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Palace cites pro-poor programs as VP urges ‘war on poverty’

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PRO-POOR. Presidential Spokesman Ernesto Abella cites the Duterte administration’s pro-poor programs after Vice President Leni Robredo called for a ‘war on poverty.’ File photo by Karl Norman Alonzo/Presidential Photo

‘I think it would help the Vice President if she really looks and listens in the right places,’ Presidential Spokesman Ernesto Abella says

MANILA, Philippines (Feb. 26, 2017) — Presidential Spokesman Ernesto Abella cited the Duterte administration’s pro-poor programs on Saturday, February 25, after Vice President Leni Robredo urged the President to focus on the “war on poverty.” Continue reading Palace cites pro-poor programs as VP urges ‘war on poverty’

Duterte’s 1st EO – Simpler, faster anti-poverty services

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‘RESPONSIVE GOVERNMENT.’ President Rodrigo Duterte holds his first Cabinet meeting at the Aguinaldo State Dining Room of the Malacañang Palace on June 30, 2016

12 agencies are placed under the supervision of Cabinet Secretary Leoncio Evasco Jr, who will have the power to ‘evaluate existing poverty reduction programs’ and streamline them

MANILA, Philippines (July 4, 2016) — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s first executive order aims to streamline agencies that deal with poverty reduction by placing them under the supervision of Cabinet Secretary Leoncio Evasco Jr.  Continue reading Duterte’s 1st EO – Simpler, faster anti-poverty services