or Guardians

– attend family development sessions at least once a month  which aims to promote, empower and nurture families towards strengthened capacity to meet familial and parental responsibilities through the conduct of neighborhood-based family education activities for the household beneficiaries

– participate in community activities, promote and strengthen the implementation of PantawidPamilya

The Pantawid Pamilya Program in the municipality of Lamut started on December 19, 2011 with the validation and registration of potential households. The total number of registered clean and active  households included in the program as of January 2014 is 1,111. Barangay Ambasa has 47 households, Bimpal 92 households, Hapid 102 households, Holowon 74 households, Lawig 57 households, Lucban 40 households, Mabatobato 35 households, Magulon 106 households, Nayon 42 households, Panopdopan 29 households, Payawan 111 households, Pieza 40 households, Poblacion East 35 households, Poblacion West 38 households, Pugol 89 households, Salamague 43 households, Sanafe73 households, Umilag 58 households.

The program in the municipality is being implemented through the help of the several line agencies of the government from the barangay, municipal, provincial, regional and national level. Advisory committees were formed from public and private sectors to oversee the program implementation. # Corazon Tagalicud / Mark Lester Aliguyon