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Senator Binay to scrutinize Secretary Roxas’s budget

Senator Nancy Binay. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Senators Jinggoy Estrada and Nancy Binay intend to go over with a fine-toothed comb the Department of Social Welfare and Development’s 2014 budget, particularly the increased allocation for the DSWD’s cash doleout program.

Posted: July 12th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

DSWD rolls out ‘anti-epal’ campaign in Cebu

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Social Welfare Secretary Dinky Soliman. FILE PHOTO

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) last Saturday officially rolled out in this vote-rich province its anti-Epal campaign which aimed to dissuade candidates from using the government’s Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) Program during campaign period.

Posted: March 2nd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Cash transfer for farmers hurt by low prices looms

Agriculture industry leaders have asked Social Welfare Secretary Corazon Soliman to include small landholding farmers in the agency’s conditional cash transfer (CCT) program amid the decline in farm incomes because of low prices of local rice.

Posted: February 27th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Make farmers part of cash aid, group urges gov’t

ROSALES, Pangasinan—The government’s conditional cash transfer (CCT) program, also known as the Pantawid Pampamilyang Pilipino program, should also serve farmers who have been marginalized by rice smuggling, a party-list group said here.   “If the government could not stop smuggling, then it should do something to help the farmers who are struggling to produce the [...]

Posted: February 13th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Regions | Read More »

DSWD launches ‘Bawal Ang Epal Dito’ drive

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Social Welfare Secretary Dinky Soliman. FILE PHOTO

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) has announced a drive to dissociate the conditional cash transfer (CCT) program, also known as the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps), from politics during the campaign period.

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

Palace defends DSWD ‘anti-epal’ campaign

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Presidential Spokesperson Abigail Valte. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Malacañang on Monday defended the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) from criticism that it was allotting P10.5 million for its campaign against “epal’’ or credit grabbers.

Posted: January 8th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Dole program funds accounted for, COA finding out

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www.coa.gov.ph/  photo

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) has liquidated P3.5 billion of the P3.77 billion reported by the Commission on Audit (COA) as unliquidated cash grants that were distributed in 2011 to beneficiaries of the conditional cash transfer (CCT) program for the poor, or the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps).

Posted: October 14th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Cash dole no answer to poverty, says NGO

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In spite of its successes, the government’s conditional cash transfer (CCT) program is not the solution to rising hunger in the country, according to a nongovernmental organization.

Posted: October 11th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

It’s a breeze for DSWD budget

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DSWD Secretary Corazon Soliman  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The controversy and interest over the conditional cash transfer (CCT) program of the government appears to be the waning, at least in the House of Representatives.

Posted: September 21st, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

800K more CCT beneficiaries eyed

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Social Welfare Secretary Corazon Soliman. FILE PHOTO

The P44.25-billion proposed budget for the conditional cash transfer (CCT) program in 2013 would allow the Department of Social Welfare and Development to add some 800,000 beneficiaries to the CCT and help as well other poverty-reduction programs of the government, said Social Welfare Secretary Corazon Soliman.

Posted: September 5th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Cash dole for poor faces Senate scrutiny

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Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Senators have warned the conditional cash transfer (CCT) program will be subjected to even more intensive questioning after the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) presented during budget deliberations what the senators believe to be a very limited survey on the program’s effectivity.

Posted: August 29th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Mother of 6 gives CCT a bright, lively human face

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Paracelis, Mt. Province map

For years, Maribel Baccay, a mother of six, had to wake up very early to scour her rural neighborhood in Paracelis, Mt. Province, looking for bits of scrap that she could sell to augment the meager pay that her husband brought in.

Posted: August 12th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Supreme Court upholds government cash transfer program

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The Supreme Court building in Manila. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Supreme Court has sustained the constitutionality of the Aquino administration’s Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) program, saying the government did not encroach on the autonomy of local governments when it implemented the antipoverty program.

Posted: July 31st, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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