President Aquino stresses role of CCT program in achieving freedom from poverty, ignorance

January 22, 2016 by · Comments Off on President Aquino stresses role of CCT program in achieving freedom from poverty, ignorance 

By Jelly F. Musico

MANILA, Jan. 21 (PNA) — President Benigno S. Aquino III underscored on Thursday the important role of the Cash Conditional Transfer (CCT) program in freeing the Filipino people not only from hunger and poverty but in allowing parents to dream of better futures for their children.

”The power of the CCT program is that it frees our people not only from hunger and poverty today. Along with our other reforms to empower the education sector, the CCT is freeing our children from ignorance; it is freeing parents to dream of better futures for their kids,” the President said in his speech during the Friedrich Naumann Foundation Freedom Speech and Dinner at the Fort Santiago in Intramuros, Manila.

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Miriam vows to continue CCT but pledges to plug leaks

October 28, 2015 by · Comments Off on Miriam vows to continue CCT but pledges to plug leaks 

By Priam F. Nepomuceno

MANILA, Oct. 27 (PNA) — Should she be victorious in the 2016 presidential elections, Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago vowed not only to continue Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) Program but plug its leakages as well.

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New China Southern Airlines service promises boost to New Zealand's South Island

August 29, 2015 by · Comments Off on New China Southern Airlines service promises boost to New Zealand's South Island 

WELLINGTON, Aug. 28 — New Zealand's South Island is expecting a major tourism boost after China Southern Airlines announced Friday it will start a new year-round service between Christchurch and Guangzhou from December.

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Abra 4Ps parent-leaders want to share program

April 17, 2015 by · Comments Off on Abra 4Ps parent-leaders want to share program 

BAGUIO CITY, April 16 – Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) beneficiaries in Abra are so thankful to the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) that they are more than willing to share their blessings to other families in the province.

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4Ps beneficiaries in remote Bicol village establish own pharmacy (Feature)

February 23, 2015 by · Comments Off on 4Ps beneficiaries in remote Bicol village establish own pharmacy (Feature) 

By Danny O. Calleja

CARAMOAN, Camarines Sur, Feb. 22 (PNA) -– Time was when residents of a remote island village here would sail on boats just to buy medicines for their sick from the opposite town in the island province of Catanduanes, about two hours away.

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MCCT program is for the poor with 'no permanent address' not listed under NHTS-PR –Soliman

January 28, 2015 by · Comments Off on MCCT program is for the poor with 'no permanent address' not listed under NHTS-PR –Soliman 

By Leilani S. Junio

MANILA, Jan. 27 (PNA) — The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) said on Tuesday the government's Modified Conditional Cash Transfer (MCCT) program is meant for the vulnerable poor sectors not included in the National Household Targeting System for Poverty Reduction (NHTS-PR) data-base of 2009 for lack of permanent address.

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(Feature) Family camp-out is a regular activity of DSWD –Soliman

January 26, 2015 by · Comments Off on (Feature) Family camp-out is a regular activity of DSWD –Soliman 

By Leilani S. Junio

MANILA, Jan. 25 (PNA) — The family camp-out activity conducted by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) among street families and children in some Metro Manila areas — which coincided this year with the recent visit to the country of Pope Francis — was not done for the first time.

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Conditional cash transfer program, not the only anti-poverty initiative, says Palace

January 25, 2015 by · Comments Off on Conditional cash transfer program, not the only anti-poverty initiative, says Palace 

MANILA, Jan. 24 — Although the government's conditional cash transfer (CCT) program is one of the flagship programs of the administration, the government is also focusing on other programs to improve the lives of the people and lift them out of poverty, a Palace official said on Saturday.

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'We did not hide the street children from Pope Francis through the camp-out activity in Batangas' –DSWD

January 23, 2015 by · Comments Off on 'We did not hide the street children from Pope Francis through the camp-out activity in Batangas' –DSWD 

By Leilani S. Junio

MANILA, Jan. 23 (PNA) — The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) clarified on Friday that the camp-out activity for the street families and children held in a resort in Batangas was not intended to hide them while Pope Francis was on a five-day visit to the Philippines.

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Aquino gov’t remains committed to its development program (News feature)

January 23, 2015 by · Comments Off on Aquino gov’t remains committed to its development program (News feature) 

By Joann Santiago

MANILA, Jan 22 (PNA) — Malacanang on Thursday maintained that the Aquino government is committed to its development program for the country as it bids not only to sustain the domestic economy’s growth trend but make the growth more inclusive.

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