Tag: marcos

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

February 15, 2024

There 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 on the resumption of ICC probe in the Philippines

January 28, 2023

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 […]

“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 […]

Rule of law, justice expected to worsen under Marcos-Duterte administration—CPDG

May 26, 2022

“A climate of injustice and impunity looms under the incoming presidency. Both are apologists for the outgoing Duterte administration’s misdeeds and vowed to continue its anti-people policies including the constricting of democratic spaces,” Maza pointed out.

Highlights from “Prospects for Peace After the 2022 Elections: A Call for Just Peace and An End to Tyranny”

February 28, 2022

In case you missed it, you may watch the forum here: Prospects for Peace After the 2022 Elections: A Call for Just Peace and an End to Tyranny

Marcos noon, Duterte ngayon: Stark Parallelisms

February 25, 2022

Veteran human rights activists and Martial Law survivor Ms. Joanna Cariño said that there are glaring and stark parallelisms between the Marcos dictatorship and Duterte’s tyrannical rule. She also warned that these might replicate or even worsen under a Ferdinand Marcos Jr. and Sara Duterte regime.

[FORUM Highlights] Prospects for Peace After the 2022 Elections: A Call for Just Peace and an End to Tyranny

February 23, 2022

“All in all, the human rights situation in the country is dark and gruesome not only during Marcos’s time but even now under the authoritarian rule of Duterte. This is why we should organize and build the critical mass, the broadest possible united front against dictatorship and tyranny, and gather international support. We should also be resolute, fear no sacrifice, and surmount every difficulty to win victory – end the Marcoses and Dutertes policital dynasty and control of Philippine government”, Joanna concluded. 

Prospects for Peace After the 2022 Elections: A Call for Just Peace and End to Tyranny

February 16, 2022

In a few months come May 9, 2022 we look forward to having a change of governance and hopefully peace. But this will not happen under a Marcos Jr. and Sara Duterte victory at the polls.