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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.
The RA 11210 forum commenced with a message from NAPC Undersecretary for GAD Focal Point System Paterna Ruiz and followed by Ms. Paul Andrenette Grace Ong from Bureau of Working Conditions-DOLE,who discussed the salient features of the EMLL and its IRR. Then, Gabriela Women's Party Representative Arlene Brosas laid down the timeline how the EMLL was pushed and finally passed on February 21, 2019. Rep. Brosas stressed that if we have happy babies, we will have happy mommies and then we will have happy workers.
DZAR Sonshine Radio 1026 live interview with Mr. Cristopher V. Sabal, NAPC's Official Spokesperson as well as the Media and Public Relations Unit Head, on the poverty reduction efforts of the government.
June 20, 2019- The National Anti-Poverty Commission holds a Coordination Meeting attended by various National Government Agencies and participating Local Government Units. Village Ecological-Governance Development Framework (VEGDF) and Sambayanihan Serbisyong Sambayanan (SSS) program are presented in the event, together with the poverty reduction programs of the different government agencies.
LCCAP (Local Climate Change Action Plan) as a mechanism for Disaster Mitigation and Adaptation. The participants are composed of different National and Local Government Agencies and Urban Poor CSOs.
Isandaan at dalawamput isang taon na ang nakakalipas nang unang iwinagayway ang watawat ng Pilipinas kasabay nang pagpapatugtog ng pambansang awit na “Marcha Filipina Magdalo” na kilala ngayon bilang“Lupang Hinirang”. Ito ay isang matibay na pagpapahayag ng ating kasarinlan mula sa kamay ng mga dayuhang mananakop noong ika-12 ng Hunyo taong 1898 sa Kawit, Cavite.
Under the R.A 10844 otherwise known as the "Department of Information and Communications Technology Act of 2015" the DICT was created for the purpose of making the Filipino lives easy by accessing the internet for free by the Pipol Konek Project, created the eGovernment Services where you can browse all the government services on a single website, the TECH4Ed Project that is also a helping hand for the marginalized people and rural areas to have access on the Internet thru the services offerred: eEduSkills, eAssist, Gender and Development, eAgri, Rural Impact Sourcing and eHealth.
The Bhutan Royal government was represented by Governor Lobzang Dorji of the District of Zhemgang with his team, Mr. Tshewang, Mr. Luv Kumar Chhetri and Mr. Thinley Jamish. Mrs. Yolanda L. Labro of NAPC presented the agency’s banner program, “Sambayanihan Serbisyong Sambayanan” or the 5-year Development Plan which aims to lift 6 Million Filipinos out of poverty by 2023.
Sambayanihan Boses ng Sambayanan (2019 Vol.1)
May 28, 2019
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Isang mainit na pagbati mula kay NAPC Secretary Noel K. Felongco
Another Local Community Consultation (LCC) was successfully conducted by the Local Affairs Coording and Monitoring Services (LACMS) Unit last April 30, Tuesday in Malaybalay, Bukidnon.
The Community Fish Landing Center is a project funded by Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources or BFAR to help our fisherfolks mitigate costs in their livelihood. The fisherfolks sector is the second poorest sector in the country today. The Secretary, then, meets the CFLC beneficiaries and presents to them the "Sambayanihan: Serbisyong Sambayanan" program. The said visit is hosted by BFAR and Ajuy Local Government Unit (LGU) led by Mayor Jett Rojas.
The National Anti-Poverty Commission (NAPC) - Local Affairs Coordinating and Monitoring Service (LACMS) conducts Local Community Consultations (LCCs) in ten (10) priority provinces and cities in the country. The activity will serve as a gathering of local community organization leaders who can help identify critical poverty and community issues. The LCC will also serve as a venue where basic sectors can propose specific local sectoral agenda and other possible recommendations/actions that will lead local people identify their pathways out of poverty.
The National Anti-Poverty Commission (NAPC) is actively conducting a consultation today among civic society organizations to exchange ideas on how to improve the lives of our poorest communities.
National Anti-Poverty Commission (NAPC) has taken a bold step to explore new avenue with one of the pioneers in social development, The World Bank. Endless possibilities are then presented and discussed throughout the meeting with a very positive outlook on how to do partnerships. Be it in technology, knowledge transfer, or simply policy creation, it would greatly help to fulfill NAPC’s 5-year development plan.
On 16 April 2019, the National Anti-Poverty Commission-Local Affairs Coordinating and Monitoring Service headed by Director Ferdinand Hombrebueno conducts the Pangasinan Coordination meeting for the Local Community Consultation with the Provincial Administrator, Atty. Nymrod Camba, PPDO Chief Benny Pizarro, Ms. Judith Cabillo from PSWDO, and PIO Chief Butch Velasco.
The National Anti-Poverty Commission (NAPC) Formal Labor and Migrant Workers Sector (FLMWS) is infuriated with the recently released Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) data showing that Filipinos need no less than PhP 10,481, on average, to meet both basic food and non-food needs of a family of five per month based on poverty threshold.
The National Anti-Poverty Commission (NAPC) and NAPC Formal Labor and Migrant Workers Sector (FLMWS) has issued Memorandum Circular No.2019-04-10-036 dated April 10, 2019 creating a composite team that will identify the status and the bottlenecks of the Nagkahiusang mamumuo sa Suyapa Farm-National Federation of Labor Unions-Kilusang Mayo Uno’s (NAMASUFA-NAFLU-KMU)
Secretary Atty Noel K Felongco took time from his busy schedule to go down to the community in Cortes, Bohol to meet with the coordinators and beneficiaries of the Integrated Community Food Production Project of NAPC
Courtesy Visit of NAPC Secretary Noel K. Felongco and his staff to the Provincial Capitol of Bohol and Gov. Edgardo M. Chatto Secretary Noel K. Felongco is amazed and full of optimism as he watched and listened to the AVP and the presentation of Gov. Edgardo M. Chatto
National Anti-Poverty Commission (NAPC) attends the 100th Anniversary Celebration of International Labour Organization (ILO) ILO is a specialized agency of United Nations (UN) which aims to promote decent work for all. It was founded to bring healthy, safe, and secure living in the world
Pinangunahan ng ating butihing Sec. Atty Noel Felongco ang pagbisita sa mga Community Fish Landing Centers (CFLC) sa Bohol. Ang CFLC ay isang programa ng BFAR katuwang ang NAPC para magkaroon ng bagsakan o inprastaktura ang ating mahihirap na mga mangingisda para sa kanilang arawang huli,
The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) has released today the report on The First Semester 2018 Official Poverty Statistics wherein the poverty incidence among population has decreased to 21.0% during the first half of 2018 from the 27.6% during the first half of 2015. According to Under Secretary Adoracion M. Navarro of National Economic Development Authority (NEDA), this significant reduction of poverty incidence is greatly attributed to the increasing vitality of labor sector in manufacturing, construction, household income, and as well as the shifting of service industry to agriculture.
In order to align the plans and activities for the informal settlers in Dumaguete city, National Anti-Poverty Commission (NAPC) spearheaded a coordination meeting with the Presidential Commission for the Urban Poor (PCUP) and the LGU of Dumaguete City at the Session Hall of Dumaguete City on April 5, 2019.

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