Members of women organization here used dances yesterday to demonstrate their indignation over a string of government policies and announcements of increased welfare premium, calling instead on prosecuting corrupt officials and stopping further privatization of remaining government institutions such as hospitals.
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These five kids are awardees from the Davao region’s four provinces and Davao City for the Department of Social Welfare and Development’s Pantawid Exemplary Child 2013. The DSWD program gives monthly cash grants of P 1,400 to school children’s family as long as they perform well at school. A total of 192,881 households in Davao Region are beneficiaries. But a report from think-tank IBON Foundation questioned its effectivity in alleviating poverty, as they cited government audit that some P 4 billion of the program remained unliquidated and P 50 million were misspent on non-beneficiaries. (davaotoday.com photo by Ace R. Morandante)