Pacman bilang modelo ng CCT ng DSWD inalmahan
IBINASURA ng isang kongresista ang plano ng Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) na kunin si Pambansang Kamao at Saranggani Rep. Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao para mag-endorso ng programa nitong conditional cash transfer (CCT).
Ayon kay Gabriela Rep. Emmi De Jesus: “If the CCT program is truly beneficial to poor Filipino families, DSWD has no need to market its core poverty reduction program. The fact that DSWD is seeking Sarangani Rep. Manny Pacquiao’s support in endorsing the CCT affirms its questionable nature.”
Ginawa ni De Jesus ang pahayag kasunod ng balitang partnership sa pagitan nina Pacquiao at DSWD upang i-endorso ng una ang CCT program ng huli.
Sinabi nitong nais niyang payuhan si Pacquaio na seryosong pag-isipan ang panukala ng DSWD.
“I do believe that he is motivated by a desire to register a truly pro-poor agenda. But when he supported the call of the workers for a legislated P125 across-the-board wage increase, it should have been clear to him that what the Filipino workers need are decent job with living wages, not dole-outs from the government,” pahayag ni De Jesus.
Naniniwala ang kongresista na hindi mareresolba ng CCT program ang kahirapan sa bansa.
“Pacquiao should support only policies and programs that will truly generate employment that is respectful of our workers’ rights,” pagtatapos ng mambabatas.