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Liza Maza: No real change with 'old forces' like Marcoses

Aug 25, 2018 - 9:44 AM

The return of the Marcoses to power, possibly with the help of President Rodrigo Duterte, does not bode well for his promise of 'real change,' says former National Anti-Poverty Commission chief Liza Maza

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Aug 21, 2018 - 8:16 PM

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Liza Maza: I don't agree with drug killings, Duterte's anti-women remarks

Aug 21, 2018 - 12:43 PM

What kept the former NAPC head from resigning at the height of these two controversies was hope in the peace talks between government and the Left

Liza Maza kept out of Cabinet meetings since September 2017

Aug 21, 2018 - 11:44 AM

The anti-poverty commission chief received no explanation from Malacañang on why she stopped receiving invitations to Cabinet meetings

National Anti-Poverty Commission chair Liza Maza in a press conference as she resigns from the Duterte government on August 20, 2018. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Rappler Talk: Liza Maza on obstacles to true change

Aug 21, 2018 - 10:03 AM

Newly resigned Liza Maza speaks to Rappler about her time as a member of the Duterte Cabinet

Xiamen air apologizes, Peter Lim, Gilas Pilipinas | Evening wRap

Aug 20, 2018 - 8:35 PM

Watch Rappler’s evening newscast with Bea Cupin

Liza Maza resigns as anti-poverty commission chief

Aug 20, 2018 - 10:51 AM

(UPDATED) NAPC Secretary Liza Maza says she is resigning to protest the cancellation of peace talks with communists and the return to power of the Marcoses

National Anti-Poverty Commission chair Liza Maza in a press conference as she resigns from the Duterte government on August 20, 2018. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

The week in photos: August 11-17, 2018

Aug 18, 2018 - 9:30 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

In this photo taken on August 11, 2018, Indian people watch a 'Wall of Death' show at a fair in the outskirts of Ajmer, in the Indian state of Rajasthan. / AFP PHOTO / HIMANSHU SHARMA

Nueva Ecija court clears Left leaders of murder charges

Aug 13, 2018 - 3:58 PM

(UPDATED) The warrants of arrest against Satur Ocampo, Teddy Casiño, Rafael Mariano and anti-poverty secretary Liza Maza are no longer in effect

CLEARED. From left: Teddy Casiño, Satur Ocampo, Liza Maza and Rafael Mariano are cleared of murder charges after the Palayan City, Nueva Ecija RTC Branch 40 dismissed the cases and quashed the warrants against them. Graphic by Ken Bautista/Rappler

33 lawmakers denounce arrest warrants vs Liza Maza, 3 others

Aug 09, 2018 - 6:39 PM

House Resolution 2604 expresses the House of Representative's 'utmost concern' over the arrest warrants issued against 4 former party-list legislators

OLD CASE. From left: Teddy Casiño, Satur Ocampo, Liza Maza, and Rafael Mariano. Graphic by Ken Bautista/Rappler

Group offers P1-M bounty for leads on Liza Maza, 3 others

Aug 04, 2018 - 3:11 PM

(3rd UPDATE) 'Is he confirming that it is GMA who is behind the revival of the case?' asks the former lawmakers' counsel, referring to lawyer Ferdinand Topacio's involvement in the effort

OLD CASE. From left: Teddy Casiño, Satur Ocampo, Liza Maza and Rafael Mariano. Graphic by Ken Bautista/Rappler

Malacañang urges Liza Maza to surrender

Jul 31, 2018 - 12:33 PM

'We expect Cabinet members to adhere to the rule of law in this country,' says Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque about the warrants of arrest for NAPC Secretary Maza and 3 others

ARREST ORDER. File photo shows National Anti-Poverty Commission (NAPC) Secretary Liza Maza, during a press briefing in Malacañang on February 16, 2017. Malacañang Photo

Left leaders question judge's flip-flop in murder case

Jul 30, 2018 - 6:44 PM

Ten years ago, the same judge said there was no basis to find probable cause to order the arrest of Maza, Mariano, Casiño and Ocampo

Militant groups hold a protest in Camp Crame on July 30, 2018 calling for a stop in political persecution as PNP chief Oscar Albayalede orders serving warrant of arrests to Satur Ocampo, Liza Maza, Teddy Casino and Raphael Mariano for criminal charges. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

