FDC and Filipino Tax and Fiscal Justice Activists to Mount Sustained Campaigns to Put the People's Right to Public and Social Services as a Major National Political and Electoral Agenda
Freedom from Debt Coalition (FDC) is observing the World Public Services Day on June 23 by asserting the following principles and premises and calling the attention of the Aquino government:"Pera ng gobyerno ay galing sa tao. Serbisyong publiko ay tungkulin ng gobyerno. Serbisyong publiko ay hindi negosyo, ito ay karapatan ng bawa't mamayang Pilipino. Serbisyong publiko sa Pilipino, ngayon na!" ( The government’s funds are the people’s money. Public service is the government’s responsibility. Public service is not for sale, it is every Filipino’s right. Public service for the Filipinos, now!)
FDC, its members and partners, together with the Asian People’s Movement on Debt and Development (APMDD) is holding a Public Forum today, June 23, 2015 aimed at critically examining the state of public services in the country in the context of the neoliberal privatization policies of successive administrations until today, under the so-called “Private-Public Partnerships (PPP) policies and programs of the outgoing Aquino (Pnoy) government.
Freedom From Debt 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.