Social Protection-CCT

Study: CCT on track to meet goals

Published by rudy Date posted on March 1, 2013

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Social Work and Development’s Conditional Cash Transfer program is set to achieve its goals of promoting investments in the health and education of its beneficiaries, the World Bank reported on Friday.

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Poverty up but hunger down so CCT works, says Palace

Published by rudy Date posted on January 16, 2013

The effectiveness of President Aquino’s costly and at the same time controversial conditional cash transfer (CCT) program was again in the limelight after a Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey showed a marked increased in self-rated poverty, prompting the Palace to counter that the CCT is working since the hunger incidence in the same survey was…

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Dole program hit as unwise

Published by rudy Date posted on January 13, 2013

The House opposition bloc on Saturday demanded a review of the government’s dole program, called conditional cash transfer (CCT), because it has been ineffective in uplifting the lives of the poorest of the poor.

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Cash transfer program reaching more poor

Published by rudy Date posted on November 28, 2012

The Philippines’ Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) program has achieved better targeting outcomes compared to similar programs in other countries where it has been implemented for decades, the Asian Development Bank said.

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Despite leaks, doleouts to stay, says Palace

Published by rudy Date posted on October 30, 2012

Despite the Commission on Audit (CoA) reporting huge slippages in the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) which is the government’s term for the conditional cash transfer (CCT) program, the Palace said the Aquino administration does not have any plan to introduce revisions in the mechanism of the doleout program.

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Aquino pressed to account for ‘missing’ P3.77-B CCT funds

Published by rudy Date posted on October 9, 2012

PRESIDENT Aquino was asked on Monday to explain and account for the P3.77 billion of conditional cash-transfer (CCT) funds which government auditors found to be missing or unaccounted for in 2011.

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CCT’s continuing success

Published by rudy Date posted on October 9, 2012

The commitment of the Asian Development Bank to provide up to $1.8 billion until 2015 to help the Philippines achieve its development goals speaks highly of the success so far of the government initiatives to reduce poverty.

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World Bank: Philippines in better position to attain MDGs with CCTs

Published by rudy Date posted on August 30, 2012

MANILA, Philippines – The World Bank believes the Philippines is in a better position to attain the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in three years due to the government’s Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) program. In a preliminary assessment of the program, the World Bank said families covered by the CCTs spent 36% more on education and…

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Exlusive: CCT Program soon to cover poor NCR folk

Published by rudy Date posted on August 26, 2012

INDOLENT Indios, inhabitants of the Philippines were once called. But Corazon Juliano-Soliman resents that tag given especially to poor Filipinos. “Let’s not forget that while we’re in deep slumber, at 4 o’clock in the morning, farmers and fisherfolk are already tilling the soil or at sea, the urban poor who put the city to bed…

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CCT funding seen to pass Senate scrutiny

Published by rudy Date posted on August 26, 2012

The Senate finance committee approved and will submit for plenary deliberations the proposed 2013 budget of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) amounting P55.98 billion—excluding budget of attached agencies—a major portion of which is the P44.26 billion for the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps), or the government’s Conditional Cash-Transfer (CCT) Program, according to…

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CCT program ‘on track’ in fight against poverty

Published by rudy Date posted on August 23, 2012

THE Aquino administration is on track in alleviating poverty in the Philippines, according to Secretary Corazon Soliman of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD)—thanks, she said, to the Conditional Cash-Transfer (CCT) Program.

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DBM insists CCT not alms but cash help

Published by rudy Date posted on August 13, 2012

The Departments of Budget and Management (DBM) and Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) claimed that the very controversial Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) or conditional cash transfer (CCT) is not alms but a worthy assistance for the destitute who prefers not to work.

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CCT for disaster infrastructure

Published by rudy Date posted on August 13, 2012

What the country could build now is a floating grandstand. Then it will be very convenient for BS Aquino III, the other politicians, the DSWD and DILG secretary, the disaster officials, do-goody media networks, ad nausea to perform their center-staging for the national audience. This should be very welcome next year as it is election…

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Government readies next step for CCT beneficiaries

Published by rudy Date posted on August 5, 2012

THE GOVERNMENT is considering a transition period for beneficiaries of the conditional cash transfer (CCT) program once it ends in 2015. “We are currently looking at ways to ease beneficiaries out of the CCT program because some of them will not be out of poverty by 2015,” Budget Secretary Florencio B. Abad said on Monday…

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SC favors Malacañang in suit vs P21-B CCT

Published by rudy Date posted on July 31, 2012

The Supreme Court (SC) yesterday affirmed the legality of the P21 billion the Aquino administration appropriated under the 2011 budget to the conditional cash transfer (CCT) program thereby also validating the controversial dole out program of President Aquino in yet another likely show of pandering to Malacañang.

