Conditional Cash Transfer program - 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

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.

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.

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

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

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: 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

DSWD spends P4.8M on street families' Batangas trip

Jan 27, 2015 - 5:15 PM

DSWD Secretary Corazon Juliano Soliman during a Senate committee hearing defends her department s decision to take street families to out of town trips called family camps

Hidden from the Pope?: Netizens, DSWD speak up on #streetkids

Jan 22, 2015 - 11:52 AM

Discussion on the disappearance of street families in Manila during the papal visit

Conversation: Were #streetkids hidden from Pope Francis?

Jan 21, 2015 - 4:00 PM

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Were street families hidden from the Pope?

Jan 21, 2015 - 8:00 AM

About 400 individuals from street families under the DSWD s MCCT program in Malate are brought to a resort in Nasugbu Batangas during the papal visit

CHILDREN. Pope Francis meeting children at an event in Manila on January 16, 2015. Photo from Osservatore Romano/AFP

Involuntary hunger

Nov 15, 2014 - 7:30 AM

Given the statistics on hunger the realities and the nature of the Philippines as calamity prone and in the face of the 2016 elections nutrition must be in the platform of local and national candidates

SATING HUNGER. Children wait their turn at a feeding program for informal settlers in Quezon City. File photo by Rolex dela Pena/EPA

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

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

PH poverty incidence on downward trend – NEDA

Apr 29, 2014 - 4:04 PM

NEDA chief Arsenio Balisacan says reduced poverty incidence in the first half of 2013 indicates that current development strategies are leading to inclusive growth

DSWD to hire 1,200 new staff for aid programs

Mar 22, 2014 - 2:00 PM

DSWD is looking for area coordinators supervisors enumerators and encoders for its programs for the elderly and vulnerable families

BENEFICIARIES. DSWD staff listens to the stories of its aid beneficiaries. DSWD is currently in need of new staff to support their programs. File photo from Kerwin Macopia/DSWD

'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

PH to mentor Myanmar on CCT

Dec 06, 2013 - 3:29 PM

President Benigno Aquino III says Myanmar can learn from one of the Philippines flagship program against poverty

Jinggoy told: NGOs monitoring CCT ‘not Napoles-like’

Nov 25, 2013 - 10:02 PM

Senator Jinggoy Estrada implicated in the pork barrel scam that involved fake organizations asks if the NGOs monitoring the CCT budget are legitimate

'Unconditional' cash for Haiyan survivors

Nov 21, 2013 - 3:39 PM

The unconditional cash transfer program aims to help the poorest typhoon survivors

Pantawid program working well?

Oct 20, 2013 - 10:41 PM

CCT can have an impact not on poverty today but poverty 10 to 20 years from now an expert says

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

Nancy Binay: UNA to check DILG, CCT budget

Jul 11, 2013 - 5:00 PM

Sen Nancy Binay says her plan to check the budget of the DILG and CCT has no political color

'NO POLITICS.' Sen Nancy Binay denies that her plan to scrutinize the budget of the DILG and CCT is politically motivated, saying it is senators' job to check the budget. Photo by Rappler/Ayee Macaraig

Nancy Binay: Senate is destiny, calling

May 20, 2013 - 10:02 AM

Nancy Binay on her new job the RH law CCT Taiwan and being the first Binay in the Senate

'EMBRACING DESTINY.' Initially an accidental candidate, Nancy Binay says she is now embracing her "destiny" and "calling" of being the first Binay in the Senate. Photo from Karen Davila's Twitter account

MAP: The poorest provinces in PH

Apr 27, 2013 - 6:30 AM

There are 16 provinces that have 40 of their population living below the poverty threshold

PH to export 300,000-MT rice in 2016

Feb 25, 2013 - 5:08 PM

The Philippines eyes to sell premium rice to Hong Kong Macau and Europe

RICE EXPORTER. The Philippines is keen on taking on the title of Rice Exporter starting in 2013. Photo by AFP

Is anti-poverty program effective? Aquino allies to check

Jul 11, 2012 - 12:13 PM

Aquino s allies in Congress will lead a review of the administration s flagship anti poverty program