In this pictures shows residents of Barangay Carperter Hill in Koronadal City South Cotabato who were currently covered by the government’s conditional cash transfer program.  The Asian Development Bank will lend the Philippines a fresh $400 million or more than P19 billion to sustain the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program. The support, which builds on ADB’s initial loan to the project of the same amount, will help the government support more families, now also including high school students. This is important, as impact evaluation shows that the CCTs [conditional cash transfers] are keeping vulnerable young people at school, opening the door to a better future,” Karin Schelzig, according to senior social sector specialist at ADB’s Southeast Asia department.

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