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Rappler's latest stories on CSO


New human rights caucus calls for gov't action on violations

Dec 10, 2017 - 5:20 PM

The CSO-CHR Consultative Caucus for Human Rights (C4HR) aims to raise awareness of human rights as well as coordinate action among stakeholders to promote and defend these rights

ASEAN countries urged to boost spending on social protection

Aug 15, 2017 - 4:53 PM

A UNESCAP report says expanding coverage for social protection is among the schemes that could distribute economic growth and limit inequality

VULNERABLE. Only two countries in Southeast Asia allocates more than 6% of their GDP for social protection. AFP file photo

Social Dev't Celebration: CSOs to converge for inclusive growth

Nov 10, 2015 - 3:47 PM

Civil society continues to have an active role in the Philippines Many civil society organizations are involved in grassroots work policy and advocacy work and reform agendas

It's time to reform our disaster law

Nov 07, 2015 - 11:26 PM

We need a single organization with whom the proverbial buck stops More importantly this organization should have access to sufficient funds manpower and resources to allow it to fulfill its mandate

#KeepUsInTheRoom: Civil society protests lockdown of Bonn climate negotiations

Oct 22, 2015 - 12:07 PM

Civil society organizations are locked out from the climate negotiations on with only negotiators and delegates allowed inside the conference center

Stories of game-changing approaches in local governance

Oct 21, 2015 - 3:00 PM

Citizens Journey: Stories of Engagements for Reforms is a book containing 11 stories from the engagements of civil society organizations

‘Understand needs of communities to reduce disaster risks’ – climate change expert

Oct 03, 2015 - 1:52 PM

“DRR is a question of nation building Resilience needs to be looked at different perspectives ” climate change expert Antonia Loyzaga said

CLIMATE CHANGE EXPERT. Manila Observatory executive director Antonia Loyzaga talk about understanding risks and vulnerabilities in disasters to NGOs and CSOs in a forum. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

LGUs, NGOs unite for disaster risk reduction

Mar 30, 2015 - 5:00 PM

5 years after the Philippine DRRM Act of 2010 was enacted the country still has a lot of gaps that need to be addressed

COOPERATION. LGUs and CSOs listen attentively to the discussion of DRRM strategies. Photo by Darlene Joy Calsado

NFA partners with group to help curb rice anomalies

Feb 02, 2015 - 9:15 PM

To stop price manipulation hoarding and repacking of NFA rice the government ties up with Kaya Natin in monitoring rice movements in the communities

VULNERABLE. Rice and corn farmers may go deeper into poverty because of climate change. File photo by Jay Directo/Agence France-Presse Photo by Jay Directo/Agence France-Presse

Using technology to end child trafficking

Oct 10, 2014 - 4:56 PM

The theme is UsingTech2EndChildTrafficking In this CSO Summit concerns on cyber trafficking and the youth’s vulnerability to such will be tackled as well as initiatives to curb online child exploitation

Human trafficking summit in Manila August 28, 29

Aug 21, 2014 - 9:11 PM

BFOC President Susan “Toots” Ople described this first CSO summit as a “fusion of technology and anti trafficking sectors for a common good – the protection of Filipino workers from trafficking syndicates and illegal recruiters ”

DILG to prioritize Yolanda areas for anti-poverty projects

Apr 11, 2014 - 11:07 PM

DILG is hoping local governments can draft clear plans for spending the money

PH disaster agency puzzle: What to do with civil society?

Apr 06, 2014 - 8:42 PM

Civil society organizations tell the Philippine government: don t leave us out

File photo of Hernani, Eastern Samar by Franz Lopez/Rappler

LIVE BLOG: Civil society summit on disaster risk reduction

Mar 26, 2014 - 12:51 PM

What should the government and civil society do to prevent another disaster like typhoon Yolanda?

Taking small steps to fight big problems

Dec 22, 2013 - 11:00 AM

We need to shift the mindset of “it’s always been that way” to “it doesn’t have to be that way ” because we deserve better

'People can help' watch over funds – COA, DBM

Dec 06, 2013 - 11:51 AM

DBM Undersecretary Richard Moya and COA Chairperson Grace Tan emphasize the need for more public involvement to ensure transparency and accountability

Bottom-up budgeting: Moving up, but long way to go

Apr 14, 2013 - 3:13 PM

After rejecting citizen groups proposals for the budget regional officials asked citizen leaders to sign an alternative list the officials themselves drafted

Dep-Ed’s 2013 budget reflects CSO engagement

Mar 24, 2013 - 8:53 PM

Dep Ed enagages PBEd in drafting its 2013 budget proposal