Senator seeks probe of unreleased CCT funds

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Senator Leila M. De Lima has filed a resolution seeking investigation on Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) beneficiaries not receiving their cash grants, which she said could have helped them amid high prices in commodities and living.

“It is imperative that the government continues to deliver an effective social welfare program and social protection mitigating mechanisms helping the poorest and marginalized households by ensuring that the funds intended for CCT are given to beneficiaries who truly need them,” Ms De Lima said in a statement on Tuesday.

The opposition senator has signed Senate Resolution No. 850 which seeks to investigate the unreleased P1.323 billion under the 4Ps for a period that ranges from 30- to 2,190 days after payout.

Ms. De Lima, who’s the chair of Senate Committee on Social Justice, Welfare and Rural Development, stressed, “The failure of these funds to reach qualified beneficiaries is an inefficiency that we cannot afford to have as many of our countrymen are in dire need of assistance, especially now that we are experiencing crippling levels of inflation.” — Gillian M. Cortez