[In the news] Aquino strengthens urban poor commission | Sun.Star

Aquino strengthens urban poor commission | Sun.Star.

April 4, 2012

MANILA — President Benigno Aquino III has issued an Executive Order (EO) to further strengthen the Presidential Commission for the Urban Poor (PCUP), Malacanang said on Wednesday.

The PCUP is the government agency tasked to coordinate the speedy implementation of government policies and programs for the urban poor.

In a press briefing, Deputy Presidential Spokesperson Abigail Valte said EO No. 69, which the President signed last March 29, boosts the mandate of the PCUP “to achieve the strict observance of the law and the Ten-Point Covenant of the President with the urban poor.”

Under the EO, the PCUP, which was formerly detailed under the Department of Agrarian Reform, will now operate under the Office of the President.

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