The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) warned the public against individuals posing as DSWD personnel who are conducting recruitment and enlistment activities for the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps). 

The Department received a report that certain individuals wearing the DSWD red vest are allegedly asking non-4Ps members to provide their birth certificates with a promise to be included in the program. Likewise, these individuals are issuing school certifications to 4Ps beneficiaries to lure them into giving their cash card account numbers. 

The Department clarified that there is no ongoing registration of additional 4Ps beneficiaries. It also emphasized that only those households assessed as poor in the Listahanan database are qualified to be registered as 4Ps beneficiaries. 

Furthermore, the DSWD reiterated that it did not deploy personnel to gather cash card account numbers of its beneficiaries as these are considered confidential information. The Department added that it is not within the Program’s policy to collect documents such as birth certificates, during the validation of potential 4Ps beneficiaries.  

Meanwhile, the Agency urged the public to be extra vigilant in engaging with any malicious individuals and to refrain from giving personal information to others, which may compromise one’s security. Likewise, it reminded the 4Ps beneficiaries and the public to transact business, concerning the program with their City/Municipal Link or visit the nearest DSWD Field Office.  

The DSWD appealed to the public to report any suspicious activities involving the Department’s programs and services to the Grievance Redress System text hotline: 0918-912-2813 or email The public may also send a message to the Official Facebook Page of 4Ps: