THE Aquino administration’s Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) registered its two-millionth beneficiary who signed an Oath of Commitment in ceremonies held at Malacañan Palace this week.
The two-millionth 4Ps beneficiary, Mrs. Sharon Hassan Dabbang from Patikul, Sulu, signed an Oath of Commitment upon her registration into the program to signify her duty to comply with the conditionalities that are anchored on health and education.
Signifying the co-responsibility between government and the beneficiares, the Oath of Commitment, strengthens their commitment to invest in human capital and improve the lives of family-beneficiaries and their children.
The milestone event witnessed by President Benigno S. Aquino III and Social Welfare Secretary Corazon J. Soliman was part of the culminating activity of the National Forum of Parent Leaders which brought together 95 Parent Leaders from the 79 provinces covered by the 4Ps.
In his speech, President Aquino praised the success of the 4Ps and said, “Binibigyan kayo ng CCT ng tiket para makasama sa pag-arangkada ng ating ekonomiya, na sa bawat numerong indikasyon ng pag-unlad, katumbas ito ng maraming bilang ng trabaho, na makapagtatapos ng pag-aaral, at makapagpapagamot sa ospital.”
4Ps is a Conditional Cash Transfer program that aims to improve the lives of its beneficiaries by investing in human capital, such as ensuring that children of poor families are given an equal chance to go to school and become productive citizens in the future.