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.
The fast spread of a new virus has put severe pressure on health systems in the Philippines and has drawn attention to both the strengths and the weaknesses in health care system, the government rapid response, and priorities after 2 years.
Asia-Pacific civic groups reiterate importance of civil society in multi-stakeholder partnerships for sustainable developmentMarch 30, 2022
“From what prism should we look into the progress of SDG 17, especially in multi-stakeholder partnerships? From the point of view of companies? The point of view of the government? Or the point of view of the people?”, Rep. Carlos Zarate of Bayan Muna Partylist asked after pointing out how multi-dimensional crises, aggravated by the pandemic and respective government responses, facilitated the profiteering agenda of the private sector vis-a-vis the worsening condition of marginalized sectors.
Building Back Better, Together: How can SDG 17 and civil society partnerships ensure genuine development in recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic?March 24, 2022
As the Asia-Pacific region continues to ‘build back better’, countries’ progress on SDG 17 in addressing the pandemic must be evaluated. SDG 17 provides the means to advance other SDGs, facilitating poverty reduction, zero hunger, good health, gender equality, quality education, and climate action, among other goals.
Conditions of the Filipino people worsened during the pandemic, discrimination was all the more felt by the vulnerable and marginalized sectors of Philippine economy with worsened poverty and inequality.
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 […]