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DepEd MEMORANDUM
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OBSERVANCE OI' THE 2013 IIATIONAI WEEK FOR OVERCOMING


E aTREME POVERTY (fiWOEPI

To:

Undersecretaries
Assistant Secretaries
Bureau Directors
Di.ectors of Selvices. Ceflters and Heads of Units
Regional Directors
Schools Division Superintendents
Heads, Public and Private Elementary and Secondary Schools
All Others Concerned

The National Week for Overcoming &xtreme Poverty (NWOEP) is an aDnual


light against poverty, as ma-ndated by hesidential Pioclamation Nos. 269,
s. 1993 and 777, s. 2001. This yea.r, the Department of Education (DepEd), in
coordination
the National AntiPoverty Comnission (NAPC) arrd other government
'vith to participate in the Observance of the 2013 llatloral Wee& for
agencies is enjoined
Oeercomlng E.treme Poveity (llWOEPl with the theme lyorklng Together ToLuards a
World Without Discriminafion on October 17-23,2013.
observance of

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a. mate the'public aware of the week-long commemoration and insdll in

b.

c.

3.

t}1em the virtues and principles espoused by the observaice which is the
refusal of extreme poverty and the respect o{ human rights, dignity, and
freedom;
recognize and appreciate the va-rious intiatives of poor communities ard
loca1 govenment units (LGUS) in upfifting the lives of poor Filipinos; arrd
invite rnorc stateholders to join in tle fight against poverty and build a
critical mass to ensure a greater chance of effectively eradicating poverty
at the soonest time,

The proposed particrpation of government agencies are as follows:

a.
b.

c.

d.

hanging of oliicial steamer/ba.nner;


posting of sbeamer/banner in agency website;
conduct of agency event reminding the govemment's focus on poverty
arld tnportance of stakeholder participaiion; and
sending of contingent to the Rizal Park, Maiila Ior the Ceremony.

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4.

Agencies are requested

to frll-out the

enclosed Enrolment Form

for the

Convergence Events in Observance of the NWOEP 2013 and send it through fax no.:
lO2) 929-9796 ot ll]rough emajl address: mnicanor napqavs}loo.com.

5- For more information, all concemed may contact tr[r. Itick Nicanor of the
National Anti-Poverty Cornmission (NAPC) Secretariat at telephone r]o.: lO2) 426-502A:
telefa-x no.: lO2) 427-9796 ot at email address: napc.eo{dsmail.com.
6.

Immediate dissemination of this Memorandum is desired.

/A'r-

BR. ARMN A., LUISTRO FSC


Secretary
Encl.:
References:

DepEd Memoralldum: Nos. 390 and 427, s. 2009


To be indicated in the Perpetual Index

under the following subjects:


BUREAUS & OFFICES
CELEBRATIONS & FESTIVAIS
EMPLOYEES
OFFICIALS
.

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SMA, DM Natl Wek for Ov*.oain Exircm Porrtv NWOEPI


0944-OctotJe. 4/?, 2013/10 16,r3

october 21,2013

DepED Memorandum No,195 s.2013

Observance ofthe 2013 NationalWeek for Overcoming Extreme Pove.ty (NWOEP)

RECEIVED

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lEnclosu.e No. 1to DepEd Memorandum 195, s.2O13l


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NATIONAI- ANTI.POVERTY COMMISSION

INTER.AGENCY MEETING
RE: PREPARATION FOR THE COMMEMMORATION OF NATIONAL WEEK FOR
OVERCOMING EXTREME POVERTY ON OCTOBER 17.23, 2013
20 September 2013 / 10: a.m. - 12:00 noon
NAPC Conference Room, 3/F ATI Building, Elliptical Road, Diliman, Quezon City

Hiqhliqhts
t.

Attendees:
NCDA DOH, DepEd, LCP. DSWD. CFO. NEDA. DAR NCIP. DOLE. DOF.
DA.TESDA. AI D 4" Wond - PhihpoiFes. ard NAPC Secretadal

fi. Agenda:

a.
b.

d.
It.

Hi

Hislory of "lnternational Day for the Eradication of Extrcme Poverty";


Philippine Response to United Nations;
Flashback: Year on Year Commemoralion ofthe Event by NAPCi and
2013 Commemoration Plans.

ghli ghts/Agreements:

'1. The meeting was called to order at'10:10 a.m. with Dir. Sem Cordial of
NAPC-Commisslon coordination & Planning Service presid ng.

2.

Ms. Vanessa Joos lralfait of ATD Foudh World Philippines provided a brief

background on the history of celebGting ihe lntemational Day for the


Eradication of Poverty on October 17 throughout the world. She then shared
their experiences in the country. She ifformed the group that the observance
otthe event can be in varied forms.

