Thursday, February 7, 2019

Salceda: P36-billion UCT for 10 million poor families

The government’s unconditional cash transfer (UCT) program, a financial assistance scheme for poor Filipinos will get an additional P12 billion in the 2019 national budget that will cushion the impact of the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) on low-income families.

The amount will directly benefit 10 million poor households, said Albay Rep. Joey Sarte Salceda, UCT’s original proponent and principal author of the TRAIN measure in the House of Representatives. Read More