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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.


27 - 30 November 2019
G-Watch 2019 National Meeting and Learning Exchange
Ortigas Center, Pasig City

On November 27-30, G-Watch will be holding in Ortigas, Pasig its 2019 National Meeting and Learning Exchange to be attended by its leaders and partners all over the country. 

The 2019 G-Watch Learning Exchange will delve on the agenda of how government can best enable citizen action for accountability. 


8 May 2019
State of Accountability in Governance: G-Watch Local Discussion Series 2019
Dumaguete | Cotabato | Puerto Princesa | Bacolod | Agusan | Cebu | Naga

Health | social protection | infrastructure | BARMM

Citizen monitoring | budget accountability | participatory budgeting | civil society oversight | strengthening state accountability institutions and mechanisms


1 March 2019
Empowering Youth to Lead Accountability: What does it Take Today?
Astoria Plaza, Escriva Drive, Ortigas Center, Pasig City

Accountability is the process by which those in power are made (1) to answer for their decisions, actions and inaction, (2) to perform their obligations and mandates set in laws and norms (3) to respond to citizen demands and voice. 

What does it take for Filipino youth to take the lead on accountability in the Philippines today? 


2 - 24 February 2019
Empowering Youth in Leading Accountability - Briefing & Orientation Series
Island Garden City of Samal (February 2-3), Quezon City (February 9-10), Maasin City (February 23-24)

What does it take for Filipino youth to take the lead on accountability in the Philippines today? 

Young Filipinos have always had the historical role of being the “hope of the motherland” having led the biggest movements that made the difference in the country: the fight for independent, anti-Martial Law struggle and unseating of a corrupt president. 


21 September 2018
G-Watch Dialogue on Community-Based Sustainable Tourism (CBST)
New Green City Hall, Puerto Princesa City

Government Watch (G-Watch) is formerly a social accountability program of a university founded in 2000 that is currently rebooting, in transition to being an independent national action research organization embedded in constituencies of civic and advocacy-oriented organizations all over the Philippines aiming to contribute in the deepening of democracy through the scaling of accountability and citizen empowerment. 

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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.


8 July 2020
Time to Account the COVID-19 Response and Chart a Citizen-Centered ‘New Normal’

G-Watch is currently monitoring citizen entitlements under the government’s COVID-19 with focus on the Social Amelioration Program (SAP) and health care services.


6 April 2020
Guide to Citizen Entitlements During the COVID-19 Crisis

Crisis situation worsens corruption and abuse of power. This in turn makes it harder for societies to respond and recover from disaster in a way that takes care of the victims and most vulnerable who suffer most.

COVID-19 hit the Philippines like no other disaster before. It is an enemy that is unseen, yet the devastation it is causing affects all.


16 August 2019
Calling on NYC, DILG, DBM, COA, CHED and DepEd to Advance the Full Implementation of the SK Reform Law

Three years after the passage of the SK Reform Law in 2016, the law has not been fully implemented. The Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) lacks implementation details and SKs and stakeholders have yet to be oriented on it. Most SKs have yet to comply with the requirements for them to receive and utilize their budget. There is confusion among SKs, local government officials and national government agencies on mandates vis-à-vis the SK Reform Law implementation. The status of the SK budget is unclear and the trainings conducted have been lacking in substance and form.


11 June 2019
Support the SKs to Access and Use their Budget to Serve the Youth

To date, the Sangguniang Kabataan (SKs) have yet to receive their budget over a year already since they got elected.

Upon the request of the SKs that Government Watch (G-Watch) are engaging in Empowering Youth to Lead Accountability (EYLA), G-Watch has sent a letter on March 28, 2019 to concerned agencies, namely:

- Department of Budget and Management (DBM)
- Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG)
- Commission on Audit (COA)
- National Youth Commission (NYC)

The letter says this:


6 May 2019
Enabling G-Watch Monitoring in BARMM -Soft Launch and Briefing-Orientation of Volunteer-Monitors

G-Watch is exploring to set up a multi-sectoral and multi-level citizen monitoring of key government programs and services in the new Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) learning from the three-decade old experience and knowledge of G-Watch adapted and customized in the unique context of BARMM.

On April 20-22, G-Watch conducted a soft launch of the initiative ‘Enabling G-Watch Monitoring in BARMM’ and briefing-orientation of volunteer-monitors from Maguindanao, Lanao del Sur and Lanao del Norte.


12 March 2019
Planting the Seed of Accountability in Muslim Mindanao

By Francis Isaac

We were in Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao on the afternoon of 10 March 2018, where Joy gave a presentation on the concept of accountability to more than 100 Moro youth leaders of the Coalition of Moro Youth Movement (CMYM).

It was an uneventful 30-minute drive from Cotabato City; and after passing through a checkpoint manned by combatants of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), we entered a compound where we were greeted by members of CMYM.


18 February 2019
G-Watch Citizen Action for Health Accountability in Tobacco Control

G-Watch is taking part in a new undertaking that holds government to account in protecting public’s right to health that is endangered by interference by powerful private corporate actors in health-related policies and in public conscientization. The specific private corporate interest we look into are the powerful tobacco industry players whose strong and innovative lobbying work compromise public health.


12 December 2018
G-Watch’s Multi-Level Involvement in International Anti-Corruption Day  

G-Watch has reaffirmed its commitment to the fight against corruption by engaging in various activities at different levels to advance G-Watch’s anti-corruption agenda and approach. Central to this approach is the engagement of citizens and the use of multiple approaches and actions at various levels to hold power accountable.


25 October 2018
G-Watch at the 18th International Anti-Corruption Conference

Government Watch (G-Watch) Director-Convenor Joy Aceron attended the 18th International Anti-Corruption Conference on 22-24 October 2018 in Copenhagen, Denmark, where she spoke in two panels, Public Sector Excellence and Preventing Corruption, and Trends and Strategies to Protect and Reclaim Civic Space. 

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