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Thursday, 14 August 2014 06:00

Official Statement from CODE-NGO

We are flattered that Cong. Ridon thinks that CODE-NGO, with its 12 national and regional CSO networks and 2,000 civil society organizations (CSOs) nationwide can “monopolize” the GPB which will now be implemented in all our 1,600 municipalities and cities. In support of this allegation, Cong. Ridon said that 300 CSOs belonging to CODE-NGO have a monopoly on seats in the Local Poverty Reduction Action Teams (LPRATs) in 1,233 cities and municipalities where GPB is being implemented this year. We do not know the basis of Ridon for this figure, but even assuming that it is true, how can 300 CSOs monopolize the GPB in 1,200 localities? We would like to inform Cong. Ridon that there are at least 3 and as many as 10 or more CSOs in each of the 1,200 LPRATs, so there would be at least 3,600 CSOs in these LPRATs. And he claims that 300 CSOs is a monopoly? 

Monday, 04 August 2014 03:49

Grassroots Participatory Budgeting (GPB) –
Participatory Local Governance at Work

We, civil society organizations (CSOs), who have participated in and supported the Grassroots Participatory Budgeting (GPB) Process, formerly known as Bottom Up Budgeting (BUB), and who value participatory and accountable governance, poverty reduction and national development express our full support for the Grassroots Participatory Budgeting Process.

Our experience with the GPB in many municipalities and cities since 2012 shows that GPB puts together the important elements of people empowerment, decentralization and poverty reduction. It is a process and a mechanism that promotes people's participation in governance and CSO engagements with local government units.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 06 August 2014 08:20
Monday, 21 July 2014 07:33

CODE-NGO and AF defend legitimate CSOs in Manila Bulletin article

On the July 20, 2014 issue of the Manila Bulletin, writer Irene Fernando summarizes her conversations with the Association of Foundations President Fely Rixhon, Executive Director Norman Jiao and CODE-NGO Deputy Executive Director Roselle Rasay. Titled “In defense of the real ones”, the two NGO networks talk about the practice of good governance among civil society organizations (CSOs) in light of the ‘Pork Barrel issue’. 



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