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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. 

10 September 2018
Learning Exchange: Accountability in Disaster Rehabilitation, Land Rights and Housing
University of the Philippines Visayas Tacloban College

The 2012 World Risk report ranked the Philippines third out of 173 countries in terms of disaster risk. It has ranked 4thin the 2016 Germanwatch Climate Risk Index Report and 1stin 2013 after typhoon Yolanda – the strongest storm to make landfall in recent history – hit the country. The country is prone to multiple recurring hazards such as cyclones, floods, earthquakes, and landslides. Already today, 20 typhoons at least hit the Philippines every year.

23 - 26 May 2018
2018 G-Watch National Meeting and Learning Exchange
Best Western Plus Lex, Cebu City

G-Watch will be holding its National Meeting and Learning Exchange in Cebu City. The said event will bring together key leaders of G-Watch sites/ hubs and partners all over the country for an annual updating and strategizing, as well as key ally civil society organizations and government offices for learning exchanges. 

This year's edition of the annual event hopes to achieve the following:

14 February 2018
Manila; Naga City; Puerto Princesa City, Dumaguete City; San Miguel, Bohol; Tacloban City, Southern Leyte; Cebu; Bacolod City; Island Garden City of Samal

Simultaneous activities (forum, radio-hopping, exhibit, fund-raising, concert, pageant, sportsfest) in different sites of G-Watch all over the country that will create awareness on the importance of transparency, participation and accountability, especially given today’s context. The events will also kick off the various monitoring initiatives of G-Watch in different localities and it action research on key poverty reduction programs.

Why is G-Watch conducting an Awareness-Raising Campaign? 


12 October 2022
G-Watch conducts discussion on 4Ps listing process

By: Victoria Maglanque 

Last July, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) announced that it will remove 1.3 million Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) beneficiaries as part of its efforts to clean the 4Ps list.[1] This generated renewed discussions about the program and the “worthiness” of some 4Ps beneficiaries to be included in it.

22 August 2022
Searching for TPA Direction in Agusan del Sur

By: Gary Garcia, Integrity Watch for Accountable Governance (IWAG)


Government Watch (G-Watch) conducted a forum on the direction and priority agenda for transparency, participation and accountability (TPA) under the new administration. Held last August 5, the forum was attended by key leaders from civil society, including Integrity Watch for Accountable Governance (IWAG), Bayugan City Pag-Asa Youth Association of the Philippines (BCPYAP) and Agusan Youth Alliance Network (AYAN), as well as allies from the local government of Sibagat.

25 July 2022
G-Watch Holds Discussion in Dumaguete on TPA Direction

Government Watch (G-Watch) conducted a forum on the direction and priority agenda for transparency, participation and accountability (TPA) under the new administration.

Held last July 15, the forum was attended by key leaders from civil society and allies from the local government of Dumaguete, the Sangguniang Kabataan Federation, the Local Youth Development Office and barangay officials of Balugo and Buñao.

25 July 2022
G-Watch Holds Series of Discussions with Bacolod Leaders and Activists

Government Watch (G-Watch) held a series of discussions with Bacolod activists and leaders that aim to reflect on and assess the result of the 2022 elections and the recent and ongoing reform campaigns of Bacolod social movements.

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).