Statements

CPDG Strongly Denounces the Unjust Accusations and Freezing of Accounts of Leyte Center for Development, Inc. (LCDe)

May 7, 2024

CPDG stands in solidarity with LCDe, a trusted member of our network, and denounces the baseless repression of humanitarian and development work. The government must retract its unfounded accusations and allow LCDe to continue supporting the most vulnerable communities in Eastern Visayas. We urge all stakeholders to join us in demanding justice and the unfreezing of LCDe’s accounts.

Latest UN visit confirms gov’t HR efforts sorely lacking

February 5, 2024

UN Special Rapporteur Irene Khan (second from left) with staff and the three political detainees at the Tacloban District Jail on Friday. (Ms. Irene Khan’s X post)

Implement sustainable pro-people public mass transport system – CPDG

December 15, 2023

More than half a million jeepney drivers and their families face economic dislocation by 2024 with the PUVMP.

Support the Palestinian People’s Struggle for Sovereignty

November 1, 2023

The Council for People’s Development and Governance (CPDG) joins all human rights defenders and development workers declaring support for the Palestinian people striving for their sovereign rights as a nation and as a people.

CSOs call for urgent review and repeal of ATL 

July 5, 2023

There is mounting evidence the Anti-Terrorism Act or Republic Act No. 11479 is being weaponized against rights defenders. CSOs call for its review and repeal.

A year under BBM, people’s rights still unmet and under attack – CPDG

June 30, 2023

To foster unity and work towards genuine peace, the Philippine government has to heed the calls and demands of the people and implement human rights-based and people-centered policies ensuring people’s democratic participation in governance and development.

On Pride Month, CPDG calls for the swift passage of CADB and SOGIE Equality Bill

June 27, 2023

CPDG together with the Stop the Discrimination Coalition and the Commission on Human RIghts set up a dedicated booth to advocate for the legislation of the Comprehensive Anti-Discrimination Bill (CADB), which aims to address discrimination faced by all marginalized sectors of Filipino society and the cross-sectional discrimination they confront. Additionally, CPDG emphasized the urgent passage of the Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Expression (SOGIE) Equality Bill, which seeks to prohibit various forms of discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity, and expression.

Just calls for living wages, rights and secure jobs

May 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 – CPDG

April 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 reconciliation

February 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.