Conditional Cash Transfer - updates

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[ANALYSIS] Pay now, verify later: How to speed up coronavirus subsidy program

Apr 16, 2020 - 12:00 PM

We should remove the ID requirement so that we can reach and serve the 5 to 7.5 million Filipinos who do not have official birth certificates and likely cannot present 'valid' IDs

World Bank loans Philippines $300 million for conditional cash transfers

Nov 28, 2019 - 5:05 PM

The World Bank has contributed a total of $1.26 billion to the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program since it first provided funding in 2010

Senate approves bill institutionalizing 4Ps

Feb 04, 2019 - 6:30 PM

The bill seeks to provide conditional cash transfers to poor households for a maximum period of 7 years to improve their health, nutrition, and access to education

4Ps. The Senate approves a bill seeking to institutionalize the government's conditional cash transfer program. Rappler file photo

House green-lights bill institutionalizing 4Ps

Aug 29, 2018 - 5:02 PM

The Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program bill still has a long way to go, as its Senate version remains stuck at the committee level

HELPING THE POOR. Lawmakers want to institutionalize the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program. File photo by Noel Celis/AFP

House OKs on 2nd reading bill institutionalizing 4Ps

Aug 14, 2018 - 7:27 PM

House Bill No. 7773 would mandate the Department of Social Welfare and Development to implement the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program until it covers 60% of all extremely poor households nationwide

HELPING THE POOR. Lawmakers want to institutionalize the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program. File photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

[OPINION] Scrapping 4Ps program doesn't make sense

Jun 02, 2018 - 5:30 PM

We argue against going after a program that has concretely shown positive impact on the lives of 4.4 million poor households

Piñol open to debate over abolishing 4Ps program

May 28, 2018 - 10:06 PM

Agriculture Secretary Manny Piñol says the funds for government's 4Ps program should be diverted to more productive livelihood programs

DSWD drive shows 'right and responsible way' to help homeless families

Dec 28, 2017 - 8:31 PM

#HelptheHomelessPH campaign seeks to make the public understand why homeless people stay in the streets and to redirect their perception about giving alms on the streets

raise public awareness on the real plight of homeless families

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.

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

Can we end poverty in the Philippines through cash transfers?

Dec 20, 2016 - 1:00 PM

Recent poverty reduction in the Philippines is certainly encouraging but there is still a lot of work to do

Children of CCT beneficiaries must attend school. Photo courtesy ADB

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

Cops nab suspect in P3.4-M CCT fund heist in Albay

Jul 16, 2016 - 6:02 PM

Albay police are also tracking down village councilor Eddie Bibat the uncle of the arrested suspect

DBM to recommend P3.35-T national budget for 2017

Jul 14, 2016 - 5:42 PM

This will be the first budget to be approved by Congress under the Duterte administration

NEW SPENDING POLICY. Press briefing by Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno on the 2017 budget.

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.

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.

SWS: 10.5M Filipino families identify as poor in Q1 2016

May 27, 2016 - 1:35 PM

The results of the latest Social Weather Stations survey reflect an improvement in self rated poverty in all regions except in Mindanao the lowest in over 4 years

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

At LP event, Soliman hits Roxas-Robredo's rivals over 4Ps

Apr 14, 2016 - 11:29 AM

DSWD Secretary: Bakit tayo nakikinig sa mga taong walang ginawa kundi batikusin ang programa pero ngayon ay pinapangako na?

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

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

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

Palace: 'No debate on need for tax reforms'

Oct 31, 2015 - 5:10 PM

Let us not mislead the public The President and his Cabinet and this government [are] in favor of reviewing the tax laws says Presidential Spokesperson Edwin Lacierda

AQUINO CABINET. President Benigno Aquino III and some Cabinet officials at the NEDA Board meeting at the Palace Aguinaldo State Dining Room on June 19, 2014. Photo by Malacañang Photo Bureau

Binay: We need 'Daang Mabilis,' not 'Daang Matuwid'

Oct 09, 2015 - 9:24 AM

We need a leader who will hit the ground running and get things done the Vice President says at the launch of Go Negosyo s Presidentiables Series

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

COA points out inefficiencies in 4Ps program

Sep 06, 2015 - 8:21 PM

There was P1 598 billion in undisbursed cash transfers for 4Ps beneficiaries in 8 regions in 2014 the audit commission says in its report

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

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

Where in the PH are the Pantawid beneficiaries?

Jul 22, 2015 - 8:34 PM

The Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program is the Aquino administration s flagship poverty alleviation program and covers more than 4 400 000 Filipino households in 2015

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

Pantawid’s promise to reduce poverty

Jul 08, 2015 - 7:00 PM

Does Pantawid deliver the intended results? The evidence says yes writes the country director of the Asian Development Bank

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: PH still mulling AIIB invitation

Jun 03, 2015 - 8:24 PM

President Benigno Aquino III says the country s bad experience with the Northrail project and its territorial dispute with China have made him think twice about joining the China led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

(TOKYO, Japan) President Benigno S. Aquino III delivers his keynote speech during the Nikkei 21st International Conference on the Future of Asia – Special Session at the Ascot Hall of the Okura Hotel for his State Visit in Japan on Wednesday (June 03, 2015). With theme: “Asia Beyond 2015: The Quest for Lasting Peace and Prosperity.” (Photo by: Ryan Lim / Malacañang Photo Bureau)

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