In line with the efforts of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) to protect the integrity of its various social protection programs, especially the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program, a Bawal ang Epal campaign was launched.
The anti-epal campaign was due to reports of various politicians and groups threatening to delist beneficiaries from the human development program if they do not support them in the upcoming May elections.
Bawal ang Epal campaign seeks to inform the beneficiaries that no one has the right to delist a beneficiary, except the DSWD when the beneficiary does not comply with the conditions of the program.
Pantawid Pamilya beneficiaries are given P500 per month for health and P300 per month per child for a maximum of three children, provided that they comply with these conditions, which include pre- and post-natal care, once a month preventive health check-ups, attendance to family development sessions for the parents and 85 percent school attendance for their children.
The Bawal ang Epal campaign will eliminate the misconception of the beneficiaries about the control of politicians over the Pantawid Pamilya program.
Acts of politicking should be reported to the DSWD or through hotline (0918) 9122813.