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DSWD eyes lifting moratorium on 4Ps application before Christmas

Dec 05, 2017 - 6:55 PM

Once the moratorium is lifted, around 48,000 additional families may be accepted into the anti-poverty program

MORATORIUM. The Department of Social Welfare and Development eyes to lift the moratorium on accepting new 4Ps beneficiaries before Christmas.

Delisting of 1.3-M 'ineligible' 4Ps beneficiaries after validation – DSWD

Nov 06, 2017 - 2:36 PM

4Ps director Leonardo Reynoso says that despite the COA findings, they still need to validate the real conditions of the 1.3 million beneficiaries that have already crossed the poverty line

4Ps. A COA performance audit report finds that 30% of the 4.4 million beneficiaries of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program have already crossed the poverty line.

P7.8-B health grant for 4Ps beneficiaries in proposed 2018 budget

Jul 28, 2017 - 6:51 PM

Social Welfare Secretary Judy Taguiwalo says the DSWD is still validating if 1 3 million of the 4 4 million 4Ps beneficiaries have already transitioned out of poverty

HEALTH GRANT. DSWD Secretary Judy Taguiwalo says all 4.4 million beneficiaries of 4Ps will be covered by the health grant under their proposed 2018 budget. Photo by Patty Pasion/Rappler

4Ps payout agents win P277-M claim vs DSWD

Apr 21, 2017 - 11:04 AM

The CCT program which provides direct cash assistance to the poorest Filipinos owes millions to government partners that facilitated the money transfer

4Ps beneficiaries to receive rice subsidy in March

Mar 15, 2017 - 10:05 PM

The DSWD reminds the beneficiaries to use the cash grant to purchase rice or else they could face sanctions

PALAY. Organic rice seeds are manually threshed out from its stalks after harvest. Photo by Greenpeace

PH making 'steady progress' on social protection – ADB

Nov 13, 2016 - 9:35 PM

The Asian Development Bank credits the country s cash transfer program and the expansion of PhilHealth for the improvement in the protection of its vulnerable citizens

PH farmers to supply rice to 4Ps beneficiaries

Oct 04, 2016 - 3:20 PM

President Durterte has approved the Corporate Rice Farming System proposal of Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol which will allow small farmers to supply rice to 4Ps beneficiaries

SUPPORTING LOCAL. Agriculture secretary Manny Piñol said that the rice allowance for the beneficiaries of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program will be sourced from local farmers.

COA finds P1.25B in unused cash grants for 4Ps beneficiaries

Aug 03, 2016 - 5:25 PM

Nearly 3 million payroll accounts for Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program beneficiaries have idle balances amounting to a total of P1 25 billion

RED FLAG. The Commission on Audit found that there's a total of P1 billion worth of cash grants that remained idle in over 2 million accounts supposedly for 4Ps beneficiaries

COA: P6.39B CCT transactions still unliquidated as of 2015

Jul 14, 2016 - 11:03 AM

Despite these issues the COA reports that through the program 333 673 beneficiaries graduated from high school many with honors

WATCH: From Dinky to Judy: Change comes to DSWD

Jul 04, 2016 - 12:17 PM

Social Welfare Secretary Judy Taguiwalo gives marching orders to the entire DSWD bureaucracy – serve the people

Drilon files bill seeking to institutionalize CCT

Jul 02, 2016 - 3:04 PM

Senate President Franklin Drilon says he filed the bill to quell fears that the conditional cash transfer program would be discontinued under President Rodrigo Duterte

YES TO 4Ps. Senate President Franklin Drilon wants the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program continued in the next 6 years.

