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26 - 29 April 2024
PRO-Health 2nd National Learning Exchange: Advocacy and Engagement Planning
Holiday Inn Cebu City

PRO-Health or Promoting Rights Organizing for Health is a health organizing initiative of the Government Watch (G-Watch) and Accountability Research Center (ARC) in partnership with several civil society groups and local governments.


26 March 2024
Enhancing Governments’ Capacity to Respond to Citizen Voice and Demand: A MultiplY-Ed Roundtable Discussion
Ortigas

Multiply-Ed (X-Ed) is a national initiative of the Center for Youth Advocacy and Networking (CYAN) and Government Watch (G-Watch | www.g-watch.org) in cooperation with various youth and student organizations and with support from Education Out Loud of the Global Partnership for Education.


14 - 16 February 2024
Ako Ikaw Tayo May Pananagutan 2024 | G-Watch Briefing-Orientation Seminar on Health Budget Monitoring

Background

Public investment in health and effective and responsive use of health budget are crucial in ensuring equal access to quality healthcare.


23 January 2024
PRO-Health Problem-Solving Sessions

G-Watch is currently conducting Problem-Solving Sessions for PRO-Health in all its 7 core local sites and 6 sites of its core partner organizations. 

Problem-Solving Session (PSS) is part of G-Watch’s post- monitoring activities that serves as a space for the result of the monitoring and preliminary analysis and recommendations of the monitoring teams to be presented to duty-bearers to generate response, additional inputs and commitments and identify common ways forward.


24 - 27 November 2023


24 November 2023


29 April - 30 July 2023
G-Watch Launches its new Health Initiative, Conducts Briefing-Orientation for Volunteer-Monitors

G-Watch goes PRO-Health!

PRO-Health or Promoting Rights Organizing for Health is a health organizing initiative of the Government Watch (G-Watch) that aims to improve public health governance to make quality reproductive, maternal and newborn, children and adolescents health services accessible to all.


9 - 11 March 2023
G-Watch-SNPP Learning Exchange

On 9-11 March 2023, the G-Watch Center will hold a learning exchange with Samahan ng Nagkakaisang Pilipinong Pantawid (SNPP) in Baguio City. A national organization of beneficiaries of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps), SNPP was formed alongside the successful campaign to pass the 4Ps Law with SNPP leaders being at the forefront of the campaign.

 


9 - 18 February 2023
2023 Ako, Ikaw, Tayo May Pananagutan: More Pananagutan sa Post-Pandemic Pilipinas

An awareness-raising campaign of Government Watch (G-Watch) began in 2012, Ako, Ikaw, Tayo, May Pananagutan (AIM-P) is undertaken by its sites and partners to promote the importance of accountability in improving governance and advancing democracy. 

Now on its fifth straight year, AIM-P 2023 has the theme “More Pananagutan sa Post-Pandemic Pilipinas,” which aims to create awareness on the importance of strengthening accountability to improve governance in the delivery of basic services, such as education and health, as the country transitions to the new normal.


6 - 9 January 2023
2nd National Learning Exchange with Accountability Frontliners

2nd National Learning Exchange with Accountability Frontliners

Iloilo City | 6-9 January 2022

 

Government Watch (G-Watch), in cooperation with Accountability Research Center (ARC),  is undertaking an initiative to learn with, from and for accountability frontliners. Entitled Accountability Frontliners Learning Initiative (AFLI) in the Philippines, the aim of the said effort is to reflect, learn, document and share the innovative, adaptive and/or effective approaches employed by G-Watch during the pandemic.

 

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5 May 2024
G-Watch opens draft health reform agenda for public comments and feedback

PRO-Health or Promoting Rights Organizing for Health is a health organizing initiative of the Government Watch (G-Watch) and Accountability Research Center (ARC) in partnership with several civil society groups and local governments.


