(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Saturday, 22 June 2024) Southwest Monsoon affecting the western sections of Southern Luzon and Visayas. 𝗙𝗒π—₯π—˜π—–π—”π—¦π—§ π—ͺπ—˜π—”π—§π—›π—˜π—₯ π—–π—’π—‘π——π—œπ—§π—œπ—’π—‘: Butuan City, Agusan del Norte, Agusan del Sur, Dinagat Islands, Surigao del Norte and Surigao del Sur will experience partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms due to Localized Thunderstorms. Possible flash floods or landslides during severe thunderstorms. 𝗙𝗒π—₯π—˜π—–π—”π—¦π—§ π—ͺπ—œπ—‘π—— 𝗔𝗑𝗗 π—–π—’π—”π—¦π—§π—”π—Ÿ π—ͺπ—”π—§π—˜π—₯ π—–π—’π—‘π——π—œπ—§π—œπ—’π—‘: Light to moderate winds coming from Southeast to South will prevail with slight to moderate seas (0.6 to 2.1 meters).

Monday, May 22, 2023

DBM approves over P7.68B for TCT program of DSWD

Department of Budget and Management (DBM) Secretary Amenah F. Pangandaman approved on 16 May 2023 the release of Special Allotment Release Orders (SARO) with a total amount of P7,684,844,352 to fund the Targeted Cash Transfer (TCT) Program of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD). 


Some 7,597,546 beneficiaries are expected to benefit from the TCT.


“Hindi po natin pababayaan ang mga kababayan nating nangangailangan. In adherence to the directive of President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr., we will help ensure that our fellow Filipinos, especially those who are vulnerable or in need, will be given care and support,” Secretary Pangandaman said.


To recall, in fiscal year 2022, the DBM was able to release a total of P19.43 billion to the DSWD covering four out of six monthly fund requirements for the TCT. 


The P7.68 billion fund recently approved for release covers the remaining two-month period of the TCT.


The program provides a P500-grant per month to beneficiaries, inclusive of administrative cost and bank charges.


“We are grateful to our beloved President for the swift approval of our recommendations to accommodate the special budget request of DSWD for the implementation of the TCT program. Pinapakita lang po nito na prayoridad ng Pangulo ang pagkalinga sa ating mga kababayan na nangangailangan,” Secretary Pangandaman said. (DBM/PIA Caraga)