PCUP, OPS, PAGCOR explore ways to strengthen efforts for the benefit of urban poor

PCUP, OPS, PAGCOR explore ways to strengthen efforts for the benefit of urban poor

The featured image above shows Presidential Commission for the Urban Poor Commissioner in charge of the National Capital Region (NCR) Reynaldo Galupo (from left), Office of the Press Secretary Undersecretary Edwin M. Cordevilla, PAGCOR Senior Manager Rydel de Guzman, and PAGCOR Vice President Eric Balcos meet on Thursday and explored ways to strengthen efforts for the benefit of the urban poor.

QUEZON CITY, Metro Manila — The Office of the Press Secretary (OPS) and Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) have pledged support to the Presidential Commission for the Urban Poor (PCUP) in the Commission’s fulfillment of its mandate to provide much-needed assistance to the country’s marginalized and underprivileged sectors, particularly the urban poor and informal settler families (ISFs).

PCUP commissioner in charge for the National Capital Region (NCR) Reynaldo Galupo met with OPS Undersecretary Edwin M. Cordevilla, PAGCOR Senior Manager Rydel de Guzman, and PAGCOR Vice President Eric Balcos Thursday as they explored ways to strengthen efforts for the benefit of the urban poor like financial assistance and livelihood initiatives.

Comm. Galupo disclosed that he personally sought the help of the OPS and PAGCOR in his desire to extend help to those who are in need through the endorsement of programs and projects that would secure a better future for urban poor communities across the country, including funding for skills and livelihood training, education and scholarships, and even relief operations during calamities and emergencies.

“We want to ensure that our urban poor families are given better opportunities of accessing needed help such as free education and scholarships that would provide them with new knowledge and skills so that they can earn an honest living, especially in the midst of the critical problems that our country faces with soaring prices of prime commodities and the depreciation of the peso that has triggered severe inflation,” the PCUP NCR commissioner pointed out.

“I am very much elated with the positive response of PAGCOR and the OPS in my goal of forging a stronger partnership where our underprivileged countrymen will benefit more. Today, I am confident this will help me continue to serve our urban poor by paving the way to change their lives for a better future,” he added.

Apart from PAGCOR and the OPS, Comm. Galupo plans to continue engaging with other government agencies, non-government organizations (NGOs), and even private groups and individuals to further develop collaborations that will promote other programs and services for the benefit of the poor.

The PCUP is now under a new administration under the leadership of Undersecretary Elpidio Jordan Jr. who has vowed to fully support the poverty alleviation program of President Ferdinand ‘Bongbong’ Marcos Jr. (ai/mtvn)

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