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CCT degrades human dignity — Casiño, Cruz Written by Tribune Wednesday, 18 July 2012 00:00

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

CCT degrades human dignity — Casiño, Cruz

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  • Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Bayan Muna party-list Rep. Teddy Casiño and retired Archbishop Oscar Cruz yesterday branded as “degrading to human dignity” the administration’s conditional cash transfer (CCT) program.

Casiño told the weekly Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) forum that the CCT had been utterly useless in addressing poverty and hunger and it was not what the Filipino people want to improve their lives.

“It is degrading to human dignity. Most of all the people we have talked to about it tell us that they prefer jobs and livelihood opportunities over the CCT. They do not like this dole-out,” he said.

Casiño claimed that the CCT had not made a dent in the poverty level in the country. He said the government made it look like poverty was reduced in the past year when all it did was to lower the threshold of daily needs to only P46 per person per day from P52 during the previous administration.

“That’s pure deception, that is misleading the public. They are doing a camouflage of the real state of the people,” Cruz said..... MORE

SourceThe Daily Tribune

URL: http://www.tribuneonline.org/index.php/nation/item/1698-cct-degrades-human-dignity-%E2%80%94-casi%C3%B1o-cruz

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