WATCH: It’s a wrap: Dinky Soliman’s report card at DSWD

Jun 30, 2016 - 10:25 PM

If there is one good thing that we can turn over to the new administration it is evidence based policy making planning and evaluation says DSWD Secretary Corazon Dinky Soliman

4Ps GAINS. President Benigno  Aquino III graces the Conference on Sustaining the Gains of the Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) in the Philippines at the Auditorium of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) Headquarters in Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong City on January 13, 2016. With the President are ABD president Takehiko Nakao and DSWD head Corazon 'Dinky' Soliman. File photo by Rey Baniquit/Malacañang Photo Bureau

Gov't funds in campaign? DSWD ready for audit – Soliman

Jun 20, 2016 - 6:20 PM

There is no such thing misuse of funds If there is then show me the evidence says Social Welfare and Development Secretary Corazon Dinky Soliman

FUNDS MISUSE? Department of Social Welfare and Development Secretary Corazon 'Dinky' Soliman said their liquidation reports are open for scrutiny to prove none of their funds were used for the Liberal Party's campaign.

5Ps and CCT: How will candidates' anti-poverty promises be funded?

Apr 20, 2016 - 9:00 AM

When it comes to promises on poverty alleviation the 6 presidential candidates have a lot to offer How feasible those promises are is another story

File photos by Rappler; Mar Roxas photo from Malacañang

Palace on coercion of 4Ps beneficiaries: 'Black propaganda'

Apr 16, 2016 - 11:10 PM

Militant group Bayan claims that some recipients of 4Ps were coerced to join a unity walk rally for LP standard bearer Mar Roxas in Manila

DSWD to voters: Beware of local officials using 4Ps to get votes

Mar 29, 2016 - 5:20 PM

Social Welfare Secretary Dinky Soliman also talks about allegations the administration is using the program to boost the candidacies of its bets

Binay to trim list of CCT beneficiaries

Mar 12, 2016 - 10:29 PM

The Binay camp says the CCT under the Aquino administration is more an election tool than a poverty alleviation measure

CAMPAIGN SORTIE. Vice President  Jejomar Binay addresses supporters in San Rafael, Bulacan. File photo by Lito Boras/Rappler

Roxas blasts Binay for flip-flopping on 4Ps

Mar 08, 2016 - 7:15 PM

Vice President Binay ano ba talaga? says Mar Roxas

DAVAO VISIT. Mar Roxas visits a banana processing plant in Davao del Norte. Photo by Bea Cupin/Rappler

In 'Roxas presidency,' senior citizens get maintenance meds free

Mar 08, 2016 - 9:29 AM

UPDATED We will include them in PhilHealth says the administration candidate

Photo courtesy of Comelec EID

Leveraging conditional cash transfers for universal health coverage

Mar 07, 2016 - 5:00 PM

Conditional cash transfers CCT are a stepping stone to universal health coverage not just help for individual families

A CCT beneficiary shows his card. Photo courtesy ADB

80% of PH voters likely to pick bets backing CCT program

Mar 05, 2016 - 4:14 PM

The continuation of the CCT program and implementation of the RH law are the most supported advocacies among Filipino voters according to the SWS survey

CCT. Indigent families receive benefits from the government's Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) Program. File photo by Jodesz Gavilan/Rappler

Poe, Escudero: 'Unconditional' cash transfer for victims

Feb 27, 2016 - 12:41 PM

Escudero says he and Poe will continue the administration s CCT program but offer livelihood to beneficiaries and unconditional assistance to typhoon victims

AID AND SUPPORT. The Poe-Escudero tandem woo voters in Tacloban City. Photo by Jazmin Bonifacio

World Bank: PH can end poverty in a generation

Feb 24, 2016 - 7:00 PM

The World Bank s lead poverty reduction economist in the country says growth has finally started reaching the poor

COA requires 'more proof' for Land Bank's money claim against DSWD

Jan 31, 2016 - 8:27 PM

More documents are needed to support the money claim filed by the Land Bank of the Philippines against the Department of Social Welfare and Development Commission on Audit says

Aquino reports CCT gains: '7.7M out of poverty'

