Iriga: 90 exited 4Ps household-beneficiaries recognized at Pugay Tagumpay ceremony in Ocampo, Camarines Sur

photo courtesy of DSWD Field Office 5 - Bicol

On June 26, 2024, the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) – Municipal Operations Office (MOO) in Ocampo, Camarines Sur, held a Pugay Tagumpay ceremony to honor ninety (90) exited household beneficiaries who have achieved an improved level of wellbeing. Funded by the local government unit (LGU), the activity provided grocery items to the beneficiaries and celebrated their resilience in overcoming life’s challenges and making strides towards poverty alleviation.

The event also served as a platform for key stakeholders, including the Public Employment Service Office (PESO), Municipal Agriculture Office (MOO), Municipal Social Welfare and Development Office (MSWD), and the Sangguniang Bayan Social Service Committee, to showcase various programs and services available to the exited household-beneficiaries as part of continuing support services and interventions.

Three exited household-beneficiaries delivered heartfelt speeches and testimonies, highlighting the pivotal role the 4Ps program played in their journey towards achieving improved socioeconomic status. Gilda B. Moran, an exited beneficiary from Barangay New Moriones, shared:

“𝘉𝘪𝘭𝘢𝘯𝘨 𝘴𝘢𝘳𝘰 𝘱𝘰𝘯𝘨 𝘯𝘢𝘨𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘨𝘳𝘢𝘯𝘵𝘦𝘦, 𝘥𝘢𝘬𝘶𝘭𝘢𝘰𝘯 𝘱𝘰 𝘢𝘯𝘨 𝘯𝘢𝘨𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘢𝘣𝘢𝘯𝘨 𝘴𝘢𝘮𝘶𝘺𝘢 𝘬𝘢𝘯𝘨 4𝘗𝘴. 𝘚𝘢 𝘴𝘪𝘺𝘢𝘮 𝘬𝘰 𝘱𝘰 𝘯𝘢 𝘢𝘬𝘪, 3 𝘱𝘰 𝘢𝘯𝘨 𝘯𝘢𝘨𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘣𝘦𝘯𝘦𝘱𝘪𝘴𝘺𝘢𝘳𝘺𝘰 𝘢𝘭𝘢𝘨𝘢𝘥 𝘨𝘢𝘣𝘰𝘴 𝘱𝘰 𝘴𝘪𝘯𝘥𝘢 𝘯𝘢𝘵𝘢𝘣𝘢𝘯𝘨𝘢𝘯 𝘬𝘢𝘯𝘨 𝘣𝘦𝘯𝘦𝘱𝘪𝘴𝘺𝘰 𝘬𝘢𝘯𝘨 4𝘗𝘴. 𝘈𝘬𝘰 𝘱𝘰 𝘢𝘺 𝘯𝘢𝘨𝘴𝘪𝘳𝘣𝘪 𝘮𝘢𝘯 𝘣𝘪𝘭𝘢𝘯𝘨 𝘴𝘢𝘳𝘰𝘯𝘨 𝘱𝘢𝘳𝘦𝘯𝘵 𝘭𝘦𝘢𝘥𝘦𝘳 𝘴𝘢 𝘭𝘢𝘰𝘨 𝘯𝘪𝘯 𝘭𝘪𝘮𝘢𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘢𝘰𝘯, 𝘯𝘢 𝘴𝘪𝘺𝘢𝘯𝘨 𝘯𝘢𝘬𝘢𝘵𝘢𝘣𝘢𝘯𝘨 𝘴𝘢𝘬𝘶𝘺𝘢 𝘯𝘢 𝘮𝘢𝘱𝘢𝘶𝘯𝘭𝘢𝘥 𝘢𝘴𝘪𝘯 𝘮𝘢𝘥𝘢𝘨𝘥𝘢𝘨𝘢𝘯 𝘢𝘯𝘨 𝘬𝘰𝘮𝘱𝘪𝘺𝘢𝘯𝘴𝘢 𝘴𝘢 𝘴𝘢𝘬𝘶𝘺𝘢𝘯𝘨 𝘴𝘢𝘥𝘪𝘳𝘪. 𝘕𝘨𝘶𝘯𝘺𝘢𝘯 𝘱𝘰 𝘢𝘺 𝘴𝘢𝘳𝘰 𝘯𝘢 𝘭𝘢𝘯𝘨 𝘢𝘯𝘨 𝘴𝘢𝘬𝘶𝘺𝘢𝘯𝘨 𝘦𝘴𝘵𝘶𝘥𝘺𝘢𝘯𝘵𝘦, 𝘢𝘴𝘪𝘯 𝘮𝘢𝘴𝘢𝘴𝘢𝘣𝘪 𝘬𝘰 𝘯𝘢 𝘵𝘢𝘭𝘢𝘨𝘢𝘯𝘨 𝘢𝘬𝘰 𝘢𝘴𝘪𝘯 𝘢𝘯𝘨 𝘱𝘢𝘮𝘪𝘭𝘺𝘢 𝘬𝘰 𝘢𝘺 𝘯𝘢𝘵𝘢𝘣𝘢𝘯𝘨𝘢𝘯 𝘬𝘢𝘯𝘨 𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘨𝘳𝘢𝘮𝘢 𝘯𝘢 𝘮𝘢𝘬𝘢𝘩𝘢𝘸𝘢𝘴 𝘴𝘢 𝘱𝘢𝘨𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘴.”

(As a former grantee, I can personally attest to how the 4Ps program has profoundly impacted my family. Out of my nine children, 3 became child-beneficiaries, yet all of them benefited from the program’s support. I also served as a parent leader for a five-year tenure which helped me enhance my capabilities and bolster my self-confidence. Today, with only one child still in school, I can affirm that 4Ps played a crucial role in our family’s journey out of poverty.

(Source: DSWD Bicol Region 5)

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