HomeIAMURE International Journal of Social Sciencesvol. 7 no. 1 (2013)

Substantial Educational and Health Improvement of Indigenous Learner Beneficiaries of Conditional Cash Transfer Program

Hesed A. Soriano Lim | Helen Q. Omblero

Discipline: Social Science



The Indigenous People experienced substantial life improvement upon joining the Poverty Alleviation Program of the Government (Conditional Cash Transfer). The objective of the study was to determine the economic, health, education and life experiences of beneficiaries before and after implementation of the 4P’s. Twelve (12) housewives responded in the In-depth Interview conducted. The study employed the thematic process of interviewing, listening, and taking down notes on the narrated stories. Data categorization and classification were employed for deeper understanding. Hermeneutic approach was used to understand culture. The use of phenomenological method obtained meanings from participants’ point of view, experiences, and perceptions. Findings revealed that beneficiaries obtained substantial life after joining the Pantawid Pamilya Program. The beneficiaries gratefully expressed that their kids were able to attend school regularly and health education was reinforced as to constant monitoring health monitoring is conducted by the health workers assigned in the area. This program ends in 2015; however, we highly recommend the continuance of the program for the betterment and improved quality of life of the indigenous people beneficiaries.