Presidential Commission for the Urban Poor

Vision, Mission & Objectives


A society where everyone enjoys adequate shelter and food security, a healthy and safe environment, a productive, sustained and freely chosen employment, and full and equal participation in sustainable development.


To fulfill its vision, PCUP vows to:
  • strengthen coordination and monitoring for the speedy implementation of government programs and policies for the urban poor;
  • increase accreditation of legitimate urban poor organizations for purposes of representation and policy formulation; and
  • improve management for a more efficient, effective and ethical operations.


  • To increase the opportunity of the urban poor to access land and housing and other basic services as provided for in RA 7279 or the Urban Development and Housing Act (UDHA)of 1992, Executive Order No. 131, Memorandum Order No. 74, and Executive Order No. 371;
  • To ensure the conduct of just and humane demolition/eviction in accordance with the UDHA and Executive Order No. 152;
  • To provide technical assistance to the agencies tasked to implement Executive Order No. 153;
  • To institutionalize consultative mechanisms to ensure urban poor participation in governance;
  • To facilitate delivery of basic services to the urban poor sector; and
  • To strengthen its coordinative task to effectively oversee and monitor the implementation of urban land reform.