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Uphold freedom of association, implement the labor agenda – CPDG

January 24, 2023

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.

Tunay na reporma sa lupa, panawagan pa rin ng magsasaka sa ika-36 taon ng Mendiola Masaker

January 23, 2023

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 drugs

January 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.

Rappler’s Ressa acquittal, a victory against media repression – CPDG

January 19, 2023

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.

CPDG to Facebook: Uphold freedom of expression, enable civic spaces

January 15, 2023

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 […]

Pahayag ukol sa pag-alis ng facebook platforms ng mga progresibong grupo

January 5, 2023

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.

New year open letter to Philippine leaders: Building of destructive megadams like Kaliwa not needed to ensure right to water

December 29, 2022

Before we enter the year 2023, we advocates of the right to water and other people’s and consumers’ rights urge the Philippine government, especially our infrastructure and development planners and agencies, to urgently address the lack of safe, accessible, and affordable potable and domestic use water without resorting to the destruction of homes, livelihoods and […]

Payapang pasko at kinabukasan… Pangarap ng mga bata

December 26, 2022

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 process

December 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.

Killings of Environmental Activists, Community Bombings Continue Under Marcos Jr. — Group

Kalikasan - People's Network for the Environment | December 13, 2022

Kalikasan PNE lambasted the Marcos Jr. administration for failing even to recognize the ‘dire’ situation of environmental activists in the country. Alongside the other groups in the EDC, they called for impartial investigations into the continued attacks, including the indiscriminate military operations affecting entire communities.