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QC bazaar offers products of DSWD beneficiaries


Beneficiaries of the government’s poverty alleviation measures will have a chance to show—and sell—the fruits of their livelihood and skills training programs in a Christmas bazaar in Quezon City on Nov. 30.

Posted: November 21st, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

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


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 »