Exact accountability, uphold human rights, pursue peace based on justice – CPDG

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 […]

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Push for house probe on rights abuses vs. peasant women — Amihan

June 1, 2021

The Amihan National Federation of Peasant Women expressed and urged the people to support the House Resolution No. 1812 filed by the lawmakers from the Makabayan bloc yesterday directing the lower house to conduct an inquiry, in aid of legislation, on the intensifying attacks and human rights violations against peasant women in the country. Amihan […]

Nakabubuhay na sahod, karapatan, benepisyo, ngayon na! — UMA – Sta. Maria:

May 25, 2021

Kinondena ng daan-daang manggagawa sa mga tubuhan sa Isabela ang mala-aliping sahod, kawalan ng benepisyo at maramihang pagtanggal sa trabaho dulot ng pagpasok ng mga hasyenda sa hilagang Isabela sa kontrata sa Green Future Innovations-Ecofuel. Naghapag ng reklamo sa Sangguniang Panlalawigan ang mga manggagawa sa tubuhan sa Isabela sa pangunguna ng Unyon ng mga Manggagawa […]

UMA on Department of Agriculture’s National Food Security Summit

May 21, 2021

A national food security summit without a program for genuine agrarian reform only reinforces the oppressive status quo. Any measure it takes is a measure only for advancing the interests of landgrabbers and compradors who see agricultural land not as a source of nourishment but profit. Genuine agrarian reform is the first step to ensuring […]

Leave No One Behind: Ending Discrimination and Inequality Towards Agenda 2030

May 14, 2022

Moving forward, we aim for a Philippine society free from discrimination and inequality where no one will be left behind.

Asia-Pacific civic groups reiterate importance of civil society in multi-stakeholder partnerships for sustainable development

March 30, 2022

“From what prism should we look into the progress of SDG 17, especially in multi-stakeholder partnerships? From the point of view of companies? The point of view of the government? Or the point of view of the people?”, Rep. Carlos Zarate of Bayan Muna Partylist asked after pointing out how multi-dimensional crises, aggravated by the pandemic and respective government responses, facilitated the profiteering agenda of the private sector vis-a-vis the worsening condition of marginalized sectors.

Building Back Better, Together: How can SDG 17 and civil society partnerships ensure genuine development in recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic?

March 24, 2022

As the Asia-Pacific region continues to ‘build back better’, countries’ progress on SDG 17 in addressing the pandemic must be evaluated. SDG 17 provides the means to advance other SDGs, facilitating poverty reduction, zero hunger, good health, gender equality, quality education, and climate action, among other goals. 

Prospects for Recovery, Human Rights, and People-Centered Development: A Public Forum on the 2022 Philippines

March 17, 2022

Philippine democracy and development are both at stake in the 2022 elections. As the nation faces multiple crises (e.g., economy, health, climate), the Filipino people hope that this undertaking will lead to domestic policies and measures that will address the various problems that the said crises entail.