There is continuing injustice and unfreedoms in Philippine society as the Filipino people’s economic, social, cultural, civil, and political rights are disregarded for acquiescing to vested interests.
CSOs in a forum discussed the systemic barriers faced by people across the globe amidst the “polycrisis” of connected and cascading crises in recent times. The economic and geopolitical interests of global powers impact on the on the multiple crises, wars, and acts of aggression. Peoples across the global South are waging struggles for their rights and sovereignty.
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.