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EXPANDED 4Ps ACT TO BREAK POVERTY CYCLE, SAYS LEE

AGRI Party-list Rep. Wilbert T. Lee on Monday lauded the passage on second reading by the House of Representatives of the measure which seeks to amend Republic Act No. 11310, or the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) Act, by providing capacity building—specifically education, entrepreneurship training, and skills upgrading—for adult beneficiaries. Lee, the principal author and […]

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DOH JOINS POST-SONA POVERTY REDUCTION DIALOGUE

The Department of Health (DOH) manifested its commitment to poverty reduction in the country during a crucial dialogue with other national government agencies (NGAs). The Post State of the Nation Address (SONA)- Poverty Reduction discussion cluster revolved around the need to strengthen whole-of-government approaches to poverty reduction. During the dialogue, the participating agencies- the  Department […]

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ROLE OF COOPS ON FIGHTING POVERTY LAUDED

Senator Cynthia Villar, the chairperson of the Committee on Agriculture, acknowledged the significant role of cooperatives as the government and private sector’s partners to curb poverty. “Nothing can equal the help of cooperatives in the growth of a community and small business and alleviating the lives of farmers and fishermen,” said Villar during the Philippine […]

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DA, NCIP INK MOA TO TACKLE IP POVERTY IN MINDANAO

To resolve persistent poverty among indigenous peoples (IP) in Mindanao, the Department of Agriculture and the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP) signed a Memorandum of Agreement for the implementation of the Mindanao Inclusive Agriculture Development Project (MIADP). The project aims to enhance agricultural productivity and improve access to market and services for farmers and […]

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MONTHLY FUEL SUBSIDY FOR MUNICIPAL FISHERS PUSHED

AGRI Party-list Rep. Wilbert T. Lee has filed a bill to guarantee a fuel subsidy for municipal fisherfolk by providing a fuel voucher not lower than P1,000 per month. Under House Bill No. 8007 or the “Pantawid Pambangka Act of 2023”, the Department of Agriculture is mandated to administer the monthly subsidy program, in which […]

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LEE TO TEACHERS: SHAPE YOUTH MINDSET ON POVERTY

AGRI Party-list Rep. Wilbert T. Lee underscored the importance of educators’ role in achieving a better future by starting with shaping the principles and mindset of the youth. During the recent Regional Research and Development Coordinating Council meeting of Bicol Consortium for Agriculture, Aquatic, and Natural Resources Research and Development (BCAARRD), Lee imparted his insights […]

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CUA BATS FOR LGU ADOPTION OF LISTAHANAN 3

Quirino governor and Union of Local Authorities of the Philippines (ULAP) president Dax Cua called on local government units to integrate the “Listahanan 3 poverty database” to improve their delivery of social services. “I urge my fellow LGU executives to adopt the Listahanan 3, which can help us in ensuring that our programs are correctly […]

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NORTHERN SAMAR TO USE CLUSTER APPROACH VS POVERTY

Local elected officials of Northern Samar vowed to strengthen the province’s cluster approach to improve the lives of poor families during their three-year fresh term. During his oath-taking recently, Governor Edwin Ongchuan said his second term as a local chief executive will focus on the cluster approach that has been proven to strengthen coordination and collaboration among […]

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ISKO MORENO TO LEAD PH IN WAR VS POVERTY, HUNGER

Aksyon Demokratiko standard-bearer Isko Moreno Domagoso will wage a war on poverty and hunger and will fight to provide a brighter future for all Filipinos if elected president. This the former “basurero” (trash collector) from Tondo, Manila vowed as he visited towns in Bulacan last weekend to share his plans to address poverty and growing […]

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ISKO TO PRIORITIZE THE WELFARE OF FARMERS

Aksyon Demokratiko standard-bearer Isko Moreno on Sunday wrapped up a three-day sortie of the Cagayan Valley region and Kalinga province by committing to protect the welfare and livelihood of farmers should he be elected to the highest post in the land. Speaking to residents and farmers in Tabuk, the presidential aspirant, who as a teenager […]