The Presidential Commission for the Urban Poor is ready for this year’s commemoration of the Urban Poor Solidarity Week to be held on Dec. 7.
The online virtual celebration has, for its theme, “The PCUP and the Urban Poor Sector: Together Meeting the challenge of the New Age.”
Undersecretary Alvin Feliciano, PCUP chairman and chief executive, says the PCUP wants to serve as a partner that will bring light and hope to the poor sector amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
“The government and various agencies are here to accompany you all. All of our programs today are focused on uplifting the lives of the urban poor Filipinos,” Feliciano said.
The PCUP is set to enter into a memorandum of agreement with the Department of Social Welfare and Development that will take place in the celebration of the Balik Probinsiya program, Bagong Pag-asa Program and the Sustainable Livelihood Program.
There will also be another signing of an agreement with the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority and the awarding of the scholarship caravan beneficiaries.
For the UPSW celebration until the end of the year, the PCUP will continue with its caravans.
The food caravan has already provided nearly 7,000 people with vegetables and food packs, while the health caravan has an estimated 12,000 individuals who have been given orientations regarding COVID-19 and health kits.
The implementation of the caravans with livelihood programs and skills training is still part of the agency’s campaign to help the Filipino people, especially those of the poorest of the poor communities, to have the ability to fight hunger and poverty.