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DSWD commends 4Ps graduates in MIMAROPA

MIMAROPA 4Ps graduates

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) commended the 621 Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) household-beneficiaries from the MIMAROPA Region who have graduated from the program during the Pugay Tagumpay Ceremonial Graduation at John Paul College Gymnasium, Roxas, Oriental Mindoro on Thursday, October 20, 2022.

The Pugay Tagumpay celebrated the success of the 4Ps beneficiaries from the municipalities of Roxas, Mansalay, Gloria, and Bulalacao who are now considered non-poor after attaining self-sufficiency.

In the keynote message of Secretary Erwin T. Tulfo, which was delivered by Undersecretary for Special Concerns Vilma B. Cabrera, the Secretary congratulated the graduates and recognized the families’ efforts and their dedication to improve their living condition despite the challenges brought by the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Napatunayan ninyo na kahit na anumang pagsubok, gaya ng pandemya na lubos na nakaapekto sa pamumuhay ng mga Pilipino at ng buong mundo, ay kaya pa rin nating mapaunlad ang ating pamumuhay. Lubos din kaming nagpapasalamat sa inyo dahil isa kayo sa mga pruweba na ang mga serbisyo at programa ng DSWD at ng ating pamahalaan ay nakatutulong sa mga lubos na nangangailangan (You have proven that despite the challenges, like the pandemic that greatly affected the lives of Filipinos and the whole world, you can still improve your lives. We are also grateful to you for being one of the proofs that the services and programs of the DSWD and our government can help those who are in dire need),” Undersecretary Cabrera said reading the Secretary’s message.

MIMAROPA 4Ps graduates

Undersecretary Cabrera also assured the 4Ps graduates that the DSWD will continue to work with the local government units for the provision of other services that they may need.

As of September 30, 2022 there are 4,285,531 active household-beneficiaries nationwide and 200,939 of whom are from the MIMAROPA Region. Further, a total of 99,491 households nationwide and some 9,945 from the region have graduated from the program.

The graduation ceremony was attended by DSWD Assistant Secretary for Luzon Affairs Marites M. Maristela; Assistant Secretary for Disaster Response Management Group Diana Rose S. Cajipe; Congressman Alfonso V. Umali Jr.; Oriental Mindoro Governor Humerlito Dolor; and Roxas Mayor Leo G. Cusi.

4Ps is the national poverty reduction strategy of the national government which invests in the health, nutrition and education for improved well-being of the poorest households in the country.

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