The development context for the implementation of PRRM’s 2011 plan included the enactment of the first national budget under the PNoy administration, not to mention the silver anniversary of EDSA 1. PRRM participated in the processes related to the formulation of the Medium Term Philippine Development Plan (MTPDP) for 2011- 2016, which contains the government’s blueprint for the realization of national development goals and various international human development commitments being monitored by the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA).
During the first quarter of 2010, PRRM continued to implement the project, “Enhancing Civil Society Participation in Electoral and other Political and Democratic Processes”, supported by the European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights or EIDHR. This project has a focus on the cultural sensitivity of automated elections with the leadership selection processes and systems of indigenous peoples or IPs in the provinces of Ifugao, Nueva Vizcaya, Bataan, Camarines Sur, and North Cotabato.
The implementation of PRRM’s operations plan for 2009 was set against the backdrop of complex and intensifying crises involving finance, food, feed, and fuels. The chain of consequences was equally complex. The poor, especially the women and children among them, were hit first on the line and oftentimes the hardest. Their food security, jobs, education, health and overall well-being often suffered.
March 8, 2014, Cocoon Boutique Hotel
Quezon City, Philippines