Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR)- The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) here would like to inform the public that the Department through its Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program Regional Management Office that the schedule of release of cash grants in the provinces of Abra and Apayao is yet to be finalized since the procurement of service providers for the said provinces is on process.

“We would like to extend our apologies to the beneficiaries and affected stakeholders”,DSWD-CAR Director Janet P. Armas said. Armas futher assures those affected that the Department is closely working with the Landbank of the Philippines (LBP) to fast-track the procurement of service providers and that beneficiaries will be immediately notified by Pantawid Pamilya personnel on the schedule of pay-out once available. “We guarantee that amount of grants not released due to the incident will be given in full once LBP conduits are available”, Dir. Armas added.

It should be noted that the release of Pantawid Pamilya cash grants are done through the Landbank of the Philippines with conduits or service providers engaged as a result of a procurement process.

Meanwhile, pay-out for the provinces of Ifugao and Kalinga for Period 1-3 (6 months) of 2017 are on-going. Beneficiaries from Benguet Province and Mountain Province have already received their cash grants.

As of 31 August 2017, a total of PhP 228,024,400.00 have been disbursed for the Regular Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) covering 40,249 households and a total of PhP 6,513,800.00 covering 1,248 households for the Modified CCT covering Periods 1 and 2 (February to May 2017). Payout is currently ongoing for Period 3 (June to July 2017).

Ifugao and Kalinga started payout for Periods 1-3 (February to July) last September 26, 2017 and October 3, 2017 respectively.

Queries about the program can be directed to, (074) 446-59-61 or 0995-3525-131. #DSWD-CAR, SOCIAL MARKETING UNIT, Nerizza Faye G. Villanueva and Phylein Maria Rosette Callangan

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