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24 March - 9 April 2022
G-Watch Run-up To 2022 Elections Activities

G-Watch views the upcoming polls in 2022 as an extremely important terrain that has to be engaged, and that would complement other accountability efforts that are being undertaken before, after and beyond elections. In this light, G-Watch is undertaking a citizenship education initiative that aims to Make Elections an Accountability Platform (MEAP).


3 - 9 March 2022
G-Watch National Meeting & Learning Exchange 2022: Sustaining Citizen Monitoring Amid COVID

When COVID-19 hit in early 2020, the world stood still. The ill-preparedness of the Philippine national government to handle a pandemic as huge as COVID-19 was very clear from the onset. The country’s health workers ended up taking most of the brunt of the pandemic because they were at the frontlines. Yet, health workers persevered to provide the badly needed health care and assistance to the people, especially those who were sick.


12 - 20 February 2022
#BawalAngFake! Tamang Impormasyon Para sa Makabuluhang Eleksyon: G-Watch’s 2022 Ako, Ikaw, Tayo May Pananagutan Awareness-Raising Campaign

Accurate, verifiable, complete and clear information is a pre-requisite of accountability. It is a potent tool for citizens to hold power to account. Even in the accountability field, there is the notion of ‘clear’ and ‘opaque’ transparency, and it is clear transparency that likely leads to ‘hard’ accountability.


24 June - 29 September 2021
Making Elections an Accountability Platform: G-Watch's Citizenship Education for 2022 (First Round)

The next national election is once again just around the corner. With the COVID-19 crisis, there are a lot of uncertainties in today’s politics and governance. For sure the 2022 polls will be very different given the ongoing health crisis.

While health threats will be a new critical concern that will change the way we campaign and vote, the continuing and worsening threats to democratic processes and values are issues that would also have to be confronted as we prepare for the 2022 elections.


15 September 2021
Usapang Pananagutan

Usapang Pananagutan: The Role of State Audit Institutions in Making COVID-19 Funds Accountable

Usapang Pananagutan is G-Watch's e-discussion series that aims to serve as a continuing platform for policy actors to discuss the state of accountability in the Philippines and identify ways to strengthen accountability in government.

Join us in our first session entitled "The Role of State Audit Institutions in Making COVID-19 Funds Accountable" on September 15, 2021 at 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM.


14 February 2021
Ako, Ikaw, Tayo, May Pananagutan

VACCINE FOR ALL! ACCOUNT THE COVID-19 FUNDS!
Ako, Ikaw, Tayo May Pananagutan 2021

In December 2019, a new deadly disease was discovered in the Chinese city of Wuhan after an elderly man began exhibiting flu-like symptoms. Now known as COVID-19, this virus has since spread to 223 countries, prompting the World Health Organization to declare a global pandemic on March 11, 2020. The said UN agency further indicates that as of January 17 of this year, the virus has already infected over 93 million people and has claimed the lives of more than two million individuals.


9 - 12 December 2020
G-Watch on International Anti-Corruption Day

As part of the International Anti-Corruption Day 2020, G-Watch will hold a consultative dialogue among different government agencies and civil society organizations in Sibagat, Agusan del Sur on December 9, 1:00-4:00pm and in Marawi on December 12, 1:00-4:00pm. 

Adopted in October 2003 by the United Nations General Assembly, the annual International Anti-Corruption Day aims to raise awareness on the fight against corruption and specifically the role of the United Nations Convention against Corruption. 


11 - 25 February 2020


14 February 2020
Ako, Ikaw, Tayo, May Pananagutan 2020: Kabataan, Pusuan ang Pananagutan
Puerto Princesa City, Dumaguete City, San Miguel, Bohol, Southern Leyte, Island Garden City of Samal, Tacloban City, Cebu City, Bacolod City, Sibagat, Agusan del Norte, Naga City, Quezon City, Pasig City, Marawi City

In May 2016, the new administration won with the slogan "change is coming." But more than three years into its term, the Duterte administration has yet to fully address the problem of 'accountability deficit' that has repeatedly plagued the country's politics and governance.


1 February 2020
Roundtable Discussion on the BARMM Monitor Mechanism
Al Nor Hotel and Convention Center, Cotabato City

Decades since the Moro people began the struggle for their right to self-determination, a piece of legislation that institutionalized their peace agreement with the government of the Philippines, the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL), has been ratified. The establishment of Bangsamoro Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) is a huge victory for the Moro people and for all Filipinos. Realizing the dreams and aspirations of the peace agreement is expected to be a daunting task, especially in ensuring that the BARMM governance under BOL will deliver prosperity and justice.

