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Preparedness, CCT program help young mom survive twin disasters


Learning how to keep calm during a disaster saved a young housewife in Cebu when twin disasters — a 7.2-magnitude earthquake and super typhoon “Yolanda” (international name: Haiyan) — struck the country late last year.

Posted: April 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

‘Pork’ mess blamed for minority no-show in budget hearing for CCT program

Sen. Jinggoy Estrada (left) and Senate Minority Leader Juan Ponce Enrile. FILE PHOTOS

After promising before the start of the 16th Congress to scrutinize the budget for the multibillion-peso conditional cash transfer (CCT) program for the country’s poor, the Senate minority was almost a no-show in Wednesday’s hearing of the Department of Social Welfare and Development’s (DSWD) P79-billion budget for 2014.

Posted: October 3rd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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 »

Palawan execs assail loss of P1M in CCT funds


The Philippine Postal Office (PhilPost) has come under fire from the provincial government for losing, under mysterious circumstances, close to P1 million in cash while it was being delivered to beneficiaries of the government’s conditional cash transfer program.

Posted: July 9th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Thousands of gov’t scholars use stipends for family needs, eventually drop out

Social Welfare Secretary Dinky Soliman. FILE PHOTO

College scholars under the government’s key poverty alleviation measure—the conditional cash transfer (CCT) program—face major challenges to remain in school and graduate.

Posted: May 26th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

DSWD, civic groups come together on 4Ps

Social Welfare Secretary Dinky Soliman. FILE PHOTO

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) has enlisted three civic groups to provide sustainable livelihood assistance to beneficiaries of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps), or the conditional cash transfer (CCT) program.

Posted: April 3rd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Senatorial bet wants cash doles widened

Aurora Rep. Juan Edgardo “Sonny” Angara INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

A candidate of the Team PNoy coalition wants the Aquino administration’s P40 billion-a-year conditional cash transfer system for the country’s poorest of the poor to include micro-financing for small scale businesses at the grassroots level.

Posted: March 9th, 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 »

Change CCT scheme, lawmakers urge gov’t

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Rep. Raymond Palatino. Photo taken from congress.gov.ph

After getting poor marks from the United Nations, lawmakers on Sunday said the administration should revamp its antipoverty program largely anchored on close to $1 billion-a-year dole under the conditional cash transfer (CCT) program that President Aquino adopted from the Arroyo administration.

Posted: October 29th, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

DSWD proposes P44.25B budget for cash doles for 3.5M families

Social Welfare Secretary Dinky Soliman. FILE PHOTO

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

Posted: September 3rd, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

OK all the way, thumbs down on quite a few


As of June 27, 2012, the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program has reached out to a total of 3,014,586 families, a little more than the 2012 target of 3 million. Of this figure, Mindanao has the highest number of beneficiaries totaling 1,294,946, followed by Luzon (1,030,078) and Visayas (689,562).

Posted: July 22nd, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Government cash transfer program up for Senate scrutiny

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Senator Franklin Drilon. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

A Congressional oversight committee will scrutinize the administration’s conditional cash transfer (CCT) program, which will get around P45 billion in the proposed 2013 national budget, Senator Franklin Drilon said Wednesday.

Posted: July 12th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

DSWD mulls extending cash plan to high school students

Social Welfare Secretary Corazon Soliman. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) is studying proposals to extend the government’s conditional cash transfer (CCT) program to poor children aged 15 to 18 to encourage them to complete their high school education, Social Welfare Secretary Corazon Soliman said here on Friday.

Posted: May 13th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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