𝗢𝗻 𝗳𝗮𝗯𝗿𝗶𝗰𝗮𝘁𝗲𝗱 𝗰𝗵𝗮𝗿𝗴𝗲𝘀 𝗮𝗴𝗮𝗶𝗻𝘀𝘁 𝗖𝗘𝗥𝗡𝗘𝗧 𝗺𝗲𝗺𝗯𝗲𝗿𝘀 𝗶𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗣𝗵𝗶𝗹𝗶𝗽𝗽𝗶𝗻𝗲𝘀— Aktionsbündnis Menschenrechte Philippinen (AMP)

AMP records indicate a significant increase in the number of human rights defenders who have been killed in recent years under the guise of the government’s counterinsurgency.

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Justice for Juan Jumalon! End Impunity Now!

November 6, 2023

The College Editors Guild of the Philippines, together with its allied groups and fellow progressive media sector formations, condemn in the strongest terms the brutal killing of Juan “Johnny Walker” Jumalon this morning, November 5.

Jumalon, 57, was killed on air as he tended to his morning broadcast at the 94.7 Calamba Gold FM. His murder, done in broad daylight at his home station in Calamba town, was caught live on his station’s Facebook Page Livestream.

PPSE conclude Zero Waste Month, vows to intensify campaign against plastic pollution and false solutions in Pangasinan

Pangasinan People's Strike for the Environment | February 5, 2023

Pangasinan People’s Strike for the Environment ended the Zero Waste Month with a forum entitled “WALANG PLASTIKAN: a fotum on Plastic Pollution and Ecological Alternatives.Pangasinan People’s Strike for the Environment ended the Zero Waste Month with a forum entitled “WALANG PLASTIKAN: a fotum on Plastic Pollution and Ecological Alternatives”.

Statement on the Immediate Resurface of CERNET Staff April Dyan Gumanao and Labor Rights Advocate Armand Jake Dayoha

Community Empowerment Resource Network, Inc. | January 19, 2023

CERNET, Inc. finds this incident seriously alarming considering the existing trend of attacks on development workers in Central Visayas, starting with the abduction and death of Elena Tijamo of the Central Visayas Farmers Development Center.

On Pride Month, CPDG calls for the swift passage of CADB and SOGIE Equality Bill

June 27, 2023

CPDG together with the Stop the Discrimination Coalition and the Commission on Human RIghts set up a dedicated booth to advocate for the legislation of the Comprehensive Anti-Discrimination Bill (CADB), which aims to address discrimination faced by all marginalized sectors of Filipino society and the cross-sectional discrimination they confront. Additionally, CPDG emphasized the urgent passage of the Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Expression (SOGIE) Equality Bill, which seeks to prohibit various forms of discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity, and expression.

Groups appeal to UN Special Rapporteur to investigate reclamation, Bulacan airport project

Kalikasan - People's Network for the Environment | November 7, 2023

Environmental and human rights groups expressed their concern over the controversial New Manila International Airport (NMIA) project to United Nations (UN) Special Rapporteur on Climate Change and Human Rights Ian Fry, in line with his official visit to the Philippines this week.

CSOs call for an end to impunity on violations of Filipino people’s human rights

October 30, 2023

The Council for People’s Development and Governance (CPDG), along with its network of human rights defenders (HRDs) and other civil society organizations (CSOs), renewed calls on the Philippine government to act decisively and be true to its declared commitment to respect human rights. This begins with ending impunity for continuing violations of the Filipino people’s human rights.

CPDG Solidarity Message for PridePH 2023

June 27, 2023

We believe that people’s issues are gender issues. Under the looming Marcos Jr. administration, the rising prices of commodities and transportation fares, along with decreased wages and currency value, have intensified the struggles faced by marginalized and subordinated sectors, especially women and the LGBTQ+ community.

CPDG stands up versus corporate power at the Asia Pacific Peoples’ Forum on Sustainable Development 2023

March 26, 2023

The Council for People’s Development attends the Asia Pacific Peoples’ Forum on Sustainable Development in Bangkok, Thailand. With this year’s theme, “Change the System, Shift the Power: Challenging Imperialism and Corporate Capture of  the COVID-19 Recovery and the 2030 Agenda”, civil society presents the regional people’s realities in today’s context. These realities include the regression to attainment of the sustainable development goals and the 2030 agenda due to systemic barriers such as uneven development, vindication of neoliberal policies, and corporate war. 

No let-up on the quest for justice – Philippine UPR Watch

November 6, 2022

Media Release | 6 November 2022 In October 2022, Justice Secretary Jesus Crispin Remulla led the government delegation during the fifth periodic review of the Philippines by the United Nations Human Rights Committee in Geneva, Switzerland. The result was just as expected. On November 4, the UN Human Rights Committee released its concluding observations, calling […]

Leaving no one behind: Genuine climate justice for COP27 – CPDG

November 6, 2022

COP27 and the United Nations Universal Periodic Review of the human rights situation in the Philippines’ are taking place this November. Philippine CSOs call on the Philippine government to seriously address the interconnected chronic economic and environmental crises magnified by the COVID-19 pandemic. They push for adoption of the priority recommendations on sustainable use of the environment and the right to development including the passing of urgent legislation such as the People’s Green New Deal.

Don’t leave millions behind, rethink the Mandatory SIM Registration – CPDG

April 28, 2023

CPDG  expresses extreme concern that the Philippine government is leaving marginalized sectors and vulnerable groups behind due to very poor preparation and ultra-hasty implementation of the SIM Registration Act. Since there is no get-at-table Information and Communications Technology (ICT) training in the country, digitally incapacitated sectors become more vulnerable by unwillingly, worse unknowingly, giving out their personal data, metadata, and information.

Stakeholders’ Review of the 4th UPR Cycle of the Philippines

February 17, 2023

Closing Remarks, CPDG Vice President Rochelle M. Porras, 17 February 2023 Thank you to all that worked on this, it has been months, for many of us many many months of engagements for the 4th cycle of UPR, 250 recommendations. We have much to do but this small step of success must also be celebrated, […]

Stakeholders’ Review of the 4th UPR Cycle of the Philippines

February 17, 2023

Opening Remarks of CHR Chairperson Atty. Richard P. Palpal-latoc, 17 February 2023 Distinguished guests, our partners, the Civil Society Organizations, colleagues from the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, Ms. Signe Poulsen and Ms Arbena Kuriu, fellow human rights defenders, friends, ladies and gentlemen, a pleasant morning to all! It is an […]