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Tuesday, 02 June 2015 10:46

We Denounce the Sneaky Approval of RBH 0001 on Second Reading

Change the Form of Government, not the Economic Provisions of the Constitution

 By: Coalition for a Citizens’ Constitution (C4CC)

 

The Coalition for a Citizens’ Constitution (C4CC) denounces the sneaky approval last week of Resolution of Both Houses 0001 (RBH0001) on second reading in the House of Representatives.

Instead of having an open debate on the Resolution, this was quickly passed by the plenary when the public’s attention was on the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL). 

RBH0001 seeks the amendment of particular provisions of the 1987 Constitution through the insertion of the phrase “unless otherwise provided by law” in several of its key economic policies. Through this insertion, the resolution effectively removes the permanence, predictability, and protection provided by the Constitution. If the measure succeeds in passing, the limits provided by the Constitution on foreign ownership of lands, natural resources, public utilities, media, educational institutions, and other critical industries will be rendered inutile, as the same would be subject to the whims of Congress and the personal agendas carried by its individual members.  The sneaky manner by which RBH 0001 was approved on Second Reading last week is a clear preview of what will happen should Congress approve that resolution. 

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Friday, 29 May 2015 22:25

 

Interactive Hearings with

Representatives of NGOs, CSOs, Major Groups and the Private Sector

On the Post 2015 Development Agenda

 

United Nations, New York

May 26-27, 2015

 

STATEMENT

For Roundtable Discussion 4: Follow up and Review

Andrea Maria Patricia M. Sarenas, Chairperson,

Caucus of Development NGO Networks (CODE-NGO), Philippines

 

Your Excellencies,

Distinguished delegates,

Dear colleagues,

After the post-2015 development agenda is finalized and adopted by the global community in September, the challenge of implementation would start.  Ensuring the attainment of the post-2015 agenda requires effective mechanisms for monitoring, follow up and review -  a holistic and robust accountability mechanism, which would include monitoring, evaluating and reporting on progress – or lack of progress, sharing of lessons and knowledge, and adoption and implementation of programs and approaches proven to be effective. 

 

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Wednesday, 27 May 2015 00:54

Groups call for greater voice for people's organizations and other changes in DRRM Law

Quezon City, Philippines — Various civil society organizations (CSOs) comprising of non-government organizations (NGO) and people’s organizations (PO) convened recently to gather local voices and consolidate their recommendations for the sunset review of RA10121, also known as the Philippine Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Act of 2010 or the DRRM Law.

Exactly 5 years ago today, the Philippine Congress enacted the DRRM Law, which mandates the national government to develop a comprehensive DRR plan and local government units to develop localized DRRM plans, establish DRRM offices, and tap DRRM funds to strengthen Philippine disaster risk reduction management. However, a more inclusive and bottom-up approach to the implementation of the law remains to be one of the concerns of the CSOs, as they call for more participation of the CSOs and communities in disaster preparedness. 

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