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House approves ‘Magna Carta of the Poor’

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A bill, which seeks to uplift the lives of the impoverished through employment, feeding programs and education, is passed on third and final reading in the House of Representatives.

Posted: August 5th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Antipoverty group, DAR ink agreement


After sealing an agreement of cooperation with the National Anti-Poverty Commission (NAPC) on Monday, Agrarian Reform Secretary Virgilio de los Reyes insisted the move had nothing to do with the calls for his ouster.

Posted: February 5th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Farmers assail ‘coco levy fund mafia’, clash with cops

Militant farmer groups in this Feb. 10, 2013, photo assails the “extraordinary power” of Malacañang over the multibillion-peso coconut levy fund. The militant peasant group Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas on Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013, called on small coconut farmers nationwide to oppose the Aquino administration’s plan to divert parts of the fund to the 2014 national budget.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Hundreds of protesting farmers stormed the offices of the National Anti-Poverty Commission in Quezon City on Thursday, clashing with riot policemen who tried to stop them with fire extinguishers.

Posted: January 31st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

LGUs asked to submit action plans vs poverty

Local government units (LGUs) must submit action plans to stem poverty in their areas before they can have access to or receive funds for their proposed projects to national agencies next year, an official of the National Anti-Poverty Commission (NAPC) said here on Friday.

Posted: January 7th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Government eyes levy fund to revitalize coco trade


Impoverished coconut farmers cannot wait forever for the Supreme Court to ease their plight.

Posted: April 11th, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »