Information Officer Eliseo Abucay of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) regional field office in Capiz disclosed that a total of 3,233 identified extremely poor Capiceños have benefited from the government’s conditional cash transfer grant last year.
He said that the program beneficiaries came from the towns of Jamindan, Maayon, Panay, Pilar, President Roxas and Tapaz after the conduct of survey and validation activities.
Abucay said that their office has targeted a total of 3,462 beneficiaries for said program in 2010, however after validation of survey results, the actual beneficiaries only reached 3,233.
He revealed that last year, they were able to release more than P10.46 million for the 848 beneficiaries from the seven barangays of Jamindan, namely, Jaena Norte, Agambulong, Lucero, Pangabat, Jaena Sur, Pangabuan and Ganzon.
Abucay also said that more than P5.49 million was likewise released to Panay town’s 479 beneficiaries, more than P4.06 million for the 455 beneficiaries of President Roxas, more than P4.27 million for the 485 beneficiaries in Pilar, more than P4.149 million for the beneficiaries in Maayon, and more than P3.85 million for Tapaz’ 1,324 beneficiaries.
The Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) program also known as Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) is a poverty reduction strategy that provides grants to extremely poor households to improve their health, nutrition and education particularly of children aged 0-14.
For five years, the program beneficiaries may avail of P6,000 health package per year and P3,000 educational package for 10 months as long as they comply with the program's conditions.( JSC/JBG-PIA6 Capiz)