Tag: agenda 2030

Is the Philippine economy too strict?— Debunking the foreign direct investment myth

February 15, 2024

here are already numerous laws allowing 100% foreign ownership in most of the economy including manufacturing, trade, banking, telecommunications, most of transport and power, and even in mining and renewable energy sources.  The economy is now among the most open economies in the region.

CPDG stands up versus corporate power at the Asia Pacific Peoples’ Forum on Sustainable Development 2023

March 26, 2023

The Council for People’s Development attends the Asia Pacific Peoples’ Forum on Sustainable Development in Bangkok, Thailand. With this year’s theme, “Change the System, Shift the Power: Challenging Imperialism and Corporate Capture of  the COVID-19 Recovery and the 2030 Agenda”, civil society presents the regional people’s realities in today’s context. These realities include the regression to attainment of the sustainable development goals and the 2030 agenda due to systemic barriers such as uneven development, vindication of neoliberal policies, and corporate war. 

CSO-SE Dialogue: Social Enterprises as Potential Partners in Development Cooperation Advocacy

December 1, 2022

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.

Civil society groups: Agenda 2030 possible with alternative economics, governance

November 29, 2022

Various stakeholders testified how the Filipino people’s and country’s situation in terms of services and well-being yielded by big-business-inclined economics and governance need to be addressed with alternative solutions.

Civil Society to BBM: The government is for the people, not your family and other elites

September 27, 2022

It is nearly three months since the dictator Marcos’ son, Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr., was sworn into the presidency. The country’s 17th president took office with a large majority of votes according to elections long criticized as opaque and vulnerable to electronic cheating, aside from campaigning marred by massive vote-buying and disinformation.  When the election […]

Leave No One Behind: Ending Discrimination and Inequality Towards Agenda 2030

May 14, 2022

Moving forward, we aim for a Philippine society free from discrimination and inequality where no one will be left behind.

Asia-Pacific civic groups reiterate importance of civil society in multi-stakeholder partnerships for sustainable development

March 30, 2022

“From what prism should we look into the progress of SDG 17, especially in multi-stakeholder partnerships? From the point of view of companies? The point of view of the government? Or the point of view of the people?”, Rep. Carlos Zarate of Bayan Muna Partylist asked after pointing out how multi-dimensional crises, aggravated by the pandemic and respective government responses, facilitated the profiteering agenda of the private sector vis-a-vis the worsening condition of marginalized sectors.

Building Back Better, Together: How can SDG 17 and civil society partnerships ensure genuine development in recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic?

March 24, 2022

As the Asia-Pacific region continues to ‘build back better’, countries’ progress on SDG 17 in addressing the pandemic must be evaluated. SDG 17 provides the means to advance other SDGs, facilitating poverty reduction, zero hunger, good health, gender equality, quality education, and climate action, among other goals. 

People’s Review of SDG 1 and 10 (Presentations)

January 31, 2022

Conditions of the Filipino people worsened during the pandemic, discrimination was all the more felt by the vulnerable and marginalized sectors of Philippine economy with worsened poverty and inequality.