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Secretary Corazon Soliman of the DSWD, which implements the CCT program, earlier said the department had been cleaning up the list of beneficiaries and had put in place a system to monitor compliance with the conditions of the cash assistance. INQUIRER file photo/ Jeoffrey Maitem

It isn’t smooth sailing for the government’s conditional cash transfer (CCT) program, with state auditors finding that cash allowances had been provided to families who were not among the poorest of the poor.

The Commission on Audit (COA) also noted that there were discrepancies on the list of beneficiaries, among other lapses.

The agency listed the discrepancies in the CCT program—also known as Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program—in its 2010 report on projects funded by official development assistance (ODA).

But the report did not indicate whether the lapses took place during the first half of 2010 when the Arroyo administration was in place, or in the second half when the Aquino administration took over, or whether these were observed throughout the year.

The CCT had a budget of P10 billion in 2010 for 1 million households. The Aquino administration expanded the program’s budget to P21 billion and the coverage to 2.3 million families in 2011. It intends to further increase the budget and the number of beneficiaries in 2012.

Secretary Corazon Soliman of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), which implements the program, earlier said the department had been cleaning up the list of beneficiaries and had put in place a system to monitor compliance with the conditions of the cash assistance.

In exchange for cash grants of up to P1,400 (P500 per mother and P300 per child up to three), household beneficiaries are required to bring their children aged up to 5 years to health centers for immunization and weight monitoring.

Pregnant women must avail themselves of pre- and post-natal care, and delivery must be assisted by  skilled health personnel. Children aged up to 14 should stay in school and maintain class attendance of at least 85 percent each month.

In its report on the ODA, the COA said the factors used by the DSWD in the survey of poor households were insufficient to determine the economic conditions of potential beneficiaries, as these lacked information on household income.

This resulted in some families being included in the program even though they were not among the poorest of the poor, the COA said.

The DSWD had also failed to validate household data, which resulted in discrepancies in the names of grantees and which could affect the implementation of other social protection programs.

Double entries

The COA also found double entries in the list of beneficiaries, which exposed government funds to possible losses or misuse.

The double entries also led to the accumulation of P19.47 million in idle funds for over-the-counter payments.

The COA also learned that funds totaling P363.31 million were transferred to Land Bank of the Philippines without corresponding and actual beneficiaries, leaving the huge amount lying idle and affecting the regularity of disbursements, it also said.

Another P192.33 million was released to beneficiaries even though they did not meet the requirements of the compliance verification system, while P9.9 million in educational benefits were overpaid because they were provided to unqualified beneficiaries.

Unliquidated

And by the end of 2010, P6.64 billion, released to Landbank for the payment of the cash transfers, were unliquidated, the COA said.

The DSWD had not compelled the Landbank to release the liquidation reports, the COA said.

It also noted that the DSWD had not decentralized the management of fund disbursements by the end of 2010. The centralized system made the validation of liquidation reports time-consuming.

The database of poor beneficiaries did not contain information on the relationship of grantees and household members, which made it difficult for officials to verify the regularity of education benefits.

Comply with guidelines

The audit agency said the DSWD should comply strictly with the guidelines under the National Household Targeting System for Poverty Reduction Manual of Operations to make sure only deserving poor households are included in the CCT program.

Chosen beneficiaries should not be engaged in illegal activities and should be morally upright, the COA said.

The DSWD should also immediately remove from the list unqualified beneficiaries, as well as clarify why some barangays only have one or six household beneficiaries.

Verify database

And before the DSWD releases succeeding grants, it should ensure that the database of beneficiaries has been verified and validated, to guarantee that the cash assistance would only go to the deserving households, according to the COA.

The DSWD was also urged to coordinate with Landbank to check if beneficiaries with duplicate names had been paid more than once, and delete duplicate or triplicate names.

Return amounts

The DSWD should also revisit the guidelines on education grants to ensure that only those qualified will receive the benefits.

Unqualified grantees should be made to return the amounts, or the officials who approved the release of the funds should be held liable.

Officials who approved the succeeding payments of cash grants despite the absence of requirements under the compliance verification system should be made to explain as well.

Disbursement

The COA also said the DSWD should decentralize the disbursement of the cash grants and their liquidation. This would be more convenient and appropriate since the records of the project are in the regional offices.

The DSWD should also demand from Landbank the return of the funds that were not withdrawn so that no idle funds would accumulate, and require the timely liquidation of the funds.


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  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5GRTCH676OFEK7ELOJBBA6EMCE Bonifacio Aquino

    The greatest danger about the CCT is when the funds will land on the wrong hands such as rebels determined to bring down this country to its heels at all costs for them to rule once the most opportune times comes. Bayan, take a deep hard look into the background of  Soliman and her hidden objectives before it’s too late.

  • Anonymous

    Scrap the CCT. Stop spoiling the poor and feeding their dependence mentality. Don’t throw them fish. Teach them how to fish instead.

  • Anonymous

    Billions of pesos going to waste……..ROI is literally a waste and down in the drainage……those billions of pesos should be invested in manufacturing to provide jobs for these juan and juana tamads…….if china could complete globally with their sprawling manufacturing companies, why can’t Philippines do the same?

  • Anonymous

    Naku Dios ko po. Wala akong mabasang matino sa pinaggagagawa ng mga tao nakaupo.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GXTYXWVCPDC2K3PMWLB6YOQ2HA Harzburgite

    Dinky will remain corrupt on any administration she work with , she perfected this already, beware Pnoy she is also a very good adviser. She and  Drilon were the ones who advised GMA to say sorry to the people regarding the Garci scandal and then later they left GMA floating in the mid air.

