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CONDITIONAL CASH TRANSFER PROGRAM WATCH PROJECT


First Report – June to July 2011

By the Concerned Citizens of Abra for Good Government, Inc.

 

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CCAGG signed a MOA with DSWD for the 4 Ps Program

The CCAGG entered a Memorandum of Agreement with DSWD regarding the implementation of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program and other programs  of the DSWD being implemented in the province of Abra. No less than DSWD Secretary Corazon Juliano-Soliman signed the MOA with the CCAGG Chairperson Ms. Pura C. Sumangil last December 29, 2010 in Baguio City. Another NGO based in Benguet, Women Empowerment, Children and Retired Elderly (WE CARE, Inc.) also had another MOA signed with DSWD. These MOAs are the first signed by DSWD after the agency two months earlier launched its engagement with civil society groups in the Cordillera for the complementation and convergence of core poverty reduction programs of the government.

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ABRA WATER AND IRRIGATION SYSTEM (AWIS) WATCH PROJECT

Seminar on Monitoring and Evaluation of Eight LWUA Projects in Abra conducted

“Water is a human right and very important to the life of people. We need water to irrigate our fields for our sustainable agriculture, to ensure food on our table and potable drinking so that we would be free from water-borne diseases.” These are the words of Ms. Pura Sumangil, CCAGG Chairperson, during the Monitoring and Evaluation Seminar/ Workshop of 8 LWUA projects in Abra held last January 12, 2011 with 49 participants from eight (8) municipalities in Abra with LWUA-funded water system projects.

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Community-Based Project Monitors of Abra, Philippines

In 1987, long before social accountability became a byword in the Philippines, the Concerned Citizens of Abra for Good Government (CCAGG) was already a trailblazer. Its work of tracking public expenditures especially   on infrastructures like roads, bridges and irrigation systems  were put to the test when it charged eleven engineers of the then Ministry of Public Works and Highways in Abra Province of corrupt practices.  These eleven engineers  reported as finished and “turned over” to end-users 20 projects   which were  not yet started or barely started or mid-way in implementation. Some officials tried to whitewash the case but strong community support especially from the clergy and business sector thwarted it. Before long, the eleven engineers were found guilty and were sanctioned.

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CONCERNED CITIZENS OF ABRA FOR GOOD GOVERNMENT, INC
2nd Floor, DZPA Bldg., Rizal cor. Zamora Sts., Zone VI Bangued, Abra
2800 Philippines
Telefax No. (074) 752-8196
Email: www.ccagg2018@yahoo.com