NAPC Secretary and Lead Convenor Noel K. Felongco
Atty Noel Kinazo Felongco is a Mindanaoan, a member of Panay Bukidnon - an Indigenous People of Capiz, Visayas and a humble son of a farmer who had seen, felt and lived in the realities of poverty. He was born in Davao City and grew up in Norala, South Cotabato and Cotabato City. He graduated Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and finished his Bachelor of Laws in Cotabato City at the Notre Dame University.
Atty. Noel Felongco has served as president of the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Laban ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) Central Visayas chapter. He served as a Councilor, for two terms, of Cotabato City from 1998 to 2004. He also served in the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP) during the term of former president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo from 2008 to 2010 as one of the Commissioners.
He was also appointed by President Rodrigo Duterte as Undersecretary for Solid Waste Management and Local Government Units Concerns at the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR). Prior to being appointed as the Secretary and Lead Convenor of the National Anti-Poverty Commission, he served as the Chairman/CEO of the Presidential Commission for the Urban Poor (PCUP) from February 2018 – October 2018, where he was able to craft the five year development Plan of PCUP and the Manual of Operations of the Agency in his short but effective stint as the Chairman. Atty. Noel Felongco was appointed by President Duterte as the Secretary and Lead Convenor of the National Anti-Poverty Commission last November of 2018.