[4s. Malfait emphasized that rules were established in relatlon to the

commernoration, to witl it cannot be a propaganda day of anybody who want

to promote their respective advocacies and actions or any kind of aclivities


that may violate human dignity of the poor The event should consider ihe
poor as the 'very important persons" (VlP) ofthe day.

Dir. Cordial cited the following official issuances as the

Philippine

Government's recognition to October 17 United Nations resolutlon:


Presidential Proclamation No. 269, serjes of 1993, declarng October 17
of each year as "National Day for Overcoming Extreme Poverty" (by
former President FidelV. Ramos)i and
Prssidential Proclarnation No. 717, series of 2004, declaring October 17
10 23 of every year as lhe "National Week for overcoming Extrcme
Poverty' (by former President G oria MacapagaLArroyo)

Dir Cordial noted that as per PP 717, the Nationa Anti-Povedy Commlssion
was tasked to lead. coordinate, monrtor and evaluate the nationwide yearly
obsetuance of lhe NationalWeek for Overcoming Exheme Poveriy

Mr. Renalo Nicanor of NAPC Secreta at presented the NAPC initiatives and
relaied activities in relation to the commemoration of NDOEP for lhe past
years. For this year, it was proposed that the UN theme: 'Working Towards a
World Withoui Discrimination. ' Euilding on the experience and knowledge of
people in exheme poverty" be adopted. He then presented the draft program
of activities (see attachment).
5.

Dir. Cordial informed the body ihat the are two possible 6cenarios for
October 17: {b) Commemoration of NDOEP 2013 at Rizal Park, lllanila in lhe
morning; (b) NAPC En Banc meeting with the President in the afternoon.
Dir. Cordial solicited comments and possible recommendations from the
agencies on how this year's NDOEP event will be commemorated. The
following arc lhe suggestions/recommendations;
a. I\rr. Edgardo Buenaventura informed the body that October lT-23, 2013
event also coincides with the celebralion ot "Nalional Fisheries Week".
Thus, both will be simultaneously ce ebrated.
b. NAPC to request DA to tag October 16, 2013 as 'World Food Day'
c. Mr. Rizalio Sanchez of NCDA proposed to have simullaneous
commemoration of the event nationwide He also expressed interest on

d.

7.

inviting NAPC as resource peBon in a forum in relation to the eveni.


I\rs. Vanessa Malfait ofATD Fourth World suggested that there should be
severallesiimonials from different seclors that represent the people who
suffer from poverty

Dir. Cordial cited the followlng ectivities that can be undertaken during the
eventl

a.
b.

c.

Signing of "Call of Action' petition to accelerate achievement of the MDGS


or conduct of infomation camPaign
Wreathlaying ceremony on the repllca of the commemorative slone or
where replica will be unveiled (see p mer for the list of sites)
Pledges oftesUmonies of the poor living in poverly

d Lead inpraying the "lJnivelsal Prayer', recitation ofthe "Panata"


e. Organizing music festival or cultural evenis
f. Organizing anti-poverly irade fairs, afts, or photo exhibits
g.
h.

i.
j.
k.
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Holding of multi-sectoral dialogue, forum, or seminar to create awareness


on the need to address ihe needs ofthe poor
Gatherlng of people for the interfa th dialogue lhat may include moment of
silence or prayers

School-based - contest on essay writing, declamation, debate, drawing,


best news article on the [rDGs, best case studies or research paper on
poverty reduction, etc.

contest on backyard gardening, dengue-free zone,


most outstanding barangay heallh worker, famiy of the year, model
Community-based
bamngay, etc.

U/al 5a Baya, through prcss conference oI


assembly of highlighl accompLishments in poverty alleviation efforts

Local govemment-initiated

Djr. Cordial enumerated the proposed pariicipalion of government agencies


as foLlows:

a. Hang offlcial streamer/banner


b- Post streametbanner in agency website

c.

d.
e.

Conduct agency evenl remindang the govemment's focus on poverly and


importance of stakeholder participation (see item # 7). The event may be

highlighted by a mass rccitation of the 'Universal Prayer for Poverly


Eradication' (adopied from Joseph Wresinski, October 17, 1987, Noirc
Dame Cathedral, Paris)
Agencies to i6sue advisory to their respective .egional oftices/attached
agencies/bureaus on the conducl of the event at the regional level and the
hanging of banners and posting the 6ame ln their websites
Agencies and other padicipating enlities to send contingent to the Rrzal
Park, Manila ceremony

lV. Next Steps:


1

NAPC to send copy of the following:

a)

official streamer/banner design (in jpeg/ Photoshop fiJei to the


agencies. The standard tarpaulin size ofthe streamer/banner is 4 feet
x

2.

feet.

b)

Draft October '17 progrumme for your guidance.

c)

Vicinity rnap of the event venue (Luneta/Rizal Park, lvlanila).