  • Anonymous

    Uy dagdag balita po ung 1.32 billion Text book contract ng DepEd may anomalya din. aysus ka indo nalintikan na.. Death  to Noynoy and GMA…. ang Titser at ang Estudiante iisang uri lang mga yan..

    • Anonymous

      Uy…buhay ka pa.  Kala ko nag-self-example ka na mag-hara-kiri…

      O di kaya bisaya ka kagaya ko at you mean, diet?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GUZISWUMVDD5QJUC7GBJKEM7XA prangka

    Hindi na ako nagulat sa balita. It is a matter of when. 

  • Anonymous

    The government should really cancel this useless project because it cannot solve poverty and very expensive.  With 21 billion pesos,  it only reaches a limited number of poor people.  The best way is to use these funds for livelihood training in the towns and villages.  The government can allot 1 million to every village for livelihood project for the people to become income earner instead of being a beggar just waiting for the dole out from the government.

  • Anonymous

    This is really nothing new in RP. The poorests of the poors will continue to be the victims when funds supposedly alloted for them are diverted or fall in the hands of corrupt officials. Kung sino pa yung mayroon, yun pa ang nabibigyan. Parang sport programs ng RP, yung mga deserving and talented athletes are not necessarily part of the contingent pero yung mga kamag-anak ng mga influential families and nakakasama kaya kulilat sa huli.See how RP fared in recent ASEAN games.

  • http://twitter.com/wee_kender wee

    surprise surprise.

    the government should investigate this, and make these greedy public officials accountable for stealing what’s meant for the poorest of the poor.

  • Anonymous

    Just like everything else in the country, it’s corruption, corruption, corruption. Can you imagine giving away cash money to the ‘poor’? P21B of tax payers’ money? This is not the way to alleviate the conditions of the poor. You are just encouraging laziness among them. The government should create jobs and opportunities for them so they can become productive member of our society. Otherwise, this will only get worse, and be a source of more corruptions in DSWD. But then again, maybe our government/politicians really don’t want to alleviate the poor so they can control them during election. Yeah, that’s it.. 

  • Anonymous

    Good job COA. huwag lang ang Arroyo administration ang bantayan, pati na rin ang Aquino administration na nag-mamalinis lalu na yang Dinky Soliman na iyan na nagtraydor kay GMA.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_7V3LRKVRNZAHKZKPRLAFIJXA5E Ming Mow

     yan pala ang daang matuwid ni Penoy! pangungurakot. hahaha. asan na kaya ang mga Penoy fanboys.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_COMUFDEXTQPDSIAKG6YNBY47BY Juan

    ikulong si ABNOY at if soliman. 21 billion na binulsa lahat ni soliman. yan ang tuwid na daan. put the ABNOY boy to sleep.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_COMUFDEXTQPDSIAKG6YNBY47BY Juan

    ikulong si ABNOY at if soliman. 21 billion na binulsa lahat ni
    soliman. yan ang tuwid na daan. put the ABNOY boy to sleep.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_COMUFDEXTQPDSIAKG6YNBY47BY Juan

    ikulong si ABNOY at if soliman. 21 billion na binulsa lahat ni
    soliman. yan ang tuwid na daan. put the ABNOY boy to sleep.

    • Anonymous

      tama !!!!!

  • http://twitter.com/toothpastesales be honest

    COA  Report –
    ” factors used by DSWD in the survey of poor households were insufficient to determine the economic conditions of potential beneficiaries, as these lacked information on household income”
    ” This resulted in some families being included in the programe even thoug they  WERE  NOT among the poorest of the poor ”
    ” Double entries in the list of beneficiaries ”
    ” P192.33 million was released to beneficiaries even though they did not meet the requirements of the compliance verification system ”
    ” while P9.9 million in educational benefits were overpaid because they were provided to unqualified beneficiaries ”
    ” P6.64 billion released to Landbank for the payment of the cash transfer were unliquidated ”
    The audit agency said the DSWD should comply strictly with the guidelines under the National Household Targeting System for Poverty Reduction Manual of Operations to make sure  ONLY  DESERVING  poor households are included in the CCT program.
    and so on and so forth….

    simply put… officials dont care less if you are qualified, DSWD has money to spend, come and get it or else DSWD cant increase its budget by 79% for year 2012.
    If you call it mismanagement, inefficient, – fine.
    But I definitely sense corruption is still there since beneficiaries are not known. And of course officials can  INSERT  anyone they want since most payouts are using ATM Cards and loan sharks are involved.
    Kawawa taxpayers money. Investigation should be conducted.
    But then rubber stamp House Speaker said ” the 2012 CCT program is untouchable ”
    So what can be done here ?????

  • Anonymous

    Pagmumukha lang ni Dinky Doo eh mukha ng hindi gagawa na magaling.

  • Anonymous

    The CCT is money doen the drain. It is nothing but a creative means of vote buying.

  • Anonymous

    How would they know that those beneficiaries names were not fictitious? We should have NATIONAL I.D. SYSTEM first before implementing this kind of programs. Without the NIS, it’s very easy for the greedy to make fictitious names and claim the money. TULOY ANG CORRUPTION!!!! BWEEEEEECHEEEETTTT!!!!

  • Anonymous

    This is good indication – COA can now report what is not right with the PNoy government, assuming that all these happened under his Presidency and not with the Little Girl. Yan ang tama, walang takipan, unlike the past dispensation.

