Secretary of Social Welfare and Development Rolando Joselito D. Bautista had a dialogue with the parent leaders of 4Ps beneficiaries during his visit to Abra on June 18, 2019.

Vice Governor Ronald Balao-as and SP members, the Social Welfare and Development (SWAD)-Abra, and Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office welcomed the secretary at the Provincial Capitol where the Pantawid Pamilya Parent Leaders orientation was held.

Sec. Bautista thanked the parent leader and described them as the silent heroes of DSWD for linking the DSWD programs to the barangays.

“Parent leaders, kayo ang kaagapay ng DSWD upang ang programa ng gobyerno ay maramdaman ng mga mahihirap nating kababayan,” he said.

He also announced that they will be validating the list of 4Ps beneficiaries to make sure that the beneficiaries really belong to underprivileged households. New beneficiaries will be added after validation.

A concern was raised about the 58 households who have pending cash grants. These have been pending due to damaged cash cards or wrong entry of pin.

Sec. Bautista said the Philippine Veterans Bank has committed to process the cash cards as soon as possible.