Continuing rights violations belie PBBM’s promise to protect human rights, CSOs call govt to adopt stakeholder recommendations as UN review of PH human rights situation nearsAugust 11, 2022
At the conclusion of a series of consultation-workshops on the state of human rights in the country, over 100 civil society organizations (CSOs) noted continuing rights violations and impunity in the new administration. They pointed out that this runs contrary to the promise President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr made in June, at a meeting with the UN resident Coordinator to the Philippines, to protect human rights during his administration.
Communique of the Stakeholders in the CSOs Consultation on the United Nations Universal Periodic Review of the Philippines, June 22 and 23, 2022June 25, 2022
The state of the country’s civil and political rights (CPR) and economic, social and cultural rights (ESCR) has worsened in the last six years of the outgoing administration of Pres. Rodrigo Duterte. The incoming Marcos administration should make the Duterte administration accountable for its grave human rights abuses including its criminal liability for its bloody […]
Moving forward, we aim for a Philippine society free from discrimination and inequality where no one will be left behind.
Building Back Better, Together: How can SDG 17 and civil society partnerships ensure genuine development in recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic?March 24, 2022
As the Asia-Pacific region continues to ‘build back better’, countries’ progress on SDG 17 in addressing the pandemic must be evaluated. SDG 17 provides the means to advance other SDGs, facilitating poverty reduction, zero hunger, good health, gender equality, quality education, and climate action, among other goals.
Prospects for Recovery, Human Rights, and People-Centered Development: A Public Forum on the 2022 PhilippinesMarch 17, 2022
Philippine democracy and development are both at stake in the 2022 elections. As the nation faces multiple crises (e.g., economy, health, climate), the Filipino people hope that this undertaking will lead to domestic policies and measures that will address the various problems that the said crises entail.
Highlights from “Prospects for Peace After the 2022 Elections: A Call for Just Peace and An End to Tyranny”February 28, 2022
In case you missed it, you may watch the forum here: Prospects for Peace After the 2022 Elections: A Call for Just Peace and an End to Tyranny
In a few months come May 9, 2022 we look forward to having a change of governance and hopefully peace. But this will not happen under a Marcos Jr. and Sara Duterte victory at the polls.
The Council for People’s Development and Governance will hold a discussion on January 27, 2022, at 3:00 pm on the Supreme Court decision on the 37 petitions against the Anti-Terrorism Law of 2020. The decision was considered a victory in pushing back against shrinking civic spaces, albeit small, and not altogether a “win” for the […]
On November 26, 2021, AGHAM – Advocates of Science and Technology for the People, Sibol ng Agham at Teknolohiya (SIBAT, Inc.), Pro-People Engineers and Leaders (PROPEL) held “People’s Review of SDG 7: Achieving Reliable, Accessible and Sustainable Clean Energy for All”. The forum is part of the People’s Review of the SDGs Forum Series 2021 […]