Presidential Commission for the Urban Poor

The Urban Poor Solidarity Week

Created through Executive Order No. 82 in 1986, PCUP serves as the direct link of the urban poor to the government in formulating policies and implementing programs which address their needs. PCUP works towards a policy environment more favorable, responsive and relevant to the needs and aspirations of the urban poor and makes efforts to secure the human rights and welfare of the urban poor.

By virtue of Proclamation 367, December 2 to 8 of every year is declared as Urban Poor Solidarity Week (UPSW). This is intended to promote greater understanding of the issues and problems on urban poverty, and to foster unity and dialogue among the urban poor, government agencies and NGOs. PCUP is tasked to take the lead in this undertaking.

The 18th UPSW, December 2005