Social Protection-CCT

DSWD warns indigents vs using grants as collateral

Published by rudy Date posted on June 5, 2011

CEBU, Philippines – Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) warned the beneficiaries of the Pantawid Pamilya program that cash grants should not be subjected to any abuse, such as using them as collateral or guarantee for loans.

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2 senators call for review of cash transfer program

Published by rudy Date posted on June 4, 2011

MANILA, Philippines – Two lawmakers are calling for a review of the implementation of the government’s multi-billion Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) program.

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Cash transfer outpaces other anti-poverty services (Second of Three Parts)

Published by rudy Date posted on May 31, 2011

SOCIAL WATCH Co-Convener Marivic Raquiza considers it “very one-sided” that the government monitors compliance by beneficiaries – the so-called demand side – of the Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) program, but not the supply side, which the national and local government should take care of.

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Will giving cash to the poor help solve poverty? (First of Three Parts)

Published by rudy Date posted on May 30, 2011

SHE HAD neither bought a lotto ticket nor joined a TV game show. But Marissa felt like she won the jackpot anyway late last year, when her family was chosen as one of the recipients of the government’s Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) Program.

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2.3 M 4Ps beneficiaries to get cash grants by September

Published by rudy Date posted on May 28, 2011

Manila, Philippines – The 2.3 million beneficiaries of Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) will receive cash grants from the government as early as September this year.

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Feature: PH team that includes Leyte gov to observe CCT implementation in Mexico

Published by rudy Date posted on May 28, 2011

It is known in different names in different places. In Mexico where it began and has been equally successful at reducing poverty, it is Oportunidades. In Brazil, where it is even bigger, it is known as Bolsa Familia. In the Philippines, it is Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino or 4Ps.

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Enrile tells DSWD: Account for CCT funds prior to extra budget OK

Published by rudy Date posted on May 27, 2011

Cagayan Rep. Jack Enrile said the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) should be made to account on how the funds allotted for the government’s conditional cash transfer (CCT) program are being disbursed before making any increase in the project’s funding.

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Soliman, Abad in House line of fire on CCT probe

Published by rudy Date posted on May 20, 2011

P2B AUGMENTATION MAY BE ILLEGAL — LAGMAN Social Welfare Secretary Dinky Soliman and Budget Secretary Butch Abad may likely find themselves in hot water after House members bared their intention to hold an inquiry into the P2-billion additional budget allotted for the controversial conditional cash transfer (CCT) program bloating its appropriation this year to P23…

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Give us freedom

Published by rudy Date posted on May 20, 2011

Some militant groups have recently asked President Aquino to stop the rise of oil prices. Fact is, world markets dictate oil prices; a Philippine president can’t have any impact on this. The whole world is suffering due to the conflicts in the Middle East that affect oil supply and future assuredness of supply. That has…

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House eyes probe as Palace confirms hike in CCT budget

Published by rudy Date posted on May 19, 2011

A ranking member of the House opposition said the minority in the chamber may seek an inves-tigation into the alleged additional P2 billion infused into the contro-versial conditional cash transfer (CCT) program being implemented by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD).

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DSWD hikes CCT grant fund, limits number of beneficiaries

Published by rudy Date posted on May 18, 2011

It really pays to be one of the President’s most favored men. Yesterday, Social Welfare Secretary Corazon “Dinky” Soliman admitted that her agency’s budget for the controversial conditional cash transfer (CCT) program for 2011 was raised from the originally approved P21.19 billion to P23.39 billion. This despite the fact she did not raise the number…

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Rising poverty, hunger mirror failed CCT — critics

Published by rudy Date posted on April 10, 2011

As critics of President Aquino spotlight the failure of his administration’s P21.5 billion conditional cash transfer (CCT) program after the recent Social Weather Station (SWS) survey showing an increase in the number of poor and hungry Filipinos, the Palace yesterday went on a publicity overdrive, saying the program is being stepped up and had claimed…

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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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DSWD told to submit quarterly reports on CCT program

Published by rudy Date posted on March 30, 2011

MANILA, Philippines –  Davao City Rep. Karlo Nograles has asked Social Welfare and Development Secretary Corazon Soliman to submit quarterly reports on the implementation of the P22-billion conditional cash transfer (CCT) program.

