Assuring affordable, accessible and quality Public Services for all:

Tool for leveling inequality, mobilizing for transformative change!

Manila, 13-15 February 2018



9:00-9:30 Welcome/Preliminaries/ Introduction
9:30-10:20 PLENARY 1 Public Services & Social/Economic Dev't

David Hall (United Kingdom)
Rene Ofreneo (Philippines)

10:20-10:30 Coffee Break
10:30-11:20 PLENARY 2 Beyond States: Global/Regional Actors & FTAS

Barry Coates (New Zealand)

Illusion of PPPs
David Hall (United Kingdom)

11:20-12:30 OPEN FORUM
12.30-14:00 LUNCH
14:00-15:30 PLENARY 3 Sectoral Issues & Struggles

On Health
Sharad Onta (Nepal)
Vittorio Agnoletto (Italy)

On Water
Miriam Planas (Spain)
Alghiffari Aqsa (Indonesia)

On Transport
Mladen Domazet (Croatia)

15:30-16:30 Break Out Groups Health, Water & Transport
16:30-18:30 Reporting
19.00 Solidarity Dinner




9:30-10:20 PLENARY 3 Our Alternatives to reclaim our Public Services

Remunicipalisation and Re-nationalisation
Satoko Kishimoto (Japan/Belgium)

Social Commons: Democratization and Participation
Francine Mestrum (Belgium)

10:20-10:30 BREAK

10:30-11:20 PLENARY 4 Organising our Public Services

Financing & Real Progressive Taxation
Mae Buenaventura (Philippines)

Public Services & Labor
David Boys (France)
Deputy General Secretary of Public Services International (PSI) and recognize water authority.

11:20-12:30 Open Forum
12:30-14:00 Lunch
14:00-15:30 PLENARY 5 Sectoral Issues & Struggles

On Housing /Right to the City
Meena Menon (India)
Eric Villanueva (Philippines)

On Education
Peter Ronald deSouza (India)
Raquel Castillo (Philippines)

On Energy
Sören Becker (Germany)
Lidy Nacpil (Philippines)

15:30-16:30 Break Out Groups Housing, Education and Energy
16:30-18.30 PLENARY 6 Reporting and Discussion
17:00 Dinner


9:00-10:30 PLENARY 7 Panel Discussion: Sharing of Campaigns and Advocacy Strategies

World Solidarity Movement
Koen Detavernier (Belgium)

ASEAN Civil Society Conference
Ed Tadem (Philippines)

Network for Transformative Social Protection
Maris dela Cruz (Philippines)

Coalition of Services of the Elderly
Aura Sevilla (Philippines)

Rene Ofreneo (Philippines)

Freedom from Debt Coalition

10.30-11.30 Finalization of Conference Statement
Francine Mestrum (Belgium)

Summary of Salient Points and Future Actions
Tina Ebro (Philippines/Netherlands)

11.30- 12.30 Concluding Remarks
Charles Santiago (Malaysia)

12:30 LUNCH

*** NOTE

  • At 2.00 to 4.30pm on February 15, a RoundTable Dialogue with Legislators will be held, and this will be covered by the Media. Academics and CSO Representatives will also participate.
  • On February 16, RoundTable Discussions on Advocacy Strategies with key Campaigners are being planned.
  • On Feb. 12 at 10:00 AM a Press Conference will be conducted regarding the event, the venue is at the Marina Seafood's Restaurant, Mother Ignacia cor. Scout Reyes Street, Quezon City.

    Feb.12, 2018 - 2 PM - visit to a community of informal settlers

    Feb. 15, 2018 - 2:00-4:30 PM - Roundtable Dialogue with Parliamentarians and Academics (with media coverage, UP Center for Integrative and Development Studies, Bahay ng Alumni, UP Diliman, Quezon City

    Feb.16 2018 - University Hotel Cafeteria, UP Diliman, Quezon City

    Small Group Discussions on specific issues (water, housing, education, health and transport) with Resource Person:

    1. On Health (with Vittorio Agnoletto)
    2. Water (with Miriam Planas)FDC
    3. Housing (with Meena Menon) IPD and KM
    4. Transport (with Mladen Domazet)
    5. PPPs and Privatization (David Hall)