The entire town is covered by Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program, the country’s conditional cash transfer program (CCT) which is one of the best-targeted social safety net programs in the world. Social safety net programs, according to the World Bank study, include cash and in-kind transfers targeted to poor and vulnerable households, with the goal of protecting families from the impact of economic shocks, natural disasters, and other crises; ensuring that children grow up healthy, well-fed, and can stay in school and learn; empowering women and girls; and creating jobs.