Tuesday, 15 November 2011 11:39
All beneficiaries of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (Pantawid Pamilya) are set to receive benefits from the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (Philhealth).
Likewise, all those identified in the National Household Targeting System for Poverty Reduction (NHTS-PR) are also going to be enrolled with Philhealth.
These clarifications were made by Secretary Corazon Juliano-Soliman of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) who convened all the provincial governors of the country in Cagayan city, last Nov. 9.
The activity was aimed to discuss the updates and clarify issues, as well, as gain support from the Provincial Chief Executives of the Pantawid Pamilya.
A conditional cash transfer (CCT) scheme of the National Government, the Pantawid Pamilya provides cash assistance to poor families for their children’s health and education.
The DSWD Secretary said the Pantawid Pamilya has been developed, mainly, to address the inter-generational cycle of poverty plaguing, among poor families, due to lack of opportunities to quality education and accessibility to health services.
She said a Pantawid Pamilya household-beneficiary is receiving a maximum of Php1,400 on a monthly basis for their children’s health and education, whose ages are from 0-14.
In order for them to continuously receive the grant, they are also required to comply with the Program’s set conditionalities: to send their children to school with at least 85 percent school attendance and to regularly send them to health centers for check-ups.
The national consultation drew a closer tandem between the DSWD and the provincial governors who, Sec. Soliman said, are the Department’s partners in reaching out to poor families in their areas.
The Pantawid Pamilya beneficiaries, however, are identified through household assessment and validation using the National Household Targeting System for Poverty Reduction (NHTS-PR) which identifies who and where the poor are, and thus eliminate politicizing the identification of beneficiaries for government resources.
The DSWD Secretary said Pantawid Pamilya emphasizes that it is a program of the National Government, because it is being implemented not only by DSWD but also by the Department of Health (DOH), Department of Education (DepEd), and Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), as well.
By Charmaine P. Tadlas-DSWD/PIA-10
- 15/11/2011 11:42 - Pres Aquino stresses need for stricter rules for mining in the Philippines
- 15/11/2011 11:42 - Palace assures Mrs. Arroyo of due process
- 15/11/2011 11:41 - Binay cites CESO’s role in good governance
- 15/11/2011 11:41 - BIR urges professionals to be tax law compliant
- 15/11/2011 11:40 - Aquino debunks claims that PHL has not been nice to the 'Big Brother'
- 15/11/2011 11:39 - Kiko calls for probe on Jatropha bungle
- 15/11/2011 11:38 - Pacquiao’s controversial win sparks debate
- 15/11/2011 11:38 - Zamboanga bans sale of pellet toy guns
- 15/11/2011 11:37 - Gov't to continue working with countries affected by POEA deployment ban
- 15/11/2011 11:37 - Sibugay taps media in promoting nutrition