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Republic Act No. 11310 (RA 11310): Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program Act

Last April 17, 2019, President Rodrigo R. Duterte signed into law Republic Act No. 11310 (RA 11310), Otherwise Known as Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program Act.  This program is popularly known as 4Ps, which was formerly known as Ahon Pamilyang Pilipino under Pres. Gloria Arroyo’s term, and continued by Pres. Benigno “Pnoy” Aquino during his administration. 

Section 4 of RA 11310 defines the 4Ps as a “national poverty reduction strategy and a human capital investment program that provides conditional cash transfer to poor households for a maximum period of seven (7) years, to improve health, nutrition and education aspect of their lives.  The National Advisory Council (NAC) may recommend a longer period under exceptional circumstances”.

Who are the beneficiaries of 4Ps?

Section 6 of RA 11310 identifies the following as the automatic eligible beneficiaries of the law, to wit:

  1. Farmers;
  2. Fisherfolks;
  3. Homeless families;
  4. Indigenous peoples;
  5. Those in the informal settler sector
  6. Those in geographically isolated and disadvantaged areas including those in areas without electricity

Criteria to meet to be entitled to 4Ps?

Beneficiaries must meet the following criteria under Section 7 of RA 11310:

  1. Classified as poor and near-poor based on the Standardized Targeting System and the poverty threshold issued by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) at the time of selection;
  2. Have members who are aged zero (0) to eighteen (18) years old or have members who are pregnant at the time of registration; and
  3. Willing to comply with the conditions specified by RA 13310.

How much is the cash benefit for the beneficiaries of 4Ps?

The following schemes for the cash transfer to qualified beneficiaries are provided under Section 7 of RA 11310:

  1. Not lower than P 300 per month per child for a maximum of ten months per year – for every child enrolled in day care and elementary programs;
  2. Not lower than P 500 per month per child for a maximum of ten months per year – for every child enrolled in junior high school;
  3. Not lower than P 700 per month per child for a maximum of ten months per year – for every child enrolled in senior high school;
  4. Not lower than P 750 per month for a maximum of twelve months per year – for health and nutrition grant.

Under RA 11310, the giving of conditional cash grants to qualified poor households will be effected by every administration.

Download the full text of RA 11310.

Learn more about the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) here.

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