Senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr. said the P67 billion allotted for the conditional cash transfer, or the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps), of the government failed to address poverty, unemployment, and the literacy rate of the country.
Marcos, who was in Dumaguete City last week, said he is against its abolition, but added that the implementation of the program should be in accordance with its true intent, and not for vote-buying.
He said he cannot understand why local government units are not involved in the implementation of the 4Ps that is implemented by the Department of Social Welfare and Development, without coordination from mayors, governors or barangay captains.
Marcos said that in some instances, recipients are selected for political purposes, that is why a lot of them were found to be not qualified.*JG
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