DSWD said that said it will open its offices on Saturdays and Sundays “if necessary” in order to accommodate 4Ps inquiries.
DSWD — On Tuesday, the Department of Social Welfare and Development said that it will open its offices on Saturdays and Sundays “if necessary” in order to accommodate the inquiries of those who seek to be part of 4Ps or the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program.
According to DSWD Secretary Erwin Tulfo, the said initiative aims to give way to poor households, single parents, fishermen, farmers, and those who wish to be included in the program.
He also said that the names of those who will enroll themselves are still subject to verification and validation by DSWD personnel in order to determine if they are classified “poor” based on “Listahanan” or the tools used by the standardized targeting system.
However, he said enrolled households during the “On-Demand Application (ODA)” have no guarantee to be automatically included in the program as they will undergo further evaluation and should meet the eligibility set by the the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program.
He added that the list of “graduating” or exiting households from the 4Ps parent leaders will undergo validation and cross-matching with DSWD’s database and with the results of the Listahanan 3.
“Iko-compare po natin ang listahan nila [parent leaders] sa listahan ng 4Ps to make sure na lahat ng aalisin natin ay talagang makatatayo na sa kanilang mga paa,” he said.
The DSWD Secretary also said that it will assure a seamless implementation of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program to help more eligible poor families.