up GMA’s fight vs. poverty
behalf of the Citizen’s National Network Against Poverty and
Corruption (CNN-APC), DLSU System President Brother Rolando
Dizon, FSC, gave its pledge of commitment to the government
to help in the fight against poverty and corruption in a dialogue
with President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo in Malacañang
on September 7.
Dizon also presented the CNN-APC’s goals for the next three
years notable of which is the area of education. The network
aims to strengthen existing programs and create new ones for
adult microenterprise training and lending, as well as out-of-school
youth programs that will benefit at least 200,000 Filipinos.
Some 100,000 students and adults will be provided with moral
and spiritual formation. La Salle is expected to play a valuable
role in fulfilling one of its major anti-poverty program,
Education for All.
President Arroyo expressed her support for the initiatives
of the private citizen’s network. She stressed the importance
of civil society and the government working hand-in-hand towards
national development using the State of the Nation Adress
framework as guide.
She witnessed the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding
between the CNN-APC and the Government Service Insurance System
which provided a window loan amounting to P 2.5 billion for
micro-financing. Land Bank of the Philippines acts as the
guarantor while the People’s Credit and Finance Corporation
(PCFC) as the wholesaler of the fund. The CNN-APC serves as
the conduit to various non-governmental organizations (NGOs),
foundations, schools which will distribute the fund to the
The De La Salle University System is a member of the CNN-APC
aims to eradicate poverty and corruption and harness the creative
energies of every Filipino.
On the 29th of September, the founding congress on the anti-corruption
network will be held, with Chief Justice Hilario Davide as
the keynote speaker.
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