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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.

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 […]

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.

Solidarity action in support of living wage, ayuda, lower prices and social justice

November 30, 2022

CPDG supports the people’s calls for living wage for workers, support subsidy or ayuda for poor households, as well as production subsidy for farmers and fisherfolks, and lowering of the prices of basic goods amid falling household incomes and increasing poverty across the nation.

Civil society groups: Agenda 2030 possible with alternative economics, governance

November 29, 2022

Various stakeholders testified how the Filipino people’s and country’s situation in terms of services and well-being yielded by big-business-inclined economics and governance need to be addressed with alternative solutions.

Never Again! Never Forget! Filipino Activists Bring Anti-dictatorship Calls to COP27 – Kalikasan

November 18, 2022

“For a country that faces some of the world’s strongest typhoons and environmental disasters, the criminal culpability will always lie with politicians who fatten their pockets at the expense of every life, home and livelihood lost and damaged.”

Government fails to convince international community of improved human rights situation in Philippines

November 15, 2022

Philippine UPR Watch Press Statement Geneva, Switzerland – The government tried but miserably failed in convincing the international community that the human rights situation in the Philippines has vastly improved. At the United Nations Human Rights Council’s (UNHRC) fourth cycle of Universal Periodic Review (UPR) in this city Monday, many countries expressed concerns about ongoing […]

No let-up on the quest for justice – Philippine UPR Watch

November 6, 2022

Media Release | 6 November 2022 In October 2022, Justice Secretary Jesus Crispin Remulla led the government delegation during the fifth periodic review of the Philippines by the United Nations Human Rights Committee in Geneva, Switzerland. The result was just as expected. On November 4, the UN Human Rights Committee released its concluding observations, calling […]

“Violations, abuses continue two years after UN Human Rights Council PH resolution”—CPDG

October 8, 2022

PRESS RELEASE October 8, 2022 The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) 45th Session adopted a resolution on October 7, 2020, urging the Philippine government to receive “technical assistance” and “capacity-building” as well as undertake “independent, full, and transparent” investigations to ensure accountability for abuses and violations of human rights by State actors. The Philippine […]