Agencies are requesied to fill oul lhe attached Enrollment Form for the
Convergence Events in Observance of the NWOEP 2013. Send it through

fax number (02) 929-9796 and/email lo !p!iQaI9!_!3BQ(@yqhqQ.qQO.

3. Adjournment
The meeling was adl;urned at 11 55 a.m.

Note: Handouts anq mabtials werc distributed duing the meeting for reference.

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Universal Prayer for Poverty Eradication
A.laptedf/on Joteph vrcsintti, Oclober t7, t987, Notrc Dahe Cathe(hat, patit
For these millions of chitdren twisted by the poin of hunger,

no longer oble lo smtte, yel siiltyeorning to tove.

For ihese miliions

oj young peop e.
who hove no reoson io believe or even lo exisi.
oncl who voinly seorch for o iulure in lhis senseless worlcl.
Our Falherwe pray ta you,
Send honds la eop your hoNesl,
For ihese rnillions oJ rnen,

women and children,

sl-o e r-eo'r ore.l , oouro -9 5t oag to tne oeol ol ,trlgg,e


who\e'rincls ,F .r revor ogo .ls tro.nusr'o.e:rroo,-oupor-rerr
w o.e r ourooe de^ o'rd. rt ^ri91-top'cetey oig"r./
aur Fofherwe proy lo you,
Send hondr to reop your horvest.
For ihese millions of chitdren, women ond men
who do notwonllo condemn,
bui to love,lo proy. to work ond to unile,
so ihot o world of sotidorjly is born.
One word, ourwortd.
in which oll peop e woutd hove gjven lhe besi of themsetves before
dying.
au Fafhet we proy la yau,
Send honds lo reop yoL,rhorvest.
May olllhose who proy

find hearng in cod's presence


ond receive frora Him ihe power lo remove misery from humonily,
the humonily creoiecl in His imoge.

Aur Fotherwe proy fa you,


Send hond5 fo reop yourhorvesi.
more hundreds of Fitipinos ofjecied by Typhoons Moring ond Lobuyo,
And lhe mony courogeous individuots who coniinue io tobor io hetp viciims,
Moy they boih lind ihe couroge io conlinrre io foce ihe cholenoes ihoi confroni
'hem
To the

Out Folher we F,roy lo yau,


Senal honds lo reop yourhorvesl
we commemorole lhe tnlernoiionol Doy ior the Erodicotion of poverty,
we proy ior o world where people no longer ive in hungerj
where ihey ore free from H|V/AIDS;
where .noihers no longer die llr chjldblrthl
where children no longerdte of prevenioble diseoses;
where every child hos the ghi to quollty educoilonj
where poverJy ond inequiiy hove been overcome.
Aur Folher we proy la yoj,
Send hondi lo reop your horvest.
As

AMEN

Panalangin Ng Bayan
llgdsalikt,g ipinahaydg ni Ft Joseph tytainski,
wok ika 11 nsAhubte

tagdpdgtdtaE ng A'fD
1987 sa

Fa"th

World ttlawnent

Patis, Ftun.e

bolo no nomimilipil so hopdlng guJorn.


no holos dino koyong ngumili, ngunil fok po ng nogrnon-rohol.
Poro so mjyong mgo koboioan wolo ng dohiong moniwolo ni mobuhoy,
ngunil wo ong iigi po ring noghohongod ng kinobLrkosan diio so mogulong mundo.
Poro so mlyong mgo

voPanaraat. (ornjo, "o orolorgh.


"o
Mogsugo Ko
gogopo5
ng mgo menggogowang

so lyong oonihrn.

Poro so mllyong rngo boto, kololoklhon ol koboboihon

no ong r.gc pLrso oy buong lokos po ng pumiplnlig so gilno ng pokikiboko,


no ong isip oy lumolonggi so hindi nTokolorungon kopolaran no so konilo'y ipinoiow.
No onO kogitingon oy nororopol lomong i!mboson ng wo ong honggong korongolon.

"a ,a oang.aa.

o.ni oy

ro.ono o-q

4.

Mogsoga Ko ng mga manggogovr'ang gagopas so lyong oonihin.


