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Social enterprises better than CCT in alleviating poverty—solon N E W S B R I E F S 05/31/2011

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Social enterprises better than CCT in alleviating poverty—solon

N E W S B R I E F S

05/31/2011
Bayan Muna Rep. Teddy Casiño yesterday reiterated his objection to the additional P2 billion to be realigned to the Department of Social Welfare and Development’s (DSWD) conditional cash transfer (CCT) program, calling it a “waste of money that could otherwise be used to create more jobs and livelihood for the poor.”

In yesterday’s soft opening of an exhibit on social enterprises at the House, Casiño, who is both chairmen of the committee on small business and entrepreneurship development, said government was putting way too much money on “short term, populist gimmicks” like CCT rather than implementing long-term anti-poverty strategies.

“Government needs to refocus its anti-poverty strategy from short-term CCT to long-term job creation and livelihood development. It is a wonder, for example, why government has done so little to support social enterprises like the ones exhibited here when their impact on poverty is much much more fundamental than dole-outs like the CCT program,” Casiño said in his opening remarks..... MORE

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