Just calls for living wages, rights and secure jobsMay 3, 2023
The Council for People’s Development and Governance holds in high esteem the valiant Filipino workers who relentlessly advance the calls and campaigns for decent and sustainable livelihoods throughout the country. On May 1, 2023, various multisectoral groups joined workers in commemorating International Labor Day in the Philippines. The groups have united to call on the […]
Justice For Alex Dolorosa, Protect Rights Defenders – CPDGApril 28, 2023
The Council for People’s Development and Governance (CPDG) strongly condemns the vicious killing of Alex Dolorosa, a paralegal officer, and union organizer of the BPO Industry Employees Network (BIEN) Philippines Bacolod chapter. Dolorosa is also an LGBTQIA activist under the BPO Employees, Gay, Lesbians and Allies for Genuine Acceptance and Democracy (BEGLAD). This heinous act of violence against a development worker like Alex Dolorosa is not only a tragedy, but also an affront to the advancement of civic spaces.
Marcos Jr.’s actions should match his call for unity, peace, and reconciliationFebruary 26, 2023
Genuine peace and unity can only be attained if the root causes of poverty and inequality are resolved with people-centered and human rights-based development policies and programs.
Protect development workers, end harassment and terrorist-tagging – CPDGFebruary 4, 2023
CPDG reminds the government to honor its international human rights commitments including the OECD-DAC recommendations on enabling CSOs which includes creating and fostering an enabling environment for CSOs and other stakeholders for democratic participation in governance and development. CPDG and other civil society networks across the Philippines forward the CSO Manifesto which aims to enable and strengthen civic spaces in the country and serve as a protection mechanism for CSOs including rights defenders, humanitarian and development workers as they carry out their development work.
Uphold freedom of association, implement the labor agenda – CPDGJanuary 24, 2023
The Council for People’s Development and Governance (CPDG) supports the various workers groups in their demands to uphold freedom of association and right to organize, collective bargaining and living wage, among others.
Rappler’s Ressa acquittal, a victory against media repression – CPDGJanuary 19, 2023
The Council for People’s Development and Governance (CPDG) applauds the decision of the Court of Tax Appeals to acquit Nobel Laureate Maria Ressa and Rappler of the tax evasion charges filed by the Duterte administration on date. This, by far, is the latest triumph against state intimidation on its critics and media repression.
Statement on the Immediate Resurface of CERNET Staff April Dyan Gumanao and Labor Rights Advocate Armand Jake DayohaCommunity Empowerment Resource Network, Inc. | January 19, 2023
CERNET, Inc. finds this incident seriously alarming considering the existing trend of attacks on development workers in Central Visayas, starting with the abduction and death of Elena Tijamo of the Central Visayas Farmers Development Center.
Stop Harassing Development WorkersCitizens' Disaster Response Center | January 12, 2023
CDRC, being the pioneer in community-based disaster management (CBDM) stands by the legitimacy of its activities that relentlessly promote disaster preparedness for the past 38 years. Beyond giving emergency relief during disasters, CBDM includes addressing the root causes of peoples’ vulnerability to disasters and exhorting people from various sectors to organize and actively participate in building disaster-resilient communities. CDRC has actively collaborated with local government units in providing emergency reliefs to disaster-affected communities and with national disaster risk reduction (DRR) agencies like the National Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (NDRRMC) and National Anti-Poverty Commission-Victims of Disasters and Calamities (NAPC-VDC) Sector in implementing the national DRRM plans.
Government fails to convince international community of improved human rights situation in PhilippinesNovember 15, 2022
Philippine UPR Watch Press Statement Geneva, Switzerland – The government tried but miserably failed in convincing the international community that the human rights situation in the Philippines has vastly improved. At the United Nations Human Rights Council’s (UNHRC) fourth cycle of Universal Periodic Review (UPR) in this city Monday, many countries expressed concerns about ongoing […]
Leaving no one behind: Genuine climate justice for COP27 – CPDGNovember 6, 2022
COP27 and the United Nations Universal Periodic Review of the human rights situation in the Philippines’ are taking place this November. Philippine CSOs call on the Philippine government to seriously address the interconnected chronic economic and environmental crises magnified by the COVID-19 pandemic. They push for adoption of the priority recommendations on sustainable use of the environment and the right to development including the passing of urgent legislation such as the People’s Green New Deal.