    Pnoy and his Cabinet should quickly and deeply look into this to overhaul and improve the CCT operational loopholes and hail to Court those who are found guilty of wrongdoing.

    Baka meron pang local DSWD official dyan na deni-delay muna ang release ng funds to the recipients kasi naka-time deposit pa muna o naka-invest pa sa 30-day T-Bills. PNoy should act quickly here because this is government money, at galing pa sa loan yan. Rid the system from rats and termites!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YS64GL7ERTWCQAMBSZM72J2JCQ Maria

      Ang masama nga no reaction from Penoy. Kasi mapapahiya siya. Ang sabi kasi ni Penoy ang lahat ng gingagawa niya ay tama at walang mali. Lahat ng ginagawa ng kanyang mga KKK ay puro tama. Dahil lahat sila may tama sa utak….

  • kruger

    This is practically a dole-out and unfortunately, the measure of relief these kinds of programs generate for the poorest of the poor does not justify the amount of graft and corruption that goes along with it.This is a losing proposition that should be immediately stopped and re-packaged into a more practical and sustainable solution for the poor.

    A little creativity from our economic managers/programmers is all that it takes – just a little lang, promise…

  • Anonymous

    Excellent job COA and keep on going. The silent majority among the Filipino populace are one with your laudable effort. This is an initial indicator that our fight for corruption will finally take-off.

    • Anonymous

      kala mo lang

  • Anonymous

    Another form of corruption! Don’t be fool, the officer of DSWD municipal office in Palauig, Zambales is getting wealthy. Foods for the victims of calamities is used to feed her swine. Please check her realstate property.

  • Anonymous

    ang yumayaman diyan ay si dinky soliman.

  • reynaldo quijada

    Nice work COA in this regard. The DSWD should put up a mechanism like a website where feedbacks from concerned citizens can be posted. I know of some reports where barangay officials who somehow receive monthly honorarium from the barangays are beneficiaries of CCTP but some of their constituents who are very poor are not. Especially during the time of former PGMA, politicians are influencing who will become members of CCTP or 4ps and these should not be allowed during the present administration because politicians are masters of the art of making the impossible POSSIBLE!

  • əʞɪɯ

    “Pagmumukha lang ni Dinky Doo eh mukha ng hindi gagawa na magaling.”

    HAHAHA!  das funny but very true. nagmumurang kamias with her pastel and neon highlights.

  • Anonymous

    Secretary Dinky Soliman’s CCT program is one BIG, STUPID government program that the government should IMMEDIATELY revisit and change.
    Yes, it helps scores of the country’s poorest of the poor get food to feed the hungry.
    But is this strategy the best and most effective and meaningful that the government, specifically Soliman, can come up with?
    Aren’t we turning many of these poor effectively into parasites who will keep on asking the government for more money?
    Why not give them the means to earn a living or income so they can eventually stand on their own financially?
    Why not teach and guide them to set up small livelihood projects which will help them earn an income, gain self respect as small-time entrepreneurs and independence from government handouts or doles?
    Why can’t Soliman gather NGOs and various government agencies to mass create livelihood projects for the poor?
    Helping the poor to help themselves, in my view, is a far better strategy and approach instead of simply giving away money — an undetermined amount of which appears to be finding its way into the pockets of people who don’t deserve them, as indicated by COA’s findings.

  • Anonymous

    6.64B unliquidated?????
    end of dec 2010 pa lang yan, 6 months into Pnoy’s office.
    masahol pa pala kay Gloria ang Pnoy administration.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YS64GL7ERTWCQAMBSZM72J2JCQ Maria

      Dapat ito ang imbestigahan ng senado. Bakit ayaw dahil ba KKK ni Penoy? Ang mga senador na binoto ninyo puro papogi lang ang alam. Si Drillon kaya pala panay ang banat kay GMA kasi ang laki ng pork barrel na ibinigay ni Penoy. Paging ang magaling na Guingona ito ang pagtuunan ng pansin. Hindi puro last administration lang. Maging patas lang. Mas malaki pa pala ang kurakot nito mantakin mo wala pang 2 years 6.6 billion pesos na. Sino pinaka corrupt na administrasyon ngayon? SINO??????

  • Anonymous

    What about this one?  How would Simeon respond to this?  Tahimik lang?  Saan ang daang matuwid nya? What about those Australians that were kidnapped in Mindanao?  What about the Filipino to be executed in China?  Hanggan sulat lang ba siya?  Bat ayaw nyang maingay at banatan ang mga Abu Sayaff na to at ang Chinese Governement?  bakit si Corona at GMA lang ang laman ng isip nya?  Nakakasuka ang ating Pnot na pangulo dahil talgan pesonalan na!

  • Anonymous

    WE TOLD YOU SO…REMEMBER PEACE BONDS WHERE SEC. SOLIMAN ALSO WAS INVOLVED…SHE IS NOT WONDERWOMAN….THIS WOULD MEAN..FAILURE AGAIN… WHAT A WASTE….SEC. ROCAMORA DID I NOT WARNED YOU WHEN WE MET AT KORONADAL CITY? IF YOU REMEMBER IN JANUARY 21, 2011? NOW WHAT?…

  • Anonymous

    Why don’t they create jobs on that bunch of money… ang dapat ang kunin nilang mga employees eh yun mga less fortunate lang… pagpinamigay eh mauubos lang sa bulsa yun.. pag nagtayo ng negosyo ang philippine government tulad ng Marcos time eh.. may job na yun tao di pa nawala yun pera ng Government… hay talaga naman oo…

  • Anonymous

    saka dapat pag nag anak yun tao… eh kung walang pera eh huwag na mag anak… hirap na nga sa buhay eh.. mag aanak pa tapos yun government ang sisihin.. dapat ang pagtuunan ng pansin eh yun population at yun ang cause ng poverty…

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NXU2XGAHFDYLAQULE3TMTR6SWU Brando

    Kasalanan ni GMA? Kinurakot niya? Bakit hindi nagsasalita ang palasyo tungkol dito? Hahaha!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_V4KJ5FLKOBGE6JYBN6TSRXKSBQ a

    pinipiga na ako ng husto ng BIR, pati contribution sa SSS bubuwisan, tapos ipanglilimos lang ng DSWD, me kupit pa? ok lang kayo?

