Trust Noynoy and win a college scholarship. That could be an effective come on for the new conditional cash transfer (CCT) scheme being packaged by Noynoy for the next budget year.
Noynoy’s CCT program has been growing like a malignant disease every year and is being targeted to take up all of P45 billion in the proposed national budget for 2013, or about 75 percent of the total P60-billion budget being asked by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) in the unprecedented P2 trillion planned allocation for the election year.
The DSWD targets nearly 4 million families to be covered by the CCT, which means at least 8 million Filipinos receiving doleouts from the government at a year when Noynoy would field 12 candidates to fill half of the intractable Senate. Unlike the House of Representatives where the use of the release of Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) or the pork barrel has been effectively utilized to secure loyal allies, controlling the Senate fully remains elusive to Noynoy..... MORE