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COA, groups audit CCT, bunkhouses

Bunkhouses constructed in Barangay (village) Sagkahan, Tacloban City, for the victims of Super Typhoon Yolanda.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Six teams from the Commission on Audit (COA), together with civil society groups, have conducted an audit of the implementation of the government’s cash-for-work program and the construction of bunk houses in Eastern Visayas, the region hardest hit by Supertyphoon “Yolanda” last year.

Posted: September 7th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Aquino: 2.5M Filipinos able to improve lives via CCT program

President Benigno Aquino lll

President Benigno Aquino III in his fifth State of the Nation Address (SONA) said 2.5 million Filipinos were able to uplift themselves from poverty from 2013.

Posted: July 28th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Gov’t claims poverty rate lower in 2012

More than one in every two Filipino families (55 percent) consider themselves “poor,” while two in every five households (41 percent) consider themselves “food-poor,” according to results of the latest Social Weather Stations survey released on the day of President Aquino’s State of the Nation Address. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

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

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


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 »