Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program
- is a human development program of the national government that invests in the health and education of poor households, particularly of children aged 0-18 years old.
- Patterned after the conditional cash transfer scheme implemented in other developing countries, the Pantawid Pamilya provides cash grants to beneficiaries provided that they comply with the set of conditions required by the program.
Pantawid Pamilya has two objectives:
- Social Assistance – to provide cash assistance to the poor to alleviate their immediate need (short term poverty alleviation); and
- Social Development – to break the intergenerational poverty cycle through investments in human capital.
Pantawid Pamilya helps to fulfill the country’s commitment to meet the Millennium Development Goals, namely:
- Eradicate Extreme Poverty and Hunger
- Achieve Universal Primary Education
- Promote Gender Equality
- Reduce Child Mortality
- Improve Maternal Health
Set of Co-Responsibilities of the beneficiaries
To avail the cash grants beneficiaries should comply with the following conditions:
- Pregnant women must avail pre- and post-natal care and be attended during childbirth by a trained health professional;
- Parents must attend Family Development Sessions (FDS);
- 0-5 year old children must receive regular preventive health check-ups and vaccines;
- 6-14 years old children must receive deworming pills twice a year.
- All child beneficiaries (0-18 years old) must enroll in school and maintain a class attendance of at least 85% per month.