- Written by Chito Lozada
- Thursday, 19 July 2012
Several anomalies, including deficiencies in the screening process of beneficiaries and unliquidated fund transfers, were among the findings of the Commission on Audit (CoA) in its review of the flagship conditional cash transfer (CCT) program or the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) of President Aquino which was funded with P23 billion out of last year’s budget.
The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) under Secretary Corazon Soliman administers the CCT, the funding for which next year will be doubled to P40 billion.
In its review of the program, the agency said that out of 1,400 sampled 4Ps beneficiaries, “96 were not extremely poor and were earning income” which translates to about six percent of those sampled that would be equivalent to about 206,000 households of the total 3 million current beneficiaries of the CCT.
The CoA findings cast doubts on the accuracy of the procedures and methodology used during the selection of poor households, according to the state audit agency. .... MORE
Source: The Daily Tribune