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SFY4Q6R2K5YUZEXXIJO3TLG2UM Aspo resurrection

      hindi at matagal na !

  • Anonymous

    There’s no way this CCT program is going to help the poor.It’s a dole out system and it’s just making

    These people lazy.Dinky Doo can do better than this.

  • Anonymous

    isnt it obvious that while the whole country is pre-occupied with the arroyo saga, the administration is stealing money from us?

    the prosecution of the arroyos seem to be a smokescreen for them to practice their corrupt ways.

  • Anonymous

    At the end of the day. GMA will be used again as smokescreen by PNoy and his yellow army for the failures of the program. These are worth billions of tax payer’s money pero sa palagay ko, idi divert na naman ang atensyon ng publiko sa mga krimen ng nakaraang administrasyon. Politics is the only thing left in the minds of our so called leaders to alleviate the flagging economy. Poor Juan. wala na talagang pag asa ang Pilipinas.

  • Anonymous

    I remember Judas Iscariot when she embraced and kiss CGMA at the height of the Hello Garci Controversy! Perhaps PNoy was a true believer to what she did that he entrusted to her this costly project in one big shot. She and Sec de Lima are in a gamble to use their position for their Senatorial ambition.  It seems that nothing has changed except  the DOGS!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WIWYLFLU4LPKS7B2ZLLRVFKS3Y vir_a

    In Bohol, a rich town is included as beneficiary when poorer towns should have been a priority. Something is wrong with the way data were presented that made appear a well-off town or towns came out as more qualified than poorer towns. 

  • Melchor Acompanado

    The 21 billion pesos should have invested in micro economics programs in various places in Phil. It will promote jobs.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SFY4Q6R2K5YUZEXXIJO3TLG2UM Aspo resurrection

    out of P21billion, ang P10billion ay para kay Danding C. siya ‘yong nagbibigay nang pekeng listahan ng mga pangalan ng beneficiaries ~~~

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SFY4Q6R2K5YUZEXXIJO3TLG2UM Aspo resurrection

    they only way this gov’t can hold its rating from weather-weather lang is to maintain the program
    kahit di nakakatulong but a lot of money wasted.I agree with some comments here, the money should be used to created jobs which is very effective than giving it for free.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_L7PILUDK6IPFGJLJNCM2IROCRY Albin

    Ha, ha, somokescreen lang pala ang GMA arrest….hayan na…lumitaw na ang tunay na layunin CCT – Kurakot sa tuwin na daan.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_7V3LRKVRNZAHKZKPRLAFIJXA5E Ming Mow

    kurakot to the max si Penoy at Dinky dee, saya saya. mga online Yellow turds natanggap nyo na ba ang CCt nyo?

  • jeffrey zhao

    Hahahahahah… In a few years, PNOY wil be liable for this hahhahahaha

  • Anonymous

    This anomaly is not an anomaly to Pnoy since he and his minions are saints and cannot make mistakes, they are infallible and can never be wrong….

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_L7PILUDK6IPFGJLJNCM2IROCRY Albin

    Kilala nyi ba sino ang Bastos, Bobo, Bo-kal, Bading?

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YAYZCQ4KSBQRKR2LLGX5XRMXFI pepe

      seno pa e di.. se PENOT!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_KF2TCBJ2AUC7VIPR3TACWUGITE Rednaxela VD

    Simula na ng paglabas ng katotohanan sa bulok na pamamalakad ni penoy.  who says he aint clean?  where’s the senate inquiry in aid of legistation?

  • Anonymous

    Well it is but natural for a program that is only on a birthing situation. There are some loopholes, and mistakes that is to be corrected by the implementing agency, i.e the DSWD. The COA should remind them of this mistakes, or help them to resolve the problem.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5QJUD47DAPM2Y5J3AEMCE2C624 John TWT

    This CCT is the most ambitious and most wasteful dole-out in our history…Dinky Soliman is going to be truly sorry for this program.

    It will never work because the system on the ground is broken. Entrusting the program to the local social welfare offices UNDER THE OFFICE OF LOCAL CHIEF EXECUTIVES is putting that cash in a large, dark and deep money pit.

    And it’s nothing but dole-out in the first place. It perpetrates the irresponsibility and immaturity of most poor Pinoys.

  • Anonymous

    i wish this findings by COA shall be closely investigated. let’s see who is responsible for this; Arroyo or Aquino?  Let’s give them more time to gather evidences. i would not be surprised if there are double or triple names in the data base…it’s because they used it during election period! our NSO data base is also very poor!  When does Philippine government make a move to implement ONE ID System for all government or even private transactions? I don’t see any human rights violation here. Bakit hindi eto makita ng mga magagaling na congressman at senador pra gumawa sila ng batas para dito? come on guys, we need it pra hindi usad pagong ang pag-asenso natin. i’m sure madali ding matugis ang kriminal kpag pinairal ang ID system.

