LUCENA CITY – At least eight beneficiaries of the government’s Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino (4P) program have been delisted after they were caught engaging in drug-related activities during police operations, police said on Friday June 16.
Laguna Police Chief Col. Randy Glenn Silvio said in a report that four of the delisted 4P recipients are from Liliw town, three from Alaminos and one from Kalayaan.
Citing files of recently arrested drug suspects, most of them arrested in connection with purchase operations, four were found listed as recipients of 4Ps in their respective localities, Silvio said.
It recommended the removal of the suspects from the list of beneficiaries of the government’s anti-poverty program based on Ministry of Social Welfare and Development Circular No. 038, Series of 2020.
The memorandum imposes sanctions and disciplinary measures on beneficiaries who engage in “illegal and prohibited acts; such as gambling, use of booze subsidies, illegal drugs, other vices.
By law, the monthly allowance for education costs is 300 pula per child enrolled in nursery and primary school for a maximum of 10 months per year, and 500 pula per child enrolled in junior high and 700 pula per child enrolled in high school.
A compliant beneficiary also receives a monthly health grant of P750 and a monthly rice grant of P600.
Silvio said the arrested suspects used the cash grant for their illegal drug and gambling activities instead of promoting the welfare of their families.
The suspects are being held and charged with breaching the Dangerous Drugs Act 2002.
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