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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

Duterte names new NAPC lead convenor, PCUP chairman

Nov 06, 2018 - 2:21 PM

Noel Felongco will head the National Anti-Poverty Commission, while Alvin Feliciano takes over the Presidential Commission for the Urban Poor. Charmalou Aldevera is also appointed assistant secretary at the Office of the President.

[OPINION] Like a disease, poverty requires cure and prevention

Aug 27, 2018 - 12:06 PM

Our roadmap must include a serious reexamination of data on vulnerability, which pertains to the risk of future poverty

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

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

Calida firm bags P150M in deals from gov't, including DOJ

May 27, 2018 - 1:56 PM

The Department of Justice, which supervises budget for the Office of the Solicitor General, awards contracts to a security agency owned by the family of Solicitor General Jose Calida

GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS. Solicitor General Jose Calida's security firm Vigilant wins contracts from government agencies including the Department of Justice.

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

Anti-poverty agencies launch info caravan for poor communities

Jul 16, 2017 - 12:15 PM

Agencies under the Human Development and Poverty Reduction Cluster of the Cabinet will conduct 4 information and assistance forum that will focus on key areas of human development

ANTI-POVERTY. Agencies under the Human Development and Poverty Reduction cluster of the Cabinet conducts an information and assistance drive in Tondo, Manila, July 16 2017. Photo by Patty Pasion/Rappler

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

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.

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

CODE-NGO to Diokno: Reconsider plan to drop BUB

Jul 16, 2016 - 2:42 PM

The Caucus of Development NGO Networks urges budget secretary Benjamin Diokno to review of the bottom up budgeting program before pushing through with their plan

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

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/Rappler.com

Fisherfolk leaders bare wish list to presidential bets

Mar 19, 2016 - 10:09 AM

The leaders say they want the reforms under the Aquino administration to be sustained but they would defer any endorsement until they ve heard all the other candidates

FISHERFOLK ASSEMBLY. Fisherfolk leaders from various provinces sit on yellow chairs as they await speech from Liberal Party senatorial-bet Risa Hontiveros. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

'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

Oct 21 is International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

Oct 21, 2015 - 2:57 PM

The event will gather stakeholders to commemorate the plight of Filipinos against extreme poverty

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

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

Recto dares gov't: Pour more funds in 'health bucket'

Aug 29, 2014 - 9:38 AM

Senator Ralph Recto commends the increase in the government s proposed health spending for 2015 but says more funding is still needed

Gov't pours P1.7B into water projects nationwide

Jul 09, 2014 - 10:17 AM

The fund release was charged against the Department of Public Works and Highway’s budget for water supply and sanitation for poverty areas and tourism priority sites

WATER PROJECTS NATIONWIDE. Providing proper and sustainable water supplies and sanitation facilities would be crucial in enriching tourism growth and development, Budget Secretary Florencio Abad says. File photo by EPA / ROLEX DELA PENA

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

Militants beat up police, storm gov't office

Jan 31, 2013 - 1:11 PM

UPDATED In fear National Anti Poverty Commission employees hole up in their office Militants however blame the police for violence

Catholicism, vampires, and what's at stake

Dec 01, 2012 - 4:51 PM

The premise of the Breaking Dawn movies is about the right to choose how to live one s life

HIGH STAKES. With the issue of reproductive health in the public consciousness, a vampire movie may be what will change minds.