The National Anti-Poverty Commission conducted a Gender Sensitivity Training for Moro Women in Armed-Conflict Areas. NAPC Usec. Ma. Corazon Jimenez Tan and NAPC Consultant Luzviminda Ilagan served as resource persons.
The National Anti-Poverty Commission (NAPC) is conducting a three-day training to 72 survey enumerators who will gather data on the welfare and amenities of households in resettlement sites. The survey will cover 20,000 households in NCR, Bulacan, Cavite, and Rizal. The result of which will supplement the commission's policy research in relation to pushing forward the agenda of the urban poor and informal settler sector. In the said policy research, NAPC facilitates the dialogue between the urban poor sector and national government agencies such as the National Economic Development Authority (NEDA), Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), National Housing Authority (NHA), and Presidential Commission for the Urban Poor (PCUP) to consolidate efforts in improving the government's housing program. NAPC Lead Convenor Liza Maza has highlighted the administration's thrust to fulfill the Ten Basic Needs of the basic sectors. Such commitment includes the assertion for a comprehensive mass housing program to guarantee the people's right to decent shelter. Spearheaded by the NAPC Local Affairs Coordinating and Monitoring Service (LACMS), the training is being held at The Great Eastern Hotel in Makati from May 10 to 12, 2017 respectively. Featured photos taken during the first day of the training.
The National Anti-Poverty Commission conducted a training for coconut farmers and support groups held in Maribojoc, Bohol on May 4-6, 2017. The training focused on innovative technologies and market development intended to further understand the state of the Philippine coconut industry and developments in integrated coconut farming systems. The training consisted of three main sessions: 1) Lecture on NAPC Thrusts and New Directions; 2) Knowledge and practice sharing on technological enhancement via product/market development, farm system development and operations/management plans; and 3) Group consultation, evaluation and planning at the local and national levels. NAPC was joined by coconut farmers, support organizations and speakers from the Philippine Coconut Society, Women’s Development Center and the Tinibgan Farmers’ Organization. The staff also visited the model housing community in Tagbilaran- a project led by the Alliance of Informal Settlers’ Organization (AISO), the Roman Catholic Diocese of Tagbilaran and other various institutions.
The National Anti-Poverty Commission was invited by the Senate Committee on Urban Planning, Housing and Resettlement to inspect housing units in Kadamay-occupied Pandi, Bulacan, and investigate alleged substandard living conditions. The inquiry was conducted by Senator JV Ejercito, NAPC USEC Marion Jimenez-Tan, officials from the National Housing Authority, and representatives from local and national government units.
"Kasama po nyo kami sa bawat hakbang ninyo laban sa kahirapan hangga't dumating ang panahon na wala nang mahirap sa Pilipinas" – NAPC USEC Roseller Barinaga April 23, 2017
USEC Barinaga represented the National Anti-Poverty Commission in a consultation meeting with residents of Barangay Malanday, Valenzuela. The undersecretary fielded queries on demolition, relocation and other housing rights with members of Kadamay and other residents of the embattled urban poor community.
The National Anti-Poverty Commission engaged in a town hall meeting in Sibunag Gymnasium, Guimaras. It then launched the “ASEAN Regional Program for Capacity Development to Enhance Accountability of Local Governments in Delivering Social Protection Programs through Community-Driven Development (CDD)” held at the Grand Xing Imperial Hotel, Guimaras. The program is designed to accommodate local communities’ needs for new skills training and capacity-building through inclusive developmental livelihood projects. NAPC officials Usec. Corazon Jimenez Tan, Director Sem Cordial of the NAPC Commission Coordination and Planning Service, and Director Ferdinand Hombrebueno of the NAPC Basic Sector Coordination and Advocacy Service were joined by representatives of the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO), Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), Guimaras local officials, ASEAN delegates and Sibunag community representatives.