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Storm victims who left Visayas still entitled to cash grants


Supertyphoon “Yolanda” victims from Western, Central and Eastern Visayas who are beneficiaries of the government’s Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) will continue to receive their cash grants even if they have transferred to other areas, including Metro Manila.

Posted: January 8th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

DSWD resumes cash dole in ‘Yolanda’-lashed Capiz

Social Welfare Secretary Dinky Soliman. FILE PHOTO

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) has resumed the distribution of cash handouts to beneficiaries of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) in the 16 towns and one city of Capiz province in Western Visayas.

Posted: December 22nd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

‘Epal’ bets using cash program warned of raps


The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has warned candidates in the coming barangay (village) elections to keep off the government’s conditional cash transfer program in their campaigns or be charged criminally with election offenses.

Posted: October 13th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | 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 »

4Ps used to lure people to list up

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THE USE of government resources for the registration of voters for the barangay and SK elections is too obvious in some places, like in Cebu City where a city government-owned bus is used to ferry registrants to a registration center. JUNJIE MENDOZA/CEBU DAILY NEWS

A Commission on Elections (Comelec) official in Pangasinan province said the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) is being used by aspiring barangay candidates to lure residents to register for the synchronized barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections in October.

Posted: August 2nd, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Health, social welfare, public works get biggest budget hike

Budget Secretary Florencio B. Abad. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The departments of health, social welfare and public works will get the biggest increase in the proposed P2.268-trillion budget for 2014.

Posted: July 13th, 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 »

P20-B marked for anti-poverty programs set by mayors in poorest towns

President Aquino. FILE PHOTO

President Benigno Aquino III is funneling P20 billion into projects to be identified by mayors belonging to the country’s most indigent provinces as part of this administration’s bid to fast-track the escape of poor families from poverty.

Posted: March 24th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | 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 »

Negros to get P3B from sin tax

The additional P3 billion that Negros Occidental will get from implementing the new sin tax law will enable the government to expand health program coverage and the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program in the province, a congressman said.

Posted: February 23rd, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Dole program funds accounted for, COA finding out

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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 »

DSWD: Cash aid delay led to Barili stampede


Proposed last minute changes in the venue led to the delay in the distribution of cash assistance for 5,000 beneficiary families in Barili town, some of whom were hurt in a stampede last week.   Somebody shouted “Naay nibuto” (There’s an explosion), setting off a commotion.   Information officer Aireen Lariba of the Department of [...]

Posted: August 29th, 2012 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Mother of 6 gives CCT a bright, lively human face

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 »

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