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47,000 households purged from 4Ps beneficiaries’ list

Published by rudy Date posted on September 12, 2019

by Eva Visperas (The Philippine Star) – Sept 12, 2019 DAGUPAN CITY, Philippines — At least 47,078 households were removed from the list of Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program or 4Ps beneficiaries in Ilocos last month.

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Good governance by design

Published by rudy Date posted on August 16, 2019

The Pantawid Pamilya Pilipino conditional cash transfer program in the Philippines has been successful in overcoming governance challenges due to its effective design. By Bob Babajanian Carefully designed social programs offer the best chance to avoid corruption, inefficiency and other governance problems.

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‘Asian nations should emulate PHL’s 4Ps’

Published by rudy Date posted on August 5, 2019

By Cai Ordinario, Business Mirror, Aug 5, 2019 Staff of the Department of Social Welfare and Development’s office in Region 7 check the documents submitted by the Pantawid Pamilya partner-beneficiaries before receiving their EMV chip-enabled cards from the Land Bank of the Philippines.

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4Ps under Duterte still needs to evolve from ‘mere dole’

Published by rudy Date posted on July 20, 2019

by Inna Christine Cabel, Patricia Denise M., Jul 20, 2019 05:45am Thanks to the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps), Yolanda Mendoza, finally had enough pocket money to treat herself and her family to a few burgers. She stepped into a fast-food joint as a paying customer for the first time—at age 40.

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PH seeks $300M more from WB to stretch conditional cash transfer program

Published by rudy Date posted on April 5, 2019

By: Ben O. de Vera, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Apr 05, 2019 The Philippines will borrow an additional $300 million from the World Bank to continue the implementation of the government’s conditional cash transfer program for another two years starting next year.

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Clamor mounts for purge of 4Ps list of beneficiaries

Published by rudy Date posted on August 24, 2018

by Maricel Cruz and Macon Ramos-Araneta, Rio N. Araja, Aug 24, 2018 A pro-administration lawmaker on Thursday supported the call to purge the list of beneficiaries for the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps), the government’s platform for doles to poor families.

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CoA: P1.3B in cash grants unused

Published by rudy Date posted on August 12, 2018

BY THE MANILA TIMES, Aug 12, 2018 A total of P1.3 billion for conditional cash transfer/modified CCT beneficiaries was not withdrawn from 2008 to 2017, according to state auditors.

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Government rolls out cash subsidy program

Published by rudy Date posted on February 24, 2018

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COA to DSWD: Plug leaks first before expanding cash transfer program

Published by rudy Date posted on November 5, 2017

by Vince F. Nonato, Inquirer, Nov 5, 2017 The Commission on Audit has recommended that the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) maintain its suspension of the expansion of the government’s conditional cash transfers program until the leakages in the system are plugged.

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Fix cash transfer program before tax reform approval – Gatchalian

Published by rudy Date posted on September 1, 2017

By: Win Gatchalian, Sep 1, 2017 Senator Win Gatchalian on Wednesday urged the national government to put into place a concrete plan to implement the cash transfer program meant to shield poor Filipinos from the inflationary effects of the proposed tax reform package, which is still pending legislative approval.

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DA to DSWD: Review cash-transfer program

Published by rudy Date posted on February 19, 2017

By Jasper Y. Arcalas, Businessmirror, Feb 19, 2017 The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) should evaluate the cash-transfer program it is implementing to find out whether it has fulfilled its goal of uplifting the lives of poor Filipinos.

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NAPC head Maza supports CCT phase out

Published by rudy Date posted on February 17, 2017

By Ian Nicolas P. Cigaral, Businessworld, Feb 17, 2017 SECRETARY Liza L. Maza, head of the National Anti-Poverty Commission (NAPC), yesterday said the government’s conditional cash transfer (CCT) program will not address poverty in the country and should be eventually phased out.

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Cash dole-outs new threat to farm sector

Published by rudy Date posted on February 1, 2017

By Jasper Y. Arcalas, Businessmirror, Feb, 1, 2017 THE farm sector is facing a new threat created by the government itself—the Conditional Cash-Transfer Program, now known as the 4Ps (Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program)—experts said.

