2K+ urban poor representatives expected to attend culminating event of PCUP’s Solidarity Week

2K+ urban poor representatives expected to attend culminating event of PCUP’s Solidarity Week

DILIMAN, Quezon City — More than two thousand (2,000) urban poor representatives are expected to attend the culminating event on Wednesday (07 Dec 2022) of the Presidential Commission for the Urban Poor (PCUP)’s Urban Poor Solidarity Week (UPSW) at the City College of Mandaluyong in Mandaluyong City.

Carrying a theme of “Ika-36 na Taon ng Pinag-ibayong Serbisyo Tungo sa Pagbangon ng Maralitang Pilipino: Pusong PBBM, Pusong Pilipino,” the UPSW celebration is in line with the mandate of the PCUP in reaching out to the country’s marginalized and underprivileged sectors and bring them closer to the care of the government.

According to the Commission’s chairperson and chief-executive-officer Undersecretary Elpidio Jordan Jr., the week-long celebration marks unwavering support of the PCUP in the Marcos administration’s poverty alleviation program which aims to uplift the lives of the urban poor across the archipelago.

“This is our way of showing how the government under the leadership of our beloved President Ferdinand ‘Bongbong’ Romualdez Marcos Jr. is dedicated to serving the public through selfless efforts of bringing the people closer and accessible to much-needed services that would pave the way for improvements in their lives and making them feel they are not being abandoned by their leaders,” Usec. Jordan pointed out.

The UPSW celebration is being hosted by the City of Mandaluyong through the initiative of its local chief executive, Mayor Benjamin Abalos Sr., who promised to support the PCUP in its programs and projects for the welfare and benefit of the urban poor and informal settler families (ISFs) as well.

Tomorrow’s event will not only mark the celebration of the strong relations of the government with the country’s urban poor but will also be remembered for the awarding of the Natatanging Lingkod Maralita Award to the urban poor organizations (UPOs) and local government units (LGUs) and their leaders and the launching of the PCUP’s four banner programs scheduled to be implemented next year.

Aside from these, the activity will likewise be highlighted by a cultural presentation by the PCUP Dance Group and performances by the UPOs and other participating groups. (ai/mtvn)

PCUP Usec. Elpidio Jordan Jr. (center) poses for posterity with (left to right) commissioners Paolo Guanco of the Visayas, Remedios Chan of Mindanao, Reynaldo Galupo of the NCR and Atty. Andre Niccolo Tayag of Luzon. (Photo supplied by the PCUP Public Information Office)

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