A Coalition of Development NGOs in Cebu

A Letter to THE FREEMAN Editor On The Proposed Cemetery Construction in Osmena Shrine

posted by Admin under Environment Committee, Press Releases on Jul 7th, 2011 with No Comments

Mr. Jerry S. Tundag
Gullas cor. D. Jakosalem Sts.
Cebu City

June 22, 2011

Dear Sir:

When we establish our home for our family to live in for generations, primary considerations are safety – free from health and physical dangers – peace and possibly a beautiful view. We financially save up for years, forego immediate wants and make do with most things, in order to afford the best possible home we can find. When this prized home is threatened by the summary action of a political figure, we have to take action to protect the future of our children and our children’s children.

The Kaabag sa Sugbu Intern Experience

posted by Admin under Uncategorized on Jun 3rd, 2011 with 1 Comment

By: Nheza Loquinte

My internship at KAABAG sa Sugbo gave me the picture of what society is like in actuality, showed me how certain groups of people work hard to contribute for the good of that society and, of course, introduced me to several personalities from different walks of life. The truth is some things worth remembering are not actually learned by words but by experience.


posted by Admin under Press Releases on Jun 1st, 2011 with No Comments
Kaabag sa Sugbo

At the heart of the heated exchange of words over the ongoing demolition of home structures along the Mahiga Creek are the urban poor families’ lives and human rights.

Our Constitution tells us that in all phases of development, social justice must be a primary concern. And in carrying it out, respect for the rights and the dignity of every human being should be upheld. Although we understand and appreciate the Cebu City Government’s efforts to clear the river of structures occupying danger areas, we also ask it to be faithful to the constitutional mandate of carrying out evictions and demolitions “in accordance with law and in a just and humane manner” (Article 13, Section 10 of the 1987 Constitution). This constitutional provision is further substantiated by Section 28 of RA 7279 or the Urban Development and Housing Act (UDHA) and DILG Memorandum Circular 2010-134.

Sa Akong Summer, Nakat-on Ko….

posted by Admin under Uncategorized on Jun 1st, 2011 with No Comments

By:Edwin Magdadaro

Tanang tawo sa kalibutan, adunay mga kasinatian nga nagpabiliin sa ilang mga kalamhan, ug ila kining gidala-dala sa kada adlaw nilang pagpanikaysikay sa ilang kinabuhi. Kitang tanan adunay mga nahiagiang mga kasinatiaan nga kung diin kini nakatabang pag-ayo aron mulambo ang atong pagkatawo.

Kaabag Co-hosts The Metro Cebu Sharing of Best Practices on Housing and Development for the Poor

posted by Admin under Urban and Rural Livability Committee on Jun 1st, 2011 with No Comments
Kaabag Co-hosts Metro Cebu

On the 19th anniversary of the passage of the Urban Development and Housing Act of 1992 (UDHA), Kaabag sa Sugbu, together with the Fellowship for Organizing Endeavors (FORGE), Partnership of Philippine Support Service Agencies, Inc. (PhilSSA) and the Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council (HUDCC) has organized the “Metro Cebu Sharing of Best Practices on Housing and Development for the Poor” last March 22, 2011 at the Audio Visual Room of Pag-ibig Tower, Archbishop Avenue, Cebu City.

Kaabag sa Sugbo’s Good Governance Initiatives Takes Center Stage in 2010

posted by Admin under Good Governance Committee on Dec 14th, 2010 with No Comments
Strat Planning

Of the many aspects of social development work, advocating and mainstreaming good governance has been Kaabag sa Sugbo’s niche. This year, good governance initiatives took center stage as the network started implementing advocacy and monitoring projects that attempt to realize its components.

The first month of 2010 saw the Caucus of Development NGOs (CODE NGO) partnering with Kaabag in carrying out the Coalition for a Citizens’ Constitution (C4CC), a two-year project that aims to build a stronger, larger and younger constituency for constitutional reform. Currently, the project has partner organizations in three legislative districts – Cebu City North and South Districts and the Sixth District of Cebu Province. It is conducting consciousness raising, capacity building, campaign and lobbying activities all towards mainstreaming the constitution and pushing for its reform. It has organized lectures, essay writing and debate competitions to achieve these ends. The University of San Carlos Political Science Department became the official academic partner of C4CC Cebu. Plans for an institutionalized consensus and capacity building strategies were discussed and are being finalized.

Kaabag: Towards An Alternative Green Agenda

posted by Admin under Environment Committee on Dec 14th, 2010 with No Comments

Caring for the environment and the people has been one of Kaabag’s significant actions endorsed. Kaabag has successfully endorsed the passage and creation of the Cebu City Environment and Natural Resources Office (CCENRO) last April 26, 2010 with the coordination of Cebu City Councilor Nestor Archival. Out of the 1,600 municipalities and cities in the country, I think, number six ta nga nakahimo ana nga office,” Archival said.

Kaabag sa Sugbo’s Human Development Committee Takes Its Turn

posted by Admin under Human Development Committee on Dec 14th, 2010 with No Comments

The year 2010 has sought much recognition to the human development thrust of Kaabag sa Sugbo. The year has been fruitful as it takes off to unleash the criteria of responding to human rights as it tackled tremendous and important issues of human development

The year started with a toast with Cebu City Women and Family Affairs Commission, PLPCD, and PNGOC. Several meetings with its steering committee were conducted and finalized to push for Cebu City Women’s Development Agenda.

Kaabag sa Sugbo Asserts Relevance in Housing Security and Tenure Issues

posted by Admin under Urban and Rural Livability Committee on Dec 14th, 2010 with No Comments

As Kaabag sa Sugbo envisions a people-centered and sustainable development for Cebu, the Urban and Rural Livability Committee aims to see urban and rural poor areas living with dignity. The objective is in line with the project proposal that dubbed as “Harnessing Kaabag’s Capacities Towards the Development and Empowerment of Vulnerable Communities, Environmental Conservation and Participatory Governance” or DEEP Project that was passed and approved by Misereor in August 2010.

C4CC Lectures: Understanding Charter Reforms

posted by Admin under C4CC on Dec 14th, 2010 with No Comments

The Coalition for A Citizen’s Constitution (C4CC) in Cebu is currently operating in three legislative districts – Cebu City 1st District (Cebu City North), Cebu City 2nd District (Cebu City South) and Cebu Province Sixth District composed of the municipalities of Consolacion and Cordova and the city of Mandaue.  For this phase of the C4CC project implementation, emphasis is given to the largely unorganized youth sector. However, existing people’s organizations that have been engaged in the prior phases of C4CC is also being involved.

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