Uphold People’s Rights and Welfare

Defend Ronnie Manalo, Stop the Attacks against Peasant Leaders!

June 23, 2024

The Council for People’s Development and Governance (CPDG) stands in solidarity with Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas (KMP) Secretary General Ronnie Manalo and condemns the continuing militarization and attacks on peasant communities.  According to an alert released by KMP, elements of the 80th Infantry Battalion Philippine Army (IBPA) and Philippine National Police – Special Action Forces […]

IPT’s guilty verdict finds PH govt violating international humanitarian law

May 21, 2024

The IPT decision on the atrocities committed by former president Duterte and current president Marcos Jr is extremely welcome. The verdict draws its moral and ethical authority from high human rights standards and jurors independent of elite-dominated global power structures. 

Filipino rights defenders in UN to support calls for NTF-ELCAC abolition

March 7, 2024

Philippine UPR Watch said the rest of UN member states must be informed that both experts recommended the abolition of the NTF-ELCAC and called for the review of the anti-terror law that are being used against human rights defenders and other civilians.

Victories in Defending PH Civic Spaces

December 31, 2021

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

Addressing Poverty and Inequality Towards Agenda 2030: A Policy Forum

September 30, 2019

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.