Promise 42: Provide basic services that benefit poor communities
"Over the six years of our term, we will significantly increase the health and education allocations in our national budget. This will bring us closer to the level of spending of our neighboring countries. We will extend health insurance coverage to all urban poor people, put an end to shifting in public schools and provide full set of quality textbooks for our public school children.
We will work with the private sector, utility cooperatives and the donor community to provide access to water and electricity for all urban poor communities. We will encourage or public utilities and government owned and controlled corporations to incorporate these goals as an integral part of their corporate social responsibility."
The Aquino campaign platform: Action plans on Urban Poor
March 19, 2014: Over four million Filipino students will have an opportunity to improve their math and reading skills, thanks to the Learning, Equity, and Accountability Program Support Project (LEAPS). (Continue Reading)
July 13, 2013: The departments of health, social welfare and public works will get the biggest increase in the proposed P2.268-trillion budget for 2014, reported the Philippine Daily Inquirer.
April 3, 2013: The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) enlisted three civic groups to provide sustainable livelihood assistance to beneficiaries of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps), or the conditional cash transfer (CCT) program, reported the Philippine Daily Inquirer.
March 24, 2013: President Benigno Aquino III said he will funnel P20 billion into projects to be identified by mayors belonging to the country’s most indigent provinces as part of this administration’s bid to fast-track the escape of poor families from poverty, according to the Philippine Daily Inquirer.
March 1, 2013: According to a press release from the Department of Social Welfare and Development, the Pantawid Pamilya, the country’s conditional cash transfer (CCT) program, is on track to achieve its objectives of promoting investments in the health and education of children while providing immediate financial support to poor families. (Continue reading)
February 23, 2013: The Philippine Daily Inquirer reported that the additional P3 billion that Negros Occidental will get from implementing the new sin tax law will enable the government to expand health program coverage and the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program in the province.
August 6, 2012: Regional Directors of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), Department of Education (DepEd), Department of Health (DOH), Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) and National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP) held a three-day Inter-agency Regional Directors Consultation Workshop. The conference aimed to strengthen the implementation of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program also widely known as the Philippine conditional cash transfer (CCT) program. (Continue reading)
July 13, 2012: The Aquino administration allotted P39 billion for the Department of Social Welfare and Development’s Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program or the Conditional Cash Transfer Program (Continue reading)