The Duterte administration and its security forces are at the forefront of closing civic space. Civil society kept fighting and won some small victories—but much still remains to be done. #DefendCivicSpaces#JunkTerrorLaw#DefendTheDefenders
2021 is yet another year full of human rights abuses. From redtagging, arbitrary arrests, and extrajudicial killings the civil society has been fighting back to retake civic spaces and basic rights and freedoms. It is important to remain steadfast in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic and the government’s dismal and punitive response. More importantly, […]
While SDG 17 serves to ensure the means to achieve the other sustainable development goals, negative impacts of debt distress, corporate capture of development and militarization of aid have only served to worsen the state of development in recipient countries. In the Philippines, unequal and exploitative partnerships resulted in rising debt, inaccessibility of services and shrinking of civic spaces.
People’s Review of SDG 16: Asserting People’s Right to Development and Governance Amid Shrinking Democratic SpacesNovember 30, 2021
Through the Council for People’s Development and Governance’s PH Civil Society SDG Watch, ASCENT-Assert Socio-Economic Initiatives Network, Leyte Center for Development, Inc., Karapatan, Defend Panay Network, EcuVoice Philippines, WeGovern Institute, SAKA, Mindanao Interfaith Services Foundation, Inc. – MISFI, and Altermidya held the People’s Review of SDG 16 forum entitled “Asserting People’s Right to Development and […]
Water for the People Network together with the SUKI Network and the WATER System Employees Response – WATER and Water Is Life Network held a forum themed People’s Review of SDG 6 – “Water and Sanitation: Goal and Right” last July 12, 2021. The forum assessed the Philippines’ progress in implementing SDG 6 and discuss […]
People’s Review of SDG 14: Pagrepaso ng Mangingisda at Mamamayan sa SDG 14 sa ilalim ng Pandemya at Krisis Pang-EkonomiyaNovember 30, 2021
PART I Partikular sa sektor ng maralitang mangingisda, may ugnay ang SDG 14 o “Life Below Water” o ang “Conservation and sustainable use of oceans, seas and marine resources” o Pag-iingat at sustenableng paggamit ng mga Karagatan at Yamang-dagat. Sa pakikipagtulungan ng mga advocate groups, inorganisa ang mga serye ng aktibidad na may temang: Rebyung […]
People’s Review of SDG 8 | Trabaho, Sahod at Ayuda hanggang mapuksa ang pandemya: Karapatan at Kasarinlan tungo sa tunay na KaunlaranNovember 30, 2021
Held on July 13, 2021 by the Ecumenical Institute for Labor Education and Research, Federation of Free Workers, Unyon ng mga Manggagawa sa Agrikultura, and Defend Jobs Philippines through the Council for People’s Development and Governance’s PH Civil Society SDG Watch, Filipino workers weighed in on the implementation of SDG8 on economic growth and decent […]
For decades, the Philippines has been subjected to environmental destruction attributed to the unregulated practices of extractive and pollutive industries. While the government ensures the adoption of sustainable consumption and production (SCP, through SDG 12) and climate action (SDG 13) to preserve our finite natural resources and combat environmental destruction, it seems to be untrue […]
People’s Review of SDG 3 | Reclaiming Health & Well-Being: SDG 3 and Privatization Amid the PandemicNovember 30, 2021
The discussion aims to show that a system that prioritizes people’s health by providing free services (funded by the government) is doable and will result in better health outcomes compared to a public-private system in a government setting as experienced in other countries.