Piñol: Plan to give rice to CCT beneficiaries a logistical nightmare
Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol said government’s plan to give 20 kilos of rice to beneficiaries of the Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) anti-poverty program is a logistical nightmare, ABS-CBN reported.
“How would you distribute on a monthly basis 20 kilos of rice [for familes] living in Sierra Madre?” Piñol asked during his agency’s budget briefing at the House of Representatives.
The program and the budget for it are under the Department of Social Welfare and Development.
Piñol said a better alternative would be to help local government units produce rice for their constituents.