The Human Development and Poverty Reduction Cluster provides the
government's initiatives in addressing poverty and improving the quality life
of all Filipino.
Department of Social Welfare and Development increased budget on Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program [4Ps] - from PHP 89 million in 2018 and 2019 to PHP 109 billion in 2020.
Signing of Executive Order No. 92 - institutionalizing the national council against child labor led to removal of 2,000 children from child labor, while providing livelihood assistance to 2,452 parents of child laborers.
Senior citizens' social pension coverage significantly increased to around 3.6 million in 2020, representing 43% or nearly half of the 8.3 million elderly in the country.
Assistance to Individuals in Crisis Situation (AICS) extended immediate support to 3.1 million individuals in crisis situations (from July 2016 to July 2020) caused by illness, death of family member, man-made and natural calamities.
The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council provided assistance, through disaster relief operations which included assistance to sustain basic food and shelter needs. This was given to 3 million households from July 2016 to March 2020.
Department of Agriculture's Special Area for Agricultural Development Program (SAAD) has provided 683 Livelihood projects covering nearly 28,000 individuals and over 800 farmer-group beneficiaries.
TESDA's Care and Guide for Stability Program gave skills and training programs to former rebels, drug dependents and surrenderees, and indigenous peoples.
Department of Trade and Industry established 122 shared facilities nationwide to help communities in livelihood training and processing and product development which assisted 700,000 household beneficiaries of DSWD's sustainable livelihood program.
The country's global food security index is below the global average score. But we are now in 64th place out of 113 countries, six levels higher than our ranking in 2018.
TESDA - Expanded Online Program serves as alternative mode of technical-vocational education and training learning platform during ECQ
DepED - Basic Education - Learning Continuity Plan providing learning opportunities for students through printed digital modules, online resources, and television or radio-based instructions. Prior to COVID-19, 700,000 out-of-school youth in 2019 were enrolled in alternative learning systems (ALS)
1.33 million students were enrolled in state and local universities and colleges benefitting free higher education and tertiary education and subsidy program
The Universal Health Care (UHC) Program will be the platform in strengthening the country's health care system resilience. Efforts to expand the UHC to all Filipinos, address hunger and malnutrition among children, teenage pregnancy, as well as the prevalence of non-communicable and preventable diseases.
The National Nutrition Council has reported that significant decrease of stunting and wasting among children under the age of 5 in 2019 which can be attributed to DSWD's supplementary feeding program serving 1.8 million children, ages 2-5 years old.
DepEd's school-based feeding program also served 1.7 million learners from kindergarten to grade 6 (5-12 years old) for SY 2019-2020.
DOH reported 1.5 million or 69% of children have been vaccinated by Oral Vaccine in 2019.
Improved COVID-19 testing capacities from 1,200 tests per day in March to 21,000 tests per day, with 91 testing facilities in the country (as of July 21, 2020)
Nearly 18,000 beds dedicated for COVID-19 patients
Around 18,000 health human resources (HRH) were deployed to health facilities
Continuous distribution of PPEs and other essential medical equipment to frontliners and efforts to increase number of fully equipped isolation rooms, critical care beds, and other crucial medical equipment.