Tag: agenda 2030

Philippine Rainforests Under Siege, Eco Activists Say on Rainforest Day

June 24, 2024

Environmental Defenders CongressKalikasan People’s Network for the EnvironmenNews ReleaseJune 22, 2024 Militant green groups to Marcos Jr. government: Stop bombing Key Biodiversity Areas now. Conduct urgent ecological research and ban aerial strikes in fragile regions. Resume peace talks for lasting solutions that prioritize human rights and environmental conservation. On this year’s World Rainforest Day, the […]

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 […]

Civil society alarmed by growing attacks on development NGOs

May 27, 2024

The civil society network Council for People’s Development and Governance (CPDG) raises serious
concerns about worsening attacks on social development non-government organizations (NGOs).
Pres. Ferdinand Marcos, Jr is rebranding himself as a human rights supporter but his government is
judicially harassing more development workers and organizations with weaponized anti-terrorism
measures than the previous Duterte administration. This is already disrupting or stopping the delivery
of relief, livelihood and social services to tens of thousands of beneficiaries nationwide.

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. 

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.

CSOs Underscore Constricted Civic Spaces in 4MR GPEDC Consultation

April 30, 2024

During the second session of the CSOs consultation workshop for the 4th Monitoring Round of the Philippine Government’s compliance with the Global Partnership on Effective Development Cooperation (GPEDC) on April 23, 2024, representatives from various national civil society organizations (CSOs) highlighted the growing constraints on civic spaces despite government pledges to foster an enabling environment […]

CSO Consultation on the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation (GPEDC)

April 17, 2024

Last April 15, 2024, CSOs from among trade union federations and workers’ institutions along with CSOs networks held a consultation workshop for the 4th monitoring round of the Global Partnership on Effective Development Cooperation (GPEDC).

Short-Term Investments, Long-Term Adverse Effects

March 11, 2024

Economic cha-cha advocates insist that more FDI will spur more economic development. However, more does not necessarily mean better and the short- and long-term impacts of unregulated foreign investment can be more damaging than the projected benefits.

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.