“Assert a People-Centered Development” – CSOsMay 27, 2023
CSOs in a forum discussed the systemic barriers faced by people across the globe amidst the “polycrisis” of connected and cascading crises in recent times. The economic and geopolitical interests of global powers impact on the on the multiple crises, wars, and acts of aggression. Peoples across the global South are waging struggles for their rights and sovereignty.
Justice For Alex Dolorosa, Protect Rights Defenders – CPDGApril 28, 2023
The Council for People’s Development and Governance (CPDG) strongly condemns the vicious killing of Alex Dolorosa, a paralegal officer, and union organizer of the BPO Industry Employees Network (BIEN) Philippines Bacolod chapter. Dolorosa is also an LGBTQIA activist under the BPO Employees, Gay, Lesbians and Allies for Genuine Acceptance and Democracy (BEGLAD). This heinous act of violence against a development worker like Alex Dolorosa is not only a tragedy, but also an affront to the advancement of civic spaces.
Advancing Pro-People Climate and Environmental GovernanceApril 23, 2023
Every commemoration of Earth Day should include reflecting on the critical role of civil society organizations (CSOs) in advancing pro-people climate and environmental governance. CSOs are at the forefront of holding governments and corporations accountable for the continuing environmental degradation causing an inexorable climate crisis.
Fashion protest on UnMET SDGs calls for development justiceMarch 30, 2023
The fashion protest is civil society’s creative way to demand the Philippine government and donor countries to fulfill commitments on effective development cooperation principles towards Agenda 2030.
CPDG calls for Development Justice at the Asia Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development 2023March 28, 2023
The Council for People’s Development and Governance, through its esteemed members, were able to address the Asia Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development 2023, and unpack the different systemic barriers and challenges in achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the context of the multiple crises, including the shrinking civic spaces. They also raised the calls for development justice and higlighted the role of civil society in development processes.
CPDG stands up versus corporate power at the Asia Pacific Peoples’ Forum on Sustainable Development 2023March 26, 2023
The Council for People’s Development attends the Asia Pacific Peoples’ Forum on Sustainable Development in Bangkok, Thailand. With this year’s theme, “Change the System, Shift the Power: Challenging Imperialism and Corporate Capture of the COVID-19 Recovery and the 2030 Agenda”, civil society presents the regional people’s realities in today’s context. These realities include the regression to attainment of the sustainable development goals and the 2030 agenda due to systemic barriers such as uneven development, vindication of neoliberal policies, and corporate war.
Stakeholders discuss UN Human Rights RecommendationsFebruary 22, 2023
Human rights stakeholders discussed recommendations for the Philippines from the 4th Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of the United Nations (UN) on the country’s human rights record and identified ways forward. The Council for People’s Development and Governance (CPDG) co-organized the event with the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) of the Philippines, the United Nations (UN) […]
PPSE conclude Zero Waste Month, vows to intensify campaign against plastic pollution and false solutions in PangasinanPangasinan People's Strike for the Environment | February 5, 2023
Pangasinan People’s Strike for the Environment ended the Zero Waste Month with a forum entitled “WALANG PLASTIKAN: a fotum on Plastic Pollution and Ecological Alternatives.Pangasinan People’s Strike for the Environment ended the Zero Waste Month with a forum entitled “WALANG PLASTIKAN: a fotum on Plastic Pollution and Ecological Alternatives”.
Tunay na reporma sa lupa, panawagan pa rin ng magsasaka sa ika-36 taon ng Mendiola MasakerJanuary 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.
New year open letter to Philippine leaders: Building of destructive megadams like Kaliwa not needed to ensure right to waterDecember 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 […]