The National Anti-Poverty Commission-Office of the Vice Chairperson for the Basic Sectors (NAPC-OVCBS) expressed its support for Environment Secretary Gina Lopez and her cause against destructive mining and other activities that pose threats to the country’s natural resources.
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March 1, 2017
November 8, 2016
The National Anti-Poverty Commission (NAPC) stands in unity with the survivors of Typhoon Yolanda in their continuing struggle to uplift their communities. We cannot move forward without first addressing the existing conditions at the grassroots, particularly for disaster-stricken communities. NAPC commits to working with other agencies in monitoring the implementation of projects intended for Yolanda victims.
October 13, 2016
Historical and Legal Bases Evidences that certain areas of the Philippines have long been settled territories of 110 ethno liguistic tribes prior to the colonization by Spain and later by the United States of America are not wanting. The protected forests and watersheds, hunting grounds which always yield wild animals, traditional land usages...
September 21, 2016
The observance of the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty can be traced back to 17 October 1987 when over a hundred thousand people from all walks of life gathered at the Plaza of Human Rights and Liberties (that time the place is named Trocadero Plaza) in Paris, France to honor the victims of extreme poverty, hunger, violence, and ignorance. The site is also the place where the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was signed in 1948.
July 1, 2016
Official Statement of the NAPC Sectoral Representatives Council
July 1, 2016
A long-term government intervention to address hunger in the country, the ICFP Program is our response to the call of the United Nations to return to or develop a more sustainable and natural organic system to feed the world. The ICFP Program empowers the people to produce their food requirements around their home through fruit, vegetable and root crop gardening, small poultry and livestock raising, and small fish culture.
April 1, 2016
Ruperto "Ka Uper" Aleroza, NAPC Vice Chair for Basic Sectors, calls on 2016 aspirants to take on the fish challenge. About 2,000 fisherfolk leaders on March 17 marched in Calamba, Laguna and laid down their three main agenda. These are: establishment of fisherfolk settlements and community fish landing centers in coastal communities, development of sustainable livelihoods that uses eco-friendly technologies and postharvest processing facilities, and effective fishery law enforcement through Bantay Dagat. “Kaming mga mangingisda ang pinakamahirap na sektor, pero hindi kami lubusang nabibigyan ng pansin ng gobyerno. Ngayon, hinahamon namin ang mga kumakandidato na iangat ang antas ng aming pamumuhay,” said Ruperto “Ka Uper” Aleroza, NAPC Vice Chair for the Basic Sectors. “Meron na ngang programa para sa mga mangingisda, tulad ng fisherfolk settlement, at handa rin naman ang mga mangingisda na lumipat sa mas ligtas na lugar na malapit sa dagat. Pero nakakalungkot dahil hindi pa rin ito ganap na naipapatupad,” Aleroza added. Aleroza, along with fisherfolk leaders, urged national and local candidates to make fisheries and fisherfolk issues their top agenda and, if elected, they should have the political will to pursue their plans.
April 1, 2016
Gadwin Handumon, Sectoral Representative of the NAPC Cooperatives Council, says the main sectoral agenda of the NAPC Coop Sector is to resolve the policy issues of cooperatives with other regulatory bodies primarily on taxation, licensing, local taxes, and business. The council passed a resolution to express their strong opposition on the repeal of tax exempt provisions under Articles 60 and 61 of the Republic Act 9520. Some council members even attended tax forums and the Show of Force in Pasay City last October.
February 12, 2016
Eduardo Mora, Sectoral Representative of the NAPC Farmers and Landless Rural Workers Council, shares their 2015 accomplishments and 2016 plans. Mora cites the successful installation of agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs) of the Kilusang Magbubukid ng Bondoc Peninsula (KMBP) in Quezon province. Mora also calls for the swift passage of the Coconut...
February 12, 2016
Salvacion Basiano, Sectoral Representative of the NAPC Senior Citizens Council, shares their 2015 accomplishments and 2016 plans. The NAPC Senior Citizens Sectoral Council talks with other government agencies to improve programs, benefits and services for the elderly. The Senior Citizens Sectoral Council also calls for an increase in SSS pension...