13 April 2024
Multiply-Ed Phase 2 begins, Tools for the 2nd Round of Nationwide School-Level Monitoring Pilot-Tested in Pasig

Multiply-Ed Phase 2 is officially on the move at all levels of public education governance!


4 March 2024
G-Watch Conducts Health Budget Monitoring Workshop

 

Last February 14 to 16, 2024, Government Watch (G-Watch) held a Briefing Orientation Seminar (BOS) on Health Budget Monitoring with its PRO-Health partners-organizations. The event gathered more than 30 participants from ten national and Greater Manila Area-based organizations.


16 December 2023
G-Watch co-drafts and signs the UNCAC CoSP10 - Atlanta Civil Society Declaration

Government Watch (G-Watch) attends the 10th Conference of the States Parties to the United Nations Convention against Corruption happening in Atlanta, Georgia on December 11-15. G-Watch is represented by its Convenor-Director, Joy Aceron, who has been engaging the UNCAC for over a decade now, and Francis Isaac, G-Watch researcher and San Beda College Alabang professor.

In the conference, G-Watch participated in the first-ever CSO Forum and in the discussion on political financing, corruption in health, civic space, gender and corruption and approaches to fighting corruption. 


12 December 2023
G-Watch Convenor-Director Joy Aceron Recognized for Championing CCT Beneficiaries

Joy Aceron was recently recognized by the Samahan ng Nagkakaisang Pamilyang Pantawid (SNPP) for her valuable contribution in advancing the interests of the more than 4.4 million beneficiaries of the conditional cash transfer program (CCT). Aceron received the recognition during SNPP’s 7th year anniversary held last November 27 in Mandaluyong City.


9 December 2023
#UnitedAgainstCorruption: G-Watch’s Citizen Action for Accountability

December 9 has been declared by the United Nations as the International Day of Anti-Corruption. For this year, G-Watch is sharing the video recording of its Convenor-Director Joy Aceron’s two-part interview from Far Eastern University’s Public Intellectual Series conducted in 2019.


21 October 2023
Multiply-Ed Conducts TPA Workshops for School Governance Councils

Multiply-Ed (X-Ed), an accountability initiative on education by the Center for Youth Advocacy and Networking (CYAN) and Government Watch (G-Watch), has initiated a series on workshops on transparency, participation and accountability (TPA) involving members of the selected School Governance Councils (SGC) all over the country.


30 August 2023
Multiply-Ed Philippines holds its National Multisectoral Conference

The Multiply-Ed National Multisectoral Conference was held in Pasig City on August 7-8.

Duty bearers from key offices of the Department of Education (DepEd) and the National Youth Commission (NYC) and representatives from the Education Commission 2 attended the event. The Commission on Audit (COA) was also there as an accountability ally. Multiply-Ed (X-Ed) government allies from schools, DepEd division offices and local governments were also present to show solidarity and support.


30 August 2023
G-Watch completes its series of PRO-Health briefing-orientation seminars, trained a total of 277 volunteer-monitors

Government Watch (G-Watch) completed its series of PRO-Health briefing-orientation seminars on August 13-14 in Naga City, concluding its eighth and last seminar that trained 277 volunteer-monitors, most of whom currently on the field monitoring health services in their localities.

The seminars that started in late April were co-conducted with G-Watch partners for Promoting Rights Organizing for Health (PRO-Health) in the following localities:


1 July 2023
G-Watch Convenor-Director Discusses Strategic Citizen Action for Accountability with Bangsamoro Civil Society

“Accountability initiatives should be vertically integrated because the power that we are checking is also vertically integrated.”

G-Watch Convenor-Director Joy Aceron shared this insight in a gathering of Moro and lumad civil society leaders held on 26 June 2023 in Davao City. Organized by Coalition for Social Accountability and Transparency (CSAT) and the Institute for Autonomy and Governance (IAG), the event brought together grassroots organizers, NGO workers and academe from the Bangsamoro region and Zamboanga Peninsula.

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