As we observe Earth Day today, we are reminded of the precarious state that besets our ailing planet. Excessive abuse of our lands by transnational corporations, logging and mining companies, and agro-business firms are some of the reasons behind the greatest threat to our existence – climate change. The destruction of our environment in the more

To our sectoral groups, civil society organizations, community leaders, advocates, development workers, fellow government workers, academics, and members of the press, good afternoon and welcome to this conference’s dialogue on Golden Rice. I am pleased that the National Anti-Poverty Commission has been given the opportunity to host this more

President Rodrigo Duterte’s renewed interest in resuming the peace negotiations between the government and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) is a welcome development in our search for just and lasting peace. The early rounds of the peace negotiations between both parties already started forging agreements on more

Members of international and national civil society organizations, co-workers in the national and local government, farmers’ and consumers’ organizations, local and regional people’s alliances, church groups, development partners, the media, and the academe, good morning. On behalf of Secretary Liza Maza, Lead Convenor of the National more

One of the many symptoms of poverty and underdevelopment is the lack of access to clean water and sanitation. Disparities in access to water between rich households and the poor deepen social inequalities. In a country of more than 100 million, there are 8.4 million who do not have access to clean drinking water while there are 7.5 million do more

Higit kailanman, kailangang maging matibay na haligi ang mga kababaihan ng kilusan laban sa kahirapan, kasama ang iba pang mga sektor ng more

As we begin our assessment of the performance of the Salintubig project here in Mindanao, let us remember that it means a lot to the children who do not have clean water to drink, to their mothers who fear for their safety, to those have to walk long distances to find potable water or endure long queues to fetch a bucket of water at communal more

There is no better way to honor the memory of those who were martyred in the name of democracy than to continue their fight for justice and more

The National Anti-Poverty Commission (NAPC) Secretariat published a policy paper titled “Reforming Philippine Anti-Poverty Policy,” which positions poverty eradication as the centerpiece of social, economic, and environmental policy. It presents a comprehensive and integrated framework, guided by a rights-based and social development approach to policymaking. The lead writers of the paper are four consultants of the NAPC, namely Mr. Jose Enrique Africa (IBON Foundation), Dr. Maria Victoria Raquiza (Social Watch), Atty. Evalyn Ursua, and Prof. Evita Jimenez (Center for People Empowerment in Governance) more

Ang Kilos SAMBAYANAN (Kilos para sa Sampung Batayang Pangangailangan) ay kampanya ng National Anti-Poverty Commission (NAPC) para sa pagtatamasa ng Sampung Batayang Pangangailangan ng sambayanang Pilipino. Sa pananaw ng NAPC, matitiyak lamang ang pagpawi ng kahirapan kung maisasakatuparan ang Sampung Batayang Pangangailangang ito para sa bawat more

Dineklara at nilagdaan sa Sitio Anak Pawis II, Brgy. San Andres, Manggahan Floodway, Cainta, Rizal sa ika-13 ng Oktubre 2017. Kami , mga tagapamahala at kinatawan ng mga ahensiya ng pamahalaan, pamahalaang lokal, at mga mamamayan ng Manggahan Floodway ay nagpapahayag ng mga sumusunod: Nababahala kami sa mataas na antas ng kahirapan sa bansa, more

Pagbabago ng Pagpapatuloy, Pagpapatuloy ng more

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 more

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 root crop gardening, small poultry and livestock raising, and small fish more