The Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program in the Province of Sorsogon
- Author(s): Tara Paulina L. Martizo
- Social Studies
Paper ID: UIJRTV3I90010
This study assessed the Conditional Cash Transfer Program of the Philippines known as the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program in the Province of Sorsogon, the year 2015-2019. Thus, the Philippine government has invested billions to sustain the program over the years. These resources utilized were taxpayer money and the query of whether this program is effective and sustainable remains to be an issue of debate. It can be noted that though 4ps is being implemented for a while now, there are still setbacks being faced by both the implementers and recipients. The respondents of this study were chosen from among the beneficiaries of the Pantawid program as well as the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Provincial Office. Results revealed that the Majority of the pantawid member-beneficiaries are female who are in their early or late 40s, married, high school graduates, have a bigger family size, whose sources of income may come from employment and entrepreneurial activities, and whose income is below 5000 monthly.
Furthermore, the status of their conditionality compliance along education has fluctuated for the past 5 years, while it has remained to be consistently high for health and family development sessions. Meanwhile, it was also revealed that the Pantawid program has less impact on the economic sufficiency of the beneficiaries but has a high impact on their social adequacy. Lastly, the problems encountered by both the beneficiaries and program implementers are due to the lack of coordination with stakeholders as well as the misbehavior of the 4ps beneficiaries.