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Secretary Liza L. Maza
Liza Maza (born 8 September 1957) is a Filipina activist who is the lead convenor of the National Anti-Poverty Commission. She was a member of the Philippine House of Representatives, representing the Gabriela Women's Party.
Maza got her Bachelor of Science in Business Economics degree from University of the Philippines Diliman in 1978. Maza has authored 18 bills and 24 resolutions as a Bayan Muna representative to the 12th Congress. As a representative of Gabriela Women's Party, she has authored 53 bills and 120 resolutions at the 13th and 14th Congress. The bills she authored that were passed as laws include the Rent Control Act of 2009 (RA 9653), The Juvenile Justice and Welfare Act of 2006 (RA 9344), Magna Carta of Women (RA 9710), Philippine Nursing Act (RA 9173), Anti-Torture Law (RA 9745) and the Anti-Violence in Women and Children Act (RA 9262), which she co-authored. She also authored Anti-Trafficking in Persons Act of 2003.
In July 8, 2015, U.S. immigration authorities barred her from entering the U.S. to participate in a left-wing conference on U.S. activities in the Philippines. She has accused the U.S. of supporting human rights violations in the Philippines. She plans to file charges against the U.S. and Korean Airlines, the airline that she was supposed to have taken.
Dir. Rey B. Cadena
Director III, CESO IV
Administrative, Financial and Management Service (AFMS)
Director Cadena has been with the NAPC for the past six (6) years as Director of the Administrative, Financial, and Management Service (AFMS). Except for a brief stint working abroad, Director Cadena had been in government service for almost thirty (30) years prior to working with NAPC. Almost half of his career life in government was spent with the Civil Service Commission (CSC) where he served in various capacities, the last of which was as a Director II or a Civil Service Field Officer. He is a graduate of BS Public Administration which he obtained from the Mindanao State University, and has earned some masteral units in Public Administration from the University of the Philippines. Director Cadena is a native of Davao City.