  • Anonymous

    hahahahahahah…nag saya yung mga kampon ni satanas (gloria)…please million million ang nabibiyayahan ng cash grant na yan and there will be time na magiging imperfect yan so let us be patient as it matures…kaya wala talaga kayong makita na loophole ano kay PNOY kaya kung ano ano na lang sinasabi niyo…hahahahahahah… remember COA is already doing its job and that the result of PNOY cleansing the office!!! Great job PNOY!!! Majority of the people believe in you and will support you!!! go go go as long as this is on the right path!!!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YS64GL7ERTWCQAMBSZM72J2JCQ Maria

      Hoy bulag ka ba yellow kremlin. Nakita mo na ang daming kalokohan sa CCT. Malay mo baka kasama si Penoy diyan at ang kanyang mga yellow kremlins. Pinagtatakpan na naman fiendly  media. Magkano kaya bayad ng palasyo sa kanila.Pera ito ng mga tao bakit inuubos lang sa mga katiwalian? Alam mo simple lang si Penoy bumanat. May mga front iyan. Magbantay kasi kapag nakaturo isang daliri sa iba ang tatlong daliri sa kanya nakaturo. Iyan si Penoy.

      • Anonymous

        hahahahaha your funny….a clown…

  • Anonymous

    So huge to get your millions…..

    Did Mar Roxas meddled with this program? Or just Dinky Soliman and PNoy?

  • http://twitter.com/321kick henry samonte

    I salute COA considering that Heidi Mendoza, the military whistle blower, is occupying a sensitive position there. He hhe. By next year, I am sure the next target will be the Cabinet Secretaries, the Congressmen and Senators on their “Pork Barrels” and lastly, the military/PNP Generals again for the missing unaccounted use of aircraft and vehicle fuel. Definitely, the Military/PNP will say they used these fuel, yet, like the Airforce, it only has few antiquated aircraft. How can it utilize billions worth of fuel. On the side of the Navy, it is an open secret that “Paihi” or bleeding Navy vessel of their fuel is happening in the open sea.

    Just you wait, all these scandal will again hit the limelight.

  • Anonymous

    previous government projects intended for the poorest of the poor were not all distributed to the right beneficiaries. Example is the pabahay along Osmeña Highway in Paco and Makati stretch. One can observe that the tenants are not really poor but have service cars parked along the parking area of the pabahay. The project was intended to the displaced families in the rail tracks but it seems the project was not given to them but sold to the highest bidders. 

    • Anonymous

      dmaxx, there are some professional squatters who after relocation, will sell the house given to them, then will find another place to squat again.

      Since they are used to live in a barong-barong, they have no problem going back there.

  • Anonymous

    What is the long-term benefit that the economy can reap from the conditional cash transfer (CCT) program? Higher consumer spending? If there is it will be minimal and this cannot be sustained after the P’ABNoy term expires and the government just taught the poorest of the poor to beg and instead of teaching them to fight poverty. 

    Mr. P’ABNoy this is not the best way to increase cash flow in the economy why not just inject the fund to credible and stable foundations or cooperatives that will help the poorest of the poor. REMEMBER MR. P’ABNoy we are getting tired seeing taxpayers’ money gone to waste due to mismanagement. Yes you are right to fight corruption but fund mismanagement defeats that purpose. In actual figures, we as taxpayers have to work an estimated 22 days per month where our salaries for 4 days of the 22 days are used to pay taxes and if we have a modest budget for food of P8,000 the amount of P1,000 goes again…to taxes. The taxes that I mentioned are not just limited to the assumptions that I shown. 

    Based on this report “Secretary Corazon Soliman of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), which implements the program, earlier said the department had been cleaning up the list of beneficiaries and had put in place a system to monitor compliance with the conditions of the cash assistance.”

    Secretary Corazon Soliman what the…!!! “cleaning up the list of beneficiaries” for God sake just stop this CCT if you failed to manage taxpayers’ money…our money.

    WELL MR. P’ABNoy… THE WAY THE TAXPAYERS’ MONEY IS MISMANAGE YOUR ARE JUST CORRUPTING OUR MIND MAKING US FIND WAYS TO EVADE TAXES WHICH WE MAY EVENTUALLY DO IF THIS POOR PROCESS CONTINUES.

    • Anonymous

      You should have told those problems to author GMA.  Btw, what was your SOLUTION to poverty and assistance to pregnant women?  I have been going up and down your post…

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YAYZCQ4KSBQRKR2LLGX5XRMXFI pepe

    Definitely under “Dinky” Soliman, she is the most corrupt official in the Aquino administration.

    • Anonymous

      you are right, can we expect an investigation from DOJ and a rally from Riza Hontiveros and Lea Navarro … of course wala asa pa tayo… di naman si GMA si “Dinky Dirty”

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YAYZCQ4KSBQRKR2LLGX5XRMXFI pepe

        Yeah it’s true and that Riza is part of “kapamilya” and Leah of B&W both are allied to the Yellows, we know it already that “kapamilya” and “kamag-anak” plus “B&W ” are axis of evils they are the most corrupt clans and group in this country, pity to the ordinary Filipino citizens, this is the dark age for us… the “yellows” are very happy because they were chosen as beneficiaries of the CCT.  It’s also true that today we experience full force of corrupt practices of this administration.. I vehemently against to the “NEPOTISM” style of the yellow family.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YAYZCQ4KSBQRKR2LLGX5XRMXFI pepe

