Saturday, August 21, 2010

Official definition of basic sectors in Philippine society


In Republic Act 8425, or the Social Reform and Poverty Alleviation Act, it was declared that the State should adopt an area-based sectoral and focused intervention to poverty alleviation. Section 3 of RA 8425 defined the basic sectors as the disadvantaged sectors of Philippine society, namely:

1. Farmer-peasant
2. Artisanal fisherfolk
3. Workers in the formal sector and migrant workers
4. Workers in the informal sector
5. Indigenous peoples and cultural communities
6. Women
7. Differently-abled persons
8.  Senior citizens;
9.  Victims of calamities and disasters;
10. Youth and students;
11. Children;
12. Urban poor;
13. Cooperatives; and
14. Non-government organizations

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1 comment:

  1. Hi I'm interested in different sectors of our government. is there any other definition of sectors other RA 8425? I'm researching sectors of the goverment that i can use for Rabies and dog welfare awareness. thank you

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