As the COVID 19 public health crisis intensifies with alarming speed in many parts of the world including the Philippines, the adverse impacts on the poor and low-income, and those who are marginalized and discriminated, grow even more acute.
Ahead of International Women’s Day on March 8, some 500 women from various organizations marched to protest the worsening conditions of women in the face of greater economic hardships, public health risks and climate change.
The Asian Peoples’ Movement on Debt and Development (APMDD) stands in solidarity with women and women’s rights activists across the world in celebrating International Women’s Day this month of March.
"Stopping Robbers and Pirates"
1. We, participants of this Conference, have come together from 11 Asian countries1 to call for an end to illicit financial flows (IFFs), recognizing these as a massive loss of public money when needs are as urgent as ever for essential social services, decent jobs, long-lasting resilience for climate change and the full realization of human rights for all.
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.