by: Suman Pant
Government Programs and Benefits in the Philippines
Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps):
Cash grants for poor families.
Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT):
Cash grants for poor families with conditions.
Temporary employment for unemployed workers.
Micro-enterprise loans for low-income entrepreneurs.
Loans for low-income families to build or improve their homes.
Senior Citizens’ Pension Program:
Monthly stipends for senior citizens.
Disability Subsidy Program:
Financial assistance for persons with disabilities.
Free Tertiary Education Program:
Free tuition and other fees for students in state universities and colleges.
Universal Healthcare Program:
Health insurance for all Filipinos.
National ID System:
A single identification card for all Filipinos.