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Efforts to attain the Duterte administration’s goal of lifting six million Filipinos out of poverty has gathered steam in the past three years. The proportion of Filipino individuals considered as poor has settled at 21 percent of the country’s population, down from 27.6 percent during the same period in 2015.
The House of Representatives (HOR) members convene for the Opening of the First Regular Session of the 18th Congress at the Batasan Pambansa in Quezon City on July 22, 2019. Among the highlights of this morning's session is the election of the new House Speaker. Later in the afternoon, the Senate and the HOR shall convene on a Joint Session for the 4th State of the Nation Address (SONA) of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte.
The National Anti-Poverty Commission (NAPC) headed by Secretary Noel K. Felongco signed a new memorandum of agreement with Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) Director Carmen Pedrosa in behalf of PAGCOR Chairman Andrea Domingo regarding the disbursement ban on the remaining 49M anti-poverty fund. The signing ceremony was held today, July 22 at the PAGCOR Executive Office, 5th floor New World Manila Bay Hotel. And it was followed by the turnover of NAPC’s Five year Development Plan and Village Eco-Governance Development Framework.
NAPC-Workers in the Informal Sector Thematic Clusters Meeting at the 3rd floor Conference Room, LWUA Building
MOA Signing on the Implementation of SAMBAYANIHAN and KA- SAMBAYANIHAN Volunteers Program of the National Anti- Poverty Commission in the Municipality of Pila, Pila Central Conference Hall , July 19, 2019
MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte has signed into law a measure seeking to establish a community-based monitoring system (CBMS) to improve poverty analysis in the country. Duterte signed Republic Act 11315 or the “Community Based Monitoring System Act” on April 17.
The National Anti-Poverty Commission (NAPC) represented by Head Executive Assistant Elias Labro Jr. during the Region IV-A Provincial Meeting on Poverty Reduction, Livelihood and Employment Cluster (PRLEC) held at Monte Vista Hotsprings and Conference Resort, Calamba, Laguna.
The National Anti-Poverty Commission (NAPC) initiated an inter-agency meeting on July 18, 2019 at the 3rd floor, LWUA Conference Room for the upcoming Chinese Delegation Study Visit on Child Poverty in the country. The meeting is joined by representatives from PSA, AVSEGROUP, PRO4A, PNP-PSPG and NCRPO.
The National Anti-Poverty Commission (NAPC) under the supervision and guidance of Secretary/Lead Convenor Atty. Noel K. Felongco, Head Executive Assistant/Chief of Staff, Elias Labro Jr. together with other key personnel from the Office of the Secretary had a coordination meeting on July 15, 2019 with Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) Vice President for Corporate Social Responsibility, James Patrick Bondoc and his team on the remaining Php 49 Million PAGCOR fund assistance.
The National Anti-Poverty Commission Mindanao Operations conducted its Mid-year Assessment and Planning Workshop last July 8-9, 2019 at Villa Amor Hotel, Koronadal City geared towards having the members of the NAPC Mindanao Team and stakeholders work together in developing concrete plans for July to December 2019.
MANILA - President Rodrigo Duterte has signed a law institutionalizing an awards program for exemplary local government service. Republic Act 11292 or The Seal of Good Local Governance Act of 2019 signed by Duterte on April 12 provides an incentive program for local government units (LGUs) based on their performance.
National Anti-Poverty Commission (NAPC) Secretary/ Lead Convenor Noel K. Felongco together with Regional Director Gamaliel Vicente Jr. of TESDA Region 4A during the Poverty Reduction, Livelihood and Employment Cluster Orientation Planning held at the Filipiniana Hotel and Convention Center, Calapan.
THE NATIONAL Anti-Poverty Commission (NAPC) vowed to help the Bangsamoro Government reduce poverty incidence in the region. NAPC Secretary Noel Felongco said they will gather local chief executives, planning officers, and Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) ministers for an orientation on the Commission’s poverty alleviation projects. NAPC will roll out a five-year development plan (2019-2023) dubbed the Sambayanihan Serbisyong Sambayanan to deliver basic social services prioritizing the poorest communities.
