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There’s a glaring inadequacy in the national government’s assistanceto disaster-hit communities in the past years, according to the National Anti-Poverty Commission-Victims of Disasters and Calamities Sectoral Council (NAPC-VDC).read more

“I am willing to facilitate the dialogue between implementing housing agencies and leaders of Kadamay and other organizations to immediately resolve the crisis,” National Anti-Poverty Commission Secretary Liza Maza said.read more

National Anti-Poverty Commission Secretary Liza Maza today praises a Lumad school’s system as a best practice model for culture-sensitive education for the indigenous children not only in Mindanao but in all parts of the country, at the "Consultation and Engagement on Land, Education, Environment, and Peace in SOS Communities in Mindanao" in Davao City.read more

National Anti-Poverty Commission Secretary Liza Maza today said “NAPC will look for ways to improve children of indigenous people’s (IPs) access to education that is sensitive to IP culture, beliefs, and needs.”read more

The National Anti-Poverty Commission (NAPC) lauds the passage of Senate Bill (SB) 1305 or the “Expanded Maternity Leave Law of 2017 which seeks to grant 120 days of maternity leave to expectant mothers in the government, private, and informal sectors.read more

Filipino women remain among the poorest sectors in our society (1 in 4 women and 3 in 10 children account for the country’s poor). Women are more likely to go hungry, lack access to the most basic needs, and remain impoverished. The National Anti-Poverty Commission works with the Filipino women in their fight against hunger and poverty.read more

The National Anti-Poverty Commission-Office of the Vice Chairperson for the Basic Sectors (NAPC-OVCBS) expressed its support for Environment Secretary Gina Lopez and her cause against destructive mining and other activities that pose threats to the country’s natural resources.read more

National Anti-Poverty Commission (NAPC) secretary Liza Maza on Thursday called for an end to the “piece-meal approach to poverty reduction” practiced by past administrations and moved for the resumption of peace talks between the government and the National Democratic Front (NDF).read more

In the presence of President Rodrigo Duterte, Maza mentioned that the country’s housing program should ensure the rights to legal security of tenure, habitability, economic accessibility and adequate infrastructure, among others, for the benefit of the poorest of the poor.read more


President Rodrigo Roa Duterte said he will instruct the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (Pagcor) to give a portion of its online gaming income to the National Anti-Poverty Commission (NAPC) in order to fast-track NAPC anti-poverty programs and projects. The President made the...read more


President Rodrigo Roa Duterte will convene the en banc assembly of the National Anti-Poverty Commission (NAPC) on January 30—the first time in 10 years that a sitting President has done so. An en banc assembly is the event where the President meets with NAPC officers, representatives from...read more


The National Anti-Poverty Commission (NAPC) urged elected and appointed government officials to put the interests of the poor at the top of their anti-graft and corruption programs and projects. Speaking on behalf of President Rodrigo Duterte during the First National Anti-Graft and...read more


The National Anti-Poverty Commission (NAPC) said that the latest results of the SWS poll on self-rated poverty is reflective of the high confidence of the public in the Duterte administration. The SWS survey for 2016 showed that the number of Filipinos who considered themselves poor fell to...read more

Secretary Liza Maza stressed in her opening remarks that it is important for the Commission to put the peace process “on the bigger table” during a forum on the peace talks between Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) and National Democratic Front (NDF).read more

In a keynote speech, NAPC Sec. Liza Maza underscored the need for the people’s participation in governance in a bid to “reclaim the people’s rights from an oligarchic government”.read more

In a roundtable discussion last December 6, Castillo shared his group’s vision among an audience of farmers and representatives from sectoral organizations.read more

NAPC Secretary Liza L. Maza described the platform as a ‘significant step’ in advancing the poverty discourse in the country, especially in terms of illustrating its multidimensional nature, greatly improving on official poverty figures based only on income poverty.read more

The National Anti-Poverty Commission (NAPC) stands in unity with the survivors of Typhoon Yolanda in their continuing struggle to uplift their communities. We cannot move forward without first addressing the existing conditions at the grassroots, particularly for disaster-stricken communities. NAPC commits to working with other agencies in monitoring the implementation of projects intended for Yolanda victims.read more

National Anti-Poverty Commission (NAPC) Sec. Liza L. Maza noted that the ‘significant’ decline in poverty incidence, from 25.2 percent in 2012 to 21.6 percent in 2015 as reported today by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA), was 'probably artificial.' “For the first semester of 2015, the PSA reported a poverty incidence estimate of 26.3 percent,” said Sec. Maza. “The full-year figure of 21.6 percent differs from the first semester figure by 4.7 percentage points, which is unprecedented.” Full-year poverty incidence numbers are generally lower than first semester estimates as incomes are usually higher in the second semester, but never to such a degree as in 2015.read more

National Anti-Poverty Commission Sec. Liza L. Maza expressed condemnation ‘in the strongest terms’ of the violent dispersal of the people’s protest at the U.S. Embassy yesterday, in which a police vehicle from the Manila Police District (MPD) repeatedly rammed into the protesters, leaving several injured.read more

In order to effectively address poverty, the government first needs to come to terms with the actual state of poverty in the country, said National Anti-Poverty Commission (NAPC) Sec. Liza L. Maza at the opening of the official observance of the National Week for Overcoming Extreme Poverty (NWOEP) from October 17 to 23.read more

National Anti-Poverty Commission (NAPC) Sec. Liza Maza expressed full support today for the indigenous peoples (IPs) at the ‘Lakbayan ng Pambansang Minorya para sa Sariling Pagpapasya at Makatarungang Kapayapaan’, who have arrived in Manila to advance their struggle for self-determination and a...read more

National Anti-Poverty Commission (NAPC) Sec. Liza Maza today denounced as "hypocritical" the appeal made by real estate developers and big business groups citing the homeless poor as reason to block a two-year ban on the conversion of agricultural lands.read more

Historical and Legal Bases Evidences that certain areas of the Philippines have long been settled territories of 110 ethno liguistic tribes prior to the colonization by Spain and later by the United States of America are not wanting. The protected forests and watersheds, hunting grounds which...read more

The National Anti-Poverty Commission (NAPC), under the leadership of Sec. Liza L. Maza, is set to mark the first 100 days of President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s administration with the convening of the National Anti-Poverty Sectoral Summit on October 7-8, 2016, at the Philippine International Convention...read more

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