DSWD Pantawid Bicol Continues to Conduct Face-to-Face MCCT-IP Payout
Angels in red vest set aside threats brought about by the health crisis in order to conduct the Modified Conditional Cash Transfer – Indigenous People (MCCT-IP) payouts via face-to-face all over the Bicol Region. 991 beneficiaries are expected to receive their cash grants amounting to a total of Php 4,367,512.50. The payouts have been conducted in the following cities/municipalities: Albay Province – Rapu-Rapu last July 12, Tabaco City and Tiwi last July 7, and Polangui and Guinobatan last July 8; Camarines Sur Province – Iriga City, Buhi and Sagnay last July 6; Sorsogon Province – Donsol and Pilar last July 9 and Prieto Diaz last July 23. The province of Camarines Norte is set to conduct the payouts by the end of July and first week of August 2021 for the remaining 45 beneficiaries.
Despite the challenges, the DSWD Pantawid MCCT-IP Focals and field officers who
conduct the face-to-face payout follow the minimum public health standards to ensure the safety of everyone. Face shield, face mask, social distancing and use of alcohol to disinfect are observed.
The Modified Conditional Cash Transfer is a sub-component of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program which uses a modified approach in implementing CCT for poor families including Indigenous People. It has corresponding compliance requirements for MCCTIP beneficiaries such as:
a) Attend Formal School or Alternative Delivery Mode of Learning (ADM)
b) Availment of Health Services in accordance with DOH guidelines
c) Regular attendance to Community/Family Development (CFDS)
Social Service Intervention (SSI) is another benefit under the MCCT-IP Program granted to IP partner beneficiaries. SSI is a menu of protective services for the marginalized and disadvantaged families of MCCT program to improve their situations along health, sanitation, education, livelihood, capability building, and other interventions that will complement to improve their quality of life. One of this SSI is through Cash for Building Livelihood Asset (CBLA). Several CBLA projects in the region includes Community vegetable farming, banana, abaca, corn, turmeric, kamote and cassava plantation and rehabilitation of sugar cane plantation.