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Radyo Inquirer 990AM: Santiago urges computerization of CCT

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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.

Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago. FILE PHOTO

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.


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Tags: CCT , conditional cash transfer , Government , Poverty , Poverty Alleviation


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

    dapat lahat ng beneficiary ng CCT lagyan ng tattoo na skull at serial number tulad sa nazi death camps…..

    kapag CCT beneficiary ka at nahuli kang lumalabag sa batas, todasin ka na agad hahaha

  • fiveoclock

    Salamat Sen. Miriam sa mga iyong pag-sita sa mga hindi kanais-nais na gawain ng mga opisyales na mahal natin PILIPINAS…Mabuhay kayo Madam MIRIAM……

  • ArmchairGeek

    Makes sense. It’s possible that a certain percentage of the budget for wages goes to ghost employees.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GYYFBINDMTZHM6TDHPB667452M agustin

    Another corruption under this regime. CCT (cash, cashsunduan talaga )  computerized ? no way !!!

  • kilabot

    50% sa mahihirap at 50% sa mayayamang administradores. di pwedeng walang kabig ang mga gunggong na eto.
    walang matuwid kahit isa, wala. ang daang matuwid ay slogan lamang. ubo ubo ubo!

  • disqusted0fu

    some of the CCT funds were used for purchasing Samsung galaxy phones… who do you think will benefit from that???



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