Beware of groups offering CCT inclusion for money — DSWD

By , on May 22, 2015


Photo of a Filipino living in a make-shift house made of cardboard and bamboo stilts held  together  by straw strings. (Photo by Jeri Daking)
Photo of a Filipino living in a make-shift house made of cardboard and bamboo stilts held together by straw strings. (Photo by Jeri Daking)

MANILA — The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) warned against groups offering inclusion in the government’s conditional cash transfer program in exchange for money.

“Based on the initial investigation by the DSWD-Field Office, the modus operandi was to introduce themselves as DSWD employees and collect P20 from the household members, giving them assurance that they will be included in the list of possible program beneficiaries,” the department said in a statement.

DSWD has received report that the individuals are pretending to be enumerators for the National Household Targeting System for Poverty Reduction (NHTS-PR) in Maragondon and Magallanes, Cavite.

The said system serves as a database for the beneficiaries of the country’s Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps)

The program provides cash grant to poor families identified by the system with the condition that the parents pledge to send their children to school and give them proper medical attention.

“DSWD encourages households to request for the ID number of the enumerators. If they have any complaints regarding their validation, they can give the ID number to the Listahanan office so that DSWD can verify the complaint and take appropriate action,” the agency said.

The department added that the official enumerators are wearing IDs and uses a Family Assessment Form with the watermark of the department’s logo.

The DSWD also reiterated that their enumerators do not collect fees.

Complaints may be reported through the NHTS-PR hotline (02) 717-3770 local 88876 or its text hotline numbers 0918-9122813 and 0917-8902327 using the format: Listahan<space>name<space>location<space>grievance/inquiry.