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Preparedness, CCT program help young mom survive ‘Yolanda’


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


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: Investment in the future.  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 »