Princess Idahlia S. Logatoc, one of the five children of Genalyn, a homemaker, and Librado Logatoc, a laborer, proudly celebrates her remarkable achievement after passing the March 2023 Licensure Examination for Teachers (LET). Not only did she pass the exam, but she also garnered recognition by placing 9th among the 7,809 successful examinees with an impressive score of 91.20%.
The Logatoc family, who were beneficiaries of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) since 2012, deeply treasures Princess’s accomplishment.
She reminisces about the challenging times they faced when their only source of light was a lamp as they studied from elementary to secondary school.
With her father struggling to find stable work and her mother doing laundry to support their daily needs, they often wondered if they would have enough food or funds for school projects and allowances.
Fortunately, the 4Ps program alleviated some of their burdens by providing health and education subsidies every two months. This assistance not only enabled them to pay for school expenses but also allowed Princess to participate in extracurricular activities that nurtured her talents.
“4Ps has been a partner for my parents to have sufficient food and buy school supplies,” shares Princess.
Moreover, in addition to the cash grants, the Youth Development Sessions offered by 4Ps played a vital role in shaping her character and instilling a sense of responsibility in her home, school, community, and the entire nation.
In August 2022, the Logatoc family graduated from the program, as Princess’s youngest sibling is currently in their first year of college.
Expressing her gratitude to the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and its programs, Princess acknowledges the significant help they received in completing their elementary and secondary education. She hopes that more families and children with dreams can benefit from these initiatives.