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COA: P49-M fund remains idle under National Anti-Poverty Commission

May 26, 2019 - 7:50 PM

State auditors urge the National Anti-Poverty Commission and the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation to extend the validity of their original agreement to properly use the funding

1 in 4 drug users in PH unemployed – NAPC study

Aug 24, 2017 - 3:04 PM

A study by the National Anti Poverty Commission based on statistics provided by the Dangerous Drug Board also shows majority of those using illegal drugs belong to the poor sector

EDITORS NOTE: Graphic content / In this picture taken on July 8, 2016, police officers investigate the dead body of an alleged drug dealer, his face covered with packing tape and a placard reading "I'm a pusher", on a street in Manila. Photo by Noel Celis/AFP

Anti-poverty chief calls to stop mining operations in Lumad lands

Aug 09, 2017 - 6:49 PM

National Anti Poverty Commission secretary Liza Maza issues the statement in time of the 10th anniversary of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People

IP RIGHTS. August 9 marks the National Indigenous People’s Day and the 10th anniversary of the United Nations (UN) Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People. Photo by Carl Cesar Rebuta/LRC

Rappler Talk: NAPC chief on Duterte administration's anti-poverty priorities

Jul 17, 2017 - 2:30 PM

National Anti Poverty Commission Secretary Liza Maza talks to MovePH s Voltaire Tupaz on Monday July 17 Watch the interview here

NHA targets to build 500,000 houses in 2017 to solve backlog

Feb 08, 2017 - 7:59 PM

National Housing Authority General Manager Marcelino Escalada Jr says they are offering beneficiaries houses for P120 000 payable in 30 years

INFORMAL SETTLERS. The National Housing Authority said there are 1.5 million Filipinos living in informal settlements that needs relocation. File photo by Noel Celis/AFP

Leftist Cabinet members: Continue peace talks for benefit of the poor

Feb 07, 2017 - 6:15 PM

It is the welfare of the Filipinos in their millions that is at the core of the peace negotiations reads a joint statement from Rafael Mariano Judy Taguiwalo and Liza Maza

Pagcor income to augment NAPC funds

Jan 31, 2017 - 3:02 PM

UPDATED The budget will be used for NAPC s pilot anti poverty programs and the services of national government agencies that need more funding

CONTRACTUALS. Workers are given the option to reapply to the National Anti-Poverty Commission after lead convenor Liza Maza sacked them in early September.

DSWD opens livelihood programs to non-4P families

Oct 15, 2016 - 10:24 AM

DSWD Secretary Taguiwalo s announcement comes after a recent Social Weather Station s survey revealed 42 of Filipinos rated themselves as poor

CURBING POVERTY. DSWD Secretary Judy Taguiwalo said that the self-rated poverty of Filipinos at 42% is a record-low. Rappler file photo

Sacked NAPC consultants to Maza: Bare plans, staffing needs

Sep 27, 2016 - 6:16 PM

Kaisahan ng mga Di Regular na Empleyado ng NAPC whose members were sacked by the new NAPC leadership says most of its members are opting to reapply to the agency

Former anti-poverty chief defends hiring of consultants

Sep 12, 2016 - 10:27 AM

Joel Rocamora said the National Anti Poverty Commission won t be able to perform its basic duties without the 158 consultants hired during his time

NOT BLOATED. Former National Anti-Poverty Commission lead convenor Joel Rocamora said the 158 sacked consultants were vital in implementing the projects of the government.

‘Bloated’ anti-poverty body: Maza dismisses 155 consultants

Sep 02, 2016 - 8:02 PM

Aside from sacking these consultants who have enjoyed bloated compensation package NAPC Secretary Liza Maza also terminates 82 contractual workers

Duterte admin to drop expanded BUB program – Diokno

Jul 14, 2016 - 7:00 PM

National Anti Poverty Commission Vice Chairperson Ruperto Ka Uper Aleroza wants the program to be continued in its current form saying that it has benefited the poorest towns in the country

NAPC failed to adopt anti-poverty policies under Aquino – Maza

Jul 10, 2016 - 4:45 PM

Anti poverty policies based on recommendations of sectoral groups could have been adopted if NAPC officials met en banc says new NAPC chief Liza Maza

STILL A PROBLEM. One out of five Filipinos remain to be poor based on recent data by the National Anti Poverty Commission. Photo by Leanne Jazul/Rappler

NAPC officials to Maza: 'Consider facts' before judging agency's performance

Jul 09, 2016 - 3:12 PM

Five NAPC officials urge the new lead convenor of the anti poverty body to defend the integrity of the agency amid attacks by her colleagues in the Left

Makabayan's Liza Maza is new anti-poverty chief

Jul 01, 2016 - 12:31 PM

The feisty women s rights activist says she accepted the appointment because it is an opportunity to bring about change in the country

MILITANTS IN MALACAÑANG. Activist leaders led by Makabayan co-chair Liza Maza (seated to the right of Duterte) discuss the 'People's Agenda for Change' with President Rodrigo Duterte after he takes oath as the next President of the Republic of the Philippines

Who is Rodrigo Duterte?

