DSWD is calling all Pantawid Pamilya beneficiaries affected by super typhoon Yolanda, particularly those who transferred in Region 1, to update their status and other information as program claimholders. This is to ensure that they will still receive their cash grants due to them.

With Yolanda’s devastation, beneficiaries’ documents were washed out and many may have transferred residence to unaffected areas.

For temporary transfer, beneficiaries must decide when will be their plan to return to their original addresses. Staying longer in the area would mean decrease of cash grants as they cannot comply with the set program conditions in their previous location. Without processing the change of address, it may possibly mean termination from Pantawid Pamilya.

On the other hand, permanent transfer must undergo the regular process and procedures of/in change address.

DSWD encourages typhoon Yolanda affected beneficiaries to visit their City/Municipal Social Welfare and Development Offices (C/MSWDOs) and look for their City/Municipal Links (C/MLs) in the area they are currently residing.

Pantawid Pamilya is a conditional cash transfer program of the Philippine government which invests in human capital through health and education by providing cash grants to extremely poor households with children ages 0 – 14 years old.

by: Allan O. Lulu / Information Officer II, Pantawid Pamilya