Basic Sector Related Content

May 1, 2018
Now is the time to end all forms of contractualization and other unfair labor practices and institute much-needed changes in the national labor situation to lift workers out of poverty, said National Anti-Poverty Commission Secretary Liza Maza. At least 24.4 million workers in the Philippines are under “flexible labor schemes,” the secretary said...

April 28, 2018
“Isusubo na lang, ibibigay pa.” This is a saying often used to describe the sacrifices mothers make for the sake of their children. For thousands of poor Filipino mothers, this is an everyday reality. P overty in general is associated with limited access not only to resources but also to opportunities that could otherwise help break the...

April 22, 2018
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 form...

April 11, 2018
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 dialogue...

April 6, 2018
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 socio-economic...

April 3, 2018
NAPC workers involved in a multi-agency project to create community fish landing centers (CFLC) joined a mainstreaming and operational planning workshop initiated by the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) held on 6-8 March 2018. While more than 50% of the targeted 725 CFLCs have been completed and ready for operation, few are...

April 3, 2018
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 Anti-Poverty...

March 22, 2018
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 not...

March 20, 2018
Despite the gains of more than a century of struggle, violence against women persists across all income classes but more so among poor women, said National Anti-Poverty Commission (NAPC) Secretary Liza Maza. Citing data from the recent 2017 National Demographic and Health Survey (NDHS) of the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA), Maza said the...

March 20, 2018
The Magnificent Magic 7 (MM7) held its 3rd Governing Board Meeting in the town of Sta. Cruz, Ilocos Sur on January 31. MM7 is a local convergence platform formed with NAPC support and is based in Ilocos Sur in Region 1. It is composed of the local governments in the towns of Alilem, Cervantes, Quirino, Santa Cruz, Sugpon, Suyo, and its newest...

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