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Perception Survey of Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) on Government and Civil Society 2015

Perception Survey of Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) on Government and Civil Society 2015 The Perception Survey of Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) on Government and Civil Society is an annual survey conducted by the Caucus of Development NGO Networks (CODE-NGO). It started in 2014 as a means to gauge the satisfaction ratings of civil society leaders […]

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On the Key Elements that Sustain Civil Society

Results of the 2014 Civil Society Organizations (CSO) Sustainability Index – Philippines  The Philippine civil society sector rated itself as 3.3 or with “sustainability evolving”, using the USAID’s Civil Society Organizations Sustainability Index (CSOSI) methodology.  The CSOSI uses a 7-point rating scale, with 1 representing the highest and 7 as the lowest level to measure […]

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Open Letter to the Chair of the UN Statistical Commission

OPEN LETTER TO THE CHAIR OF THE UNITED NATIONS STATISTICAL COMMISSION AND COCHAIRS OF THE INTER AGENCY EXPERT GROUP ON THE SDGS 16th February 2016 Mr. John Pullinger Chair, UN Statistical Commission Ms.Lisa Bersales and Mr. Enrique Ordaz, Co-Chairs of the IAEG -SDGs Cc: President of General Assembly, President of ECOSOC, Chair of G77 & […]

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Bantay Proseso, Bantay Pangako Task Force Eleksyon 2016 – On the State of Elections

Task Force Eleksyon 2016, the largest nationwide coalition of electoral reform advocates, urgently calls on all candidates, different political formations, relevant government institutions, civil society, the media, and the general populace to decisively break the cycle of personality-driven politics this election season and to generate a more substantial democratic exercise that empowers the people to confront the country’s challenges head-on.

The political environment has so far been hostile to an issue-based electoral discourse, so much so that the electoral players seem to be forgetting a basic fact: that the elections are about the people, and not just about the candidates.

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FOI Bill is Dead, FOI Practice Lives

FOI Bill is Dead, FOI Practice Lives Right to Know. Right Now! Coalition 12 August 2015 The FOI Bill is dead. We put the blame squarely on President Aquino and the leadership of the House or Representatives. From our years of campaigning for the passage of the FOI Act, this we know for certain: without […]