The Pantawid Pamilya Program of the Department of Social Welfare and Development has adopted new mode in the release of cash grant to the beneficiaries and this is through MLhuiller.

This new modality was piloted recently in the municipality of Tinambac, Camarines Sur where 4,900 beneficiaries from the 44 barangays were served.

Pantawid Pamilya is a poverty alleviation program of the national government that aims to break the intergenerational cycle of poverty of poor households by investing in human capital such as health, nutrition and education. At present the program covers all the municipalities of Bicol with a total of 357, 000 households.

Previously the Pantawid Pamilya cash grant were released through the over the counter payment and the cash cards in the Land bank branches. However it was not noted that these are quite effective especially to the beneficiaries staying in far-flung areas. This is aside from having limited Land Bank and ATM facilities in the region. For these reason, the DSWD and Land Bank in the Philippines has forged partnership with Philpost, Rural Banks and MLhuiller who will take charge of the release of cash grant.###eejerusalem