The Department of Social Welfare and Development – National Capital Region Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) lead the Ceremonial Graduation of the eight  household beneficiaries of the Program on July 22, 2021 held in Atrium Upper Ground City Government Center, San Juan City with the theme Pugay Tagumpay 2021: Pagkilala sa mga Nagtapos na Benepisyaryo ng 4Ps sa Lungsod ng San Juan.
The ceremonial graduation featured 8 household members from San Juan City who have successfully exited from the Program. The said Program members were assessed to be self-sufficient households based on the latest results of the following: Social Welfare Development Indicators (SWDI) administration; assessment findings using the Kilos Unlad Case Management Tools; and revalidation output of the assigned Case Managers.
The said graduation ceremony was graced by the DSWD-NCR Regional Director Vicente Gregorio B. Tomas, Honorable San Juan City Mayor Francisco Javier M. Zamora, OIC-Assistant Regional Director for Operations Edna J. Sacedor, OIC-Regional Program Coordinator Keren T. Jemina and Area Coordinator Karen C. Bullecer. The ceremony was also attended virtually by the different Program partners and stakeholders.
Moreover, Department of Education (DepEd)- NCR Regional Director, Wilfredo E. Cabral gave his message of support for the Program during the said activity. He encouraged the graduated beneficiaries to be frontliners for social change and development especially in the City of San Juan.
“To all the graduates, let us look forward and ensure that you will be the frontliners to change this Nation, to change our country and to a better one equipped with the needed characteristics and attributes for a better future, Congratulations!” Dir. Cabral said.
Meanwhile, San Juan City Social Services Vice Chairperson, Bea De Guzman committed to provide continuous assistance to the exited beneficiaries through the support of the City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWDO) as she gave her message of acceptance to the graduated household members who will be turned over to their LGU.
Further, the Program household grantees from San Juan City who graduated from the program are the following; Analyn R. Cruz, Francis C. Veloso, Delalia M. Malabad, Genelyn Y. Naval, Cherry C. Sanuco, Marivic V. Navo, Maria Fe T. Cabrillas, and Lourder T. Baymosa.
Also, DSWD-NCR Regional Director Vicente Gregorio B. Tomas capped the activity by giving gratitude to the Program members and stakeholders as he emphasized that the success of the implementation of 4Ps in San Juan City is a convergent effort of the National Government Agencies and the Local Government Unit of San Juan.
“Alam ninyo po ang 4Ps simula noong maisabatas siya bilang Republic Act 11310 ay talaga namang naging sustained na po yung Programa. But it is not just being a law, ang talagang susi po rito (Ang Tagumpay ng 4Ps) ay yung suportang ibinibigay ng mga lokal na pamahalaan gaya po ng Lungsod ng San Juan” – DSWD-NCR Regional Director.
The DSWD-NCR Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program Graduation Ceremony in San Juan City is one of the highlights as the Program celebrates its 2nd year anniversary as an institutionalized program of the Department by virtue of R.A. No. 11310 known as “An Act Institutionalizing the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps)”.