The Provincial Advisory Council headed by Gov. Joy Bernos reviewed the implementation of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) in Abra during their quarterly meeting on May 28, 2019, at the Provincial Capitol Social Hall.

Members of the council from different agencies like Department of Education (DepEd), Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), Provincial Health Office, Philippine National Police (PNP), Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), among others attended the meeting.

Social Welfare Officer Maribeth M. Tulic reported that there were 10,359 households served under the 4Ps as of May 14, 2019.

She said there are 1,717 beneficiaries currently suspended from the cash grant, or labeled under Code 25 due to non-compliance on the conditions of the program.

Beneficiaries are required to send their children to school, undergo family development sessions, and have regular health check-ups to improve the level of their well-being.

Tulic also reported that there are 400 beneficiaries who are not receiving their cash grant due to damaged cards or wrong entry of pin numbers.

PAC members proposed a resolution addressed to the regional council to hasten the process of cash card and pin replacements from Philippine Veterans Bank.