    Imagine to hoard the cash in Land Bank of the Philippines without beneficiaries? something is fishy going on here.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2TGEOSSM4L7IDF4FGEIJC5GDBU blank

    Naku…palpak ang CCT…baka kasalanan din ng SC kasi di pabor ang findings kay P’Noy…ooopss COA pala ito…

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_Q3QGG5QHBLRMZTIYWUFURY6J2E Night

    niyahahaha perfecto si Pnoy perfect!!!! Perfecto si DInky at lahat ng KKK

    PERFECTO!!!!!

    ayan ano kayo? yellow fantards……… mga gunggong

  • Anonymous

    It is good that these holes have been identified. The next is to plug these holes so that the government does not waste money by paying non-deserving poor, and get the idle money back.  It will be good if after 2 or 3 months, we get a report from DSWD that the holes have been plugged already.  It is then an assurance that the government has rectified the problem.  In short, we can say, One problem, one solved.  Then move to the next.

    • Anonymous

      PutoMaya, plug the holes? Are you serious? Yung programa mismo ang mali at di dapat iencourage ng gobierno ang mendicancy attitude ng mga mahihirap. Giving them fish is just for a day, teach them how is to fish is forever.  Source of corruption itong CCT. No wonder dumami ang mahihirap, kasi dumami ang mga corrupt. LOL!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_Q3QGG5QHBLRMZTIYWUFURY6J2E Night

    mga walang hiya!!!! Tuwid na Daan……….. Tuwid na Daan pabagsak sa economiya, politica at rule of law

    Diyan magaling si Panot!!!!! mga yellow fans….. ano nangyari sa perpekto ninyong lider!!!????? Palpak pala ang CCT

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_7YI23XAYAGPIUV455HRHOZZ674 msweng

    Nakakainis talaga. It is not in our culture to give away hard earned money of poor but productively employed taxpayers. Ang laki laki ng binabayad mong taxes deducted over and above your basic needs. It would have been good if it were used productively kesa sa makita mong ipinamimigay, when you can barely provide for your own.And what do you get. Puro politics.. hogging the front pages. Wala man lang good news about a good economy we can look forward to that would add to our income or provide opportunity. Happy sila. Pati Pag-ibig wala kang kawala. Tapos ibibigay.. bigay.. pagtrabahuin ninyo sila.. para makausad tayo. Legal corruption yan ah. Bakit malapit na eleksyon?

  • Anonymous

    Wow! Very good achievement of Panut. Tinuturuan ang mga mahihirap na maging tamad samantalang kinukurakot nila Dingky Soliman at ang kanyang kampon ang pinaghirapang salapi
    ng mga middle class. What a shame! Magresign na kayo at wala kayong silbi!!!!

  • Anonymous

    Amoy bagoong na ang pet project ni Dinky.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_Q3QGG5QHBLRMZTIYWUFURY6J2E Night

    PERFECTO SI PNOY!!! ANO BA KAYO!!!! 

    PERFECTO YAN WAG MO BATIKUSIN!!!!! ANO BA!!!!!!

    buwahaha economic growth 3.2% kulelat of Asia, tapos nag tapon ng pera sa CCT…..PPP 18 months delayed, no major achievement…

    major achievement. mag tarayan sa SC at kung sino sino mga ‘has been’

    perfect president

  • Anonymous

    Bueno, mga senador at congressmen, imbestigahan niyo ito. Tama na muna yang electoral fraud na pitong taon nang lumipas. Dito niy gisahin si Dingky Soliman. Pera ng bayan ito. Anong ginagawa niyo. Natutulog sa pansitan? 

  • Anonymous

    If there is a corruption at the Highest level, CCT program is the corruption from the lowest level so called barangays!It’s really had to determine kung sino talaga ang poorest among the poor if the barangay official be tasked to do it kasi dyan pumapasok ang kumpadre, kumare, kaibigan, pamangkin, etc….!thus naiiwanan ang tunay na mahihirap!Overall, walang maidudulot na maganda sa society ng mahihirap at bagkos ang mga barangays officials ang nakikinabang!In short, tanggalin na ang CCT na yan at hayaan magbanat ng mga buto ang mga poorest among the POOR! That instead of solving the Problem ay mas maraming problema pa ang naidudulot ng CCT Program na yan!Isa na dyan ang tambak na tao sa mga ATM booth and the most dismal effect ay tinuruan pa natin maging tamad ang mga yan!!ONLY IN THE PHILIPPINES MR. PRESIDENT!!!

  • http://joboni96.myopenid.com/ joboni96

    mahirap talaga implement yang programa na yan
    pero kailangan

    suggest siguro yung coa ng solutions at
    ilayo sa mga politiko
    pati yung mga nasa burokrasya

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_G7ROPG2J6GSEKG6KUYD3D5K6AE enteng

    With this CCT, the government is only abetting the poorest of the poor to become lazier than ever. There’s no question in helping the poor as long as they also help themselves to become independent, and not always depending from the government for aid. The gov’t cannot give help to these lazy people forever. Itaga nyo sa bato yan!!

  • Anonymous

    sa pagpapagawa pa lng ng card e milyon na ang ginastos..bakit di na lng umisip ang mga isang proyekto na mapapakinabangan ng karamihan at pangmatagalan ang epekto kesa magbigay ng kakapiranggot sa iilan na di naman natin alam kung karapat dapat ngang tumanggap.

