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DILG Sec. Mar Roxas

Roxas to 4Ps graduates: Huwag nating isuko ang ating mga pangarap

DILG Sec. Mar Roxas
DILG Sec. Mar Roxas

MANILA, Philippines – Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas encouraged high school graduates of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) to continue aiming for success as part of their responsibility to the nation.
Addressing the second batch of 11,000 4Ps graduates at the Smart Araneta Coliseum on Thursday, Roxas urged all beneficiaries of 4Ps to hold on to their dreams and to push for a brighter future.
“Huwag na huwag nating isuko ang ating mga pangarap. Ang pangarap ang nagbibigay sa atin ng dedikasyon, ng disiplina at inspirasyon para makamit ang magandang bukas na inaasam natin,” Roxas said.
Roxas, together with other cabinet members, also addressed the worries and concerns of the students through introducing government projects, scholarships, and internships that they can avail of.
“Hawak ninyo ang inyong kapalaran. Maaasahan ninyong nadito kaming lahat na nagmamalasakit sa inyo, para marating ninyo ang inyong mga pangarap,” Roxas said.
Under the 4Ps program, more than 333,000 students nationwide finished their high school education with the help of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD).
The Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program is a poverty reduction strategy that gives Conditional Cash Transfers (CCTs) to the poorest Filipino families, provided that they comply with the conditions such as attending to the educational and health needs of their children and joining Family Development sessions.
“Tinatawag ko itong tagumpay ng mga Pilipino, tagumpay ng bawat isa sa inyo,” Roxas said.

Criselda Cabangon David, a happy mother of two kids, is a full-time Sociologist at the City Government of Lucena, Quezon Province. She is currently the Managing Editor of Ang Diaryo Natin Sunday News, a weekly local community newspaper in the Philippines and an active member of the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines.