According to an article by Sunstar CDO, the members of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program or 4Ps will receive an additional 200 pesos for their monthly subsidy.
DSWD Assistant Regional Director of Northern Mindanao, Aldersey Dela Cruz, said that this is to help the “poorest of the poor” adjust with the expected price increase of commodities. Mostly due to the implementation of the new tax reform law.
As of now, there are about 4.8 million 4Ps registered households in the country, and 269,480 of these households are in Northern Mindanao. Dela Cruz also added that the government aims to add 600,000 poor households to the subsidy program.
“This means that more poor families will enjoy these benefits, including our brothers and sisters evacuees in Marawi City, they will be included in the government’s implementation of Ambisyon Natin 2040, the Philippine Development Plan, and our Regional Development Plan,” Dela Cruz said in a press conference.
Although ₱200 pesos might seem too small for some people, this will greatly help our kababayans who are struggling each day.