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Gov’t claims poverty rate lower in 2012

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The number of poor families in the Philippines as a proportion to the total number of families dropped to 19.7 percent in 2012 from 20.5 percent in 2009, the National Statistical Coordination Board announced Monday.

Posted: December 9th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

DBM eyes CCT expansion to lower high school dropout rate

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Budget Secretary Florencio Abad.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Department of Budget and Management said Sunday the increase in the conditional cash transfer (CCT) budget is supposed to lower the dropout rate among poor high school students.

Posted: September 1st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Create jobs, lower prices to ensure growth is felt by poor Filipinos

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SEN. ALAN Peter Cayetano. EDWIN BACASMAS

To ensure that the country’s economic growth would be felt by poor Filipinos, a senator on Friday offered various proposals such as the use of existing Conditional Cash Transfer to enact a capital lending program.

Posted: May 31st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Solon wants release of CCT funds to beneficiaries before May polls

Quezon Representative Danilo Suarez. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

House minority leader Danilo Suarez wants beneficiaries of the government’s conditional cash transfer to receive the money ahead of the midterm elections to avoid corrupting the program.

Posted: January 17th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Solon wants release of CCT funds to beneficiaries before May polls

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Quezon Representative Danilo Suarez. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

House minority leader Danilo Suarez wants beneficiaries of the government’s conditional cash transfer to receive the money ahead of the midterm elections to avoid corrupting the program.

Posted: January 17th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Radyo Inquirer 990AM: Santiago urges computerization of CCT

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Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago. FILE PHOTO

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.

Posted: November 27th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Senators want proof dole is working

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Senators “satisfied” with the results of the government’s Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) program want proof that children of beneficiary-families remain in school for the program to continue. Senate finance chairman Franklin Drilon said the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) is asking for P39.4 billion next year for the CCT for distribution to 3 [...]

Posted: September 29th, 2011 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Senators want proof cash transfer program is working

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Has the government’s Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) program for poor families effectively reduced the number of public school dropouts? Senators posed the question as they sought concrete data from officials of the Department of Education, noting that dropout rate reduction was one of the justifications given for the continued implementation of the CCT since it [...]

Posted: September 20th, 2011 in Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Poor provide clues to cash transfer program’s defects

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An official in the Ilocos region once offered to authorize beneficiaries of the government’s conditional cash transfer (CCT) program in Pangasinan to take home goods from a sari-sari store, which they would later pay using their future P1,400 grant allotments.

Posted: August 23rd, 2011 in Featured Columns,Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Mayor says cash handouts treated as wage

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Some recipients in Masbate of government funds through the conditional cash transfer (CCT) program are treating the subsidy as wages that they could pawn or pay goods for in advance, according to a town mayor in the province. Mayor Ruel Benisano, of Balud town (78 kilometers from Masbate City), said CCT beneficiaries in his town [...]

Posted: August 3rd, 2011 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

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