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PIA Press Release
Tuesday, January 10, 2012


Eastern Samar gets more CCT beneficiaries

by Samuel D. Candido

BORONGAN CITY, EASTERN SAMAR, Jan 10 (PIA) -- The Department of Social Welfare and Development in Region 8 (DSWD)-8) has recently identified 7,187 new registered households beneficiaries for the government’s Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) subsidy program.

This was reported by Ms. Febie N. Palines, Social Welfare Officer III/Provincial Coordinator of 4Ps.

She said that the seven municipalities include: Borongan with 2,744 beneficiaries; San-Julian-744; Balangkayan-572; Oras-315; Can-avid-1,158; Quinapondan-882 and Balangiga-772.

She added that there are also 4, 317 new household beneficiaries which are registered and are being validated or partially tabulated to date in five municipalities namely: Dolores-2,200, Llorente-997 (additional), Hernani-74 (additional), Maslog-56 (additional) and Salcedo-990.

Aside from the abovementioned, another 9,426 new targeted potential household beneficiaries are subject for registration and validation by staff of Pantawid Pamilya Cluster Operations Unit Field Office in seven more municipalities namely: Merecedes-409, Guiuan-3,492, Lawa-an-985, Sulat-1,063, Giporlos-1,078, Maydolong-952 and Taft-1,447.

Last year there were 5,484 families who are still enjoying the cash subsidy until to date, at a maximum of P1,400 monthly in seven municipalities: Arteche-1,297, Hernani-544, Maslog-430, Llorente-437, Jipapad-694, San Policarpo-1,052 and Mac-Arthur-1,030.

The report added that this new registered household beneficiaries will receive their first payment in March, while those subject for registration and validation will receive theirs in April or May.

These new additional beneficiaries were identified through DSWD’s National Household Targeting System for Poverty Reduction (NHT-PR) and were validated through the coordination with the local government units (LGUs) of E. Samar.

Palines further said that they make sure that the new households have no children older than 14 years old; they do not have stable source of livelihood and have agreed to comply with the requirements of the program.

For 2012, all 22 municipalities and one city of the province are already under the CCT coverage.

CCT is being implemented by the Aquino administration through DSWD is an extended version of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps), which is a poverty reduction and social development strategy of the national government that provides cash subsidy to extremely poor households for them to improve their health, nutrition and educational status particularly the children aged 0-14. (SDC/PIA-8-E. Samar)

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