Tag: civic spaces

“Rebellion is not Terrorism”

October 8, 2022

Rebellion is not terrorism- an insight of the recent Manila Court ruling dismissing the proscription case against the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) and the New People’s Army (NPA) filed by the Department of Justice (DoJ) in 2018 under Section 17 of the Human Security Act (HSA). According to the decision, the CPP-NPA must […]

“Violations, abuses continue two years after UN Human Rights Council PH resolution”—CPDG

October 8, 2022

PRESS RELEASE October 8, 2022 The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) 45th Session adopted a resolution on October 7, 2020, urging the Philippine government to receive “technical assistance” and “capacity-building” as well as undertake “independent, full, and transparent” investigations to ensure accountability for abuses and violations of human rights by State actors. The Philippine […]

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 […]

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.

“Push back against state-sponsored violations and impunity in Pres. Duterte’s remaining days in office”—CPDG

March 13, 2022

“Such redtagging even of electoral candidates and their supporters is an outright violation of the Filipino people’s democratic rights which includes rights to their political beliefs and expressions. Such rights are covered by the Philippine Constitution and international human rights covenants where the Philippines is a signatory,” said Maza.

Resist continuing attacks on basic rights: Reclaim our democratic spaces!—CPDG

March 12, 2022

PRESS STATEMENTMarch 12, 2022 The Council for People’s Development and Governance condemns the recent press freedom attack on Rappler by Solicitor General Calida and COMELEC’s subsequent rescinding of its partnership for fact-checking in the May 9, 2022 presidential elections. Calida claimed that Rappler is prejudiced and partial, as it seals fact-checking partnership with the Commission […]

Reclaiming Civic Spaces amid State Terror and Pandemic

December 19, 2021

2021 is yet another year full of human rights abuses. From redtagging, arbitrary arrests, and extrajudicial killings the civil society has been fighting back to retake civic spaces and basic rights and freedoms. It is important to remain steadfast in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic and the government’s dismal and punitive response. More importantly, […]

A Study Session on the Threats to Civic and Democratic Spaces in the Philippines

June 21, 2021

The Commission on Human Rights mentioned possible adverse effects of such policies on the work of development and humanitarian organizations as these recent guidelines may affect fund-raising activities of civil society organizations to both government or private donors from foreign countries.

Peoples’ Resistance Against Shrinking Space in the Time of COVID-19

May 18, 2021

A webinar happening on 20 May 2021, Thursday (12:30 CEST/18:30 Manila) organized by IBON International Europe, Council for People’s Development and Governance (CPDG), Viva Salud, People’s Coalition on Food Sovereignty (PCFS) and Asia-Pacific Research Network (APRN). The webinar will be part of the 13th Asia-Europe People’s Forum (AEPF). It will bring together analysis from Europe […]