President Duterte highlights regional inclusivity in ASEAN leadership forum

President Rodrigo Duterte attended on Friday, April 28, the 14th ASEAN Leadership Forum highlighting the importance of inclusivity in uplifting the lives of the people in the region.The 14th ASEAN Leadership Forum has the theme, “Advancing Partnerships, Prospering Together in a New World Economy.”

NAPC chief bats for CCT phase out, 16 Feb. 2017

National Anti-Poverty Commission (NAPC) Secretary Liza Maza said the conditional cash transfer (CCT) program should be eventually phased out, saying that it is not the solution in addressing poverty.

PAGCOR underscores role in Social Development
, 30 Nov. 2016

Arnell Ignacio, Assistant Vice President for community relations and services department of the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR), today said PAGCOR plays an important role in the government’s agenda for change as he enumerated the undertakings of the government owned and controlled corporation. 

President Duterte vows to provide more funds to bolster Mindanao, 30 Oct. 2016

(COTABATO CITY) President Rodrigo Duterte on Saturday (October 29) promised to “pour” funds in Mindanao to usher growth and development in the region. “You will have a share of the national wealth. Sinabi ko sa inyo na bubuhusan ko ng pera ang mga Moro region,” President Duterte said in his speech during the launching of the Comprehensive Reform and Development Agenda for Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) and other Read More

Palace shares vision for new PH, 12 Oct. 2016

A Palace official on Wednesday, October 12, said that President Rodrigo Duterte is not merely focused on his campaign against illegal drugs but on the country’s overall development.

Palace welcomes survey results on low self-rated poverty, food poverty rates

Malacañang has welcomed the findings of a new Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey, which showed self-rated poverty and food poverty ratings at multi-year lows, noting that good governance has strengthened the economy and increased opportunities for Filipinos. “We welcome the most recent survey results released by the Social Weather Stations, which put both self-rated poverty and food poverty rates at multi-year lows,” Presidential Spokesperson Edwin Lacierda said in a statement Read More

Philippines caps off first anti-poverty compact with US

President Benigno S. Aquino III led Tuesday the closing ceremonies of the $434-million grant from Millennium Challenge Corp. (MCC) aimed at reducing poverty and propping up development in the country. “The signing of the Millennium Challenge Corporation Compact in 2010 made $434 million in much-needed funding available to the Philippines for projects specifically targeted to reduce poverty,” the President said during the event held in Malacanang. “This was a manifestation Read More