Arming civilians will multiply repression and human rights violations — CPDG

June 29, 2021

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

June 15, 2021

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, […]

Territorial and economic independence go hand-in-hand — CPDG

June 12, 2021

“We are not on the path of achieving independence,” says CPDG spokesperson Liza Maza, “and
Pres. Duterte is just putting us between two superpowers wrestling for global dominance without
regard for our national patrimony and the people’s welfare.” Maza pointed out the president’s
empty threats to terminate the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) with the US even as he dismisses
the 2016 special arbitral ruling under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea
(UNCLOS) that affirmed the Philippines’ sovereign claim over its maritime zones and islands in
the WPS.

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

June 1, 2021

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:

May 25, 2021

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 […]

Asia and Europe CSOs call for food sovereignty to end hunger

May 24, 2021

“Food crisis and food insecurity has been ongoing for the past many years and COVID only exacerbated the situation. 688 million people are undernourished globally, and at least half of them are in Asia. It is quite critical to think about food security, but more so of the problematic economic system. We are living in an era of imperialist agriculture where we have no security.” Sayeed stated.

UMA on Department of Agriculture’s National Food Security Summit

May 21, 2021

A national food security summit without a program for genuine agrarian reform only reinforces the oppressive status quo. Any measure it takes is a measure only for advancing the interests of landgrabbers and compradors who see agricultural land not as a source of nourishment but profit. Genuine agrarian reform is the first step to ensuring […]

Organizations from Asia and Europe held online forum on increasing political repression amid COVID-19

May 21, 2021

The onslaught of the COVID-19 pandemic was preceded by the rise of authoritarian strong-man rule, especially countries in the global south, resulting in multi-faceted disasters. Several governments exploited the health crisis by imposing measures that curbed freedom of speech and freedom of assembly. Some governments have maximized the opportunity to railroad their political and neoliberal economic agenda, most of which are against the people’s interest such as what is happening in Myanmar, India, Indonesia and the Philippines. There are also countless cases of human rights violations perpetrated by state security forces and enforcement of antidemocratic laws meant to silence critics and consolidate political power.

IBON Foundation on Department of Agriculture’s National Food Security Summit

May 18, 2021

We can achieve real food security by supporting Filipino farmers and fisherfolk, protecting against cheap imports, and giving ayuda to feed every hungry family. -Sonny Africa, IBON Foundation Executive Director

Amihan on Department of Agriculture’s National Food Security Summit

May 18, 2021

Bakit maglulunsad ng isang National Food Security Summit ang gobyernong baligtad ang utak na umaasa sa importasyon sa halip na palakasin ang lokal na produksyon? Dapat itong i-boycott dahil ang pasimuno nito ang mismong lumilikha ng food crisis at hindi tinutugunan ang mga lehitimong kahilingan ng mga rice farmers at food producers. -Cathy Estavillo, Secretary […]