NAPC ENDORSES OVER 1K PEOPLE-RESPONSIVE ANTI-POVERTY GOV’T POLICIES AND PROGRAMS

The National Anti-Poverty Commission (NAPC) has endorsed 1,005 policy, plan, and program recommendations to concerned government agencies from July 2016 to June 2022 to help the disadvantaged sectors.

“All that we do is focused on achieving our organizational outcome, that is to institutionalize people-responsive anti-poverty government policies and programs through our Social Reform and Poverty Eradication Coordination and Oversight Program,” said NAPC Secretary and Lead Convenor Noel K. Felongco.

NAPC enhances and unifies social reform and poverty alleviation policies, plans, and programs through the Oversight Program. This is done by formally writing proposals to address issues, problems, and constraints related to social reform and poverty alleviation, especially those raised by the basic sectors.

The proposals range from technical research papers with recommendations to simple Basic Sectoral Council resolutions. The development concerns are resolved through policies, plans, or programs.

These are supported by information materials developed in various forms of media and advocacy events.

A total of 139,456 pieces of information and advocacy events were delivered, conducted, or opened up for public access during the same period.

At the same time, the NAPC promotes basic sector involvement and multi-stakeholder partnership in decision-making. It utilized consultative and convergence platforms such as existing, ad hoc consultative, and participatory mechanisms in or organized by the commission.

NAPC has organized a total of 3,386 consultative and convergence platforms from July 2016 to June 2022,

One of the commission’s mandates is to exercise policy oversight functions for poverty alleviation efforts in the Philippines. It entails ensuring the effective implementation of the government’s anti-poverty programs by seeing to it that essential services are adequately delivered to marginalized sectors of society.

NAPC’s policy interventions seek to promote specific policies and lobby for the harmonization and complementation of existing policies at the national and local levels. The higher purpose is to maximize the impact of government activities and resources to Filipino families in target sectors and priority geographic areas of the country.