Radyo Inquirer 990AM: Santiago urges computerization of CCT
More News from Jamie Marie Elona
MANILA, Philippines—Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago said Tuesday the Department of Social Welfare and Development’s conditional cash transfer (CCT) program could be digitalized following observations that almost half of the budget for the program in 2013 will just go to overhead expenses, and not to its beneficiaries.
In an interview with Jake Maderazo of “Banner Story” over Radyo Inquirer 990AM, Santiago said the DSWD could make use of the computer system to distribute the money grants to beneficiaries, instead of spending so much for salaries of CCT program personnel.
Earlier reports had it that the CCT budget for wages increased by 32 percent—from P1.87 billion in 2012, to P2.48 billion in 2013.
“Magagawa natin ‘yan kung may sapat tayong database sa ating computer system, at iba pang pamamaraan sa pamamagitan ng computer. Hindi naman kailangang magsuweldo ng tao dahil parang sobra na sa kalahati ang ibibigay mo sa tauhan na mabibigay ng pera,” Santiago said.
For the full interview, listen to the attached audio clip from Radyo Inquirer 990AM.
Disclaimer: The comments uploaded on this site do not necessarily represent or reflect the views of management and owner of INQUIRER.net. We reserve the right to exclude comments that we deem to be inconsistent with our editorial standards.
To subscribe to the Philippine Daily Inquirer newspaper in the Philippines, call +63 2 896-6000 for Metro Manila and Metro Cebu or email your subscription request here.
Factual errors? Contact the Philippine Daily Inquirer's day desk. Believe this article violates journalistic ethics? Contact the Inquirer's Reader's Advocate. Or write The Readers' Advocate:
c/o Philippine Daily Inquirer Chino Roces Avenue corner Yague and Mascardo Streets, Makati City,Metro Manila, Philippines Or fax nos. +63 2 8974793 to 94