PNP mounts manhunt for 79-year-old Satur Ocampo, 3 others

Jul 30, 2018 - 12:38 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Also covered by the arrest warrants are incumbent anti-poverty commission head Liza Maza, ex-agrarian reform chief Rafael Mariano and former Bayan Muna representative Teddy Casiño

POLITICAL ARREST? Supporters of the 4 ex-lawmakers decry the arrest order issued 12 years after the case against them was filed. Graphic by Ken Bautista/Rappler

4 ex-lawmakers from Left face arrest for 2006 murder case

Jul 27, 2018 - 7:30 PM

The case was filed by widows Isabelita Bayudang and Mayumi Peralta, accusing the 4 leftist leaders of conspiring to kill their husbands Carlito Bayudang and Jimmy Peralta in 2004 and 2003, respectively

BAYAN PRESSCON. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

NAPC's Liza Maza to DOJ: CPP-NPA not terrorists

Mar 14, 2018 - 8:03 PM

NAPC's Liza Maza urges the DOJ to withdraw the petition tagging CPP-NPA as a terrorist organization, which formally ended Duterte's romance with the Left

WITHDRAW. NAPC Lead Convenor Liza Maza urges the DOJ to withdraw their petition tagging CPP-NPA as terrorists. File photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

NAPC's Liza Maza says federalism alone won’t solve poverty

Jan 13, 2018 - 9:26 AM

'If we will not fix our policies and the mechanisms of addressing the issue of poverty, it will remain to be a big problem,' says National Anti-Poverty Commission Lead Convenor Liza Maza

REFORM AGENDA. The National Anti-Poverty Commission launches a proposal to reform the current Philippine anti-poverty policies. Photo by Patty Pasion/Rappler

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

Labor groups urge Duterte to sign EO vs contractualization

Apr 27, 2017 - 4:11 PM

Labor groups urge President Rodrigo Duterte to keep his promise to end contractualization in time for Labor Day on May 1

Duterte bats for 'strategic shift' in ending war with Reds

Feb 21, 2017 - 3:11 PM

UPDATED President Rodrigo Duterte meets with leftist Cabinet members to discuss the peace process that collapsed earlier this month

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte greets Social Welfare and Development Secretary Judy Taguiwalo

Leftist Cabinet members to convince Duterte to revive peace talks

Feb 16, 2017 - 3:09 PM

The 3 Leftist Cabinet officials are set to meet with President Rodrigo Duterte on peace negotiations with the National Democratic Front on February 20

MISSION TO PERSUADE. NAPC lead convenor Secretary Liza Maza speaks to Palace reporters on February 16, 2017. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

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

Duterte to meet with Leftist Cabinet officials on peace talks

Feb 08, 2017 - 6:36 PM

NAPC lead convenor Liza Maza says the fact that President Rodrigo Duterte has called for a meeting with them next week shows that there is always room for optimism as far as the peace talks are concerned

PEACE TALKS. Presidential adviser on the peace process Jesus Dureza meets with the CPP-NDF-NPA. Photo from Jesus Dureza's Facebook page

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

News Briefs: February 7, 2017

Feb 07, 2017 - 1:36 PM

Stories from across the Philippines on Tuesday February 7

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.

'No double standard' on Robredo for expressing views – Palace

Dec 06, 2016 - 3:06 PM

Leftist Cabinet members who also publicly opposed the Marcos burial were merely doing what was expected of them says the Palace

DOUBLE STANDARD? Vice President Leni Robredo discusses the updates on typhoon Yolanda rehabilitation efforts at a Cabinet Cluster Meeting in Malacañang. Photo courtesy of the Office of the Vice President

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

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

UP professor Taguiwalo for DSWD secretary?

May 27, 2016 - 10:32 AM

UPDATED If appointed UP professor Judy Taguiwalo can provide a strong voice for women and children in the Duterte administration

SOCIAL WELFARE AND DEVELOPMENT. UP Professor Judy Taguiwalo is included in the list submitted by the Left to president-elect Rodrigo Duterte. Photo from Judy Taguiwalo's Facebook page

Yolanda survivors to Duterte: Choose Liza Maza for DSWD secretary

May 26, 2016 - 11:09 PM

The former Gabriela Women’s Party List representative was the first to bring aid to Homonhon Island in Eastern Samar after the super typhoon hit in 2013