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MENDIOLA, Manila – “Everyday millions of Filipinos are experiencing a Duterte legacy – the rising GDP. That is GDP, Gutom ng Pilipino (Hunger of the Filipino),” Atty. Aaron Pedrosa, secretary-general of Sanlakas, lambasted the current administration today in a rally of marginalized groups a short distance from the gates of Malacañang Palace.

Pedrosa said that it is high time that hardworking Filipinos, “those who suffer hunger and deprivation while a handful of families are in the Forbes list” intensify the fight against gross inequality and build a government of and for the people.

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Leading international financial institutions (IFIs) such as the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank have joined calls to end inequality, and with their resources and influence, seek to shape the discourse.

The World Bank and the International Monetary Fund - A Past and a Present of Contributing to Poverty and Inequality

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APMDD co-sponsored and participated in a "Roundtable on Reforms in International Taxation and Financial Transparency: Towards a Regional Agenda for Asia" last November 21, 2016 in New Delhi.

Tax Administrators Roundtable, New Delhi, India

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The "Tax Justice Together" Campaigners' Conference in Warsaw, Poland is part of the Tax Justice Together project of Action Aid and Oxfam, aimed primarily at "putting tax justice at the heart of the European agenda."

Asian tax justice alliance joins GATJ reps in Action Aid – Oxfam Tax Justice Together Campaigners’ Conference

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"Tax justice opens concrete opportunities for claiming urgently needed resources in tax protection" is APMDD's main message at the Workshop on Expanding on Social Protection Towards Addressing Inequality and Increasing Vulnerabilities under ASEAN Integration.

APMDD inputs tax justice lens into international workshop on social protection© Maris dela Cruz