Genuine peace and unity can only be attained if the root causes of poverty and inequality are resolved with people-centered and human rights-based development policies and programs.
Council for People’s Development and Governance applauds the decision of the International Criminal Court (ICC) Pre-Trial Chamber (PTC) authorizing the continuity of investigation on human rights violations which took place under the administration of former President Rodrigo Duterte. “Following a careful analysis of the materials provided by the Philippines, the Chamber is not satisfied that […]
CPDG on President Marcos Jr.’s declaration of the Philippines not rejoining International Criminal Court.September 2, 2022
CPDG Board of Trustee Jazminda Lumang gave a statement on President Marcos’ decision to not join International Criminal Court despite numerous cases of human rights violations in the Philippines.
Continuing rights violations belie PBBM’s promise to protect human rights, CSOs call govt to adopt stakeholder recommendations as UN review of PH human rights situation nearsAugust 11, 2022
At the conclusion of a series of consultation-workshops on the state of human rights in the country, over 100 civil society organizations (CSOs) noted continuing rights violations and impunity in the new administration. They pointed out that this runs contrary to the promise President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr made in June, at a meeting with the UN resident Coordinator to the Philippines, to protect human rights during his administration.
With Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. sworn in as the 17th President of the Republic of the Philippines, stakeholders from civil society organizations, people’s organizations, church, academe, professionals and individuals, said the new president should perform his duty to hold former president Rodrigo Duterte and his administration accountable for their grave human rights abuses against the […]
“The authorization of the pre-trial is a landmark in our years of perseverance and push back against the Duterte administration’s autocracy and repression. It is the direct result of victims’ collective perseverance in seeking justice. We are all looking forward to holding the government accountable for its gross human rights violations, especially extrajudicial killings,” Maza explained.