To transcend the problems of our political system and to deepen our democracy, we must empower the Philippine people in governance and hold our elected officials accountable. PAMPUBLIKO provides the platform, tools, and stimulus for these changes.
PAMPUBLIKO aims to reorient the mainstream political conversation away from personality politics and towards policy discussion. We are a next-generation policy publication that provides a free platform for the Philippine citizenry to engage with governance.
Help us change the conversation.
We bring to light issues that nobody else is talking about (what kinds of legal protections help and hurt sex workers, according to sex workers themselves?), deal with topics in an evidence-based, historical, and substantive way (forget all the ego and chest-beating, what kind of help can we really expect from the US in the West Philippine Sea?), and we propose innovative solutions where there seem to be none (Congress will never pass an anti-dynasty law because 70% of them are dynasts, so what else can we do?).
Visit us at www.pampubliko.com to see more, and donate to us here to join us in our project.
Housed under the Jesse Robredo Institute of Governance at De La Salle University, our project has a team, a platform, ideas, and a genuine commitment to the Philippines. To keep ourselves independent, however, we haven't asked for money from any big donors or institutions. We want to keep it that way. Please help us do so.
We're crowdfunding money to help keep our project going and to deepen our ability to intervene in crucial public issues. Specifically, we are currently working on a new project—an inaugural single-issue publication dedicated to sex work. We deal with the issue multidimensionally, and enable the people involved in this industry to speak for themselves—to communicate to the larger public what their lives are like and what policies they actually want in their own words. For too long politicians have legislated for them, without ever bothering to ask the sex workers themselves what they need and who they are. Help us complete this issue, and help us tackle the next ones. We have a lot more work to do.