Poro so miyong mgo bolo, kobobolhon oi kololokihon, no hindininois no komuhion,
kundi ong ipono ongln ol moho in, nois nlnyong gurnowo oi mogkobigkh upong isllong
ong mlrndong nogkokais'o; isong mundo, oiing nr!ndo, no kung soon ong iohol ng lao oy

mokopogjwon ng plnokomobuli mulo so konilong

sor

libogo pumonow.

So ya PonlJinaon. kc,mioy nononolongtn.


Mogsuga Ko ng mgo monggogowong gogopos so /yong oonrhin.
Poro so lohoi ng nononolongin. nowo'y mokoiogpo ng kolugunon so piing ng Diyos oi
rnokotonggop ng kolokoson rnuo so Konya no lwaksiong koroliioon sd songkoto!hon
songkotouhong nillkhong kowongis Niyo.
So 'ya Ponginaan, komi oy nononcllongin.
Mogsugo Ko ng mgo monggagowong gdgopos so /yong oonihin.

Mgo so itong ipinohoyog ni Fr. Joseph wlesinskl


Togoooglolog ng AID Foudh world Movemenl
Noon lko l/ nq Oklubre 1987 so Poris, Fronce
''wherevet nen dnd ||onen ct. candenned lo re in povet , hundn ighls ote violoted, lo cone togethet to
er3u/e lhol lhse rlghtr be /erpecred ! ou, rolemn drty. - rdlher loseph w'esintki, Oclober I 7, I t87 - Irccod6ro '

National anti- Poveny Cohmission


5ecretaratOffice: 3/F, Agrlcultura TraiiinBlnsltute, oepartment ol
Agric! ture compo!nd, EllpticalRoad, Di nan, aue:on ctyTe. Nos. (02)
426 5144,426 5028loca l07and 103

wakasan anskahiraoan, ilsayon Nal

PANATA (STAND UP)

ilaoari pa bang t'umaya t'oyang


lah.lt? (tolayo ong mgo laa)
Komi oy brrong giiinq no
nonir
kosona ong milyo'r-m;ryong
ro c'uong munoo. so o,o*
too
."'l:'?:,:
loboron ong ..1 .i;:J,.tni-lt., rr'hohovog nory-in ong pongokong
opon, guiom al C; pog"otooontoy
bowor roo.

n{

f;ffiil:,il?i::'?:: g SJj:'::gop,ns

anumons dohi,an hobons


ouror ne rio ri^6,ini;;;"::;'9,T"ndo .ons nornamqloy orow-orqw
o'ru'nolo(ing ogwal ng movornon
rnohirop.
or
Komi oy noninindigqn ot
noncn

'on long--epangoNo
- " "^" ot -Oo -i,t^9-*o99l..lo
or n,p;5

tso pin'no

;tJ,i.,,i,l,]r.;i.]l#"n'?;':J,?;*

no luporin ong
opmeni coo s

Komi oy nononowogon,
koiso cJng mga ioo mulo so
hjgil isong doong

bonso:

So o^];ng rnga oinvno _


oowir
pongunohing ILngl Jli'r
pogsog,p- r; ;r";; nf,""-:'
ong
1'nvo^U
poron6guton r" ooJ,t'."..:lTT:hiii'oo'sootong-ol"ong org

mog ng ropo+ ot
Koropotong ponrqo-

.ol'"iol

rulosin

org di pogkokoiorioi

,J-lo-vor'
)l|r ong koliwotion

ol

itoguyod o^g

Magkol,oibo mon ong

omino mt
iiso ang
omi'rg pongorop. ,5o
org qm;,rg 'oyunin 6i 'r.oh;t"::-ll
?holsorin
- ons *o^o,o-, ong
.no-,inoins io,;i;,;
;,:;l;"::il:

i;fi:,:.l llll,itiSSl;"ilnonowqson no oscdo, wckoson


ons
kou-'o,on no
"o,o,ooo,otioij.;il;;,:;: f|:l:::""
Boiid nomin no Lomi oV mov
responsibilidod. Bowql iso
oy rnoy

pononogulon.

Tigilon ong pogdodohilon.


I rvr regang 2015 no
Hono,
longl Tumoyo, Kumilos,
wokoson ;,is

,.h;",t

Mogkoiso iayo. Tuporin ong


mgq MDGs.
Public Response: NOW NA!

