Coalition condemns water companies for human rights violations, economic sabotage

The Freedom from Debt Coalition (FDC) condemned the recent ruling by the Permanent Court of Arbitration in Singapore ordering the government to pay P7.39 billion for supposed losses and other arbitration related costs incurred from June 1, 2015 to November 22, 2019. “The public should be warned that we are not just being asked to […]


The Freedom from Debt Coalition (FDC) warns that the proposed Corporate Income Tax and Incentive Rationalization Act (CITIRA) shall deepen inequality and will not bring in more FDIs. FDC Executive Director Zeena Bello Manglinong argues that CITIRA, earlier known as TRABAHO, is a regressive measure. She said: “In America, the presidential aspirants in the Democratic […]

Groups opposing Kaliwa Dam call on gov’t to scrap ECC, reveal true cost of project

The Freedom from Debt Coalition (FDC) and other groups under the Sectors Opposed to the Kaliwa Dam (STOP Kaliwa Dam) network trooped to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) today to push for the scrapping of the application for an environmental compliance certificate (ECC) for the controversial New Centennial Water Source-Kaliwa Dam Project. […]

Groups to ADB: Stop funding our extinction! Protests urge ADB to stop funding fossil fuels during Asian Clean Energy Forum

Climate justice and renewable energy advocates, with consumer rights and multisectoral groups today marched in front of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) Headquarters during the Asian Clean Energy Forum to protest the Bank’s continued support for coal and other fossil fuel projects in Asiadespite its professed support for “clean energy.” “The historical role of international […]