North Samar gov
expects 4Ps pump priming the province economy
By TERESITA B. CARDENAS, PIA Catarman
Samar – Governor Paul R. Daza of
Northern Samar has expected the money downloaded to the Pantawid Pamilyang
Pilipino Program (4P’s) beneficiaries will help the province in pump
priming the economy.
In a press conference
called by the governor Thursday afternoon, he said that the actual
cash money about P200 million downloaded from the national government
to the beneficiaries in our province will surely stimulate our economy
as this is a big bulk of money given to our poor families.
As the program
expanded in ten municipalities this year, 20,353 more families will
benefit from the program. The towns covered by 4Ps expansion program
are Biri, Capul, Gamay, Laoang, Lavezares,
Rosario, San Isidro,
San Jose, San Vicente and Victoria.
The first batch ten
municipalities were Palapag, Silvino Lubos, San Roque, Lapinig,
Catubig, Mondragon, Lope de Vega, Pambujan, Mapanas and Las Navas. The
remaining 4 municipalities were not included because they were not
able to qualify the poverty threshold index of the National Housing
Targeting System of the DSWD national office, he added.
The governor said, we
are lucky and I am very thankful to President Noy because out of the
estimated 4.7 million poor families of the country only 2.3 million or
45% were identified as recipient of the said program. In
Northern Samar 65% of the poor families are beneficiaries of 4Ps.
Our poor families are
now given better access to education, nutrition and health and at the
same time they are given increased purchasing power to procure their
basic needs, he further added.
empowered women are given the chance to actively participate in
activities concerning community development.
It is hoped that
the program will slowly break the poverty cycle in the area, and
gradually transform the lives of 38,268 beneficiaries.