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NOGRALES SUPPORTS MAGNA CARTA FOR THE POOR IRR

Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles reiterated his strong personal commitment to “uplifting and improving the lives of our less-privileged citizens” during the signing of the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of the Magna Carta for the Poor last Tuesday, August 21, 2021. In his message, Nograles, who also chairs the government’s Task Force on Zero Hunger, […]

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101 MAASIN CITY FAMILIES CONQUER POVERTY – MERCADO

Some 101 families in Maasin City, Southern Leyte have graduated from the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) as they conquered poverty after a decade of receiving grants from the national government. The Maasin City government and the Department of Social Welfare and Development held a ceremony recognizing the families who managed to improve their economic […]

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VILLAFUERTE BATS FOR CASH AID TO POOR FAMILIES

Camarines Sur Rep. LRay Villafuerte is making a stronger push for a third round of cash subsidies to poor and low-income households amid record job losses and faster food price hikes that threaten to shove many highly vulnerable families back to poverty in the face of the long-drawn-out Covid-19 pandemic and its consequent recession. Villafuerte […]

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PLANS VS HUNGER AMID PANDEMIC IN PLACE — NOGRALES

Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles said in a radio interview over the weekend that government would concretely address issues arising from the pressing problem of hunger and poverty amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. “The hunger problem is worldwide. According to the United Nations, 690 million individuals suffer from hunger on a daily basis, and the […]

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DRIVE VS HUNGER, POVERTY LAUNCHED IN DAVAO REGION – NOGRALES

Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles led the successful online launch of the Enhanced Partnership Against Hunger and Poverty (EPAHP) program in Region 11 (Davao Region) last Wednesday, November 18, 2020, with the Malacañang official declaring “this program is one of the key pillars of the Duterte administration in its fight against hunger and poverty in the […]

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POOR SHOULD GAIN FROM EPIRA POWER AID — GORDON

Senator Dick Gordon is supporting a proposed measure seeking to amend the Electric Power Industry Reform (EPIRA) law, pointing out that the power subsidy provided by the law should benefit Filipinos who are on the poverty line. Gordon signed a committee report pushing for bills, such as Senate Bill No, 1583, seeking to extend lifeline […]

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AGRI PROJECTS TO AID LGUs IN FIGHT VS POVERTY – DAR

Agriculture Secretary William Dar recently awarded to Mayor Gabino Ganggangan of Sadanga, Mt. Province a total of P6,863,190 worth of agricultural projects under the Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) of the Department of Agriculture (DA). The interventions, which form part of the program’s effort to increase food production through the creation of community enterprises, […]

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CREATE SOUP KITCHENS, FOOD BANKS TO COMBAT HUNGER, MALNUTRITION – VILLANUEVA

Senator Joel Villanueva is pushing for the creation of food banks and soup kitchens nationwide to combat hunger and malnutrition in the country. In filing Senate Bill No. 344 or “Pagkain Para sa Lahat Act,” Villanueva expressed hope that surplus food produced by restaurants, food manufacturers and other food establishments will not go to waste […]

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DUTERTE ADMIN TO BOOST EFFORTS TO ADDRESS HUNGER, POVERTY — NOGRALES

Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles on Tuesday said the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte will continue to step up efforts to address hunger and poverty in the country even as he welcomed new data that shows that self-rated poverty and food poverty have fallen in the third quarter of 2019.In a Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey […]

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RICE TO BE GIVEN TO 4Ps BENEFICIARIES – DAR

Instead of distributing a P600 rice subsidy per month, families under the government’s Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) will be given actual rice under a new proposal. Department of Agriculture (DA) Secretary William Dar bared that his agency is working with the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) to convert the latter’s P600 subsidy […]