PCUP, PCSO renew partnership to help urban poor

PCUP, PCSO renew partnership to help urban poor

MANILA — Knowing the plight of the country’s marginalized sectors, particularly the urban poor, who need essential support from the government, the Presidential Commission for the Urban Poor (PCUP) has renewed its partnership with the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) to enhance the agency’s pro-poor programs that would benefit underprivileged families across the archipelago.

During a courtesy call, PCUP chief executive officer Undersecretary Elpidio Jordan Jr. met with PCSO chairman Junie Cua to discuss how the partnership between their two agencies could be strengthened further so that more of the urban poor would benefit from the programs the PCUP is set to launch the succeeding year.

Usec. Jordan spelled out to Cua his advocacy to support the Marcos administration’s poverty alleviation program, highlighting the PCUP’s plan to hold an activity for persons with disabilities (PWDs) on November 21, as well as for senior citizens event and its upcoming Urban Poor Solidarity Week (UPSW) scheduled in Masbate and Mandaluyong the following month.

In response, Cua vowed support for both initiatives, promising the PCUP chairperson that the PCSO will strengthen its partnership with the Commission through the provision of much-needed medical supplies and food packs as well that would be distributed to accredited urban poor organizations (UPOs).

Usec. Jordan expressed deep gratitude to Cua for the continued support, stressing that the PCSO’s participation in the PCUP’s programs will ensure that the Commission’s fulfillment of its mandate of serving the country’s underprivileged will be successful and more of our poor countrymen will benefit from them.

“Nagpapasalamat po ako sa PCSO at kay Chairman Cua sa patuloy na pagsuporta sa aming mga programa upang magpaabot ng tulong sa ating mahihirap na kababayan. Hangad po ng pamunuan ng PCUP na mas matulungan pa ang mga maralitang tagalungsod sa pamamagitan ng pagpapabuti at pagpapatatag ng relasyon nito sa iba’t ibang ahensya ng pamahalaan,” he concluded. (ai/mtvn)

PCUP chief executive officer Undersecretary Elpidio Jordan Jr. (left) and PCSO chairman Junie Cua (right)

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