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.
Tatlumpu’t anim (36) na taon na ang nakalilipas nang humantong ang mapayapang protesta sa pagkamatay ng 13 magsasaka sa paanan ng Mendiola. Bitbit ang mithiin para sa tunay na reporma sa lupa, nagmartsa ang mahigit 15,000 magsasaka, manggagawang-bukid, pesante, at mga aktibista noong Enero 22, 1987 sa pag-asang sila at ang kanilang mga panawagan ay diringgin ng dating pangulong Corazon Aquino matapos ng napakahabang panahon sa ilalim ng diktadurya ng rehimen ni Ferdinand Marcos Sr. Taliwas sa inaasahan ang marahas na pagsalubong ng Malacañang.
“Upholding human rights coincides to an effective, legitimate, and impartial justice system” – A commentary on the acquittal of Juanito Jose Remulla III on possession of dangerous drugsJanuary 19, 2023
“The judicial system appears to be cruel to the poor but merciful to the rich. People deprived of liberty with connection to power and elite background, like Juanito Jose Diaz Remulla III, son of the Justice Secretary of the Philippines can manipulate the broken judicial system or at the very least experience “due process”, says Liza Maza, spokesperson of the Council for People’s Development and Governance. In contrast, the poor are discriminated against, are criminalized, put behind bars, and worse, killed – like Kian delos Santos, Jefferson Bunuan, Carl Arnaiz, Reynaldo de Guzman, and the thousands more victims of the drug war killed without being given due process. Many others are incarcerated while awaiting trial for years already. The already overcrowded prison cells across the country have become all the more cramped and unhealthy for PDLs.
The Council for People’s Development and Governance (CPDG) applauds the decision of the Court of Tax Appeals to acquit Nobel Laureate Maria Ressa and Rappler of the tax evasion charges filed by the Duterte administration on date. This, by far, is the latest triumph against state intimidation on its critics and media repression.
The Council for People’s Development and Governance (CPDG) joins the Commission on Human Rights in calling Facebook to review its takedown of the pages of civil society organizations. Facebook unpublished the pages of several organizations and individuals in the Philippines without any explanation except that the pages and individual accounts supposedly violated community standards. “Facebook […]
Junk SIM Registration Network, an alliance of digital experts and consumers,
held a protest action today in front of the National Telecommunications Office
(NTC) to call for the suspension of the SIM Registration Law amidst glaring
violations to data privacy two weeks into its implementation.
Sa pagpasok ng bagong taon, hindi bago, kundi parehong atake sa pamamahayag at mga samahan ang sumalubong sa mga progresibong grupo matapos i-shutdown ang kanilang espasyo sa facebook sa pagpaalam ng kasalukuyang kalagayan ng Pilipinas.
Tinalakay rito ang iba’t ibang karanasan ng mga batang ibinunga ng bigong pangangalaga ng mga nagdaang pamahalaan sa kapakanan ng mga bata at kanilang pamilya.
Christmas wish: Marcos Jr administration challenged to act on children’s rights violations, tackle peace processDecember 22, 2022
Numerous child rights violations happened under the watch of the Duterte administration, prompting child rights advocates and groups to call on the Marcos administration to address these including the resumption of peace negotiations that will identify solutions to socioeconomic strife.
Social enterprises can be viable partners in nation building towards people-centered development if driven by social mission to uplift the lives and improve overall well-being of the marginalized. Community-based initiatives flourished even without government support, but they are threatened because of authoritarian neo-liberalism.