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11 March 2022
Citizen Monitoring Group Calls on Voters to Turn the 2022 Polls Into an Accountability Platform

Accountability frontliners from various parts of the country have recently urged voters to turn the upcoming May elections into an “accountability process, where candidates have to be made answerable for their performance or lack thereof.” 


24 February 2022
G-Watch Holds Annual Accountability Awareness-Raising Campaign

On the third year of the pandemic, Government Watch (G-Watch) held its annual Ako, Ikaw, Tayo May Pananagutan accountability awareness-raising campaign last week.


6 December 2021
G-Watch Convenor-Director Delivers a Lecture on the "Right Vote" in 2022

Government Watch (G-Watch) Convenor-Director and Accountability Research Center research affiliate-adviser Joy Aceron delivered an online lecture on importance of the upcoming 2022 presidential elections. Held on 26 November 2021, the event was organized by the De La Salle University (DLSU) Integrated School Libraries and was attended by more 170 college and senior high school students. It was part of the University’s celebration of National Book Week, which had the theme “Why Choosing the Right Leader is Not a Laughing Matter?”


28 October 2021
G-Watch Holds Online Forum on the Auditing of COVD-19 Funds

Government Watch (G-Watch) recently organized an e-discussion on the role of the Commission on Audit (COA) in the handling of the government’s COVID-19 funds. Entitled Usapang Pananagutan: The Role of State Audit Institutions in Making COVID-19 Funds Accountable, the online forum was held on 15 September 2021, and was attended by about 80 participants and viewers from both government and civil society.


4 October 2021
G-Watch Kamustahan Held Online

G-Watch held its second online Kamustahan, convening its core leaders all over the country last Saturday, October 2. 

34 leaders attended from 11 G-Watch sites with the G-Watch Center team. The G-Watch sites represented were Puerto Princesa, Naga, Quezon City, Pasig, Dumaguete, Bohol, Tacloban, Southern Leyte, Bacolod, Agusan del Sur and Lanao del Sur. 

Before the meeting, G-Watch leaders were asked to fill up a survey to get inputs on the general situation of the country and in the G-Watch localities and to give feedback and direction on G-Watch work. 


20 June 2021
G-Watch Co-Organizes Webinar on Citizen Engagement in Education Governance

Government Watch (G-Watch) recently co-organized a webinar on citizen engagement in education governance on 14 June 2021, with theme E-skwela: Citizen Engagement Towards Responsive Education Governance. Apart from G-Watch, the organizers included the Student Council Alliance of the Philippines (SCAP), Bukluran UP System, and the Center for Youth Advocacy and Networking (CYAN).


6 June 2021
G-Watch Convenor-Director Delivers Lecture on Inclusive Policymaking to Asian Parliamentarians and Party Leaders

Government Watch (G-Watch) Convenor-Director and Accountability Research Center (ARC) Researcher-Adviser Joy Aceron delivered an online lecture on inclusive policymaking to 32 parliamentarians, party leaders and youth activists from India, Indonesia, Nepal, Timor Leste and the Philippines.

The lecture was held on 22 May 2021 and was organized by the Network for Social Democracy in Asia (Socdem Asia) under its Academy of Progressive Politics (APP).


26 May 2021
CYAN, SCAP, Bukluran UP System and G-Watch conduct an education governance forum

The Center for Youth Advocacy and Networking (CYAN), Government Watch (G-Watch), the Student Council Alliance of the Philippines (SCAP), and Bukluran UP System held a forum on education governance on Tuesday, May 25, 2021. Attended by more than 800 online participants from all over the country, the forum highlighted the importance of strengthening transparency, participation and accountability (TPA) in education governance especially as the country adapts to the new normal of the COVID-19 pandemic.


27 April 2021
G-Watch and Center for Youth Advocacy and Networking (CYAN) conduct a Social Accountability and Vertical Integration Training

G-Watch is conducting a blended (online-offline) three-session training on social accountability and vertical integration for the MultiplY-Ed Project spearheaded by the Center for Youth Advocacy and Networking (CYAN) and supported by the Education Out Loud program of the Global Partnership for Education.


16 December 2020
G-WATCH and Partner IWAG Hold Dialogue to Mark International Anti-Corruption Day

Government Watch (G-Watch) and its partner-organization, Integrity Watch for Accountable Governance (IWAG), marked International Anti-Corruption Day by holding a consultative dialogue last December 9, 2020 in the town of Sibagat in the province of Agusan del Sur.

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