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CCT degrades human dignity — Casiño, Cruz

Published by rudy Date posted on July 18, 2012

Bayan Muna party-list Rep. Teddy Casiño and retired Archbishop Oscar Cruz yesterday branded as “degrading to human dignity” the administration’s conditional cash transfer (CCT) program. Casiño told the weekly Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) forum that the CCT had been utterly useless in addressing poverty and hunger and it was not what the…

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CCT to get largest slice of 2013 national budget — Palace

Published by rudy Date posted on July 11, 2012

In what could be described as part of Malacañang’s grand preparation for next year’s polls, the Palace is allocating the biggest slice of the 2013 budget to social services.

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Gov’t plans to infuse P9 B for poverty reduction projects

Published by rudy Date posted on June 22, 2012

CLARK FREEPORT, Pampanga – With the 6.4 percent economic growth in the first quarter of this year, the government plans to infuse an additional P9.02 billion for “priority poverty reduction projects.”

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WB: Phl a model for cash transfer

Published by rudy Date posted on April 21, 2012

WASHINGTON – The World Bank (WB) has tagged the Philippines as a model in providing a social safety net that cushions the impact of global financial and economic problems.

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Another classic Noynoying

Published by rudy Date posted on April 2, 2012

Cash transfers seem to be the way to go for the administration of Noynoy in winning the hearts of Filipinos. In principle, it works to allow the government to keep close tab of those who are availing of subsidies from the government. The conditional cash transfer (CCT) for the poorest Filipinos, for instance, is bankrolled…

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Gov’t to expand poverty alleviation scheme

Published by rudy Date posted on March 28, 2012

MANILA, Philippines – The government plans to expand a landmark poverty alleviation scheme that provides cash aid to the country’s poorest households to benefit nearly 5 million families, an official said Tuesday.

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Cash transfer scheme to continue — Purisima

Published by rudy Date posted on March 27, 2012

THE GOVERNMENT plans to expand a landmark poverty alleviation scheme that provides cash aid to the country’s poorest households to benefit nearly five million families, a Cabinet official said.

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DSWD taps 5 firms for livelihood program

Published by rudy Date posted on March 26, 2012

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) has partnered with five private firms for the implementation of sustainable livelihood programs for the beneficiaries of the government’s conditional cash transfer program.

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Bashing the CCT for all the wrong reasons

Published by rudy Date posted on January 5, 2012

Last December 28, 2011, STAR’s Paolo Romero reported that UP (University of the Philippines) Assistant Professor Marivic Raquiza had questioned the prioritization and budget allocation that the DSWD (Department of Social Welfare and Development) has placed on the CCT (Conditional Cash Transfer) program, to the alleged detriment of the department’s other programs.

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DSWD delists over 165,000 cash-transfer beneficiaries

Published by rudy Date posted on January 4, 2012

THE Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) had delisted 165,651 non-compliant, undeserving and unqualified beneficiaries of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino program, the Philippines’ conditional cash transfer (CCT) program, as of December 15 last year.

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COA finds flaws in cash transfer program

Published by rudy Date posted on December 29, 2011

IT is not fair for the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) to overpay beneficiaries of its Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) program because of the unsystematic database of the poor recipient families it has kept for the program, the Commission on Audit (COA) said.

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COA confirms CCT holes

Published by rudy Date posted on December 8, 2011

COA CONFIRMS CCT HOLES. . . The Commission on Audit (COA) found several discrepancies and holes in the President Aquino flagship Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) program. It discovered:

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Loopholes in cash dole plugged, says DSWD chief

Published by rudy Date posted on December 7, 2011

DAVAO CITY—The reported loopholes in the distribution of  the government’s conditional cash transfer (CCT) program uncovered recently by the Commission on Audit (COA) happened in 2010 and have already been addressed, Social Welfare Secretary Corazon “Dinky” Soliman said.

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More Pinoys enrolled in CCT, says Palace

Published by rudy Date posted on December 4, 2011

MANILA, Philippines – The government is close to achieving its target number of beneficiaries of the conditional cash transfer program.

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Dump dole program, Palace ally urges

Published by rudy Date posted on November 17, 2011

A LAWMAKER allied with President Benigno Aquino III has urged the Palace to dump the P39.8-billion conditional cash transfer program, saying the increase in poverty and hunger only proved that the dole to the poor was a failure.

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