My Thoughts on PH Conditional Cash Transfer Program

I’m a Christian and I know that God is bigger than all our problems and God also gave us wisdom to lead and I do not agree with these dole outs to our less fortunate community.

When does giving free money answer all our problems?

What principles are we leaving people (men in particular) through this program when we give legislated money to them? We’re just strengthening a matriarchal society where men are “cultured” to live without “balls” to make their families live sufficiently and with honor.

All lined up but are they completely screened to receive the benefit?

All lined up but are they completely screened to receive the benefit?

If it’s really for all the poor then why is the program benefitting people with families only?

The program exists for the poor (as reported by DSWD’s) and it seems good at first because it aims to “help” them be fed and in bringing their kids to school but the program does not ensure all of this because it’s just given in a form of a list: All 28 Million of them!

Second, why target the poor with families only? What about the widowed, the widower, the one who is old enough and yet have sick parents or grand parents? It is putting all its proverbial eggs in one basket and the ones with kids are most likely the ones whose family members include illegal drug-dependents, gamblers, and other vices.

Third, what guarantees do we have that those who will avail the CCT program will pluck their family out of the rut? Is that legislated too? What if the child leaves their parents, what if the graduate becomes disillusioned and becomes lazy, what if they become a menace to their families? I don’t want to be skeptical but what about the Labor Department’s report that most graduates cannot fine jobs because the work they do is not suited for the diploma they got? I also don’t know how the government can make sure 28M can be fed and looked after when the name of the game is cost-cutting, belt-tightening, and personnel-maximizing (if that’s a word).

SUGGESTED SOLUTION:

What the poor needs now is a second chance. A second chance to work. A second chance to prove themselves. A second chance to be meaningful and significant in society.

What they want are jobs so they can bring home money, they can bring home food, they can bring home honor.

Men can’t give honor if the honor they get is something they didn’t work for. That’s not being a man

You say that’s too much work? Then is organizing CCT programs easy? You’ve got to be kidding

Let’s give the poor honor by having them work for the government in numerous infrastructure programs the government has lined up and give them allowance and give them food stamps to exchange for food and medicines.

That is what an honorable person should be whether Christian or not.

Word Inspired:

  1. Proverbs 19:15
    Laziness casts one into a deep sleep, And an idle person will suffer hunger.

    Proverbs 19:14-16 (in Context) Proverbs 19 (Whole Chapter) Other Translations

  2. Ecclesiastes 10:18
    Because of laziness the building decays, And through idleness of hands the house leaks.
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