ROXAS CITY, Capiz (Nov. 8) -- A total 40,956 Capiceños will benefit from the national government’s poverty alleviation program.
To ensure proper implementation of the anti-poverty program, intensified orientation activities are being undertaken in Capiz.
Information officer Eliseo Abucay of the Department of Social Welfare and Development Capiz Field Office disclosed that last month, they conducted an orientation with the mayors, district supervisors of the Department of Education, rural health physicians, social welfare and development officers and planning officers of the 10 local government units in Capiz included in the 2011 Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps).
Abucay said that after the orientation, they are now conducting the same activity at the municipal level with the barangay captains, school heads and principals, and rural health midwives and nurses as participants.
He explained that in partnership with the local government units, they will form a barangay action team to conduct pre-validation and de-listing in cases of disqualified beneficiaries.
He added that in the Set 4E of the DSWD’s program implementation of the Pantawid Pamilya program, some 26,868 Capiceños were surveyed under the National Household Targeting System (NHTS) but subject to validation.
Of the total target beneficiaries, some 1,500 are from Cuartero; 1,484 from Dao; 1,062 from Dumalag; 2,733 from Dumarao; 1,317 from Ivisan; 2,000 from Mambusao; 1,881 from Panitan; 2,446 from Pontevedra; 5,635 from Roxas City; and 1,609 from Sigma, Abucay said.
The more than 26,000 beneficiaries in the 10 towns and city is in addition to the earlier 14,088 Pantawid Pamilya beneficiaries in Capiz.
Earlier, only seven towns, namely Maayon, Jamindan, Panay, Pilar, President Roxas, Jamindan, and Tapaz were included in the Pantawid Pamilya program.
Abucay said that in the Set 4E program implementation, additional beneficiaries have been included, adding 600 beneficiaries more in Jamindan, 701 in Maayon, 542 in Panay, 985 in Pilar, 358 in President Roxas, 586 in Sapian, and 1,430 in Tapaz.
The Pantawid Pamilya is a flagship program of the national government for poverty alleviation.