Monday, January 16, 2017

Walang Pagbabago, Kung Wala Tayo, ASEAN ng Taumbayan, Hindi ng Estado Lamang

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On 16 January 2017, more than 100 members of broad civil society network in the Philippines that came together to engage ASEAN and develop new form of regional integration will hold a symbolic action on 16 January 2017. This action is aimed to deliver a message to our government in response to the Philippine Government’s launching of 50th ASEAN Founding Anniversary Events in Davao City on January 15, 2017.

Representatives of ACSC/APF 2017 Philippines-National Organizing Committee wearing tubaws and bearing torches will march from Plaza Rajah Sulayman near Malate Church to the Department of Foreign Affairs in Roxas Boulevard to deliver their statement to the Philippine Government as ASEAN Chair this year. The statement contains the collective message of NOC, reflecting people's vision for ASEAN. The tubaws symbolize the people -- the various sectors, communities -- coming together. The leaders will also give tubaws to DFA representatives who will receive the statement. Participating organizations are Freedom from Debt Coalition, Sanlakas, DIGNIDAD Alliance, Asia-Pacific Resource Network, Focus on the Global South, Initiatives of International Dialogue, Network for Transformative Social Protection, AYLA, ASIADHRRA, SPELL, and IRDF.

The ACSC/APF is a network of Southeast Asian civil society organizations and social movements that engages the ASEAN processes to address the issues and concerns of the people –human rights and access to justice, peace and human security, trade, climate change, migration, and social protection. Its constituents include workers, the peasantry, urban poor, fisherfolk, women, children, LGBT community, indigenous peoples, migrants, older persons, workers, youth and persons with disabilities.

ACSC/APF 2017 Philippines-National Organizing Committee: Aksyon sa Kahandaan sa Kalamidad at KlimalALMANAlAPPENDlASEAN SOGIE CaucuslASEAN Youth Leaders Association – PhilippineslAsian Federation Against Involuntary DisappearanceslAsian Partnership for the Development of Human Resources in Rural AsialAsia Pacific Research NetworklAsian Solidarity Economy Council – PhilippineslAssociation for the Rights of Children in Southeast AsialAteneo Human Rights CenterlBuhay na may Dignidad Para sa Lahat (DIGNIDAD)lBuklod ng Manggagawa sa Radio Communication of the Philippines, Inc. – National Federation of LaborlCenter for Environmental ConcernslCenter for Migrant AdvocacylCenter for Women’s ResourceslChild Rights Coalition-AsialCivil Society Coalition on the Convention on the Rights of the ChildlCoalition of the Services of the ElderlylDevelopment Alternatives with Women for a New EralEMPOWERlHope for the YouthlInitiatives for International DialoguelKanlungan Center FoundationlFoundation for Media AlternativeslFoundation for a Sustainable SocietylFocus on the Global South - PhilippineslIntegrated Rural Development FoundationlMagsasaka at Siyentipiko para sa Pag-unlad ng AgrikulturalNational Movement for Food SovereigntylNetwork for Transformative Social ProtectionlPartnership of Philippine Support Service AgencieslPhilippine Alliance of Human Rights AdvocateslPhilippine Network of Food Security ProgrammeslSave the Children – PhilippineslSAVEDlTebtebbal Unang Hakbang FoundationlWomanHealth PhilippineslWorld Council for Curriculum and InstructionlWomen's Legal and Human Rights Bureau

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