By J. Jala | 11:28 PM December 14, 2020
The office of the National Anti-Poverty Commission (NAPC) was officially opened on Monday at the Old Capitol building in Tagbilaran City.
Gov. Art Yap led the the ribbon cutting with NAPC Secretary Atty. Noel Felongco, Tagbilaran City Mayor John Geesnell “Baba” Yap, board member Mimi Boniel-Maglasang, and Donald Sevilla.
Felongco said he was grateful to Yap to help provide an office to the NAPC, the only provincial office in the whole country.
The National Anti-Poverty Commission is a government agency that coordinates poverty reduction programs by national and local governments and ensures that marginalized sectors participate in government decision-making processes.
It was created by virtue of Republic Act (RA) 8425, otherwise known as the “Social Reform and Poverty Alleviation Act,” which took effect on June 30, 1998.
Paterna Ruiz who hails from Bohol is a NAPC undersecretary.