We golher here lodoy wilh lhe resl of lhe world lo show our united suppod 10
the MDGS thol oims to end exireme poverly ond inequolity by 2015; qnd 1o
loke pqrl in o common globol oction which is designed lo grob public,
politicql ond mediq ollenlion to mqke sure lhoi lhe globol movemenl in
suppo.l of the Millennium Developmenl Gools is seen qnd heord oround the
country ond lhe resl of lhe world.
"We wlll no longer slqy seqled or silenl ln lhe fqce of poverly
ond lhe broken promires lo end lll"
We ore

lhe

generolion lhol cdn pul qn end lo exheme povert ln the


Phillpplne5. ond we refuse lo mlis lhlg opporlunltyl

fir31

Woko3qn ong Kohirdpon. Tuporin ong mgo MDGS. Ngoyon Nql

Shouts/Chonts

Leqder

Public Reloonse

wqkqsqn qng Mqllnding Kqhirqpqn/

Ngoyon Nol

Kolusugqn ol Edukosyon/

Ngdyon No!

Kqpoyopqon ql Kolqhimikqn so Buong Mundo/

Ngqyon Nq!

Kqlqrungon pqro sq Nqqqpi/

Ngqyon Nq!

Koropolon Mobuhqy ng Morongql Kqmtin Nqlin/ Ngoyon Nol


Kung wolong Kurop wolqng Mqhirqp!
Korupsyon ltigil/

Ngoyon Nol

Iuporln qng mgq MDGs/

Ngoyon Nol

,,o' 'l to uep'd ,"emoranqu.

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CONVERGENCE EVENTS
IN OBSERVANCE oF THE NATIoNAL WEEK FOR OVERCOMING EXTREME

PovERry (NWOEP)'1 7-23 OcroBER 201

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Fax NLJMBER: 927 9697

E-mail Address:

!p!igg!9!-!3pg@ye!99i90

ENROLLMENT FORM

Agency/Organization
Title ofConvergence

Event

Date and Time

Objectives

lvechanics

iPlease identify patticipants and audiences and


ptogan. lJse exlft sheet if necessary)

biefly describe the process or attach

Focal Person/Event Coordinatori

office Tel. and Fax Numbers

Number

Mobile

Submilled by:

Designalion
lha MDG| that vitt be undenakan in padneship with ke basic
raod Dav an act 16 a.d
suDnned ta NAP; ae
^a'4
wee^ ol Act

'Ptannad activities that ara relevant

*ilfirt ilil#;;

ta

;nol,ed nat be

NAh.h.t Fsienes Wee^ on the

(Enclosure No. 5 to DepEd Memotatrdum 195, 3. 20131

The Irternational Day for the Eradication of Poverty and


for Overcoming Extrem Povrty: A Primer

th c Ph il

ippines' Nation al Week

Background

The obsewance of the International Day tor the Eradication of Poverty can be traced back to
l7 October 1987 when over a hundred thousand people from all walks of life gathered at the
Plan of H nah Right: and Liberties (that time the place is named Trocadero Plaza) in Paris,
France to honor the victims ofextreme poverty, hunger, violence, and ignorance. The site is also
the place where tbe Universal Declaration ofHuman Rights was signed in 1948.

The people gathered upon the appeal of Father Joseph Wresinski, a French Catholic priest and
founder of AII Togeiher in Dignity (ATD) Fourth World Movemenr. They prcclaimed thar
poverty is aviolation ofhuman rights and aflirmed the need to come together to ensurethat these
rights are respected. These convictions were inscribed in a commemorative stone unveiled on
that day.
The txt engraved in the ston reads in English, as follows:

OCTOBER 17,I9E7
ON THIS DAY, DEFENDERS OF HUMAN AND CIVIL RIGHTS FROM EVERY
CONTINENT GATIIERED HERE. THEY PAID IIOMAGE TO THE VICTIMS OF
HUNGER, IGNORANCE AND !'IOLENCE, THEY AFFIRMED THEIR CONVICTION
THAT HUMAN MISERY IS NOT INEVITABLE. THEY PLEDGED THEIR
SOLIDARITY WITH ALL PEOPLE WHO, THROUGHOUT THE WORID, STRIW
TO ERADICATE EXTREME POVERTY.

"Wherever men and women are condemned to live in extreme poverty, human rights are
violated, To come together to ensure thal thse rights be re"spected is our solernn duty.i'
- Joseph Wrcsinshi Q917-1988) foundet ofATD Fou hWo d
Since then, people of all backgrounds, beliefs and social origins have gathered every year on
Oclober l71h to renew lheir commitment and show their solida.ity with the poor.

Replicas of the commemorative stone have been unviled around the world, and serve as a
conve.gence point to celebrate the Day.

