Social enterprises can be viable partners in nation building towards people-centered development if driven by social mission to uplift the lives and improve overall well-being of the marginalized. Community-based initiatives flourished even without government support, but they are threatened because of authoritarian neo-liberalism.
The Duterte administration and its security forces are at the forefront of closing civic space. Civil society kept fighting and won some small victories—but much still remains to be done. #DefendCivicSpaces#JunkTerrorLaw#DefendTheDefenders
The policy forum themed “Addressing Poverty and Inequality towards Agenda 2030” re-examines
the Philippine government’s social and economic policies in relation to its SDG commitments and
identify policy reform areas specific to social services delivery – including but not limited to health, education, employment, housing, disaster resiliency and disaster response, water supply and sanitation, electrification, roads network in rural areas.