EFFECTIVENESS OF PANTAWID PAMILYANG PILIPINO PROGRAM (4PS) ON FILIPINA WOMEN EMPOWERMENT IN BARANGAY 211, ZONE 19, LICO STREET, TONDO MANILA

Mary Rose Magbujos-Salagubang, MAT | Princess Justine Mae Talimio |

November 14, 2019
Political Science

Poverty is very widespread and rampant here in the Philippines. The people affected by this problem are the families living in extreme poverty since they cannot provide for the immediate needs of their family. Fortunately, there are social protection program such as Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) wherein it aims to reduce poverty, improve the health and education of citizens living in extreme poverty by providing cash grants which they can utilize for their immediate needs. The CCT program in the Philippines is called the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps). The beneficiaries are the ones who will benefit from the program and the most responsible person in the household shall be the head beneficiary of the program which is in most cases, the mother. In most countries abroad wherein CCT programs are also implemented, studies show that these programs have positive effects on women. No research has been done yet focusing on the effects of cash transfer programs on Filipina women. This research aims to analyze the effectiveness of 4Ps in Filipina women’s empowerment. In line with this objective, Jean Jacques Rousseau’s Social Contract Theory will be utilized in this study to further understand the connection of Filipina mother’s empowerment under Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program. The researcher will use a qualitative style of approach, descriptive method, narrative design and random sampling method. Data will be gathered through interview. The main participants of this research are Filipina Women Grantees, Department of Social Welfare and Development personnel, and Barangay Officials

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