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UN Response

ln appreciation of ihe non-govemment organizatjons iniliative, the Unired Nations General


Assembly passed resol tion 471196 declaring October l7!h as lhe Interrationat Day for fhe
Endicarion of Poyerty on December 22, 1992, and invited all States ao devote th Day to
presenting and promoting, as appropriate in the naiional contex!, concret activities with regard
to the eradication ofpoverty and destitution.
The resolution furlher invites intergovemmenlal and non-govemmental organizations to assisr
States, at their request, in organizing national acrivities for the observance of the Day, and
requests the Secretary-Ceneral !o lake, witlrin existing resources, the measures necessary to
ensurc the success

ofthe Day's observance by the United Nations.

I'hilippine Response
In response, former Presideni Fidel V. Ramos signed Proclamation No. 269 in October 4, l99l
declaring October l7 oi every year as the National Day far Overcoming Extreme Poverty in
observance of thc ATD Fourth World-led "World Day for Overcoming Extreme Poveny." On

October 17

of the same year,

President Ramos unveiled

at Rizal Park a replica of

the

"Commemorative Stone in Honor ofthe Victims ofExlreme ?overty." It has since become the
site of the annual commemoration organized by the National Anti-Poverly Commjssion rn
parlnership with the A fD Fourth World Philippines, Nalional Parks Developmenl Council and
City Covernment oflvlaniiq. Replicas ofthe commemorative stone have been eslablished in the
cilies of Davao (laid in 1994) and Oroquieta (2001) and in rhe municipalities of Esperanza,
Agusan Del Sur (200?), Barotac Viejo, Iloilo (2008), and Buenavisra, Quezon (2008).

On Oclober 18,2004, ihen President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo signed Proclamation

717

declaring the period ofOctober l7-23 as the Nstional Week for Ovrcoming Extrcme Poverty
(NWOEP). The Proclanation designated NAPC to lead, coordinate, monitor and evaluate the
nationwido yearly obseNance ofNWOEP in coordination w;th key parlners and stakehojde.s in

poverty reduclion.
The Calholic Bishops Conference ofthe Philippines (CBCP) dedicates the 2"d Sunday ofoctober
lor extrcme poverty day.

Objectives

To make the public aware ofthe weeklong coll]memoration and instil in them the virtucs
and principles espoused by the observance which is the refusal ol extrcme poverty and
the respect ofhuman rights, dignity, and lieedom;

2. To

recognize and appreciate the various initiatives ol poor communiiies and local
govemmenl units in uplifting the lives ofpoor Filipinos; and

3.

To invite more stakeholders to join in the fight against poverty and build a crilical nass
to ensure a greater chance ofeffectively eradicating poverty at the soonest time-

The e for

National Week for Overcoming Extreme Povert-v 2013

This yar's proposed themeis"Vo*ing towards a Wo d teithout Disc minfllion.


the experiencz dnd knowledge ofpeople in extrcme porerlr"

Bu

ding on

Plans for the Obscrvance ofthe National Week for Overcoming Extreme Poverty in 2013

To achieve these objectives, thc following activities are proposed to be undertaken spearheadcd

b)

\4P(.

Commemoration Program on Octobr 17 at the Rizal Parl{, Manila


Site Localion: Replica olthe Comnremorative Stone. Pathwa\, to a;lorv (Chess Plaza)
besidc thc Open Air Auditoriunl
a) Wrealh-laying rjtes to be lead by Il.Fl. PresideDl Benigno S. Aquino Ill and rending oi
the commemorative slo1e texl
b) I cslimonials and Pledgs in the fight sgainst povcrty by community leade$
c) tjniversal Pra),erforthe Eradication ofPoverl) and Panata

d)
2.

Mcssage

ofrhe l\csident

Convergnce Events at the National, Regionallnd Locrl Levels

NAPC Member Agencies including the Basic Sector Councils and the LGU leagues rvill be
requesled to organize a convergence event any day fiom Octobfl l7 to 23, 2013. These activilies
shall be enrolled to the NAPC Secreta.ial and consolidated into a Calen.lat of Cakwrgence
Ewnls ln Obsetvance of the Nationsl ,yeek Ior Overcoming Poyert!.

A Convergence Event is any stand-alone milestone activity organized or conducted by a specific


National Govemment Agency 0\GA) or cluster ofNGAS, Regional Poverly Reducrion Action
Teams, Local Govemment Unit(s), basic sector organization, private,/business sector
organization, eic.. The proposed activilies are presented below.

Be part

ofthe Solution

Member agencies of the National Anti-Poverly Commission, non-governmenl organizsrions,


comnunity-based associations, civil society groups, schools, other government agencies and
inslitutions in the privete sector suppo{ lhe lDgP by aclivel}, calling their leadrs and legislators
to make fhe fight against poverty a central pad oftheir governance and developmen! agenda.
October lTri is a gathering lor peace and human dignit), in the spirit ofthe declaration engraved
on the replica ofthe conmemorative stone in honor ofthe victims ofextreme poverty.

