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'Speak out, demand good governance,' Carpio-Morales urges

The rise of a populist and autocratic leader in the country has normalized a style of governance that promotes the withering of democratic institutions and processes. As the nation struggl ... Read More

Posted on March 29, 2021     By Pauline Fernandez

New publications examine populism from civil society's experience

A wave of populist regimes has captured some of the world's robust democracies in recent years. From the US and Europe to Asia and South America, democratic backsliding became a trend as p ... Read More

Posted on February 24, 2021     By Shei Datinguinoo

Catch 'Langit Lupa' in CCP's human rights fest

"Langit Lupa" (Heaven, Earth) will join 16 other foreign and locally-produced films in Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) Arthouse Cinema’s "To be Human," a ... Read More

Posted on December 23, 2020     By Verlie Q. Retulin

'Iisang Pangarap': New book features story behind 4Ps law

A mother of six, Sarah Pacayra has been spending most of her day taking care of her children and doing household chores - that is, before she became a beneficiary of the Pantawid ... Read More

Posted on October 23, 2020     By VERLIE C. RETULIN

Who to turn to when the law terrorizes

The controversial Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020 (ATL) was signed into law on July 3, ... Read More

Posted on September 17, 2020     By Pauline Fernandez

New trustees, by-law updates, virtual setup marked 14th INCITEGov GA

The International Center for Innovation, Transformation and Excellence in Governance (INCITEGov) conducted its 14th Annual General Assembly (GA) virtually on May 9, amidst the en ... Read More

Posted on May 13, 2020     By Verlie Q. Retulin

What is a family?

In urban poor communities, the concept of what a “family” is has evolved and has become complex over time.


Nearly 25 years since the adoption of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (BPfA), advocates note that there is still a need to address the negative media portray ... Read More

Posted on January 25, 2020     By Verlie Retulin

Merging research and the arts: Telling the story of the War on the Poor

An independent study has confirmed the connection between the locations of drug-related killings and families of Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps ... Read More

Posted on December 22, 2019     By Pauline Fernandez

Women's groups call for more information and government services for RH

The lack of available information and the ineffectiveness of the government to provide services continue to be the main factors contributing to the sorry ... Read More

Posted on November 19, 2019     By Pauline Fernandez