Lawmakers slam P-Noy administration’s plan to increase Conditional Cash Transfer program budget to ₱45 billion in 2013

Manila Standard Today reports that on Sunday, June 17, some lawmakers "slammed the Aquino administration's plan to increase the budget for its Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) program to ₱45 billion next year."

Manila Standard Today reports that on Sunday, June 17, some lawmakers "slammed the Aquino administration's plan to increase the budget for its Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) program to ₱45 billion next year." The report noted that the CCT program "provides a monthly cash subsidy to poor families on the condition parents send their children to school and bring them to health centers for checkups."

 

The report further pointed out: "This year’s ₱39.5-billion allocation for the program was a significant increase from last year's ₱21.3-billion budget for it, and is supposed to cover 2.3 million poor families."

 

The report quoted Gabriela party-list Rep. Emmi de Jesus, who said, "The Aquino administration is once again poised to bloat its CCT monster of a budget for 2013. By so doing, it continues to cultivate the culture of mendicancy. It continues to deceive the population that CCT is the way out of poverty."

 

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