Abstract. Since 2007, the Philippine government has implemented the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Programme (4Ps), a conditional cash transfer (CCT) initiative aimed at reducing poverty and fostering human capital development among the nation's poorest households. This study investigates student perceptions of the program in Omar, Sulu, using a descriptive design with 100 student beneficiary-respondents selected via purposive sampling. Findings indicate that student beneficiaries at Capual National High School, mostly aged 16-19 and evenly split by gender, predominantly come from low-income families with parents earning 5,000 pesos or less monthly. They have been beneficiaries for 4 to 7 years. Results show high agreement among respondents regarding the program's implementation in financial assistance, health benefits, and education, with mean scores above 3.9. While there are no significant differences based on demographic profiles, positive correlations exist between financial assistance, health benefits, and education. Notably, variations are observed in financial assistance perceptions between genders and beneficiary tenure.

Keywords: Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program; Student beneficiaries; Sulu