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Poverty and conditional cash transfers

Published by rudy Date posted on October 28, 2010

IT IS quite obvious, from the way it seeks to double the magnitude of the previous administration’s Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program or 4Ps, that the P-Noy government has decided this will be its immediate response to poverty. Whether conditional cash transfers will also define its strategic approach to this nagging social problem is not yet…

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House to insert special provisions on cash transfer implementation

Published by rudy Date posted on October 28, 2010

MANILA, Philippines – The House of Representatives will insert special provisions in the P1.64-trillion national budget to oversee the implementation of the Aquino administration’s controversial P21-billion conditional cash transfer (CCT) program next year, Speaker Feliciano Belmonte said yesterday.

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Social welfare, sir, is not a charity act

Published by rudy Date posted on October 23, 2010

MANILA, Philippines—Solita C. Monsod, University of the Philippines School of Economics professor emerita, endorses the Aquino administration’s Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) program, which goes by the brand-name Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program. I, a UP kickout, reject it.

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GMA allies want to meddle in P21-billion cash transfers -Lagman

Published by rudy Date posted on October 21, 2010

MANILA, Philippines – Opposition congressmen want to meddle in the implementation of President Aquino’s P21-billion conditional cash transfer (CCT) program after failing to convince the House of Representatives to cut the funds by P6 billion.

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The P21-billion question

Published by rudy Date posted on October 20, 2010

There were many blasts from the past last week in the first budget interpellation by Congress-woman Gloria Arroyo (Pampanga, second district) since she moved from the Palace to the House of Representatives. The last time she raised questions on the national budget was in the Senate in 1997, before she won the vice presidency the…

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Study pushes for `deliberate’ rollout of cash program for poor

Published by rudy Date posted on October 17, 2010

MANILA, Philippines—The government should proceed with the expansion of the conditional cash transfer (CCT) program but with due caution, a government think-tank said in a news release.

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Palace: P21-billion cash transfers to push through

Published by rudy Date posted on October 16, 2010

MANILA, Philippines – Malacañang is renewing its pitch for a P21-billion program to benefit the “poorest of the poor,” appealing to Congress to keep the funds intact.

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The economics of conditional cash transfers

Published by rudy Date posted on October 15, 2010

Dividing a P21.9-billion lump sum into morsels and deciding how much goes where is not difficult. In denying the globally proven economic benefits of the Department of Social Welfare and Development’s (DSWD) conditional cash-transfer (CCT) program, critics assert funds might better be spent elsewhere. As they enumerate a motherhood wish list, they’ve forgotten the operant…

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CCT is like pouring water into a drain

Published by rudy Date posted on October 15, 2010

THIS IS a continuation of my column last Wednesday on the P21-billion Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) program: The CCT program is a non-productive endeavor and therefore a waste of money. It is like pouring money into a drain. When the money is exhausted, the beneficiaries would still be poor and not a single peso worth…

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52 lawmakers sign vs. Aquino dole program

Published by rudy Date posted on October 14, 2010

MANILA, Philippines – Former President and now Pampanga Representative Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s signature to a manifesto opposing the allocation of P21.9 billion for conditional cash transfers (CCTs) has brought to 52 the number of congressmen who are against the dole program that Arroyo herself had initiated during her term.

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GMA opposes conditional cash transfer for poor

Published by rudy Date posted on October 14, 2010

FORMER President turned Rep. Gloria Arroyo of the Second District of Pampanga has expressed opposition on the government’s planned massive expansion of the conditional cash transfer (CCT) program, a poverty reduction initiative that started under her administration in 2008. The former president was referring to the CCT initiative, which provides cash assistance to extremely poor…

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GMA gets back at Dinky, holds up OK of DSWD budget

Published by rudy Date posted on October 14, 2010

MANILA, Philippines – It’s payback time. Former president and now Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo played out her role as opposition leader in grilling administration officials over their budget proposal.

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