DSWD clarifies delayed Pantawid payout
THE Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) announced the schedule of release of cash grants for the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program in the provinces of Abra and Apayao is yet to be finalized due to the procurement of service providers.
“We would like to extend our apologies to the beneficiaries and affected stakeholders ”, D SW DC AR Director Janet Armas said.
Armas said those affected that the Department is closely working with the Landbank of the Philippines (LBP) to fasttrack the procurement of service providers and that beneficiaries will be immediately notified by Pantawid Pamilya personnel on the schedule of pay-out once available, “We guarantee that amount of grants not released due to the incident will be given in full once LBP conduits are available.
The release of Pantawid Pamilya cash grants are done through the Landbank of the Philippines with conduits or service providers engaged as a result of a procurement process.
Meanwhile, payout for the provinces of Ifugao and Kalinga for Period 1-3 (6 months) of 2017 are on-going. Beneficiaries from Benguet Province and Mountain Province have already received their cash grants.
As of 31 August 2017, a total of P228,024,400 have been disbursed for the Regular Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) covering 40,249 households and a total of P6,513,800 covering 1,248 households for the Modified CCT covering Periods 1 and 2 (February to May 2017). Payout is currently ongoing for Period 3 (June to July 2017).
Ifugao and Kalinga started payout for Periods 1-3 (February to July) September 26, 2017 and October 3, 2017 respectively.
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