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Farmers and fishermen are the country’s poorest, says NAPC

By: - Reporter / @JMangaluzINQ
05:29 PM January 01, 2024

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MANILA, Philippines — National Anti-Poverty Commission (NAPC) identified farmers and fisherfolks as the poorest people in the country.

NAPC’s statement comes, following the orders of President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. for the commission to locate the most impoverished communities in the land.


“Ang mandato sa atin ng ating Pangulo ay hanapin iyong mga sektor at mga komunidad na mayroong mga problema,” said NAPC Secretary Lope Santos III on Bagong Pilipinas Ngayon public briefing.


(The mandate of the President is to look for sectors and communities that have problems.)

“Nagkaroon kami ng mga diskusyon, talakayan, tungkol dito at nakita natin ang mga pinakamahihirap na sektor sa ating bansa ay ang mga magsasaka at ang mga mangingisda,” he noted.

(We had discussions, exchanges, about this and we saw that the poorest sector in our country are the farmers and fisherfolks.)

Santos also cited the indigenous people and persons living in conflict areas as among the those who are living difficult lives.

NAPC is the coordinating advisory body of government on poverty.

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