Tag: REDTAGGING

Civil society alarmed by growing attacks on development NGOs

May 27, 2024

The civil society network Council for People’s Development and Governance (CPDG) raises serious
concerns about worsening attacks on social development non-government organizations (NGOs).
Pres. Ferdinand Marcos, Jr is rebranding himself as a human rights supporter but his government is
judicially harassing more development workers and organizations with weaponized anti-terrorism
measures than the previous Duterte administration. This is already disrupting or stopping the delivery
of relief, livelihood and social services to tens of thousands of beneficiaries nationwide.

IPT’s guilty verdict finds PH govt violating international humanitarian law

May 21, 2024

The IPT decision on the atrocities committed by former president Duterte and current president Marcos Jr is extremely welcome. The verdict draws its moral and ethical authority from high human rights standards and jurors independent of elite-dominated global power structures. 

CPDG Strongly Denounces the Unjust Accusations and Freezing of Accounts of Leyte Center for Development, Inc. (LCDe)

May 7, 2024

CPDG stands in solidarity with LCDe, a trusted member of our network, and denounces the baseless repression of humanitarian and development work. The government must retract its unfounded accusations and allow LCDe to continue supporting the most vulnerable communities in Eastern Visayas. We urge all stakeholders to join us in demanding justice and the unfreezing of LCDe’s accounts.

Int’l and local groups urge Supreme Court: grant petition of abducted activists Jhed and Jonila

Kalikasan - People's Network for the Environment | February 5, 2024

Environmental and human rights groups held a protest action at the Supreme Court and Department of Justice today in support of abducted anti-reclamation activists Jonila Castro and Jhed Tamano, decrying the “slow movement” of a petition filed by Castro and Tamano last year praying for the writs of amparo and habeas data.

Marcos Jr.’s actions should match his call for unity, peace, and reconciliation

February 26, 2023

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.

Stop Harassing Development Workers

Citizens' Disaster Response Center | January 12, 2023

CDRC, being the pioneer in community-based disaster management (CBDM) stands by the legitimacy of its activities that relentlessly promote disaster preparedness for the past 38 years. Beyond giving emergency relief during disasters, CBDM includes addressing the root causes of peoples’ vulnerability to disasters and exhorting people from various sectors to organize and actively participate in building disaster-resilient communities. CDRC has actively collaborated with local government units in providing emergency reliefs to disaster-affected communities and with national disaster risk reduction (DRR) agencies like the National Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (NDRRMC) and National Anti-Poverty Commission-Victims of Disasters and Calamities (NAPC-VDC) Sector in implementing the national DRRM plans.

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 […]

CPDG on Palace Warning vs Opposition bets: enough with the political vilification!

April 28, 2022

“The Duterte government’s desperation to maintain power can be seen through the persecution of its so-called ‘enemies’—the unjust imprisonment of Anakpawis nominee Isabelo Adviento, the non-stop red-tagging of the entire opposition bloc, and many others”, said Council for People’s Development and Governance (CPDG) spokesperson Liza Maza.

“Stop the lies and the intrigue!”—CPDG scores Office of the President, candidates, on claims of rebel involvement in campaign rallies

March 15, 2022

“The excessive security-mongering by the current administration, especially coming from the President himself, is worrisome,” said Council for People’s Development and Governance (CPDG) spokesperson Liza Maza.

“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.