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PHL mulls future of Conditional Cash Transfer Program as poverty lingers

Published by rudy Date posted on November 21, 2016

By Rea Cu, Businessmirror, NOVEMBER 21, 2016 ACCORDING to data from the Department of Budget and Management (DBM), the government has allotted P1.34 trillion for programs under the social-services sector, which covers housing, livelihood and community-driven projects, and the Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) Program.

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PHL makes ‘progress’ on safety nets led by CCT, health — ADB

Published by rudy Date posted on November 8, 2016

Businessworld, November 08, 2016 THE Philippines has made “progress” in upgrading its social safety nets, particularly for the poor and the elderly, led by key programs such as Conditional Cash Transfers and expanded health insurance coverage, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) said.

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4Ps families improve to non-poor status

Published by rudy Date posted on April 6, 2016

The recent second round of household assessment for Listahanan or the National Household Targeitng System for Poverty Reduction (NHTS-PR) of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) showed that a total 1,511,320 beneficiaries of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program have improved their status to “non-poor”.

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Pantawid Pamilya contributes to poverty reduction

Published by rudy Date posted on September 2, 2015

From the Department of Social Welfare and Development Based on the 2014 World-Bank Benefit-Incidence analysis, the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program has been able to move beneficiaries closer to the minimum income level needed to transcend poverty. The program is also successful in encouraging school attendance, promoting preventive health check-ups and improving maternal health.

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Palace backs probe of CCT

Published by rudy Date posted on January 26, 2015

MANILA, Philippines – Malacañang is supporting a proposal in Congress to investigate the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD)’s reported use of funds from the conditional cash transfer (CCT) program to billet Metro Manila street dwellers in a resort in Nasugbu, Batangas during the five-day visit of Pope Francis last week.

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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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200K 4Ps beneficiaries to get financial literacy training

Published by rudy Date posted on September 11, 2014

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) is confident that some 200,000 household beneficiaries of its flagship poverty alleviation program, the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps), will be given financial literacy education this year.

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DBM releases P35.3B in health subsidy to poor families

Published by rudy Date posted on July 21, 2014

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) has released P35.3 billion as subsidy for the health insurance coverage of indigent families enrolled in the National Health Insurance Program (NHIP) or PhilHealth.

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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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DSWD vows efficient cash grant distribution

Published by rudy Date posted on July 30, 2013

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) yesterday assured the people that the agency is using the most efficient and economical options in distributing cash grants to poor families under the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps).

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28M to receive gov’t dole

Published by rudy Date posted on June 25, 2013

All poor families covered by 2015 State subsidy to the poor via the conditional cash transfer (CCT) program will further go up so that practically all of them are covered in two years’ time, Budget Secretary Florencio Abad said on Monday.

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Poverty eases little from 2006 to 2012, becomes harder to escape – NSCB

Published by rudy Date posted on April 23, 2013

MANILA – Poverty incidence in the Philippines has eased little over the last seven years, the National Statistical Coordination Board (NSCB) said on Tuesday, adding that the main difference between being poor last year and being poor in 2006 is that it’s become harder to escape poverty as of 2012.

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DSWD should extend assistance period for 4Ps beneficiaries – PIDS

Published by rudy Date posted on April 10, 2013

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) should extend the period of assistance given to current beneficiaries of its conditional cash transfer program instead of adding more families to the program, the Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS) said in a statement.

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PIDS: Extend CCT implementation but stop enlisting more beneficiaries

Published by rudy Date posted on April 10, 2013

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) should consider an extended period of assistance to current beneficiaries of the Conditional Cash-Transfer Program instead of increasing the number of its beneficiaries, according to a study undertaken by researchers from government think tank Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS).

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Gov’t to rush cash dole program to beat poll ban

Published by rudy Date posted on March 14, 2013

The government will complete the distribution of cash grants to poor families throughout the country before March 29 to avoid being accused of using the program to further the election chances of administration candidates.

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CCT continues, but no cash transfers for now

Published by rudy Date posted on March 12, 2013

THE Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) said the government’s Conditional Cash-Transfer (CCT) Program will continue but no money will be released for the duration of a ban on disbursement of public funds during the campaign period for the May midterm elections. It added that the move would shield the CCT Program from politics.…

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