  • Anonymous

    walang strategic management itong si soliman; walang oversight, mababa lang kasi ang natatanaw. ang nangyayari binigay sa kamaganak ni soliman at pinusta lang sa sabong. mag-ingat ka pinoy gamotoy ang otoy, tingin ni loliman sa iyo abnoy ka at winaldas nya ang pera ng
    CCT at kung i fireout mo, paiyak iyak pa iyan at babaligtad kapag hindi kana popular.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_LJQZNP2INB2MDJNJSIE2ZSY2AM garapata

    If the 21B pesos will be invested to small business and make the beneficiaries as it’s employee, government can generate profit and not spending government funds yearly. Tax payers were being penalized in this program of the government. Instead of investing the money to health and other services, money were being wasted to non profitable spending.

  • Anonymous

    What is the long-term benefit that the economy can reap from the conditional cash transfer (CCT) program? Higher consumer spending? If there is it will be minimal and this cannot be sustained after the P’ABNoy term expires and the government just taught the poorest of the poor to beg and instead of teaching them to fight poverty. Mr. P’ABNoy this is not the best way to increase cash flow in the economy why not just inject the fund to credible and stable foundations or cooperatives that will help the poorest of the poor. REMEMBER MR. P’ABNoy we are getting tired seeing taxpayers’ money gone to waste due to mismanagement. Yes you are right to fight corruption but fund mismanagement defeats that purpose. In actual figures, we as taxpayers have to work an estimated 22 days per month where our salaries for 4 days of the 22 days are used to pay taxes and if we have a modest budget for food of P8,000 the amount of P1,000 goes again…to taxes. The taxes that I mentioned are not just limited to the assumptions that I shown. Based on this report “Secretary Corazon Soliman of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), which implements the program, earlier said the department had been cleaning up the list of beneficiaries and had put in place a system to monitor compliance with the conditions of the cash assistance.”Secretary Corazon Soliman what the…!!! “cleaning up the list of beneficiaries” for God sake just stop this CCT if you failed to manage taxpayers’ money…our money.WELL MR. P’ABNoy… THE WAY THE TAXPAYERS’ MONEY IS MISMANAGE YOUR ARE JUST CORRUPTING OUR MIND MAKING US FIND WAYS TO EVADE TAXES WHICH WE MAY EVENTUALLY DO IF THIS POOR PROCESS CONTINUES.

  • Anonymous

    pag naningil na ang totoong pangulo ng sangsinukob..tiklop lahat ang mga yan..wala pa akong lider na nakita sa ating bansa na nailigtas ng kasaganaan nila sa materyal sa oras na dumating na ang takda para sa kanila….kaya kayong mga nasa poder ng kapangyarihan,,matakot kayo..ang lahat ng tinatamasa  ninyo sa ngayon ay pawang pansamantala lamang….

  • Anonymous

    kung kaya ninyong paikutin ang batas na para sa TAO..kailanman ay di ninyo magagawa yan sa batas na itinadhana ng DIYOS….

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_7V3LRKVRNZAHKZKPRLAFIJXA5E Ming Mow

    ang tahimik ng mga Online Noytards, totoo siguro ang chismaks sa malacanang na ang mga Online Noytards ang beneficiary ng CCT. hahaha, si Penoy pareho lang pala ni Pandak na corrupt daang matuwid daw oh. 

  • Anonymous

    DEFINITION:…..CORRUPTION – ONCE TASTED. ALWAYS WANTED….NOW AND FOREVER….AMEN!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    Marami na namang nakaw na pera si Dinky Soliman.  Magkano kaya ang tong-pats ni PeNoy AbNoy diyan?

    Daan na matuwid daw! ! ! ! ! ! ! !   Tang Ina nyo.

  • Anonymous

    Uy mga anti hepa dian na commenters may textbook scam din sa DEPED hehehehehe. tuwid na daan pwe!!!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    the poor must be treated with dignity.  money given must be worked for.  they can engage in street cleaning, night patrolling , reforestration, river dredging, housing units building, care giving s in day care centers or night care centers, community farming, drug informing ,  aiding public school teachers, community sports as leaders,  aiding shelters,  so on…

  • Anonymous

    Waste of money since CCT doesn’t have economic benefit. It doesn’t create jobs which is the primary need of the people in the Philippines including the recepients of the CCT. And overlapping or duplication of works and functions of other departments are stupidly done. 

    Mind you, if COA will keep a closer audit investigation, a simple way of corruption will be discovered. Many in the lists are ghost beneficiaries. Soliman is now richer. And the taxpayers are poorer.

  • antonioluna

    this program is defective from day 1 and dinky knows about it, those people who condemned gloria because of corruption might also the same people doing the dirty things right now.

  • Anonymous

    Instead of fostering a dole-out mentality, the funds could be put to better use by setting up income-generating cooperatives in depressed communities.  Don’t give them fish but teach them how to fish.  

  • Anonymous

    CCT – Para s mga taong mahihirap pero tamad, umaasa n lng s baryang limos n galing s taxpayer

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QZZKXPEA67I7HELEIYM35QVYFA Jon

    Kokopya lang ng programa ni GMA, yung pagkakakitaan lang pala.
    Eto ba yung sinasabing “kung walang corrupt, walang mahirap?”
    Pineke na nga yung poverty incidence data, pinepeke pa rin yung listahan ng mga mahihihrap.
    Kawawa naman ang mga mahihirap, ginagawang gatasan at dahilan na lang parati.
    Wala namang bumumbuti sa buhay ng mga mahihirap, dumadami pa nga ngayon. 
    Ano na lang ba ang natitirang totoo sa administrasyon ni Penoy?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_E3CE56OQVPC4RPYD2NR4VD3SUE Bert

