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Pantawid Pamilya beneficiaries can open P50 savings account PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Helen Flores   
Tuesday, 22 May 2012 10:29

MANILA, Philippines - The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) has partnered with Globe Telecoms and Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) in a bid to encourage low-income families to save money.

 

DSWD Secretary Corazon Soliman said BPI Globe BanKO offers an opening balance of only P50 to beneficiaries of the government’s Pantawid Pamilya Pilipino Program or 4Ps.

 

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Philippines rewards the poor as Asia's income gap widens PDF Print E-mail
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Written by John O'Callaghan, Reuters   
Wednesday, 09 May 2012 14:05

MANILA, Philippines - Fe Capco and her five children live in a shack with no running water along a dirt track in eastern Manila. She earns about $100 a month washing clothes and her husband used to bring in about $70 a month driving a motorcycle taxi until he went blind.

But things are better than they used to be.
 
Fe Capco, a beneficiary of government's Conditional Cash Transfer program (L) sits with her blind husband in their shanty in Pateros, Metro Manila April 30, 2012. / REUTERS
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Poverty busters 4Ps score with women on top PDF Print E-mail
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Written by The Philippine Daily Inquirer   
Wednesday, 09 May 2012 13:38

Two years from now, several community beneficiaries in Cebu will graduate from the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps).
 
As the first batch of graduates from the program, beneficiaries from Barangays Sudlon I and II, Tejero, Duljo Fatima, Lapu-Lapu City, Mambaling and T. Padilla are already preparing to embark on life without help from the government.
 
EMPOWERED WOMAN. Evelina Gok-ong is all smiles with her children, confident in her work as a dealer of beauty products and that her hard work today is for the family’s good future.
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WB: Phl a model for cash transfer PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Neil Jerome Morales   
Thursday, 26 April 2012 11:03

WASHINGTON – The World Bank (WB) has tagged the Philippines as a model in providing a social safety net that cushions the impact of global financial and economic problems.

The Philippines, for its part, wants to improve its Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) by lengthening the period that beneficiaries receive cash.
 
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CCT puts more poor children in school PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Azenath L. Formoso   
Thursday, 26 April 2012 09:59

More poor children are expected to enjoy their basic rights to education and health as the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program reaches 3 million poor households. From 2.3 million households last year, the program which is also widely known as CCT (conditional cash transfer) is now on its fifth level of expansion and has completed 65% of the 4.6 million poor households identified by the National Household Targeting System for Poverty Reduction (NHTS-PR).

 

DILG Region VIII Director Pedro A. Noval, Jr. presents MOA documents to DSWD Undersecretary Mateo Montano during the MOA Signing held in Tacloban City last March 15, 2012. Similar MOA signings are being conducted nationwide until April 2012.

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