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UN exec hails Phl CCT program

October 21, 2013

MANILA, Philippines – A ranking United Nations official and former vice president of Costa Rica has hailed the Philippine government through the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) for its conditional cash transfer program (CCT). Read the rest of this entry »

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7.2 M CCT children enrolled this school year

June 11, 2013

MANILA, Philippines – About 7.2 million children benefitting from the government’s conditional cash transfer (CCT) program were among the 21 million preschoolers, elementary and high school students who trooped to public schools during the opening of classes last week. Read the rest of this entry »

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CCT program improves education, health of beneficiaries – studies

July 20, 2011

MANILA, Philippines – The government’s conditional cash transfer (CCT) or 4Ps program significantly improved the health, nutrition and education of children of low-income families, Social Welfare Secretary Corazon Soliman said yesterday, citing studies conducted by the Social Weather Stations (SWS) and Ateneo de Manila University. Read the rest of this entry »

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Cash-transfer beneficiaries misidentified

March 30, 2011

BENEFICIARIES of the P21-billion Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) Program had been misidentified by the government, a House leader said on Tuesday. Read the rest of this entry »

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Conditional cash transfer questioned before Supreme Court

March 16, 2011

MANILA, Philippines – It’s been called a “life-saver” to impoverished families but to former Senator Aquilino Pimentel Jr. and 2 barangay officials, the P21 billion conditional cash transfer (CCT) program allocation in the 2011 national budget is an unconstitutional campaign and a “grave abuse of discretion of the Executive Department.” Read the rest of this entry »

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Rich getting dole-outs, Baguio mayor says

March 15, 2011

BAGUIO CITY, Philippines – The implementation of the national government’s conditional cash transfer under the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program or 4Ps to help alleviate the living conditions of the country’s poorest of the poor is being set back by the fact that some beneficiaries do not belong to marginalized families. Read the rest of this entry »

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CCT will not reduce poverty – UN expert

February 24, 2011

MANILA, Philippines — The P21-billion Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) program of the Aquino government will not reduce poverty, according to a United Nations expert on social development. Read the rest of this entry »

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CCT funds going to wrong hands — minority

January 27, 2011

Funds from controversial Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) Subsidy Program of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) under its chief, Corazon “Dinky” Soliman, as predicted, have been going to families who can hardly be considered the poorest of the poor. Read the rest of this entry »

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Growth versus equity

January 26, 2011

It was pretty disappointing that Economic Secretary Dondon Paderanga was not able to give a more spirited defense of the administration’s conditional cash transfer program when it was attacked, ever so gently, by Sen. Bongbong Marcos during the FOCAP forum last week. Sen. Marcos raised the growth versus equity thing… that P-Noy is sacrificing growth with this program. Read the rest of this entry »

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DBM prepares plan for expanded CCT

January 3, 2011

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Budget and Management is preparing a budget execution strategy for an additional P21 billion worth of conditional cash transfer (CCT) program to be distributed by the Departments of Social Welfare and Development, Education and Health. Read the rest of this entry »