Attached to the Office of the President, NAPC serves as the coordinating and advisory body tasked with implementing the Social Reform Agenda (SRA). It succeeds the Presidential Commission to Fight Poverty (PCFP), the Social Reform Council (SRC) and the Presidential Council for Countryside Development (PCCD).
Republic Act No.8425 also known as the “Social Reform and Poverty Alleviation Act”
- This is an Act institutionalizing the Social Reform and Poverty Alleviation Program, created for the purpose of the National Anti-Poverty Commission, defining its powers and functions, and for other purposes.
Administrative Order No.21, Series of 2011also known as the “Revised Rules and Regulations Implementing the Social Reform and Poverty Alleviation Act”
- These rules are promulgated to prescribe the procedures and guidelines for the implementation of Title I of RA No.8425 in order to facilitate compliance therewith and achieve the objectives thereof.
- This is an Order reorganizing the Cabinet Cluster System by Integrating Good Governance and Anti-Corruption in the Policy Frameworks of all the Clusters and Creating the Infrastructure Cluster and Participatory Governance Cluster.
-Section 1 of EO 24 stated that the Cabinet Clusters are reorganized into (a) Participatory Governance; (b) Infrastructure; (c) Human Development and Poverty Reduction; (d) Security, Justice and Peace; (e) Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation and Disaster Risk Reduction; and (f) Economic Development.
-Sections 2 and 4 of EO 24 mandated the inclusion of the Lead Convenor of the National Anti-Poverty Commission as member of the Participatory Governance Cluster and Human Development and Poverty Reduction Cluster.
-This is an Order rationalizing the Office of the President through the Consolidation of its Core Mandates and Strengthening the Democratic and Institutional Framework of the Executive Department.
-Section 1 (c) of EO 67 stated that the supervision over National Anti-Poverty Commission, National Commission on Indigenous Peoples, and the Presidential Commission on the Urban Poor which were under or attached to the Office of the President shall be transferred to the Department of Social Welfare and Development.
Republic Act No.11291 also known as the “Magna Carta of the Poor”
-This act seeks to uplift the standard of living and quality of life of the poor and provide them with sustained opportunities for growth and development.
- Section 8 of RA 11291 underscored that NAPC, with the technical assistance of NEDA, shall be tasked to compile and harmonize the development plans of provinces, cities and municipalities for the formulation of the National Poverty Reduction Plan (NPRP); while Section 9 stated that NAPC shall ensure that the basic sectors and the LGUs are engaged in the formulation and implementation of the NPRP.
Republic Act No.11291 Implementing Rules and Regulations or the “ Magna Carta of the Poor”
-These Rules and Regulations are promulgated to prescribe the procedures and guidelines for the implementation of the Magna Carta of the Poor,” hereinafter referred to as the “Act,” in order to facilitate the compliance therewith and achieve the objectives thereof.
-Section 16 of the IRR enjoined the DSWD, in coordination with NEDA and NAPC, to identify the target beneficiaries of the government’s poverty alleviation programs and projects.