DSWD partners with NGO on Implementation of MCCT
TACLOBAN CITY – The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) regional office 8 has tied up with the Magbinuliganon Parents Association, Inc. (MPEI) on the proposed implementation of the Modified Conditional Cash Transfer (MCCT) soon.
Allan Valdez, MPEI program coordinator, said that DSWD 8 starting January this year partnered with non-government organization (NGOs) on the release of funds intended for MCCT beneficiary.
“As one of the existing NGOs in the province, the MPEI is so lucky to be chosen by the regional DSWD office to implement such program. The DSWD official on a recent talk said that MPEI was chosen because it is one among the existing NGO’s here that have a good track record,” Valdez said.
According to him, MPEI is now identifying families who would benefit on this grant provided by DSWD office.
“The families who would qualify to be a beneficiary of this program are those who have disabled member, child laborers, homeless, less income, and victims of abuses,” Valdez explained.
The program coordinator said that at present the DSWD and MPEI hired staff, who are now undergoing the identification process of the possible program beneficiary.
Valdez added that a total of one thousand families would be enrolled as the first batch recipient of this program.
“This is a one year partnership that mainly aims to alleviate the condition of the poorest of the poor families, as well as prepare them to the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps), another poverty alleviation program established by DSWD,” he said.
The program coordinator added that the funds would be given directly to the beneficiaries through the Postal Office. “This is quite similar to 4Ps, wherein only three children that age 0-14 years old are allowed.”
“We just hope that the amount to be received by the identified beneficiaries would directly go to its purpose,” Valdez said. (REY GERILLA GRADO)
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