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CODE-NGO’s Position Re Senate Bill No. 699 or the proposed “People’s Fund Act”

December 5, 2016 The Caucus of Development NGO Networks (CODE-NGO) welcomes the declared policies of the State included in Senate Bill. 699 filed by Senator Paolo Benigno A. Aquino, particularly that of promoting “a just and dynamic social order through the strengthening of a broad range of organizations, programs and initiatives that facilitate social welfare, […]

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CODE-NGO Strongly Opposes the Proposed Law to Criminalize Children

February 23, 2017 We, the Caucus of Development NGO Networks (CODE-NGO), strongly oppose House Bill No. 2, an effort in Congress to lower the minimum age for criminal liability from fifteen to nine years old.  This is in conflict with the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, the 1987 Philippine Constitution and […]

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Report on the Enabling Environment for Philippine CSOs Published

The Civicus World Alliance for Citizen Participation published last January 2017 the Philippine Report on the Enabling Environment National Assessment (EENA). This report provides an assessment of the legal, regulatory, policy, financial and social environment in which civil society organizations (CSOs) operate in the Philippines. This national level assessment for the Philippines is part of […]

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No to Death Penalty

We Oppose the Death Penalty, Call for Justice Reform

February 23, 2017 We, the Caucus of Development NGO Networks (CODE-NGO), the largest network of development civil society organizations (CSOs) in the Philippines, oppose the proposed reinstatement of the death penalty in the country. In CODE-NGO’s Philippine Development Covenant, we declared our commitment to protect and promote fundamental freedoms and human rights. We oppose the […]

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