Th Day symbolizes the daily struggle ofthose who live in extreme poverty around the world
and is the moment when they can frely xpress their daily struggle for independence from
public or private assistance, a chance for the poor to present their needs, concems and wishes,
and the recognition and respect to human rights and dignity of everyone. Participation of the
poor, the marginalized and disadvantaged sectors of society themselves must be at the cenrr of
the Day's observance. The commemoration of Oclober lTth also reflocts the willingness of
people living in poverty to use the;r expertise.o contribule ro the eradioation ofpoverty, helping
their go\emmenl impro\ e rheir \randard. ol i!ing.
Cet involve and be aware locally and nationally. Together, let's add voices and conlribute to
erudication ofpoverqr in our country.
Poverty is a violation ol Human Rights. Organize an activity on October

171h.

List ofactivities that can be undertaken during IDEP and NWOEP


tt should be noled that the activitics should focus around the theme. The theme changes every
year by NAPC in consuhation with key partners and stakeholders. Create activities that have the
greatest impacls in generating awareness for, and comnitrnents in the fight against poverty. The
lollowing are examples for you. gu;dance;

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2.

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4.

Signing of"Call to Action" petition to accelemte achielemenl ofthe MDGS, or conduct


ofinlormation campaign thru house-to-house visits or in mdio and TV programs
Wreath-laying ceremony on ihe replica ofthe commernorative stone or where replica
will be unveiled
Pjedgcs and rcsrimonics olrhe poor li' ing in poven)
Lead in praying the "Universal Prayer," recitation ofthe "Panata" and messages focusin8
on poverty alleviation and social refom during the flag-raising ceremonies

5-

Organizing music festival or cultural events

6.
7.
8,

Organizing anti-poverty lrade fairs, arts or photo exhibits


Hanging ofbanners in suppoft to October 17fr event

9.
10.

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Holding ofmulti-sectoral dialogue, forum, seminar 10 create awaaeness on the need to


addrcss the needs ofthe poor or discuss specific issues affecting the poor
Gatbering the people for an interfaith dialogue that may include a moment oisilence or
prayem to honor the victims ofexfeme poverty, hunger and discrimination

Mobilize resources for an antipoverty advocacy, e.9., "End Poverty Now", inoease
budgel to health and ducation, lmplement RH Law Now, etc.
School-based - contest on essay-writing, declamation, debate, drawing, student leader of

the year, best news article on the MDCS, besl case studies on poverty reduction, best
.esearch paper, etc.
12. Community-based -contest on backyard Sardening, dengue-fiee zone, cleanest purok.
most outslanding barangay health worker, larnily olthe year, model bamngay ofthe
year, most child-friendly health facility, most inproved barangay in water and sanitation,

I3. Localgovernment initjzted Ulat:a Bayanrhrough press confereDce or assembly to


highlight accomplishments in poverty alleviation effons; Align People's Day to NWOEP
week 1o launch, inaugurate or turn-over ofpro-poor projects; medical and dental
outreach

Let us know what activity you are planning. Contac! the National Anti-Poveny Commission
Secrctariat thru Mr. Sem H. Cordial, director ofCommission coordination & Plann;ng Service at
telefax number (02) 927-9796, telephone number (02) 426-5028 local 129, e-mail addressi
rpnicanor napc@vahoo.cor!.
Recommended Websites

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Urited Nations dag Hammerskjbld library provides background informalion as.well as


valuable links - lrttp://www.un.ore/en/evenlslpatE4ybl
The Universal Declaration ofHuman Rights - http://www.un-orq/en/documnts/udhr/
Philippine Developmen! Plan, Millennium Development Coal, regional economic
situationer reports, and socio-economic databases and other socio-economic related
concerns http://www.ncda.qov.ph
Poverty related databases

- h!1pt4y!u.!!rb.goreb

Pove(y reduction programs under Pres. Aquino Administ.ation like Pantawid Pamilyang
Pilipino Program (4Ps), KALAHI-CIDSS hllp://www.dswd.gov.ph
Anti-Povony Agenda olthe Philippines - htto://www.napc.sov.ph

Strategies for Citizens Action

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2.
3.

