Uphold freedom of association, implement the labor agenda – CPDG

The Council for People’s Development and Governance (CPDG) supports the various workers groups in their demands to uphold freedom of association and right to organize, collective bargaining and living wage, among others.

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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.

Stop Harassing Development Workers

Citizens' Disaster Response Center | January 12, 2023

CDRC, being the pioneer in community-based disaster management (CBDM) stands by the legitimacy of its activities that relentlessly promote disaster preparedness for the past 38 years. Beyond giving emergency relief during disasters, CBDM includes addressing the root causes of peoples’ vulnerability to disasters and exhorting people from various sectors to organize and actively participate in building disaster-resilient communities. CDRC has actively collaborated with local government units in providing emergency reliefs to disaster-affected communities and with national disaster risk reduction (DRR) agencies like the National Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (NDRRMC) and National Anti-Poverty Commission-Victims of Disasters and Calamities (NAPC-VDC) Sector in implementing the national DRRM plans.

For Decision on 2005 South China Sea Joint Exploration Deal, Envi Group Hails SC

Kalikasan - People's Network for the Environment | January 11, 2023

Today, after 14 years, the SC declared that the JSMU violated the Constitution for allowing wholly-owned foreign corporations to explore the country’s natural resources without observing the safeguards provided in Section 2, Article XII of the 1987 Constitution. It voted 12-2-1.

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.

New year open letter to Philippine leaders: Building of destructive megadams like Kaliwa not needed to ensure right to water

December 29, 2022

Before we enter the year 2023, we advocates of the right to water and other people’s and consumers’ rights urge the Philippine government, especially our infrastructure and development planners and agencies, to urgently address the lack of safe, accessible, and affordable potable and domestic use water without resorting to the destruction of homes, livelihoods and […]

Killings of Environmental Activists, Community Bombings Continue Under Marcos Jr. — Group

Kalikasan - People's Network for the Environment | December 13, 2022

Kalikasan PNE lambasted the Marcos Jr. administration for failing even to recognize the ‘dire’ situation of environmental activists in the country. Alongside the other groups in the EDC, they called for impartial investigations into the continued attacks, including the indiscriminate military operations affecting entire communities.