“16 Days of Activism to End Gender-Based Violence”

Amidst Multiple Crises: Women’s Fight for Survival, Safety, Security, Justice, and System Change The Asian Peoples’ Movement on Debt and Development (APMDD) stands in solidarity with women all over the world in raising their voice against all forms of gender-based violence and in calling for an end to the systemic discrimination, marginalization and exploitation that […]


We, the members of the Freedom from Debt Coalition (FDC), join today’s coordinated actions to condemn the Anti-Terrorism Law recently signed by Pres. Rodrigo Duterte. That the legislative measure breezed so swiftly through Congress—an institution notorious for the glacial pace at which it conducts its business—shows the unabashed subservience of the ruling majority in both […]

Bolder action to “re-balance” PHL economy necessary under Covid—advocacy group

The advocacy group Freedom from Debt Coalition (FDC) called on the government to use the “historic opportunity” provided by the Covid-19 pandemic to take bolder steps to “re-balance” the economy to make it more resilient and sustainable. “The country is facing an unprecedented economic crisis that is likely to persist and even deepen up to […]

HB 78: Downsizing government in the Delivery of public service

Whose interests are the Members of the House of Representatives serving?  Interests of the citizenry or the interests of the big foreign service providers? One cannot avoid raising this question when one takes a closer look at House Bill 78, a bill which  the chamber’s majority passed with indecent haste.  The bill is a clever […]