Jan 13, 2016 - 4:21 PM

President Benigno Aquino III says the success of the Conditional Cash Transfer program in fighting poverty attests to the wisdom of Daang Matuwid and why this path must be continued by the next leader hopefully his preferred one

SUSTAINING CCT. President Benigno S. Aquino III delivers his speech at the Conference on Sustaining the Gains of the Conditional Cash Transfer in the Philippines at the Asian Development Bank headquarters in Mandaluyong City on January 13, 2016. Photo by Rey Baniquit/Malacañang Photo Bureau

4Ps, agriculture are popular election issues – survey

Jan 11, 2016 - 5:10 PM

A new SWS poll shows 8 out of 10 Filipinos would vote for someone who will continue 4Ps and address farmers needs

POOREST IN PH. Farmers start drying their palay after days of rains brought by Typhoon Lando in Pulilan, Bulacan. Photo by Albert Victoria/Rappler

Joma Sison: 'I'll die with my boots on'

Dec 30, 2015 - 10:30 AM

The founder of the Communist Party of the Philippines opens up about his health why he is a refugee in orbit and his views on some issues in his homeland

VP Binay wants more senior citizens included in 4Ps

Nov 21, 2015 - 5:48 PM

Vice President Binay says he wants to include senior citizens aged 60 to 64 in the Conditional Cash Transfer program which currently covers only those 65 years old and above

ANTI-POVERTY PROGRAM. The Aquino administration turned 4Ps, which began during the previous administration, into its flagship poverty alleviation program. Rappler file photo

Poorest Pinoys know 4Ps, but not other nutrition programs

Nov 12, 2015 - 5:10 PM

The most popular government program among the poorest Filipinos is the DSWD s Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program a recent World Food Programme survey reveals

Guingona wants Pantawid program beyond Aquino term

Sep 23, 2015 - 8:22 PM

Senate Bill No 2960 seeks to ensure the continuation of DSWD s conditional cash transfer program to improve poverty reduction efforts in the Philippines

How poverty affects street children psychologically

Aug 08, 2015 - 8:00 PM

To break the cycle of poverty the first step is to admit that poverty is also psychological

Photo by Amelie van den Brink

Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program not a 'magic pill' – Aquino

Jul 27, 2015 - 7:09 PM

President Benigno Aquino III slams critics of his flagship alleviation program during his last State of the Nation Address

Palace to Binay: Pro-poor funds for safety nets, not Viagra

Jul 18, 2015 - 11:38 PM

Malacañang issues the statement after the Vice President alleged that some of the beneficiaries of its flagship anti poverty program are not really poor

REDUCING POVERTY. President Benigno Aquino III aims to include more poor families into the administration's CCT program. File photo

Soliman: DSWD is keeping 4Ps database clean

Jun 30, 2015 - 11:52 AM

DSWD Secretary Dinky Soliman clarifies that figures in a recent ADB report assessing the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program are outdated

IMPROVEMENT. Soliman says DSWD is conducting regular spot checks and consultations with partner groups to help improve the 4Ps. File photo by Rappler

Aquino gets highest ratings in Mindanao

May 31, 2015 - 4:38 PM

This comes as President Benigno Aquino III seeks to end a 4 decade Muslim secessionist movement in the southern Philippines

WELCOMED BY STUDENTS. President Benigno Aquino III arrives on May 25, 2015, at a program to prepare for the start of classes at the Marikina Elementary School in Marikina City. Photo by Rey Baniquet/Malacañang Photo Bureau

Soliman: 300,000 high school grads 'fruits' of 4Ps

Apr 23, 2015 - 7:53 PM

The welfare secretary maintains that the program is effective despite criticisms

From Pasay to UP: A valedictorian's dream to become engineer

Apr 23, 2015 - 7:23 PM

Incoming Iskolar ng Bayan Alyannah Terite a 4Ps beneficiary cannot wait to give back to the country once she graduates as an engineer

