630 cash-for-work recipients get payments-A A +A
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
A TOTAL of 630 beneficiaries started receiving their payments for services rendered in the cash-for-work program in the municipality of Sara on Tuesday, January 21, 2014.
Jose Ongkiko, coordinator of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) which takes charge of the cash-for-work program, said the beneficiaries were paid P287 per day for 15 days.
The beneficiaries, mostly recipients of Pantawid Pamilya Pilipino Program (4Ps), rendered services such as debris cleaning and repair of public infrastructures like schools, Day Care Centers, barangay halls, etc.
They received their payments through mobile cash transfer facilitated by the Land Bank of the Philippines (LBP) and Smart Telecommunications.
Landbank ATM cards containing the amount to be received were distributed to the beneficiaries in a simple program attended by LBP vice president Camilo Leyba, Provincial Social Welfare and Development Officer Dr. Neneth Pador and municipal administrator lawyer James Balsomo.
Ongkiko said they opted to give cash cards to the beneficiaries instead of cash so that they could control the use of their money and to teach them how to save.
UNDP’s cash-for-work covers a total of 14,000 beneficiaries in the provinces of Iloilo, Capiz, Antique and Aklan.
Ongkiko said they already released a total of P2.6 million for the beneficiaries in Iloilo province.
He said UNDP is now on the process of giving livelihood support to the households affected by typhoon Yolanda. (PIO)