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.

Pabahay Fund:

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.