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House eyes probe as Palace confirms hike in CCT budget By Charlie V. Manalo and Aytch de la Cruz 05/19/2011

Thursday, May 19, 2011

House eyes probe as Palace confirms hike in CCT budget

By Charlie V. Manalo and Aytch de la Cruz 05/19/2011

A ranking member of the House opposition said the minority in the chamber may seek an inves-tigation into the alleged additional P2 billion infused into the contro-versial conditional cash transfer (CCT) program being implemented by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD).

At a press briefing, House Minority Leader Edcel Lagman expressed surprise when informed that Social Welfare Secretary Dinky Soliman, during her presentation before the House appropriations committee last Tuesday, admitted the CCT budget was raised from the originally-approved P21.19 billion to P23.39 billion. This despite the fact she did not raise the number of CCT beneficiaries pegged at 2.3 million families..... MORE

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