Posts by tag: poverty in Mindanao

9 years ago



These five kids are awardees from the Davao region’s four provinces and Davao City for the Department of Social Welfare and Development’s Pantawid Exemplary Child 2013. The DSWD program gives monthly cash grants of P 1,400 to school children’s family as long as they perform well at school. A total of 192,881 households in Davao Region are beneficiaries. But a report from think-tank IBON Foundation questioned its effectivity in alleviating poverty, as they cited government audit that some P 4 billion of the program remained unliquidated and P 50 million were misspent on non-beneficiaries. ( photo by Ace R. Morandante)