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National Week for Overcoming Extreme Poverty



PCUP national summit to embrace urban poor groups of all colors, come up with National Government Agenda for the Urban Poor

What:  National Urban Poor Summit 2016


  • PCUP Chairman Terry Ridon, Vice President Leni Robredo, Undersecretary Maia Valdez of the Office of the Cabinet Secretary, Assistant Secretary Hope Hervilla of the DSWD; representatives from the DOLE, DSWD, DPWH, and NHA
  • 100 urban poor leaders representing 100 organizations nationwide, representatives of pro-urban poor civil society organizations (CSOs), concerned members of the academe

When: Oct. 29, 8 AM – 6 PM; Oct. 30, 8 AM – 12 NN

Where: Sequoia Hotel, Timog Avenue, Quezon City


National Week for Overcoming Extreme Poverty
“Moving from Humiliation and Exclusion to Participation”

“Whenever men and women are condemned to live in extreme poverty, human rights are violated. To come together to ensure that these rights be respected is our solemn duty”

 Fr. Joseph Wresinski (1917 – 1988) founder of ATD Fourth World

The National Anti-Poverty Commission (NAPC) hosted a one day event which included the PCUP partners and multi stakeholders on the National Week for Overcoming Extreme Poverty “Moving from Humiliation and Exclusion to Participation: Ending Poverty in All its Forms” at the Chess Plaza, Rizal Park, Manila City on October 17, 2016. International organizations such as the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), All Together in Dignity (ATD) Fourth World, and local organizations as well such as the local government of the City of Manila, National Parks Development Committee, Manila Girl Scout Council, St. Luke Reach Out Foundation, Inc.,NCIP, NCMF, KKFI, among others.


PCUP chief Ridon opposes reversal of land conversion ban

Quezon City, Philippines, Oct. 14, 2016 –  "Only large real estate developers and multinationals stand to gain from a reversal of the President's moratorium on the land use conversion of agricultural lands." This was the statement of Terry Ridon, chair of the Presidential and Commission for the Urban Poor in response to appeals by several members of the Duterte Cabinet for President Rodrigo Duterte to reconsider his decision to issue a moratorium on land use conversion.


PCUP to launch Urban Poor Kontra Droga program, tap community organizations as counselors

Quezon City, Oct. 18, 2016 – The Presidential Commission for the Urban Poor (PCUP), in cooperation with Rep. Winnie Castelo (2nd District, Quezon City) will launch the former’s Urban Poor Kontra-Droga program (UPKD). The UPKD will focus on the mobilization of local community groups as ‘counselors’ to their fellow residents who are admitted drug users. The PCUP, along with other national government agencies, will provide support through information and education campaigns, as well as alternative livelihoods and other alternative activities.


PCUP Chair Ridon lauds proposal for state workers’ pay hike

Quezon City, Oct. 6, 2016 – “As the people in the frontline of the administration’s war against poverty, we owe government employees anything that will help ease their daily struggles to make ends meet. This is a timely proposal by Senator Drilon” This was the reaction of Presidential Commission for the Urban Poor (PCUP) Chairman Terry Ridon on Senator Franklin Drilon’s call yesterday for an additional P3,000 allowance for the 1.3 million civilian employees of the government.

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