Resources

Is the Philippine economy too strict?— Debunking the foreign direct investment myth

February 15, 2024

here are already numerous laws allowing 100% foreign ownership in most of the economy including manufacturing, trade, banking, telecommunications, most of transport and power, and even in mining and renewable energy sources.  The economy is now among the most open economies in the region.

Latest UN visit confirms gov’t HR efforts sorely lacking

February 5, 2024

UN Special Rapporteur Irene Khan (second from left) with staff and the three political detainees at the Tacloban District Jail on Friday. (Ms. Irene Khan’s X post)

Implement sustainable pro-people public mass transport system – CPDG

December 15, 2023

More than half a million jeepney drivers and their families face economic dislocation by 2024 with the PUVMP.

Groups appeal to UN Special Rapporteur to investigate reclamation, Bulacan airport project

Kalikasan - People's Network for the Environment | November 7, 2023

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.

Justice for Juan Jumalon! End Impunity Now!

November 6, 2023

The College Editors Guild of the Philippines, together with its allied groups and fellow progressive media sector formations, condemn in the strongest terms the brutal killing of Juan “Johnny Walker” Jumalon this morning, November 5.

Jumalon, 57, was killed on air as he tended to his morning broadcast at the 94.7 Calamba Gold FM. His murder, done in broad daylight at his home station in Calamba town, was caught live on his station’s Facebook Page Livestream.

Support the Palestinian People’s Struggle for Sovereignty

November 1, 2023

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.

CSOs call for an end to impunity on violations of Filipino people’s human rights

October 30, 2023

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 Defenders

September 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. […]

CSOs call for urgent review and repeal of ATL 

July 5, 2023

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.

Un-peace, disunity in Marcos Jr.’s first year – CPDG

June 30, 2023

Read CPDG’s statement on Philippines Pres. Marcos Jr.’s first year of governance here.