More than 2,000 Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program beneficiaries gathered at the Brgy. Villamonte gymnasium in Bacolod City August 14 to15, for the release of their monthly “cash grants” from the Department of Social Welfare and Development, a press release from City Hall said.
A total of 2,011 beneficiaries composed of set 3C to set 6, who have not yet received their cash cards, were paid through over-the-counter payment with the Land Bank of the Philippines and the Philippines Postal Office as their conduit, amounting to P2,843,700, it said.
Bacolod City Mayor Monico Puentevella reminded the beneficiaries that upon receiving their allowances they should not go shopping but save their money for the basic needs of the family and school requirements of children, and also not on vices like tong-its, pusoy and mahjong but on their family’s daily needs, the press release said.
The Pantawid Pamilya Pilipino Program of President Aquino started in Bacolod City in January 2010 and the benefits from first batch of recipients in Bacolod City will end in 2014. There are 10,600 household beneficiaries of the city, the release said.
Also present was Bacolod City first lady, Josefa Puentevella who congratulated the beneficiaries and gave an inspirational message, the press release added.*