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On World Hunger Day 2021

Voices of women from the civil society on World Hunger Day 2021 #WorldHungerDay #FoodForAll #PeopleEconomics

CPDG on redtagging of development workers

Council for People’s Development and Governance President Dr. Rolando Tolento, PhD on the redtagging of civil society organizations#NoToRedtagging #StopTheAttacksAgainstDevelopment Workers #DemocraticGovernance

CPDG on the recent attack against humanitarian CSO Leyte Center for Development, Inc.

Council for People’s Development and Governance Spokesperson Liza Maza on the recent attack against humanitarian CSO Leyte Center for Development, Inc.#HelpingIsNotTerrorism #HandsOffDevelopmentWorkers #DemocraticGovernance

On the 6th Anniversary of Lianga Massacre

Today, September 1, 2021 marks the 6th year since paramilitary elements killed three Lumad leaders, Datu Jovello Sinzo, MAPASU chairperson Dionel Campos, and ALCADEV Executive Director Emerito Samarca. This year, three other indigenous Lumad Manobo youth—including a minor—were murdered by military forces, tagging them as rebels. We call for an end of state sponsored impunity. […]

CPDG Spokesperson Liza Maza on PNP order banning “unauthorized” humanitarian work during August 6 to 20 Enhanced Community Quarantine

Council for People’s Development and Governance Spokesperson Liza Maza on PNP order banning “unauthorized” humanitarian work during August 6 to 20 Enhanced Community Quarantine#PeopleEconomics #DemocraticGovernance #SocialJustice

Peasant organizations, agricultural development advocates, and civil society organizations shout: “Wakasan ang Kagutuman!”

The groups assert that the key to ending hunger and malnutrition is advancing food sovereignty where the people, especially farmers, lead in food production systems, policy making and their implementation.

Medical and health organizations demand a comprehensive, progressive, unified, and publicly-funded health care system

With the COVID-19 pandemic exposing the inaccessibility of healthcare in the country, the Coalition for People’s Right to Health, Council for Health and Development, Health Alliance for Democracy, and People’s Health Movement – Philippines held the forum Reclaiming Health and Well-Being: SDG 3 and privatization amid the pandemic on July 7, 2021. The organizations uncovered […]

Highlights from the People’s Review of SDG 1 & SDG 10: Rising above poverty and inequality in the time of COVID-19

The organizations and sectors involved are united in the conclusion that the Duterte government miserably failed in addressing the abject poverty and inequality aggravated by the pandemic. On the contrary, it was worsened by continuing budget cuts, anti-poor and pro-business policies, and the decade-old neoliberal framework in which the government’s development plan is anchored on. […]

UMA on Department of Agriculture’s National Food Security Summit

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 […]

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

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