Civil society organizations, rights group assess Duterte government’s commitment to peace, justice, and strong institutions

“Peace, justice, and good governance are inextricably linked to development. But the Duterte government’s militaristic response to the pandemic and characteristically repressive governance has significantly hindered the achievement of peace, justice, security and inclusive institutions, setting back the fulfilment of SDG 16 targets,” Maza explained in her opening remarks.

Fisherfolk, CSOs give Duterte gov’t 1/10 rating on SDG 14 Life Below Water

“The Duterte government grossly failed the SDG 14, even at the very appreciation of its essence, and of the whole 2030 Agenda.  It failed on the elementary stage of setting Goals, Targets and Indicators, selectively highlighting items it favored, and clearly abandoned its essence of benefiting the marginalized and vulnerable small fisherfolk sector,” Fernando “Ka Pando” Hicap, PAMALAKAYA National Chairperson and a former lawmaker for Anakpawis Party-list, cited during the presentation of the Fisherfolk and People’s Agenda for SDG 14.

“Ecologically-sound, democratic, and sustainable economic systems: imperative for social and climate justice” —Advocacy groups

PRESS RELEASEJuly 14, 2021 “Ecologically-sound, democratic, and sustainable economic systems: imperative for social and climate justice” —Advocacy groups Environment groups, climate justice advocates, and civil society organizations tracked the Philippines’ progress in the implementation of UN Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 12 (sustainable consumption and production or SCP) and 13 (climate action) in an online forum […]

Advancing people’s rights in consumption and production: a radical transformation for sustainable development

“There is no hope for sustainable consumption and production under the exploitative system that maintains the semi-feudal systems in the Global South” says Kurniawan Sabar, Director of the Institute for National and Democracy Studies (INDIES), an Indonesian independent research institute.  “Based on the experience and practices from many countries, the best way to mobilize communities and sectors is by solid organizing. This means that we be a part of communities and sectors that we are working with towards building programs and solidarity,” Sabar expounded

Trabaho, sahod, karapatan at ayuda to ensure sustainable economic growth —labor organizations

The organizations attribute the worsening employment crisis and its underlying issues not only to the pandemic and its economic throes but primarily to the government’s neoliberal framework which, according to them, favors the corporate sector and big businesses over workers and their rights.

“Eliminating hunger and ensuring our nation’s food self-sufficiency starts with us” — farmer and civil society organizations

Hunger, which is said to be the most concrete manifestation of poverty, is prevalent in the poorest sectors—the urban poor, the workers, both in manufacturing and service sectors, and ironically, among the farmers and fisher folk. With the COVID-19’s economic throes, experts, including the UN World Food Programme, warned about the possibility of a “double pandemic” which entails widespread famines.

Arming civilians will multiply repression and human rights violations — CPDG

Reforming the country’s corrupted justice system, the PNP and the AFP, and bringing justice to victims of the bloody War on Drugs and of politically motivated killings; and resolving the health and economic crisis is far more important and useful than arming civilians.

Corporate-led paradigm at the root of unsustainable consumption-production

PRESS RELEASEJune 15, 2021 Corporate-led paradigm at the root of unsustainable consumption-productionWebinar series launched Civil society organizations (CSOs) launched today a three-part webinar series tackling sustainable consumption and production or SDG 12 of the United Nations’ (UN) Agenda 2030. Spearheaded by IBON International, People’s Coalition on Food Sovereignty (PCFS), Council for People’s Development and Governance, […]

Push for house probe on rights abuses vs. peasant women — Amihan

The Amihan National Federation of Peasant Women expressed and urged the people to support the House Resolution No. 1812 filed by the lawmakers from the Makabayan bloc yesterday directing the lower house to conduct an inquiry, in aid of legislation, on the intensifying attacks and human rights violations against peasant women in the country. Amihan […]

Nakabubuhay na sahod, karapatan, benepisyo, ngayon na! — UMA – Sta. Maria:

Kinondena ng daan-daang manggagawa sa mga tubuhan sa Isabela ang mala-aliping sahod, kawalan ng benepisyo at maramihang pagtanggal sa trabaho dulot ng pagpasok ng mga hasyenda sa hilagang Isabela sa kontrata sa Green Future Innovations-Ecofuel. Naghapag ng reklamo sa Sangguniang Panlalawigan ang mga manggagawa sa tubuhan sa Isabela sa pangunguna ng Unyon ng mga Manggagawa […]