ILOILO CITY – The Office of Civil Defense (OCD) hoped to inculcate early in children their role in disaster risk reduction and management (DRRM) as it gathered 48 pupils of public elementary schools in the town of Tubungan, Iloilo for a DRRM training on Friday, July 5. In a follow-up interview on Monday, Melissa Banias, chief of OCD-6 (Western Visayas) Capability Building Section, said the municipality was chosen due to the series of landslides that were monitored in the area.
In preparation for President Rodrigo Roa Duterte’s 4th State of the Nation Address (SONA), the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) resumes the Pre-SONA Forum: Tatak ng Pagbabago 2019 with the theme, ‘Patuloy na Malasakit at Pagkakaisa’, at the Waterfront Cebu City Hotel and Casino in Cebu City on July 10, 2019.
Following the Tatak ng Pagbabago 2019: The Pre-State of the Nation Address (SONA) Forum, Cabinet secretaries and officials from the Human Development and Poverty Reduction Cluster (HDPRC) and Participatory Governance Cluster (PGC) conduct a press conference at the Waterfront Cebu City Hotel and Casino in Cebu City on July 10, 2019.
8 July 2019 at the ASEAN Secretariat, Jakarta, Indonesia. Sec. Atty Noel K. Felongco represented the Philippines as a delegate at the ASEAN Forum on SDGs with National Development Planning Agencies: Accelerating SDGs Implementation in ASEAN.
COTABATO CITY -- National Anti-Poverty Commission (NAPC) Secretary Noel Felongco has vowed to help reduce poverty incidence in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM). In a visit here Wednesday, Felongco said NAPC will implement a five-year development plan dubbed as “Sambayanihan Serbisyong Sambayanan” to deliver basic social services prioritizing the poorest communities in the country.
THE NATIONAL Anti-Poverty Commission (NAPC) and the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) government met this week to discuss strategies towards bringing down the poverty rate in the region, which stood at 63% as of the first semester 2018. “Among the 40 poorest provinces in the country, the five provinces of BARMM compose the top five,” NAPC Secretary Noel K. Felongco said at a press conference in Cotabato City on July 30.
Following the commencement ceremony, NAPC Undersecretary Paterna Ruiz gave a message in behalf of NAPC Secretary Noel Felongco, wherein she gave the directions of the agency for the next 6 months. She mentioned that it is instituted that every Monday, as public servants, we are being reminded to do our pledge of service to the government and we are here not to serve ourselves but to serve all the Filipinos. She added that as the poverty alleviation arm of the government, our ultimate agenda is to solve the poverty in the country.
Cotabato City (July 3, 2019) – National Anti-Poverty Commission (NAPC) Secretary Noel Felongco vowed to help the Bangsamoro Government reduce poverty incidence in the region. He said NAPC will gather local chief executives, planning officers, and BARMM ministers to orient them on the Commission’s poverty alleviation projects.
Cotabato City, July 2, 2019—NAPC Secretary / Lead Convenor Noel K. Felongco, and the rest of the team, during his courtesy call to City Mayor Frances Cynthia Guiani-Sayadi.
Sec. Felongco said his agency will prioritize five key issues in the region such as peace and order, increasing inflation rate related to agriculture and fisheries, lack of inter-agency collaboration, inadequate community participation, and climate change. "Majority of the population in BARMM are farmers and fishermen. If we can improve agriculture and fisheries, we can reduce poverty incidence," BARMM Assistant Executive Secretary Abdullah Cusain said.
Sec Noel Kinazo Felongco press conference in BARMM
WITH the Magna Carta for the Poor signed into law, the poor are now protected from policy changes that might rob them of government benefits when a new administration takes over. Christopher Sabal of the National Anti-Poverty Commission (NAPC), the lead agency tasked to craft the law’s Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR), said the law ensures the continuity of programs and services for the poor.

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