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

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 […]

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Push for house probe on rights abuses vs. peasant women — Amihan

June 1, 2021

The Amihan National Federation of Peasant Women expressed and urged the people to support the House Resolution No. 1812 filed by the lawmakers from the Makabayan bloc yesterday directing the lower house to conduct an inquiry, in aid of legislation, on the intensifying attacks and human rights violations against peasant women in the country. Amihan […]

Nakabubuhay na sahod, karapatan, benepisyo, ngayon na! — UMA – Sta. Maria:

May 25, 2021

Kinondena ng daan-daang manggagawa sa mga tubuhan sa Isabela ang mala-aliping sahod, kawalan ng benepisyo at maramihang pagtanggal sa trabaho dulot ng pagpasok ng mga hasyenda sa hilagang Isabela sa kontrata sa Green Future Innovations-Ecofuel. Naghapag ng reklamo sa Sangguniang Panlalawigan ang mga manggagawa sa tubuhan sa Isabela sa pangunguna ng Unyon ng mga Manggagawa […]

UMA on Department of Agriculture’s National Food Security Summit

May 21, 2021

A national food security summit without a program for genuine agrarian reform only reinforces the oppressive status quo. Any measure it takes is a measure only for advancing the interests of landgrabbers and compradors who see agricultural land not as a source of nourishment but profit. Genuine agrarian reform is the first step to ensuring […]

Stop the attacks on Rural Missionaries of the Philippines and civil society – CPDG

September 2, 2022

CPDG members call on the government to stop attacking CSOs, instead honor its commitments to the OECD-Development Assistance Cooperation (OECD-DAC) principles, enabling civil society to contribute and realize further their full potential in helping realize the 2030 Agenda for eradicating poverty and inequality towards genuine and ecologically sustainable development of the country and its people.

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.