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Poverty is one of the biggest problems in the Philippines and remains a big challenge to it. According to National Statistical Coordination Board Secretary General Jose Ramon G. Albert, the poverty incidence among population was estimated at 27.9 percent during the first semester of 2012, (NSCB 2012). Comparing this with the 2006 and 2009 first semester figures estimated at 28.8 percent and 28.6 percent, respectively, poverty remained unchanged as the computed differences are not statistically significant. Latest official poverty thresholds show that poverty on Filipino family of five needed Php 5,458 to meet basic food needs every month and Php 7,821 to stay above the poverty threshold (basic food and…show more content…
CCTs thus offer a two-pronged approach to combating poverty, through cash as well as by building-up human capital through improved health and education. Thereby they help to break the transmission of poverty from one generation to the next. The program is offered to households with young children only, or those that have no regular income.
The beneficiaries of this program are those poor people who can follow the behavioral conditions in order for them to enjoy the different benefits and at the same to comply with the existing rules created by the government.
In other countries, CCTs were launched to assist the very poorest who were falling through an existing safety net, with the aim of integrating them into a national social protection system and to alleviate the poverty in the country. According to LaVonda Harrington in his thesis entitled “PROGRESA/Oportunidades Mexico‘s Conditional Cash Transfer Program: Promises, Predictions and Realities”, Mexico‘s conditional cash transfer program, PROGRESA/Oportunidades, is the second largest CCT in the world. It began in 1997 with a modest 300,000 families in 320 rural villages. In 2011 the program serves 6.5 million families or 34 million individuals, a full third of the Mexican population and includes families living in both rural and urban localities. PROGRESA/Oportunidades has been evaluated nationally as well as internationally and is upheld
The Effectiveness of Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program to the Education of Its Beneficiaries
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Every parent wants the best for their children. They want their children to finish their studies. But unfortunately, there are many poor families cannot provide for the education of their children. Some families can only afford to eat one meal a day and they can’t even send their children to school. Sometimes the parents encourage their children to work and earn for their living, so that they can have something to eat. But we can’t blame them, because sometimes it is better to have something for supper, than to have something to feed your mind.
Every youth deserves to have a decent education for them to be the next leaders not only of their generation but of the country as well. We should also take care of their welfare.…show more content…
But because of shortage of budget, the government sometimes fails to help them and there are also many things to consider.
Background of the Study: Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program is a program by the Department of Social Welfare and Development that aims to reduce poverty by providing qualified families conditional cash grants. The program is currently covering 255 municipalities and 15 key cities in 45 provinces, serving 700,000 households. There are an inter – agency council for the implementation of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program composed of the Department of Health ( DOH ), Department of Education ( DepEd ), Department of Interior and Local Government ( DILG ), National Anti - Poverty Commission ( NAPC ), and the Landbank. The program was implemented during the term of former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo and now, is the continuous program of the present administration. Since the program is slated to run for five years, legislation has been proposed to formally institutionalize the program. The Senate Bill 3412 or Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program Act of 2009, authorized by the Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago. The bill aims to institutionalize the program by formally making it the national conditional fund transfer program.
Statement of the Problem: This study aims to answer the following research questions about the