Jun 18, 2016 - 5:25 PM

In Siquijor we say unsaon pod lamang accept what we cannot reverse make the best of it If you can cut through Digong’s populist bluster you will find a number of actually not policies more like policy thrusts

INCOMING PRESIDENT. Rodrigo Duterte in 'Malacañang of the South', DPWH Depot Compound, Panacan, Davao City. File photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

NAPC chief to beneficiaries: Defend BUB, Aquino admin reforms

Jun 11, 2016 - 8:39 PM

UPDATED NAPC lead convenor Joel Rocamora urges government beneficiaries to protect the key anti poverty reforms of the outgoing administration

REFORMS. Outgoing National Anti-Poverty Commission secretary Joel Rocamora tells beneficiaries to defend the reforms established by the Aquino government. Photo by Paulina Peregrino/

'Make fisheries an election issue' – fisherfolk leaders

Mar 15, 2016 - 8:41 PM

As the Philippines prepares to elect new leaders in May fishermen hope their concerns will not be ignored

ELECTION ISSUE. PANGISDA President Pablo Rosales said that support for fisheries should be an election issue. Photo by Stephanie Ilacad/Rappler

Labor council under Office of the President wants K to 12 suspended

Jul 31, 2015 - 8:00 AM

A council within the National Anti Poverty Commission says K to 12 is a breakthrough in Philippine education but many labor issues need to be resolved first

SUSPEND K TO 12. In this file photo, protesters are calling for the suspension of the K to 12 program, which is expected to displace thousands of workers in 2016. File photo by Joel Leporada/Rappler Photo by Jeol Leporada/Rappler

Palace bares new appointments

May 30, 2015 - 3:27 PM

President Benigno Aquino III names new envoys and officials in the CAR Regional Peace and Order Council NAPC NCMF NEA and PNOC EC

Malacanang Briefing Room logo from Wikimedia Commons

DA to build 252 fish landing centers nationwide

Feb 09, 2015 - 11:56 AM

At the cost of P2 85 million each the fish landing centers are meant to improve the income of Filipino fishermen

FISH LANDING. Yellow fin tuna are lined up at the General Santos fish port. File photo by Edwin Espejo

Farmers urge SC to make decision on coco levy case final

Nov 19, 2014 - 7:11 PM

Anti poverty chief Joel Rocamora says that without a partial entry of judgment on a court decision made 2 years ago Malacañang cannot move to use the funds to help coconut farmers

Philippines observes National Week for Overcoming Poverty

Oct 20, 2014 - 4:34 PM

Let us end discriminating those who have less and ensure that no one is left behind in our efforts to build a more equitable world says an official of the National Anti Poverty Commission

POVERTY. Only by working together will we be able to ensure that no one is left behind. Photo from NAPC

Nat'l student handbook pushes for bill on students' rights

Sep 10, 2014 - 5:23 PM

The National Student Handbook can guide students in asserting their rights on campus especially in institutions without a functioning student government that can represent them

STUDENTS' RIGHTS. The National Student Handbook informs students of their rights inside  their school campuses. Photo by Mara Mercado/Rappler

DILG introduces 'seal of good local governance'

Jan 16, 2014 - 10:35 AM

The Seal of Good Local Governance will be implemented annually starting this year

NAPC to youth activists: Relocation plans are ‘humanitarian'

Jun 29, 2013 - 4:41 PM

The National Anti Poverty Commission NAPC maintains that the planned relocation projects do not violate human rights

UNA: Poverty data debunk Aquino's growth ‘spin’

Apr 24, 2013 - 6:52 PM

Citing government statistics that poverty incidence remained unchanged in years UNA questions the administration s claim that it has alleviated poverty

Urgent response needed to address teen pregnancy

Sep 15, 2012 - 12:20 PM

It’s time to have a national conversation about the issue of teen pregnancy a youth group says noting that in the region only the Philippines experiences a growing number of cases

All roads lead to Rio

Jun 18, 2012 - 8:09 AM

If the world can show we are making progress in these areas then we can be confident of a sustainable future for our children and their children

‘Noynoying’ is [the RAs are] annoying

Mar 24, 2012 - 8:34 AM

I attend many Cabinet meetings with the President I can say with full confidence PNoy is neither lazy nor mentally challenged