20,400 Pantawid Pamilya beneficiaries receive cash grants


 

CATARMAN, Northern Samar, July 5 (PIA) — Some 22,240 household-beneficiaries of Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program in Northern Samar have received their cash grants from the Department of Social Welfare and Development.

Pantawid Pamilya Provincial Link Mr. Alvin Maldos said over DYSM that these beneficiaries have received their Unconditional Cash Transfer cash grants through their newly activated EMV cards at Land Bank of the Philippines ATM since last month.

Pantawid Pamilya Provincial Link Mr. Alvin Maldos discussed updates on the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program of DSWD. (tbc/PIA8n.samar photo)

 

A total of 44,000 Pantawid Pamilya beneficiaries in the province will receive the cash assistance from the national government until August 4, this year.

Maldos said each household beneficiary gets as much as 25k since the payout was delayed for almost a year and was appealing to the parents to spend wisely the cash grants like sending their children to school for those who did not make it on time for the enrollment and for health check- ups for pregnant women and children.

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In addition Pantawid beneficiaries can now withdraw their P200 a month UCT cash grants, a top up benefit aside from receiving the regular cash grants and P600 rice subsidy allowance, he added.

The UCT is the tax subsidy provided under the TRAIN law to help the poor cushion the adverse economic effect of the policy. It is considered to be the biggest tax reform mitigation program under the TRAIN law which seeks to provide 10 million beneficiaries with cash subsidies amounting to P200 a month for 2018 and P300 a month for 2019 and 2020. (ajc/tbc/pia8northsamar)

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