Veteran journalist and sports enthusiast, Manny Piñol, the former Cotabato Governor revealed to the media through his social media post on how presidential candidate Mar Roxas and DSWD Secretary Dinky Soliman blackmail the poor Filipinos through the controversial Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps).
Based upon the TV and radio advertisement of Mar Roxas, the presidential candidate who is considered as one of the most unpopular candidate on social media, clearly threatens poor Filipinos that if he is not elected President, the monthly cash subsidy received under 4Ps project will be stopped.
Manny Piñol revealed the truth behind the lies and blackmailing of the national government with regards to the 4Ps program of the Aquino Administration whom they claimed they started but in fact the program started during the administration of former Pres. Gloria Macapagal Arroyo.
In an article posted by Manny Piñol on Netijourn, he revealed the truth 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 revealed that this year’s (2016) budget, is P64-B has been allocated already even before the claim of Mar Roxas that it will not continue once he will not be elected as President. The former governor also slammed DSWD Sec. Dinky Soliman for his support of the government’s use of the 4Ps for the poor.