CCT alyas Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program anomalies are bared by the Center for Women’s Resources (CWR), an NGO.
The CWR conducted a study from April 1 to July 2011 of 100 CCT recipients from 18 barangays in Metro Manila, Sorsogon, Camarines Norte, Nueva Viscera, Negros and Mindoro. They unearthed the following anomalies:
1. Erratic release of funds, some quarterly, some two months and some six months to one year in advance;
2. The erratic release resulted in different amounts being paid like P2,200 for two months instead of P2,400 and from P6,000 for six months and P15,000 for one year;
3. In many cases, the quarterly payments came only after five months;
4. Complaints that after receiving two months or one quarter payments, they did not receive any succeeding installments;
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5. When asked questions, DSWD personnel usually reprimanded the poor recipients;
6. Travel expense of P80 or more in going to the nearest Landbank ATM and sometimes they have to come back because the ATM has no money or is offline;
7. In Metro Manila, holduppers snatch their money outside the Landbank branch.
The respondents said they preferred jobs, not dole outs.
Previously, complaints have been received of unqualified beneficiaries being enrolled in the DSWD Masterlist with employees and relatives of municipal government included in the list. The CCT program should be reviewed.