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PIDS urges government to reassess job generation impact of 4Ps

Published by rudy Date posted on April 4, 2016

By Czeriza Valencia (The Philippine Star), April 24, 2016 MANILA, Philippines – The government should reassess the structure of the employment facilitation component of its Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) to address the low take-up and meager contribution to the manpower needs of the country, state think tank Philippine Institute of Development Studies (PIDS) said…

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The costs and benefits of Pantawid Pamilya

Published by rudy Date posted on December 3, 2014

There is growing evidence showing positive outcomes for the government’s conditional cash transfer The Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps), the government’s conditional cash transfer (CCT), has come into scrutiny by legislators with significant resources proposed for it next year. From P4 million in 2007 to support 6,000 households, the 2014 budget was P62.6 billion to…

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10.9M households were assessed under the DSWD’s National Household Targeting System

Published by rudy Date posted on November 11, 2014

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Proposed CCT budget for 2015 hits P78 B

Published by rudy Date posted on July 15, 2014

MANILA, Philippines – The Aquino administration’s proposed budget for its flagship program for the poor known as the conditional cash transfer (CCT) has almost quadrupled in the last four years, from P29.2 billion in 2011 to P78 billion next year.

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UN exec hails Phl CCT program

Published by rudy Date posted on October 21, 2013

MANILA, Philippines – A ranking United Nations official and former vice president of Costa Rica has hailed the Philippine government through the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) for its conditional cash transfer program (CCT).

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7.2 M CCT children enrolled this school year

Published by rudy Date posted on June 11, 2013

MANILA, Philippines – About 7.2 million children benefitting from the government’s conditional cash transfer (CCT) program were among the 21 million preschoolers, elementary and high school students who trooped to public schools during the opening of classes last week.

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CCT program improves education, health of beneficiaries – studies

Published by rudy Date posted on July 20, 2011

MANILA, Philippines – The government’s conditional cash transfer (CCT) or 4Ps program significantly improved the health, nutrition and education of children of low-income families, Social Welfare Secretary Corazon Soliman said yesterday, citing studies conducted by the Social Weather Stations (SWS) and Ateneo de Manila University.

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Cash-transfer beneficiaries misidentified

Published by rudy Date posted on March 30, 2011

BENEFICIARIES of the P21-billion Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) Program had been misidentified by the government, a House leader said on Tuesday.

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Conditional cash transfer questioned before Supreme Court

Published by rudy Date posted on March 16, 2011

MANILA, Philippines – It’s been called a “life-saver” to impoverished families but to former Senator Aquilino Pimentel Jr. and 2 barangay officials, the P21 billion conditional cash transfer (CCT) program allocation in the 2011 national budget is an unconstitutional campaign and a “grave abuse of discretion of the Executive Department.”

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Rich getting dole-outs, Baguio mayor says

Published by rudy Date posted on March 15, 2011

BAGUIO CITY, Philippines – The implementation of the national government’s conditional cash transfer under the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program or 4Ps to help alleviate the living conditions of the country’s poorest of the poor is being set back by the fact that some beneficiaries do not belong to marginalized families.

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CCT will not reduce poverty – UN expert

Published by rudy Date posted on February 24, 2011

MANILA, Philippines — The P21-billion Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) program of the Aquino government will not reduce poverty, according to a United Nations expert on social development.

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CCT funds going to wrong hands — minority

Published by rudy Date posted on January 27, 2011

Funds from controversial Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) Subsidy Program of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) under its chief, Corazon “Dinky” Soliman, as predicted, have been going to families who can hardly be considered the poorest of the poor.

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Growth versus equity

Published by rudy Date posted on January 26, 2011

It was pretty disappointing that Economic Secretary Dondon Paderanga was not able to give a more spirited defense of the administration’s conditional cash transfer program when it was attacked, ever so gently, by Sen. Bongbong Marcos during the FOCAP forum last week. Sen. Marcos raised the growth versus equity thing… that P-Noy is sacrificing growth…

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DBM prepares plan for expanded CCT

Published by rudy Date posted on January 3, 2011

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Budget and Management is preparing a budget execution strategy for an additional P21 billion worth of conditional cash transfer (CCT) program to be distributed by the Departments of Social Welfare and Development, Education and Health.

