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DSWD distributes cash grants to UCT beneficiaries

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) 7 in coordination with its partners, the Local Social Welfare and Development Offices of the Local Government Units (LGUs), Landbank of the Philippines (LBP) and Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), has continued the distribution of Unconditional Cash Transfer (UCT) to the Social Pensioners and Listahanan poor identified beneficiaries.

President Rodrigo R. Duterte assisted by DSWD Secretary Rolando Joselito Bautista and Landbank of the Philippines First Vice-President Delma Bandiola distributes the cash grants to the beneficiaries of the Unconditional Cash Transfer (UCT).

UCT is considered the biggest tax reform mitigation under the TRAIN law. It seeks to provide cash aids to poor households or individual for them to survive the increasing price of goods and services.

In one of the payouts this year, President Rodrigo R. Duterte together with DSWD Secretary Rolando Joselito Bautista and LBP East Visayas Branches Group First Vice President Delma Bandiola graced the occasion and led the ceremonial distribution.

“I believe that UCT is the best among the many cash assistance programs that DSWD implements in adherence to the President’s directives,” said DSWD Field Office VII OIC-Regional Director Rebecca Geamala.

“The region has already accomplished more than 80% of its target,” said RD Geamala.

The UCT has 10 million beneficiaries which include the Pantawid Pamilya households, Social Pensioners and Listahanan identified poor.

Aside from Cebu City, recent payouts were also held in the municipalities of Bantayan and Camotes in Cebu and Inabanga, Bohol.

During the payouts, UCT brochures written in Cebuano were also distributed to inform the public about the program.

Each beneficiary received the lump sum amount of Php 2,400 which is equivalent to Php 200 per month. ###

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