DSWD Addresses Findings on CCT Implementation

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) reiterates that the findings on the Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) or the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino program cited by the 2010 Commission on Audit (COA) report, covering the implementation period of 2007-2009), have been addressed and that the Department has institutionalized stringent rules to minimize operational errors. The …

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DSWD holds Pantawid Pamilya Children’s Congress to celebrate 20th National Children’s Month

In line with the goal of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program to promote children’s rights, a National Children’s Congress (NCC) will be conducted on October 29-30, 2012 at the Bayview Hotel in Manila. To be attended by 500 children beneficiaries of Pantawid Pamilya, this is the first congress since the implementation of the program in …

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A Tale of 3 Solo Parents

MANILA, Philippines – Tears stream down Zeny’s pale, sunken cheeks as she gazes at the crude stick drawing of a figure of a mother holding on to her children, and at the words written underneath: “Sa aming pinakamamahal na ina, HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY! Salamat po sa inyong pagmamahal at pag-aaruga sa amin. Pagpalain po kayo ng …

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New scholarship program to cover college education of CCT beneficiaries

Through the Students Grants-in-Aid Program for Poverty Alleviation (SGP-PA), college education is no longer a remote dream for poor students whose families belong to the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program also known as conditional cash transfer program (CCT). The scholarship program hopes to empower the deserving members of poor households by providing them the opportunity to …

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Pantawid Pamilya beneficiaries may soon avail of PhilHealth benefits

Social Welfare and Development Secretary Dinky Soliman hailed the issuance of PhilHealth’s Circular that provides entitlement of all Pantawid Pamilya beneficiaries to the National Health Insurance Program (NHIP) benefits in any health care providers accredited by PhilHealth. Pantawid Pamilya beneficiaries and their dependents may soon avail of the PhilHealth benefits, under the Sponsored Program Component …

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Beware of Text Scams!

We would like to warn the public, particularly Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program beneficiaries, on text scams currently circulating. The text message, coming from a certain Lea Ramos which states “Congratulations, President Noy-Noy Aquino Foundation 4Ps Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program, your sim # won P950,000 as second prize winner in the Handog Pangkabuhayan raffle promo, DTI …

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Pantawid Pamilya beneficiaries can open P50 savings account

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 …

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WB: Phl a model for cash transfer

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. “We at the Bank …

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