Civil Society Organizations
Civil Society Organizations (CSO) and volunteer partners serve as the “third eye” of the DSWD. In line with the fulfillment of President Benigno S. Aquino’s platform of Good Governance and Poverty Reduction, the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) is a system of cooperation between DSWD and CSOs for the purpose of delivering basic social services to the poor, implementing development projects of the Government and instituting transparency and accountability mechanisms to fight corruption. This is being done in any of the following four (4) ways: 

(1) "Bantay" – projects and activities geared towards fighting corruption; 
(2) "Gabay" – a mechanism for extending technical assistance; 
(3) "Kaagapay" – anti-poverty projects and activities; or
(4) "Tulay" – refers to facilitating action, feedback and monitoring.

CSOs and volunteer partners nationwide have signified their commitment to purposively participate in implementing and monitoring the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program. Click the link to view the Statement of Commitment and list of CSOs/volunteer partners.


Pantawid Pamilya Strengthens Ties with CSOs PDF Print E-mail
News Features - Civil Society Organizations
Written by 4Ps Social Marketing Unit   
Monday, 05 December 2011 11:47

Davao City--The Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program, the country’s version of the Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) Program is slated to hold the third batch of consultation forum with the Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) from Mindanao from December 4-7 at the Waterfront Hotel.

The consultation forum aims to strengthen ties with the CSOs on the implementation of the program along the public-private partnership theme “Gabay,Bantay, Tulay at Kaagapay”. It will solicit their recommendations to improve policies governing the implementation of the CCT. With the expansion of the Pantawid Pamilya in 2012, the  Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) urges the commitment of the CSOs in supporting the program. At present, around 275 CSOs have a memorandum of agreement with the department.
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CSOs, NGOs: “third eye” of the CCT implementation PDF Print E-mail
News Features - Civil Society Organizations
Written by 4Ps Social Marketing Unit   
Monday, 21 November 2011 15:06

Participants of the CSO-DSWD Visayas Cluster Forum on CCT together with Dr. Vic Paqueo, ADB Consultant, Dir. Honorita Bayudan, National Program Manager of Pantawid Pamilya, and Mr. Roy Calfoforo, DSWD Focal for CSOs."Bantay means they are doing the function of a watchdog. They are like the “third eye”. Tulay means they can give us feedback on what would not naturally be fed back to us by the bureaucracy. Kaagapay means we work with them as partners especially in microenterprise networks and organizations for sustainable livelihood as part of our Transition Strategy. Lastly, “gabay”, means utilizing social technologies they have that we can already use and learn from,” explained Sec. Dinky Soliman during the press conference for the CSO – DSWD Visayas Cluster Forum on CCT on the question regarding the involvement of the civil society organizations (CSOs), non-government organizations (NGOs), and volunteer groups in the implementation of Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program. 

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Where Hard Evidence Should Count PDF Print E-mail
News Features - Civil Society Organizations
Written by Anna Marie A. Karaos   
Monday, 03 October 2011 14:50

Some criticisms of the conditional cash transfer (CCT) program actually provide good arguments for continuing it. That is, they raise valid questions best answered with empirical evidence that can only become available if the program is given a chance to run for a good length of time.

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Civil Society Forum to strengthen good governance of CCT program PDF Print E-mail
News Features - Civil Society Organizations
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Monday, 05 September 2011 13:28

About a hundred representatives of Civil Society Organizations come together today, September 4-7, 2011 at Holiday Inn, Clark, Pampanga, for a four-day forum on Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program. The activity aims to promote sustained and informed involvement of the partner CSOs in the implementation, oversight, and evolution of the Pantawid Pamilya also known as the conditional cash transfer program.

Representatives from different CSOs discourse on the various ways they can be involved in the implementation and improvement of the Pantawid Pamilya.
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CSO Forum for a democratic implementation of CCT program PDF Print E-mail
News Features - Civil Society Organizations
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Monday, 14 November 2011 09:01

Representatives of around one hundred Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) from throughout the Visayas gather for a forum on Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program on November 13-16, 2011 at Sarabia Manor Hotel, Iloilo City. The forum aims to gather the views and assessment of CSOs on policies governing the implementation of the Pantawid Pamilya conditional cash transfer (CCT) program. It also seeks to gain CSOs’ support, elucidate areas for their expanded involvement and identify approaches for better mobilizing of a broader array of civil society partners.
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