Miriam: Laslasan ng P6B ang conditional cash transfer

BATIKOS ang natanggap ni Social Welfare Secretary Corazon “Dinky” Soliman mula kay Sen. Miriam Defensor Santiago kaugnay ng P21 bilyong conditional cash transfer (CCT) na bahagi ng anti-poverty program ng gobyerno.

Sa isang liham kamakailan kay Sen. Franklin Drilon, chairman ng Senate Committee on Finance, hiniling ni Santiago na bawasan ng P 6 bilyon ang nasabing pondo upang makayanan daw ng Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) na ipatupad ang programa.

“We want the program to succeed,” ani Santiago. “But the current DSWD leaders do not have any track record of an efficient and effective implementation of the a project of such a large scale.”

“The success of this program while proven in other countries has yet to be established in the Philippines, with its more than 7,000 islands and more difficult topography,” giit pa niya.

Ani Miriam, dapat ay “gradual at monitored” ang implementasyon ng conditional cash transfer.

“A small leak in the program, say 10 percent, already represents P2.1 billion. This is intolerable amount considering the current financial status of the government,” anang senador.

Nais din ni Santiago na ilagay sa government website ang pangalan, tirahan, at iba pang pagkakakilanlan ng mga benipisaryo ng programa upang matiyak na nakarating sa kanilang ang tulong pinansiyal mula sa CCT.

“In the spirit of transparency and accountability, citizens should know who the CCT recipients are, and citizens whose names appear in the report but do not actually receive the grants should be able to raise questions to the appropriate authorities,” aniya.

“Having more specific names by LGUs published in the website is an important step for full transparency and accountability in the use of public funds,” dagdag ng senadora. Ernie Reyes

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