NOVALICHES, Quezon City — Presidential Commission for the Urban Poor (PCUP) Commissioner for National Capital Region (NCR) Reynaldo Galupo was feted with a ‘boodle fght’ by urban poor residents in Barangay Sauyo after garnering commitments of assorted assistance from the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) and the Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE).
The Nagkaisang Mamamayan ng Bgy. Sauyo (NAMABASA) led by its president Mirasol Abacco had personally visited the office of the NCR Commissioner and asked for financial assistance in their livelihood project that involves the manufacturing of handicraft products, clothing, and some food items which they aim to sell to prospective clients.
Member families of NAMABASA are affected by the Segment 8.2 infrastructure development project that would connect the South Luzon (SLEX) and North Luzon expressways (NLEX) and the PCUP has stepped in to ensure that their rights are respected and protected as stipulated in the Commission’s mandate.
NAMABASA initiated a ‘boodle fight’, or meal dispensing cutlery, as a thanksgiving to Comm. Galupo who went out of his way to seek the help of the PCSO in raising P300,000 for NAMABASA to procure much-needed sewing equipment for the livelihood and also asked assistance from DoLE for the granting of the Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa Ating Disadvantaged/Displaced Workers (TUPAD) and implementation of the Government Internship Program (GIP) and Special Program for the Employment of Students (SPES).
Comm. Galupo thanked NAMABASA for the recognition afforded to him, saying that the honor should be given to the PCUP, which is now under a new administration led by Undersecretary Elpidio Jordan Jr. and who had specifically tasked the officials and workforce of the Commission to go out of their way in providing genuine service to the country’s marginalized and underprivileged sectors in line with the poverty alleviation program of President Ferdinand ‘Bongbong’ Marcos Jr.
“My heart has swelled with the outpouring of love and gratitude shown by our urban poor. This continues to inspire us to do more so that the advocacy of our beloved President to solve the problem of poverty would bear fruit and every Filipino family will have a better life through sound and meaningful programs, projects, and policies that aim to uplift the lives of every Filipino,” he stressed.
PCUP NCR commissioner Reynaldo Galupo discusses plans for the livelihood project of urban residents in Barangay Sauyo following commitments from the PCSO and DoLE to fully support the PCUP’s efforts to bring closer service to the country’s marginalized and underprivileged sectors. (Photo courtesy of the PCUP Public Information Office/Sheila Piesa)