Seasoned correspondent as well as sports enthusiast, Manny Piñol, the previous Cotabato Governor exposed to the press via his social media post on how presidential hopeful and former DILG Secretary Mar Roxas and also DSWD Secretary Dinky Soliman blackmailed the poor Filipinos over the questionable Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps).
According to the television as well as in radio advertising campaign of Mar Roxas, the presidential aspirant who is regarded as probably the most unpopular candidate on social media, clearly threatens poor Filipinos that in case he is not chosen as the Philippines President, the month-to-month cash subsidy received under 4Ps project are going to cease.
Manny Piñol exposed the facts behind the lies in addition to blackmailing of the national government regarding the 4Ps program of the Aquino Administration whom they reported they started out however the program began in the administration of previous President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo.
In a short article published by Manny Piñol on Netijourn, he unveiled the facts behind the 4Ps program:
1. It is not a program initiated by President Aquino. The 4Ps was started by President Arroyo.
2. Cash grants under the 4Ps program are not free. It is made up of US$405 million loan from the World Bank (WB) and US$400 million from the Asian Development Bank (ADB).
3. The 4Ps will continue even if Roxas loses the Presidency, as expected, simply because it is funded by a foreign loan.
4. The 4Ps is now being used as a political tool by the administration and DSWD Secretary Dinky Soliman who in the past has declared that no politician should be associated with the program has now become an accomplice in a grand scheme to deceive the poor and get their votes under duress.
Manny Piñol also said that this year’s (2016) spending budget, is P64-B has been issued already well before the claim of Mar Roxas that it will cease if he will not win the 2016 Presidential election. The former governor likewise criticized DSWD Secretary Dinky Soliman for her support of the government’s utilization of the 4Ps for the poor.