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Inflation for low-income households eases further in January

INFLATION, as experienced by low-income households, was lower in January as prices of food and utilities eased further, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) reported on Friday.

Senator seeks probe of unreleased CCT funds

Senator Leila M. De Lima has filed a resolution seeking investigation on Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) beneficiaries not receiving their cash grants, which...

How much have prices gone up for poor families?

Second-quarter inflation, as reflected in goods and services widely used by low-income households, rose to 6.5%, its highest level in almost four years, led...

Duterte signs national feeding program law

By Arjay L. Balinbin, Reporter Malacañang on Tuesday, July 3, announced that President Rodrigo R. Duterte has signed into law Republic Act (R.A.) No. 11037,...

How many Filipinos have been lifted out of poverty because of...

The Philippines' conditional cash transfer program (CCT) program, locally known as Pantawid Pamilya Pilipino Program, or 4Ps, is currently the world’s fourth-largest CCT program based...

Lawmakers call for social mitigation on TRAIN

LAWMAKERS on Tuesday urged the government to fast-track implementation of social mitigation measures in the light of the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) Law and rising inflation.

Foreign expert says PHL government needs to review CCT’s targeting mechanism

THE GOVERNMENT should revisit its conditional cash transfer program to ensure that they are given only to those who need them, an expert said. “You...

7.4 million families to get P200 monthly subsidy by March

The government will start handing out cash transfers to some 7.4 million families by March, with the P200 subsidy expected to help poor households...

SWS: Q4 self-rated poverty 3 points down

THE NUMBER of families considering themselves as mahirap or poor dropped 3 points to 44% (est. 10.0 million) in the Social Weather Stations’ (SWS)...