Press Release
February 3, 2019

Sen. Joel Villanueva's statement on the Senate approval of the institutionalization of 4Ps (SBN 2117)

We welcome the passage on third and final reading of SB 2117 or the institutionalization of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps).

As one of the authors of this measure, we believe that institutionalizing this national poverty reduction program will help the government in uplifting poor Filipino households by improving their living condition in terms of health, nutrition, and education.

We will continue to work hard with our fellow colleagues in both chambers to pass this measure and ensure that the 4Ps will have enough mechanisms to ensure that only qualified households take part in the program.

If passed into law, it is also important that we ensure the compliance of beneficiaries with the conditions set by the program in order to fulfill its prime objective--to break the cycle of poverty and provide opportunities for the poor which will help them raise their standard of living.

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