The Department of Social Welfare and Development Field Office 1 (DSWD FO1) announces the provision of additional cash grant to all Pantawid Pamilya beneficiaries worth Php600.00 a month as rice subsidy based on approved General Appropriations Act 2017.  It is a top-up to the usual health and education grants they receive.

Rice subsidy provision covers registered, active, and compliant Pantawid Pamilya households from regular Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) and Modified CCT, including those who will be classified as transitioning families.

The rice subsidy is provided on a bi-monthly basis in the form of cash during scheduled payouts.

This month is the first payout for Period 6 (December 2016 – January 2017). All compliant beneficiaries in January 2017 are entitled with rice subsidy. Households that are compliant in December 2016 but not in January 2017 are not entitled with rice subsidy.

199,426 Program beneficiaries in the entire region will receive their rice subsidy this month through their assigned mode of payment (Over the Counter or Bank Deposit).

This is a commitment made by President Rodrigo Roa Duterte during his State of the Nation Address in 2016 to ensure that all Filipinos be free from hunger and poverty. (by: Jaesem Ryan A. Gaces, Information Officer II/ Pantawid Pamilya)