National Anti-Poverty Commission (NAPC)
The National Anti-Poverty Commission (NAPC) was established to serve as the coordinating and advisory body for the implementation of the social reform and poverty alleviation agenda. It derives this mandate from Republic Act 8425, also known as the Social Reform and Poverty Alleviation Act of 1997. This is further supported by derivative legal issuances namely: Administrative Order 21 (2011) or the Revised Implementing Rules and Regulations Governing Title I of Republic Act 8425; and Executive Order 110 (2002) directing the People’s Credit and Finance Corporation to administer the People’s Development Trust Fund (PDTF) and NAPC source funds for, and to oversee activities funded by, the PDTF.
The NAPC envisions a Philippine society free from poverty and inequality.
The NAPC is a government agency committed to undertake policy advocacy, oversee anti-poverty efforts, and ensure meaningful and inclusive people’s participation in governance and nationalist development.
Coordinates with different national and local government agencies and the private sector to assure full implementation of all social reform and poverty alleviation programs;
Coordinates with local government units in the formulation of social reform and poverty alleviation programs for their respective areas in conformity with the National Anti-Poverty Action Agenda;
Recommends policy and other measures to ensure the responsive implementation of the commitments under the SRA;
Ensures meaningful representation and active participation of the basic sectors;
Oversees, monitors, and recommends measures to ensure the effective formulation, implementation and evaluation of policies, programs and resource allocations and management of social reform and poverty alleviation program;
Advocates for the mobilization of funds by the national and local governments to finance social reform and poverty alleviation programs and capability building activities of people’s organizations;
Provides financial and non-financial incentives to local government units with counterpart resources for the implementation of social reform and poverty alleviation programs; and
Submits an annual report to Congress including, but not limited to, all aspects of its operations of programs and project implementation, financial status and other relevant data as reflected by the basic reform indicators.See more