Basic Sector Related Content

January 9, 2018
More than a hundred thousand devotees of the Black Nazarene join the annual procession to Quiapo Church, and at the heart of this religious tradition are Filipinos’ prayers for a better life, said National Anti-Poverty Commission Secretary and Lead Convenor Liza Maza.

December 6, 2017
NAPC Secretary Liza Maza expressed grave concern over the spate of killings in the country after a number of religious figures and indigenous peoples have reportedly been murdered in recent days. "The poor now live in fear of going back to the 'dark days' and this is not what the administration has promised. The growing tally of deaths and...

December 5, 2017
“Spending billions of pesos on the conditional cash transfer (CCT) program won’t help reduce poverty; providing basic social services and adequate jobs for the poor will,” anti-poverty chief Liza Maza said. The National Anti-Poverty Commission (NAPC) Secretary made the statement after pollster Social Weather Stations (SWS) found out that self-...

November 21, 2017
The National Anti-Poverty Commission (NAPC) together with ATD Fourth World Philippines led the culmination program of the Philippine National Week for Overcoming Extreme Poverty held at Chess Plaza, Rizal Park, Manila on October 17, 2017. This year's theme, “Kilos SAMBAYANAN Laban sa Kahirapan: Answering the Call of October 17 to End Poverty, A...

November 20, 2017
The National Anti-Poverty Commission (NAPC) together with ATD Fourth World Philippines led the culmination program of the Philippine National Week for Overcoming Extreme Poverty held at Chess Plaza, Rizal Park, Manila on October 17, 2017. This year's theme, “Kilos SAMBAYANAN Laban sa Kahirapan: Answering the Call of October 17 to End Poverty, A...

November 16, 2017
The National Anti-Poverty Commission (NAPC) reminded the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) to stand by its earlier decision to place some properties of the Hacienda Luisita, Inc. (HLI) back under the coverage of the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP) amid tensions in the said areas between farmers’ groups and the provincial police. In...

November 10, 2017
NAPC Secretary Liza L. Maza urged the housing agencies and local government units (LGUs) to expedite the process of granting security of tenure to urban poor communities residing in areas reserved for socialized housing purposes by presidential proclamations. Secretary Maza made this call at the “Inter-Agency Dialogue with Urban Poor Communities...

November 4, 2017
Anti-poverty Secretary Liza Maza urged the government’s housing agencies to immediately resolve the shelter needs of the urban poor during her visit at the ‘homeless camp’ of the evicted Pasig floodway residents in Mendiola, November 3. The National Anti-Poverty Commission (NAPC) has already called for an inter-agency meeting on November 9 to...

November 3, 2017
The National Anti-Poverty Commission (NAPC) awarded a replica of the Commemorative Stone in Honor of the Victims of Extreme Poverty to the municipality of Anini-y in Antique for successfully reducing its poverty incidence level to 18.5 percent in 2012 from 45.4 percent in 2009. "A stronger agricultural production, an established manufacturing...

October 29, 2017
“The country should devote prime agricultural lands for food production and social justice for farmers should not suffer at the whims of landlord-oligarchs and multinationals,” Secretary Liza Maza said as the National Anti-Poverty Commission (NAPC) conducted its nationwide campaign to address the ’10 basic needs’ of Filipinos in Mindanao, October...

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