After the 4-month delay in pay-out to the Pantawid Pamilya Pilipino Program beneficiaries in Region IX, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) have already disbursed a total amount of 1.2 billion pesos allocated for the 4 months compliance to the program’s conditionalities.

The said grant benefited more than 200,000 compliant Pantawid households across the region covering two periods. As per database, Pantawid Pamilya has a total of 289,755 household beneficiaries in the entire Zamboanga Peninsula under the Regular Conditional Cash Transfer (RCCT) program.

Meanwhile, P128,682,100 was disbursed by the department for the Modified Conditional Cash Transfer (MCCT) program beneficiaries. MCCT beneficiaries are those households that belong to the Indigenous People (IP) sector.

The abovementioned figures are based on the consolidated report dated September 25, 2017.

On the other hand, DSWD has released a statement regarding the delay in payout in Isabela City.

“We all know that Landbank facilitates the payout of Pantawid Pamilya grants through a conduit. While the procurement of conduits for the City of Isabela is still in process, DSWD secures that beneficiaries continuously comply with the conditionalities of the program,” said DSWD-9 Regional Director Atty. Araceli F. Solamillo.

DSWD is set to conduct payout in various municipalities in the region within the month of October for period 3.

Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program is a social protection program of the national government under the Department of Social Welfare and Development. It invests in health and education of poor households especially of children aged 18 and below.