Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) in Eastern Visayas Region takes part in the worldwide health measures, suppression, and provision of information related to the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) which was recently declared a pandemic, a threat beyond the global health emergency, by the World Health Organization (WHO).
4Ps Regional Program Coordinator Paula Unay instructed its regional, provincial and municipal operations offices to immediately coordinate with various stakeholders including the local government units, schools, and health facilities, and incorporate the advocacy on COVID-19 during the regular conduct of the program’s Family Development Sessions (FDS).
This is to help mobilize public health teams and to educate primarily the beneficiaries on how to protect themselves and others, and to avoid COVID-19 by taking preventive measures such as proper and regular hand washing and proper coughing and sneezing.
Some of the municipalities including Culaba in the province of Biliran, Padre Burgos, Pintuyan, San Francisco, and Limasawa in the province of Southern Leyte, have already started the said FDS initiative.
4Ps under RA 11310 is a human capital investment program that provides conditional cash transfer to poor households to improve their health, nutrition, and education. Its currently serves around 279,106 household beneficiaries in the Eastern Visayas Region. (DSWDFO8|mcSabandal|VPAquino)