The Freedom from Debt Coalition (FDC) is leading the longest-running debt campaign in the world. As the world’s oldest debt-watch monitor and as the only coalition in the world working on the Philippines’ debt problem, FDC is globally recognized as an authoritative organization on debt issues, generating solidarity and support from various NGOs, churches and solidarity networks around the world. As the longest-running coalition in the Asia Pacific, FDC is likewise recognized as a symbolic leader of Asian campaigners.


Sen. Risa Hontiveros delivered a solidarity message for this year's State of the People Address: Struggle is Real! People's Survival in the Face of Multiple Crisis

Press Conference on the proposed Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) hosted by the AlterTrade.

Dr. Rene Ofreneo, the current FDC President, enjoins the coalition of Agriculture Stakeholders and Trade Justice Advocates last February 1, 2023 calling for the rejection of RCEP. #PeopleFirst #RejectRCEP #DefendPHAgriculture

FDC joins the Mobilization for Peoples’ Recovery and System Change to Fight Inequality

A protest-action at the Department of Agriculture (DA), Quezon City was held last January 20, 2023 in solidarity with #BlackBandFriday to call for People’s Recovery and system change. 

Freedom from Debt Coalition joins in relief effort response to Christmas Day Floods

On December 25, 2022, massive flooding hit Misamis Occidental and parts of Visayas and Mindanao. The Freedom from Debt Coalition (FDC), with the support of 11.11.11 of Belgium, hastily organized its own relief operations to provide urgent assistance to people in Western Mindanao. The first and second tranches of aid provided food and hygiene packages for affected families in Clarin and Oroquieta towns.

Who's Afraid of the Maharlika Investment Fund?

Dissecting the Controversial Proposal for a Sovereign Wealth Fund

FDC's 14th Congress

Pagtibayin ang Mandato ng Koalisyon Para sa Pagsusulong ng Ekonomiya ng Sambayanan, Para sa Sambayanan!

Last September 29-30, 2022, the Freedom from Debt Coalition holds it 14th Congress at the UP Diliman University Hotel and simultaneously with online participants via Zoom. This year’s Congress was themed as “Pagtibayin ang mandato ng koalisyon para sa pagsusulong ng ekonomiya ng sambayanan, para sa sambayanan”. The Congress was also enjoined by various multisectoral participants including political blocs, FDC Local Chapters, National, Regional and Local Organizations, and individual members from different parts of the country.

FDC's Original Podcast

The podcast will be featuring different topics on debt, economy, social services, analysis on pandemic recovery, and as well as the key recommendations of FDC along with its members on the various challenges faced by the country. As the country is now sitting on a debt bomb, the podcast will invite experts and different sectoral groups to discuss their view, analysis and recommendations on their respective field and advocacies. Alamin natin ang mga kwento sa mga bagay na may kwenta sa ating buhay. Let’s talk about the “whats” and the “whys” of economics from today’s headline and how it impacts our lives. In short, ano ang kwento sa mga bagay na may kwenta sa ating buhay?

'Marcos administration umutang ng panibagong $2 bilyon'

Ayon kay Dean Ofreneo, Presidente ng FDC, ang naging problema ng gobyerno simula noong Duterte administration ay masyadong dependent sa pangungutang. Aniya, halos P100 billion ang inuutang ng gobyerno sa domestic kada buwan. Nasa P6 trillion ang national debt nang umupo si dating Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte sa pwesto noong 2016, at lumobo ito ng higit P13 trilyon.

The Coalition

The Freedom from Debt Coalition (FDC) – Philippines is a nationwide multi-sectoral, non-sectarian and pluralist coalition conducting policy advocacy work and campaigns to realize a common framework and agenda for economic development.

Coalition Ethics

We come together in the belief that by working with each other and combining our strengths and efforts, we create a bigger impact in the pursuit of common aspirations and goals. 


The advocacy on “freedom from illegitimate debt” took shape within the atmosphere of activism nested in a dictator’s regime.


Economic Justice
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People’s Economy
Women & Gender Development

FDC Chapters

Eastern Visayas
Southern Mindanao
Western Mindanao

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Email: secretariat@fdcphils.org

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