Never Again! Never Forget! Filipino Activists Bring Anti-dictatorship Calls to COP27 – Kalikasan

November 18, 2022

“For a country that faces some of the world’s strongest typhoons and environmental disasters, the criminal culpability will always lie with politicians who fatten their pockets at the expense of every life, home and livelihood lost and damaged.”

Stakeholders’ Watch on the UN Universal Periodic Review of the Philippines Human Rights Situation

November 15, 2022

National civil society body Council for People’s Development and Governance holds a collective action with CSOs to re-echo the voices of various stakeholders in their joint recommendations to ensure the Filipino people’s civil, political, economic, social, and cultural rights and freedom of expression, association, and assembly.

Lupang Kapdula farmers assert their rights through collective land cultivation and creative action

January 18, 2022

Continuing livelihood remains a gamble for the farmers because on top of the natural risks and calamities involved in crop production, market demands controlled by transnational agri-corporations favor imported varieties, which are hard competition for the farmers’ local crops. The influx of imported agricultural products is enabled by government neoliberal policy such as the Rice Tariffication Law, dragging down the price of palay (10 pesos per kilo at the lowest), further hurting the local rice and crops industry, and pushing farmers into debt and misery.

Civil society organizations and peasant groups cast doubt on DA’s National Food Security Summit

May 21, 2021

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 […]

Children’s Rehabilitation Center on ATL 2020

January 27, 2021

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.