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Loan incentive for 4Ps beneficiaries

Published by rudy Date posted on February 10, 2011

CEBU, Philippines – Aside from financial assistance it will grant to the so-called “poorest of the poor,” the Department of Social Welfare and Development will be allowing beneficiaries of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4P’s) a P10,000 loan to start a livelihood.

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DSWD urged to make accounting of CCT fund

Published by rudy Date posted on February 3, 2011

MANILA, Philippines – Opposition lawmakers urged the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) to conduct a monthly accounting of its disbursements from the P22-billion conditional cash transfer (CCT) fund.     

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DSWD to take over rice subsidy for poor

Published by rudy Date posted on January 31, 2011

MANILA, Philippines – The National Food Authority (NFA), the state-owned grains agency, will no longer provide subsidized rice to the poor as this role would now be transferred to the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD).

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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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CCT program reaches one million target

Published by rudy Date posted on December 27, 2010

MALACAÑANG on Sunday announced that the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) was successful in meeting its target to help at least 1 million Filipinos through its conditional cash transfer (CCT) program. “We are very glad that the DSWD has achieved its goal of reaching out to one million beneficiaries for 2010 under its…

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Landbank, DSWD tap GCash for cash transfer scheme in remote areas

Published by rudy Date posted on December 23, 2010

MANILA, Philippines – GCash Remit, the domestic cash pick-up service of Globe Telecom, was tapped by the Land Bank of the Philippines and the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) for the pilot implementation of the government’s Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) program in the far-flung areas of Balabac and Taytay in Palawan, and Burdeos,…

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Angara cites pitfalls of cash transfer program

Published by rudy Date posted on December 20, 2010

MANILA, Philippines –  Sen. Edgardo Angara cited yesterday the possible danger on the P21-billion conditional cash transfer (CCT) program the Aquino administration will implement for some 2.3 million indigent families.

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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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CCT beneficiaries strive hard even with cash grants

Published by rudy Date posted on December 5, 2010

LICAB, Nueva Ecija — Scarlet Taguinod, 41, wakes up at 4 in the morning everyday to prepare food for her family and wash their dirty clothes.

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State workers to fight CCT even under a new DSWD chief

Published by rudy Date posted on December 4, 2010

Unions representing government workers are set to fight a protracted battle against the implementation of the P21-billion conditional cash transfer (CCT) of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) even under a new secretary in the event that Corazon “Dinky” Soliman is replaced.

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Government readies 2011 cash transfer program

Published by rudy Date posted on December 3, 2010

THE GOVERNMENT has started preparations for next year’s conditional cash transfer (CCT) program by forming a task force to ensure effective implementation, a Palace spokesman said yesterday.

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Let CCT work

Published by rudy Date posted on December 1, 2010

A consensus has emerged among economists that the conditional cash transfer (CCT) program of President Benigno Aquino III should be given a chance to work, just as it did during the administration of Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. In Bicol, for example, several local governments have already received their CCT through the Department of Social Welfare and Development,…

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Drilon in hot seat over CCT defense

Published by rudy Date posted on December 1, 2010

The proposed P21-billion conditional cash transfer (CCT) program of the Aquino administration in the 2011 national appropriations bill is wanted slashed by some senators who remain doubtful about the so-called absorptive capacity of the implementing agency, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD).

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Enrile questions choice of ‘poor’ areas for CCT

Published by rudy Date posted on December 1, 2010

SENATE President Juan Ponce Enrile questioned Tuesday the choice of several towns and barangays as beneficiaries of the P21-billion conditional cash transfer (CCT) program to be undertaken by the Department of Social Welfare and Development.

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