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House to closely monitor P22-billion conditional cash transfer

Published by rudy Date posted on December 17, 2010

MANILA, Philippines –  The House of Representatives will closely monitor the implementation of the P22-billion conditional cash transfer (CCT) program next year

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Senate drops safeguard provision on CCT savings

Published by rudy Date posted on December 16, 2010

The House minority bared yesterday the removal of a provision in next year’s budget that would prevent the unused portion of the massive P21 billion budget for the conditional cash transfer (CCT) program of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) from turning into savings the use of which would be under the discretion…

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Adding schools, CCTs won’t lick dropout rate: PIDS

Published by rudy Date posted on December 11, 2010

SIMPLY adding more classrooms and public schools—or extending cash transfers—will not help solve the country’s increasing dropout rate, according to a policy brief recently released by the government think tank Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS).

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Dev’t expert: cash transfer OK, but how will poor be chosen?

Published by rudy Date posted on November 29, 2010

MANILA, Philippines—The selection of beneficiaries is one of the most contentious portions of cash transfer programs in various countries, according to Social Watch coordinator and Third World Institute executive director Roberto Bissio.

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Published by rudy Date posted on November 26, 2010

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International expert OKs conditional cash transfer program

Published by rudy Date posted on November 22, 2010

MANILA, Philippines—An international expert on Monday said effective implementation of the conditional cash transfer program is critical to addressing extreme hunger and poverty suffered by 4 million Filipino families.

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Solon hits Akbayan’s turnaround on CCT

Published by rudy Date posted on November 16, 2010

WHY bite the hand that feeds? Party-list Rep. Teodoro Casiño of Bayan Muna sees this as the reason why the Akbayan party-list group made a sudden turnaround on its stand—from being a harsh critic of the controversial P21.9-billion conditional cash-transfer (CCT) program that is included in the House-approved P1.645-trillion 2011 budget to one of its most…

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Rank of senators vs P21-B CCT grows

Published by rudy Date posted on November 11, 2010

DESPERATE PALACE GETS CLINTON TO ENDORSE DOLEOUTS President Aquino and his allies in the Senate may be in for a big disappointment as opposition from senators swelled yesterday on the huge P21 billion funding of the doleout conditional cash transfer (CCT) program despite a desperate Palace bid of having visiting former US President Bill Clinton…

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Some senators want to slash DSWD budget

Published by rudy Date posted on November 9, 2010

MANILA, Philippines – After sailing through the House of Representatives almost untouched, the country’s proposed budget of P1.645 trillion for 2011 faces possibly major changes when it reaches the next stage: the Senate.

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CCT: Centerpiece or centerfold?

Published by rudy Date posted on November 6, 2010

I AM not altogether against the conditional cash transfer (CCT) program as a component of the government’s poverty alleviation agenda.

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Right to education, health, development

Published by rudy Date posted on November 6, 2010

CASH TRANSFER PROGRAM WHO ARE the poor? Where are they? Ofelia walks every day with her children to the forest to gather hearts of banana plants that she can sell so there is some money to send her children to school. Nena has to make a choice daily between eating three times a day and…

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P21-billion proposed CCT budget unrealistic

Published by rudy Date posted on November 5, 2010

The objections of some opposition congressmen to the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD)’s proposed P21-billion Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) budget are largely on the question of absorption capability rather than on policy. At the end of the three-year period in 2010, the P3 billion program that was started by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo sometime…

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‘Ghost families’ exorcised from CCT —Palace

Published by rudy Date posted on October 31, 2010

The Palace claimed yesterday that the Aquino administration had exorcised the controversial P21-billion conditional cash transfer (CCT) program of so-called ghost-family recipients and that beneficiaries in the program are guaranteed to be among the poorest of the Filipino poor while expressing confidence yesterday Social Welfare Secretary Corazon “Dinky” Soliman, who will implement the program, will…

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CCT as component of counterinsurgency

Published by rudy Date posted on October 30, 2010

Much has been written, for and against, the conditional cash transfer (CCT) program of the Arroyo government that President Aquino has decided to extend as a key component of his administration’s anti-poverty thrust, with an outlay of P21.2 billion in the 2011 national budget.

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Will dole-outs pull families out of poverty?

Published by rudy Date posted on October 29, 2010

THE P21 BILLION budget for the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program or the 4Ps has passed the House of Representatives. This program for conditional cash transfers or CCTs now awaits full Congress approval. It is an ambitious project that has expanded rapidly.

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