News Release

From the Presidential Spokesperson – On PCUP


Per the President’s speech last night before the Davao media, PRRD has expressed his desire to appoint somebody who hails from the poor and marginalized sector to the Presidential Commission for the Urban Poor (PCUP).  He likewise made mention that he wants someone who can contribute in solving the problems of the poor and activate pro-poor programs such as the one featured by CNN known for his  “pushcart classroom.” 

Presidential appointments, as we know, fall under the exclusive prerogative of the President.

PRRD instructed Special Assistant to the President Christopher “Bong” Go to look for that person, apparently referring to Mr. Efren Penaflorida, and ask him regarding the Chief Executive’s offer for him to join the Administration.

Nothing is certain at this point.  Everything has to go through a process.  The other party has yet to give a response.  Both parties also need to personally discuss and thresh out expectations to the job and/or position.