Aquino to students: Books first before Facebook

Apr 17, 2015 - 4:45 PM

Open books before opening Facebook Finish your homework before the raid in the Clash of Clans Because like I said you will be the one to continue all this says the President

STUDY HARD. President Benigno Aquino III tells students to take advantage of the opportunities given to them by the government. Malacañang Photo Bureau

Gov't war vs poverty, hunger beyond CCT program

Jan 24, 2015 - 8:24 PM

While the financial assistance program is its flagship initiative government says it is also extending livelihood assistance and monitoring prices of basic goods

CCT. Indigent families receive benefits from the government's Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) Program. File photo by Jodesz Gavilan/Rappler

No problem in DSWD's poverty alleviation programs – Soliman

Dec 26, 2014 - 6:20 PM

The red flags in the 2013 COA annual audit report have been addressed since November DSWD Secretary Soliman says

Soliman: Anti-poverty programs take time

Oct 29, 2014 - 6:47 PM

Secretary Dinky Soliman says that DSWD still vows to intensify programs against hunger and poverty even as a recent SWS survey shows more families consider themselves poor

Tap cash transfer to feed more public school kids – Recto

Oct 29, 2014 - 6:30 AM

Senate Pro Tempore Ralph Recto questions why the DSWD s conditional cash transfer program is increasing overhead costs and not for its feeding program

EASING HUNGER. Filipino children eat their meals during a feeding program initiated by a child advocates group to fight malnutrion and hunger (27 March 2009). Photo by Dennis Sabangan/EPA

Conditional cash transfer program to cover street families

Oct 27, 2014 - 11:09 PM

The government s flagship poverty alleviation program used to benefit only permanent residents of impoverished areas Now it will cover those who move from place to place or who live in cemeteries for example

DSWD: Only P204M CCT funds remain unliquidated

Sep 16, 2014 - 1:42 PM

Social Welfare Secretary Corazon Soliman debunks reports of P5 billion in unliquidated CCT funds

Miriam to rise from sickbed to grill DSWD execs on CCT fund

Sep 03, 2014 - 6:50 PM

Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago wants heads to roll over the P5 billion unliquidated cash advances for the Conditional Cash Transfer program the Aquino government s flagship anti poverty project

RECOVERING. Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago says she has licked cancer and might run for president if enough people support her. File photo by Romeo Bugante/Senate PRIB

Lawmakers question DSWD's conditional cash transfer program

Aug 28, 2014 - 8:40 PM

Members of Congress grill Social Welfare Secretary Dinky Soliman over her agency s 2015 budget

Nancy Binay to file bill vs ‘forced savings’

Jul 31, 2014 - 2:02 PM

Senator Nancy Binay wants to file a bill holding agencies liable for the implementation of projects they proposed under the national budget

DepEd 2014 target: Get 1M dropouts back to school

Mar 27, 2014 - 5:53 PM

The 2012 Labor Force Survey shows there are 4 2 million out of school youth in the country; 64 of them wants to study again says a youth commission poll

EDUCATION FOR ALL. A recent survey shows there are 4.2 million out-of-school youth in the Philippines. File photo by Jee Geronimo/Rappler

Senate cuts DSWD media budget so funds go to poor families

Mar 01, 2014 - 7:12 PM

Senator Ralph Recto s amendment to the 2014 budget law transfers P101 million from DSWD s publicity allotment to the conditional cash transfer program

DIFFICULT LIVES. Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) destroys this coastal barangay in Tacloban City, Leyte. Photo by Vincent Go

'Probe P50-M cash transfers to ghost beneficiaries'

Jan 09, 2014 - 6:12 PM

Gabriela Representative Emmi de Jesus says recent COA findings support the call made by solons in 2013 to look into government s flagship anti poverty program

PANTAWID PROGRAM. Can 4Ps provide educational opportunities and health services through cash incentives? Photo by RAPPLER/Leanne Jazul