By Maila Ager
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.
By Norman Bordadora
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.
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.
By Redempto D. Anda
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.
By Dona Z. Pazzibugan
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.