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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.


5 September - 1 October 2022
G-WATCH MONTH: Celebrating 22 Years of Doing Accountability Differently

In September this year, Government Watch (G-Watch) marks its 22nd anniversary. Established in 2000 in the wake of EDSA Dos and Joseph Estrada’s removal from the presidency, G-Watch began as the governance program of a university. Meant as a response to the plethora of corruption scandals involving senior government officials, Government Watch began one of the country’s earliest attempts at social accountability—training hundreds of citizen-volunteers to monitor the delivery of various public services.

15 July - 29 September 2022
Where to, Social Accountability? A Forum on the Direction and Priority Agenda for Transparency, Participation and Accountability
G-Watch localities

The start of the new administration once again brings up the question of what should be the role of civil society in the country’s development and governance. In the recent decades, Philippine civil society has championed advancing transparency, participation and accountability (TPA) reforms in governance, arguing it’s an effective and responsive solution to inefficiencies and corruption in government as well as a way to promote human rights and ensure citizen entitlements.

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.


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
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:

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.

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.

27 June 2023
Moving Up to Make Government Respond: Multiply-Ed convenes 450 education stakeholders in 5 Regional Multi-Sectoral Conferences

From May to June, 450 students, teachers, parents, government officials, and representatives from CSOs and private sector were gathered for the Multiply-Ed Regional Multi-Sectoral Conferences (RMSC) held in Bicol, NCR, Mindanao, Palawan, and Cebu.

All of them have one goal: to improve the public education system.

27 June 2023
Barangays are put to task, indigenous people enfranchised in monitoring health

Government Watch (G-Watch) completed two more briefing-orientation seminars to add to the growing citizens and localities involved in PRO-Health or Promoting Rights Organizing for Health.

22 May 2023
G-Watch makes first move for PRO-Health in Pasig CIty

Last April 29 and 30, 2023, Government Watch conducted its first briefing orientation seminar for their Promoting Rights Organizing for Health project (PRO-Health) in the Pamantasang Lungsod ng Pasig Hotel with the Pasig City CSO Help Desk.

26 April 2023
G-Watch is PRO-Health! Doing the Groundwork for a New Health Initiative, G-Watch is Already Filling Gaps

As the rest of the Philippines suffered from the sweltering summer heat, Baguio remained relatively cool at 20 degrees Celsius. That day early March, 12 leaders of the Samahan ng mga Nagkakaisang Pamilyang Pantawid (SNPP) were huddled in a modest-sized hall, listening intently as Faith Santos and Victoria Maglanque of Government Watch (G-Watch) presented the situation of health governance in the Philippines.

26 April 2023
G-Watch program for OJT and NSTP students delivers

“I saw how wide or how narrow the human heart can be.”

This was the reflection of Xianne, a student of the College of Maasin, during the G-Watch sharing session held on April 23, 2023 in Tacloban City.

21 April 2023
Bangsamoro Youth Commission and Multiply-Ed convene BARMM Ministries in a Policy Forum

A policy forum was recently held The Bangsamoro Youth Commission (BYC) and Multiply-Ed (X-Ed) on April 18, 2023. It was attended by the Ministry of Basic, Higher, and Technical Education (MBHTE), Ministry of Social Services and Development (MSSD), Ministry of Health (MOH), and Ministry of Interior and Local Government (MILG).