A new study commissioned by the National Anti-Poverty Commission (NAPC) has found that labor policies of flexibilization, such as contractualization, have led to more violations of women’s rights. This comes on the heels of a pronouncement by Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III that the President has promised to issue an executive order against “illegal” forms of contractualization next month.

The National Anti-Poverty Commission (NAPC) awarded a replica of the Commemorative Stone in Honor of the Victims of Extreme Poverty to the municipality of Anini-y in Antique for successfully reducing its poverty incidence level to 18.5 percent in 2012 from 45.4 percent in 2009. "A stronger...

The National Anti-Poverty Commission (NAPC) commemorates this year’s National Week for Overcoming Extreme Poverty, themed “Answering the Call of October 17 to End Poverty: A Path Towards Peaceful and Inclusive Societies,” by strengthening this campaign under the call, “Kilos SAMBAYANAN Laban sa...

In the presence of President Rodrigo Duterte, Maza mentioned that the country’s housing program should ensure the rights to legal security of tenure, habitability, economic accessibility and adequate infrastructure, among others, for the benefit of the poorest of the poor.

The National Anti-Poverty Commission (NAPC), under the leadership of Sec. Liza L. Maza, is set to mark the first 100 days of President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s administration with the convening of the National Anti-Poverty Sectoral Summit on October 7-8, 2016, at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) in Pasay City.

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 ignorance. The site is also the place where the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was signed in 1948.

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