Make Poverty History's website is highly supported by contemporary media stars and
provides lots ofinformation about worldwide poverty http://www.makepovert\rhistorv.ore/
Citizens action on achieving the MDGS - hltpt/www.end nove(v?o1 5.o rg/c itizen-action/
Learn how to mise Iunds, organize activiiies or assistthe organizaiion in their projecls htto://rv\wv.atd- [ou rtlrwor]d.ors, Ph ilipp ines-. htm I . and
hlto://www.savethech i Idren.ore/silef

October Calendar of Evcnts

4-18
16
7
11-23
17-23
18-22
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Universal Children's lvtonth


Rural Women's Month
Garantisadong Pambata Week
UN World Food Day
UN lnternalional I Day fo r the Eradicaiion of Poveriy
Philippine National Week for Overcoming Extrcme Poverty

National Fisheries week


Health Education Week

Participating Government Agcncies, Basic Scctor Councils and other Partncr Institutions

Govemment Agencies
Deparunent oi Aglicultlre
Deparbnent of Ag.dnan

Basic Sectors

People's credit and FLnance

Presidential commission on tn

Famers and Land ess Rural

Depadnent of Budgd and


Oepnrtment of Environrnent
and Natlral Resources
Oepartnent of Eduction
Department of Irterior and

DepdLmntof Fnance
Department of Labor and

LGU Leagues
. League of provinces in the

.
.

Leasue ol cities of the Philippines


Lea9're ol 1.4!nicipalities of tne

Lisa ns Baranq.y nq Piiipinas

Communities/ hdigenous

Workers n the Fomal S<tor

workers n the InrormalSector


women
Persons with Disabilities
Victims of Disasters and

Oepartment of Soia weifare


Depadment of Trade and

Non-9ovemment Organlzations

Childen

. Non-Government Institutions

ATD Foufth Wo.ld Philippines

UN l4illennium Developnent Goals

. uN DeveloDment
Other Governfi ent Agencies

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.

Local Govemment

Natiof al Park Development Commiliee


Philippine Nauonal Police
Phillppine lnfomation Agency

lvleto l"ldnila Development Authoriry


'. Amed
Forces ofthe Phi ppines

Proqramme

Media Partneis

. Philippi.e Dai y Inqlirer


. f4ania Bulletn
. ABS.CBN
. GMA 7
. ry5

No. 6 to DePEd

l[motardun 195' s' 2()13)

PARTICIPATION AND ROLE OF STAKEHOLDERS

ANd

PARTNERS

Agncy/Olganization
NAPC member aqencies

1, Hang offlcial streamer/banner

2, Post streamer/banner in agency website


3. Conduct agency event reminding internal and

stakeholders about govemment! focus on


poverty and importance of stakeholder
participation, specially the poor - the vent may
be highlighted by a mass recitation of the .
Universal Pfayer
4. For those with regional/field offices, issue
advisory on the conduct of the event at the
reqional level and the hanging of banners and
posting the same in their websites'
5. Enrol the event/activities with NAPC
6. Send contingent to the Rizal Park ceremony

City of Maniia

to give welcome message


2, participatjon in the Rizal Park rites - 100
employees, students
3, meals for the People mobilized
4. choirs for the singing of national anthem
5. drum and lyre band
1. City Mayor

5. wreaths
7, tents, tables and chairs

8. rostrum
9. Security c/o Manila Police Department
ATD 4m World Phils

ffirticipation

in tne aizal Park rites

community folks, volunteers


2, meals for the PeoPle mobillzed
3, Oct 17 bannertstreamers
4. Booth

50

SUPPORT NEEDED

Agency/organization
National Parks Development
Committee

to give welcome remarks


2. Participation in wreath-laying rites
3. Provide platform to serve as stage
1. Otc-Exec. Director

4. Sweepers
5. Dancing Fountain show
6. Help secure the tents, stage, etc.
Philippine National Police
Academy or the PhiliPPine

1. Honor guards

14arine Corps
AFP

or I4MDA

UN Philippines

nfP Ptarchin6 eand

1, UN Officials participation
2, Messages (if PNoy is not available)
3, UN Statemenvmessage
4. Info materials on MDGs
5, T-shirts, if available

6. Meals for guests


NAPC Secretariat

1. Partlclpatlon oI Juu b5 counclr rrrclrruers/ra

Jtr

Reps (allowances c/o quarterly meeting)


2. Oct 17 banners, NWOEP banners
3, Stage backdroP

4. Registration, info booth


5. l4eals for people mobilized - basic sectors/SRs,
security team, sweepers, Secretariat officers,
employees and staff
6. Secretary message
7. Attendance of Cabinet Secretaries
8. PNoYs message
9. Transpo for BS council members/SRs, members
of meals committee, and logistics commilcee

l0.Program/ info kits for media


11. Masters of ceremonies
12, Attendance of secretariat officrs, employees
and staff
13,Wreaths, flowers and Petals

(Enclosure No. 7 to DepEd Memolindum 195J s' 2013)

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