Victories in the dismissal of cases against development workers and the release of political prisoners bring hope—CPDG
“The acquittal and release of several political prisoners is not only reason to celebrate but also vindicates us in our fight. Moreover, these legal victories show just how dubious so many of the warrants mysteriously issued by different courts really are,” CPDG spokesperson Liza Maza said. She added, “The judges who scrutinize these cases and stop the use of the legal system to harass activists should be lauded.”
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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 […]
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Council for People’s Development and Governance President Dr. Rolando Tolento, PhD on the redtagging of civil society organizations#NoToRedtagging #StopTheAttacksAgainstDevelopment Workers #DemocraticGovernance
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“Anyone who looks at the 2022 budget will immediately see that it does not respond enough to the country’s most urgent issues of COVID-19 and poverty alleviation,” Liza Maza, spokesperson of the Council for People’s Development and Governance (CPDG) stressed.
“There is clear and strong opposition against the Kaliwa dam in Dumagat communities. It will be best if the government and MWSS listen to the voices of the opposition, stop the project, and seek other alternatives to ensure stable water supply for Metro Manila and nearby provinces. The claim that many people ‘benefit’ from it does not justify the huge displacement and ethnocide,” Beyer further explained.