“Demolition, violence in Sitio Patungan displays Duterte administration’s inhumanity and gross negligence”—CPDG

“Displacing a fishing community just to build a luxury beach resort is already inhumane and reprehensible. But this demolition and violating human rights during an intensifying health crisis, poverty, and the dismal government response is the height of unspeakable ruthlessness,” said Council for People’s Development and Governance (CPDG) spokesperson Liza Maza.

Push for house probe on rights abuses vs. peasant women — Amihan

The Amihan National Federation of Peasant Women expressed and urged the people to support the House Resolution No. 1812 filed by the lawmakers from the Makabayan bloc yesterday directing the lower house to conduct an inquiry, in aid of legislation, on the intensifying attacks and human rights violations against peasant women in the country. Amihan […]

Salu-Salo 2021: National People’s Food Systems Summit

Join us in Salu-Salo 2021: National People’s Food Systems Summit (NPFSS) from August 30 to 31 and September 11 to 12! Salu-Salo 2021 is organized by Agroecology X, a network of civil society organizations and people’s organizations, to spread public awareness and support efforts to mainstream agroecology and food sovereignty as a response to the […]

CPDG on the expired PHP 1.8B calamity funds

Kalipunan ng Damayang Mahihirap (KADAMAY) Secretary General Eufemia ‘Ka Mimi’ Doringo on the expired PHP 1.8B calamity funds

CPDG on the IATF Resolution restricting unvaccinated individuals

Council for People’s Development and Governance Vice President Rochelle M. Porras on the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Disease or IATF-EID’s resolution restricting all unvaccinated individuals from travelling outdoors

Victories in Defending PH Civic Spaces

The Duterte administration and its security forces are at the forefront of closing civic space. Civil society kept fighting and won some small victories—but much still remains to be done. #DefendCivicSpaces#JunkTerrorLaw#DefendTheDefenders

Reclaiming Civic Spaces amid State Terror and Pandemic

2021 is yet another year full of human rights abuses. From redtagging, arbitrary arrests, and extrajudicial killings the civil society has been fighting back to retake civic spaces and basic rights and freedoms. It is important to remain steadfast in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic and the government’s dismal and punitive response. More importantly, […]