Poverty remains a big challenge in the Philippines. To address the problem, the government introduced Pantawid Pamilya Program that uses conditional cash transfers (CCTs) to poor households that have been identified and agreed upon by the beneficiaries. This study evaluated the perception of the beneficiaries on the attainment of the objectives of the Program and further; it delved on determining the effect of the program at the household level of the Set 1 Pantawid Pamilya beneficiaries in the Province of Surigao del Sur; determining the extent of attainment of the objectives of the Pantawid Pamilya Program; and providing recommendations to enhance the implementation of the program. The study revealed that the program was effective in attaining its objectives but there are still aspects that need further attention regarding the initiatives of the Government in reducing poverty level in the country.


poverty reduction, perception, Pantawid Pamilya Program, beneficiaries

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