Sorsogon diocese launches anti-poverty fund campaign

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QUEZON CITY, April 10, 2016—Sorsogon Bishop Arturo M. Bastes, SVD lead on April 9 the covenant-signing for the Serendipity Fund, a radical anti-poverty measure proposed by the diocese.

Attended by religious leaders, local government officials, youth leaders, and members of civil society, the covenant-signing, held at the Annunciation Parish in Bacon, Sorsogon, is the campaign’s kickoff to gather petitioners for the necessary amendments to the Constitution for the creation of the Serendipity Fund.

The Philippine Sovereign Fund for Better Social Security and Welfare Cover for All or simply, Serendipity Fund proposes to allocate 20 percent of government resources into a single fund that will be used for health services, housing, education, livelihood programs, emergency recovery during calamities, and even retirement pension for the poor. (Noel Sales Barcelona / CBCP News)

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