June 05, 2019 – The Department of Social Welfare and Development Field Office 02 (DSWD FO2) through its Unconditional Cash Transfer (UCT) Regional Project Management Office and the National Household Targeting Unit (NHTU) also known as Listahanan has started conducting another round of pay-out for the 2018 grant of the beneficiaries of UCT-Listahanan in the region which started yesterday, June 4, 2019.

To date, there have already been 35 beneficiaries or 100% paid in the Province of Batanes, 22,500 beneficiaries or 91.67% paid in the Province of Cagayan, 24,527 beneficiaries or 88.38% paid in the Province of Isabela, 3,068 beneficiaries or 90.42% paid in the Province of Quirino and 7,520 beneficiaries or 91.42% paid in the Province of Nueva Vizcaya.

The UCT personnel are also in the process of encoding the Land Bank forms for the beneficiaries’ cash cards which will be used for the 2019 and 2020 grant of beneficiaries. This process aims to make the implementation of the program more efficient and transparent.

During his latest visit to the field office, DSWD Secretary Rolando Joselito Bautista acknowledged the gargantuan tasks that have been given to the agency through its multitude of programs and services but spoke of his confidence in the field office’s staff to be able to carry out the implementation of the latter because of its hard-working staff.

The UCT is a component of the national government’s Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) program that aims to provide indigent Filipinos that will be affected by the rising prices because of the implementation of the new tax reform program with cash subsidies amounting to P200 a month for 2018 and P300 a month for 2019 and 2020.

The agency was given the responsibility of implementing the UCT when it was signed into a law in 2017. ###