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NAPC aims for ‘multidimensional’ approach to poverty at database launch

NAPC Secretary Liza L. Maza described the platform as a ‘significant step’ in advancing the poverty discourse in the country, especially in terms of illustrating its multidimensional nature, greatly improving on official poverty figures based only on income poverty.
Statement of Unity for the Third Year Anniversary of Typhoon Yolanda

The National Anti-Poverty Commission (NAPC) stands in unity with the survivors of Typhoon Yolanda in their continuing struggle to uplift their communities. We cannot move forward without first addressing the existing conditions at the grassroots, particularly for disaster-stricken communities. NAPC commits to working with other agencies in...
Poverty decline ‘probably artificial’ – Sec. Maza

National Anti-Poverty Commission (NAPC) Sec. Liza L. Maza noted that the ‘significant’ decline in poverty incidence, from 25.2 percent in 2012 to 21.6 percent in 2015 as reported today by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA), was 'probably artificial.' “For the first semester of 2015, the PSA reported a poverty incidence estimate of 26.3...
Sec. Maza joins IPs in condemning violent dispersal of anti-U.S. protest

National Anti-Poverty Commission Sec. Liza L. Maza expressed condemnation ‘in the strongest terms’ of the violent dispersal of the people’s protest at the U.S. Embassy yesterday, in which a police vehicle from the Manila Police District (MPD) repeatedly rammed into the protesters, leaving several injured.
Sec. Maza: Need to ‘come to terms’ with actual state of poverty

In order to effectively address poverty, the government first needs to come to terms with the actual state of poverty in the country, said National Anti-Poverty Commission (NAPC) Sec. Liza L. Maza at the opening of the official observance of the National Week for Overcoming Extreme Poverty (NWOEP) from October 17 to 23.
NAPC head: Land conversion leaves farmers landless, urban poor homeless

National Anti-Poverty Commission (NAPC) Sec. Liza Maza today denounced as "hypocritical" the appeal made by real estate developers and big business groups citing the homeless poor as reason to block a two-year ban on the conversion of agricultural lands.

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National Week for Overcoming Extreme Poverty 2016

The observance of the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty can be traced back to 17 October 1987 when over a hundred thousand people from all walks of life gathered at the Plaza of Human Rights and Liberties (that time the place is named Trocadero Plaza) in Paris, France to honor the victims of extreme poverty, hunger, violence, and...
Bahay, Buhay at Kabuhayan: Toolkit sa Pagbubuo at Pagpapatupad ng People's Plan

Sinasalamin ng Toolkit na ito ang proseso ng pagbubuo ng isang plano ng pamayanan na nakaugat sa kanilang pinagsamang naisin, adhikain at pangarap na kaunlaran.
Integrated Community Food Production

A long-term government intervention to address hunger in the country, the ICFP Program is our response to the call of the United Nations to return to or develop a more sustainable and natural organic system to feed the world. The ICFP Program empowers the people to produce their food requirements around their home through fruit, vegetable and...
RA 8425 Primer

A primer on Republic Act 8425 (An Act Institutionalizing Social Reform and Poverty Alleviation Program, Creating for the Purpose the National Anti-Poverty Commission, Defining its Powers and Functions, and for Other Purposes).

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