“The Local Government Unit (LGU) passed a resolution to sustain the gains of 4Ps among the beneficiaries by providing them with capital assistance, skills training, and the like. No one is left behind,” shared Mayor Rosalia Dupagen during the 4Ps Graduation Ceremony in Adams, Ilocos Norte.

The Sangguniang Bayan (SB) Resolution No. 23-2021 “A Resolution in Support to the Pantawid Pamilya Exiting Beneficiaries in Adams, Ilocos Norte” was signed on 12 April 2021. It is the first SB Resolution in Region 1 that supports the provision of programs and services to the 4Ps exiting and graduating household beneficiaries.

Mayor Dupagen added “Agpapada tayon tun a maymaysa ti estadonan. Awan ti napanglaw, awan ti nabaknang (We will be at par with each other so that in improving ourselves, no one is poor nor rich)”. She encouraged the household beneficiaries to strive more in helping themselves to achieve their desired progress with the assistance of the LGU.

Along with the pronouncement of the SB Resolution, the Sustainability Plan prepared by the LGU was signed by Vice Mayor Eddie Boy Suniga, Muncipal Social Welfare and Development Officer (MSWDO) Cherie Marie Tarnate, and Provincial Social Welfare and Development Officer (PSWDO) Corazon Lilian C. Rin (left photo from left to right) witnessed by 4Ps Ilocos Norte Provincial Link Ronald V. Punio (extreme left). Provincial Link Punio led the formal turn-over of case folders of the 17 household beneficiaries (6 graduating and 11 exiting households) to Mayor Dupagen (right photo) witnessed by MSWDO Tarnate.

The exiting and graduating household beneficiaries were identified by the case managers anchored on 4Ps Act. Graduating household beneficiaries have reached self-sufficiency level of well-being. A household beneficiary shall exit from the program when they meet any of these criteria: the last monitored child turns 19 years old and finishes high school; reaches 7-year duration in the program; no longer poor based on Listahanan result; voluntarily waives from the program; and commits offenses leading to delisting. (by: Jaesem Ryan A. Gaces, Information Officer II / Pantawid Pamilya)