CPDG expresses extreme concern that the Philippine government is leaving marginalized sectors and vulnerable groups behind due to very poor preparation and ultra-hasty implementation of the SIM Registration Act. Since there is no get-at-table Information and Communications Technology (ICT) training in the country, digitally incapacitated sectors become more vulnerable by unwillingly, worse unknowingly, giving out their personal data, metadata, and information.
Civil society organizations, farmer rights groups, and people’s organizations registered criticism on the Department of Agriculture’s (DA) National Food Security Summit which took place from May 18-19, 2021. The groups protested the continuing control and preference of the government towards agribusinesses, especially foreign companies and local monopolies. This current agricultural framework, they say, will plunge […]
The oral arguments on the 37 petitions seeking the nullification of the Anti-Terrorism Law of 2020 (ATL 2020) are starting on February 2, 2021. Civil society organizations speak out on the oppressive law’s impact on development. The Children’s Rehabilitation Center says the ATL 2020 impedes the maximum delivery of humanitarian services.