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The Caucus of Development NGO Networks (CODE-NGO), with its 6 national networks and 6 regional networks, representing more than  1,600 development NGOs, people's organizations and cooperatives nationwide, is the country's biggest coalition of NGOs working for social development.


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Monday, 20 October 2014 05:19

 Statement of Support for Kilus Magniniyog and the KM71 March From Davao City to Malacanang Calling on President Aquino to Create the Coconut Farmers Trust Fund from the Recovered Coco Levy Funds

  October 17, 2014

The Caucus of Development NGO Networks (CODE-NGO) is in solidarity with the Kilusan para sa Ugnayan ng mga Samahang Magniniyog (KILUS Magniniyog) in its call for justice and an end to the suffering of small coconut farmers and farm-workers, who are among the poorest Filipinos.  After more than two years, they continue to receive no benefit from the P71 billion in coconut levy funds recovered by the Philippine government in September 2012 from San Miguel Corporation.

Thursday, 25 September 2014 04:18

Citizens’ groups rejoice as participatory budgeting receives global recognition

The Caucus of Development NGO Networks (CODE-NGO) hailed the Grassroots Participatory Budgeting Process, formerly known as Bottom Up Budgeting or BUB, for grabbing the 3rd place at the 2014 Open Government Awards. The Open Government Awards is an initiative of the Open Government Partnership (OGP), a global effort that seeks to promote transparency and citizen empowerment while fighting corruption in government.

Despite the negative impact created by the pork barrel scandal on the reputation of legitimate non-government organizations (NGOs) in the Philippines, various civil society organizations (CSOs) are unfazed in constructively engaging with government. As part of this engagement, CSOs acknowledge gains in citizen empowerment in various reforms introduced by the Aquino administration. Among these initiatives is the Grassroots Participatory Budgeting (GPB) where democratically elected representatives of local CSOs participate in the identification of priority poverty reduction projects in their localities for inclusion in the budgets of national government agencies. 


Tuesday, 23 September 2014 03:55

Regional summit calls for support to civil society amid crackdown

More than 96 civil society representatives from Asia including 7 delegates from the Philippines identified government, international, and technological support as among the most urgent and important challenges of the Asian civil society.  Such discussions were made at the Asia Regional Civil Society Experience Summit held in Jakarta, Indonesia on September 8-10, 2014. 

The Summit was held in response to the Stand with Civil Society agenda that emerged from the roundtable chaired by President Barack Obama and Deputy Secretary General Jan Eliasson at the United Nations General Assembly of 2013.  President Obama explained then that amid the worldwide “crackdown” on civil society, "The focus today is on civil society, because it’s my strong belief that the strength and success of all countries and all regions depends in part on protecting and supporting civil society,"


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