“Tumutulong na nga, hinaharas pa”—CPDG denounces harassment of humanitarian mission in Cagayan

March 1, 2022

“Tumutulong na nga, hinaharas pa. The trend of criminalizing humanitarian and development work worsens day by day under the Duterte administration. This is why we need pro-people lawmakers to defund and abolish the NTF-ELCAC, and repeal the Anti-Terror Law. Humanitarian work is not terrorism,” Porras pointed out.

Duterte’s War against the Labor Sector

February 18, 2022

Forming trade unions or any form of workers’ organization in the Philippines has always been difficult for workers. And it has become more challenging through the years with the reign of impunity and state terrorism. Efforts from both the employers and state elements have also escalated, making organizing among workers, more difficult and risky. 

Declaration of Persona Non Grata Will Not Silence Indigenous Peoples’ Struggle Against Discrimination and Social Inequity

Rhoda Dalang | January 30, 2022

“We are being asked by the soldiers to take out the water works system.” Mobile phone call from barangay A “We can conduct the feasibility study by ourselves, you need not come so the soldiers will not know.”  Recommended option by barangay B “Can we install the project under the name of a villager instead of our […]

Relentless violations prove that NTF-ELCAC should be abolished—CPDG

November 10, 2021

Grassroots organizations, advocacy groups, and the civil society have registered their indignation over these injustices and warned that this draconian climate will be institutionalized if the Anti-Terror Law of 2020 is not blocked by the Supreme Court. Maza stressed that the Anti-Terror Law (ATL) should be repealed. “The ATL will complete the evolution of the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC) into a war machine against democracy,” she added.

Gov’t red-tagging community pantries shows extent of paranoia about civic action — CPDG

April 23, 2021

“The words and actions of the government and military to supposedly support community pantries are empty if they keep seeing red whenever people come together to help themselves in the face of government neglect and if every aspect of civic action is always so closely monitored by paranoid security forces,” says Liza Maza, CPDG Spokesperson.