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.
The Council for People’s Development and Governance (CPDG) joins all human rights defenders and development workers declaring support for the Palestinian people striving for their sovereign rights as a nation and as a people.
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.
On the 25th year of Universal Declaration on Human Rights Defenders: CSOs Reiterate Call to Protect Human Rights DefendersSeptember 12, 2023
Today marks the 25th year of the United Nations Declaration on Human Rights Defenders. The Council for People’s Development and Governance (CPDG) joins civil society organizations (CSOs) and their stakeholders in reiterating the urgent call to protect and uphold the rights of human rights defenders (HRDs) amid continuing impunity on human rights violations against them. […]
There is mounting evidence the Anti-Terrorism Act or Republic Act No. 11479 is being weaponized against rights defenders. CSOs call for its review and repeal.
Read CPDG’s statement on Philippines Pres. Marcos Jr.’s first year of governance here.
To foster unity and work towards genuine peace, the Philippine government has to heed the calls and demands of the people and implement human rights-based and people-centered policies ensuring people’s democratic participation in governance and development.
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.
There is continuing injustice and unfreedoms in Philippine society as the Filipino people’s economic, social, cultural, civil, and political rights are disregarded for acquiescing to vested interests.
On Independence Day, the Council for People’s Development and Governance (CPDG) unequivocally condemns the injustices endured by Senator Leila De Lima (including political prisoners, those incarcerated for so long waiting for their cases to be heard) highlighting the disturbingly biased and problematic nature of the Philippine justice system -punishing mostly the powerless and targeted.