    Haay naku, ayan na naman, the hardly earned tax ng mga WORKING CLASS, pinamudmud lang ni Pnoy sa mga TAMAD, pang POGI Points….. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_T3XZ532TH62HAUHZTIRDVZSIGA Recon SGT

    We all know that cash giving will be a problem which leads to corruptions, Instead give them a job to sustain the living. This is wrong, not cash payout, instead give the family free health care for the families. So Pnoy giving money to corrupt government officials again….so what the point here ha for good publicity of Pnoy government.. Our country men in the provinces needs job give them land to plant crops or rice then buy back for our country needs so if successful we could lessen the importation of rice..our farmers can do this..as well. In this case another case of failed plan from our President.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_T3XZ532TH62HAUHZTIRDVZSIGA Recon SGT

    Pnoy should learned from the history books of legend (RIP) President Magsaysay , who helped the farmers when ruled the Phillipines with great results.

  • Anonymous

    Where did the CCT start? Does it come as a surprise that the program, while motivated by good intentions, has holes through which hard-earned taxpayers’ money get lost or get dissipated?

  • Anonymous

    dole outs to the poor have always been bad it will never succeed its giving more incentives to the poor to rely on goverment and when the money is spent they come back to the goverment to give them more a never ending rotten system that wil make the goverment more bankrupt,more corrupt and the people lazier.think think think kalbong pinoy before throwing all those money to useless program like this

  • Anonymous

    Ayan Dinky! Dyan ka magaling. Kaya ka nagalit sa dati mong amo dahil sa balak mong dumikwat sa perang yang dati pa.

    Ngayon, ano yan? sagutin mo yan!

    Saan mo ginastos yang pera na yan?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_T2DDIPNBHSCXCOHN3J7LOVCQ4Y Shinigami Sword

    the Hyatt 10 at work – THis is the face of the Stupid One’s Presidency and the defining legacy of his idiotic governance.  Just like his Mom who is blindly worshipped even though she inflicted terrible harm to the economy.

  • Anonymous

    Bukas, si Gloria na naman sisisihin nila dahil sya nagsimula ang CCT. Ahaha.

    Dyan nagalit si Dinky kaya nabuo ang Hyatt 10. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_T3XZ532TH62HAUHZTIRDVZSIGA Recon SGT

    Secretary Soliman you better resign as you are not qualified to handle the post DSWD. Corruption takes place under your office and you did nothing about it. We are concerned about our tax payers money which you have just given to lazy people. Why this administration of PNoy does not learn the right way of governance. In the time of Magsaysay land has been distributed to farmers to sustain economic dependency and not by giving cash. Pnoy government just wasting peoples hard earned money to nothing in return.

  • Anonymous

    Sec. Dinky nasaan na ang listahan ng mga nabigyan ng 21Billion na doleouts at baka naman puro Aquino at Soliman lamang ang nakinabang dyan. Ipakita ninyo ang listahan at bilyon ang winaldas ninyo na galing sa pawis at dugo ng mga taxpayers. Ilabas mo na, now na!

  • Anonymous

    to answer all your questiions, please follow link at: http://dswd.gov.ph/

    http://pantawid.dswd.gov.ph/index.php/civil-society-organizations

    royc

  • mmm choco

    of course.. what is is new???  eh  President Abnoy?? you think this program will help these poor .uplift themselves?? just look around you..  .look at manila.. you garbage of a president. corruption din eto… !

  • mmm choco

    these billions could have pave way for infrastructures ,factories – thisng to export – mining!  bakit pa tayo mag kuha ang taga labas para mag mining sa lua natin! and schools..but  look at these programs..saan ang ang ibang pera???? aber?? well  kasali ak ata  Ms Dinky Sa KKK.. so dont worry protected ka hangang 4 years.. pa.. after that lets see how i the wheel of fortune  goes..

  • Anonymous

    As I have said for a long time, CCT is a waste of money. Why not put the fund in economic rebuilding especially in the countryside? Closely managed entrepreneurial activities, modernization of our fishing and farming technology, support to food or fruit processing with an eye to export, coconut processing and many others. P39Billion pesos for the nexte year will just end up in corrupt hands. What COA had disclosed and seen is just a tip of the iceberg and a smal sample of how the funds can be stolen by the well-planned system of corruption.

    CCT also encourages duplication of functions, overlapping other’s responsibilities and hiding from blame. It is a grand program for thieves in and out of the system. One example was that hold-up of P8Million CCT funds said to be intended for “indigneous people” and only half were recovered. Indigenous people? C’mon, lick my boots! The tribes are made comfortable excuse for the jobbery.

  • Anonymous

    talagang nagaaksaya lang ng pera ang karamihan kasi puro empleyado ng local government ang nakikinabang kasi kasabwat nila ang mga opisyales ng DSWD sa paglista ng mga mahihirap laging kasama ang kanilang pamilya sa listahan binibigyang lang nila ng pangsugal at panginom ang mga ito sana mapunta tlaga sa totoong mahirap.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_KAAPAOQO3SH26GMIOCV3ITZXXM Carrot

    Dahil dito sa CCT kinukunsinti nyo lang maging TAMAD ang mga Pilipino instead na maging masipag para magkaroon ng sariling negosyo. “Give a man a fish; you have fed him for today. Teach a man to fish; and you have fed him for a lifetime”..Katatamad talaga ng mga Pilipino gusto laging umaasa sa Gobyerno. It will take a centure to cure the corruption in the Philippines but it will never work. Be pro-active!

    • Anonymous

      Dahil tamad ang presidenti



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