ASEAN Civil Society Conference/ASEAN Peoples’ Forum (ACSC/APF) 2017

10 - 14 November 2017

University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines

ACSC/APF addresses issues around peace, justice and human rights, development and democratization in ASEAN towards the attainment of sustainable peace and development. Learn more.

Press releases:

November 17, 2017: Regional civil society movement upset over ASEAN leaders’ inaction on human rights abuses, territorial conflict and people’s rights | Read more.

November 14, 2017: Press Statement of the ASEAN Civil Society Conference/ASEAN Peoples’ Forum | Read more.

November 13, 2017: ASEAN CSOs march against human rights abuses and inequitable development; demand Heads of State to put social dimension to regional integration | Read more.

November 12, 2017: ASEAN and EU Parliamentariansdecry shrinking civic space; unite with CSOs in defending human rights and rule of law | Read more.

November 12, 2017: ACSC/ASEAN Peoples’ Forum criticize ASEAN’s exclusivist character,shrinking civic space; calls for alternative regionalism| Read more.

November 11, 2017: ASEAN: Be For the People, Work With the People| Read more.

November 05, 2017: Detained Timorese delegates to ASEAN civil society assemblies released| Read more.

November 04, 2017: Civil society in Southeast Asia: “ASEAN for Whom?”Why prevent people from joining forums tackling issues in ASEAN? Read more.

2017 Conference Programme
NOVEMBER 10 (FRIDAY) | UP Bahay ng Alumni
 11am-12nn | PRESS CONFERENCE (Max’s Restaurant, QC Circle)
 2-5pm | UP Diliman Tour
 5-7pm | CONFERENCE OPENING: “Salubong”
             |Opening Remarks |Cultural Performances
             | Acknowledgment of participants and guests
             | Message from CHRP
NOVEMBER 11 (SATURDAY) | Commission on Human Rights (CHR) Grounds
 9.30-11am | PLENARY: “Beyond Boundaries: Peoples’ Solidarity for a Just, Equitable, and Humane Southeast Asia
 10.45-11.45am | Opening of CULTURAL PLAZA and Walk Through
 11.45-13.45pm | PLENARY (Town Hall Meeting): “Addressing the Shrinking Civic Space in Southeast Asia”
              |(CSO-Parliamentarian-ASEAN Officials)
              | (Lunch served at 1.15-2pm)
 2-2.30pm | Opening of CONVERGENCE SPACES (CS) at respective Convergence Space venues*
 2.30-4.30pm | Convergence Space WORKSHOP 1*
 4.30-6.30pm | PLENARY: “50 Years of Exclusion”
 6.30-9pm | SOLIDARITY NIGHT: “Stories of ASEAN Peoples’ Struggles and Resistance”
NOVEMBER 12 (SUNDAY) | UP Bahay ng Alumni
 9-9.30am | ACSC/APF2017 Group Photo
 9.30-11am | PLENARY: “People’s Regional Integration through Alternative Practices”
 11.15am-1.15pm | Convergence Space WORKSHOP 2*
 1.15-2.30pm | Lunch
 2.30-4.30pm | Convergence Space WORKSHOP 3*
 4.30-5.45pm | CS OPEN SPACE 1*
 5.45-7pm | CS OPEN SPACE 2*
Schedule of Activities on November 12. Read more.
NOVEMBER 13 (MONDAY) | Novotel Hotel, Quezon City
 10.30-12nn | PLENARY: CS Reporting
 12-1pm | Lunch
 1-3pm | PLENARY: ACSC/APF 2017 Statement
 3.30-6pm | PLENARY: ASCSC/APF Ways Forward
 7-9pm | TURNOVER CEREMONY (Passing of ACSC/APF Chairship to Singapore)
 11-12nn | PRESS Conference (Max’s Restaurant, QC Circle)
 | Press Conference

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Convergence Spaces

The convergence space concept is designed for the ACSC/APF 2017 to provide space for organizations, groups and networks working on interrelated/similar issues to come together and collectively discuss a common concern which they could advance/support/develop as a regional campaign and share alternative practices that address those issues within that convergence space. The focus is built primarily around strategy sessions in order to develop core output/s for each convergence space. The idea is also to encourage inter-organizational efforts and contribute to strengthening peoples’ solidarity and movement building.

Corporate Greed & Power Marjorie Pamintuan

Ivan Enrile
Marion Cabrera (APWLD)
Labor Mobility & Mixed Migration Soe Min Than, Singapore
Peace Building & Human Security Louise Dumas (RMP-NMR)
Dong HuyCuong, Vietnam
Life with Dignity Raquel Castillo (SPELL)
NurAisyah, Malaysia

Sophearet Roth/Maris dela Cruz (NTSP)
Human Rights & Access to Justice Chang Jordan (WLB)

Rachel AriniJudhistari
(FA is supporting HR and ATJ convergence space)
Son Chum Chuon, Cambodia


Human Rights & Access to Justice: | CHR 2nd Floor (Nov.11-12)
Life With Dignity | CHR 2nd Floor (Nov.11) &SOLAIR (Nov.12)
Corporate Greed and Power | NCPAG (Nov.11-12)
Labor Mobility & Mixed Migration | : UP Bahay ng Alumni (Nov.11-12)
Peace & Human Security | UP CIDS (Nov.11-12)

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Conference Venue and Map

University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines

  • Plenary and Breakout venues will take place West of the University campus.
  • Plenary sessions will be held at Bahay ng Alumni & Commission on Human Rights
How to get there.

1. From the airport, take bus going to MRT TAFT STATION. 2. Ride the MRT and get down at QUEZON AVENUE STATION. 3. Ride the jeepney going to UP CAMPUS. Get down at the UP Shopping Center. 4. At the Shopping Center, ride an IKOT JEEPNEY to the Bahay ng Alumni for plenary, or CHR (Commission on Human Rights) for breakouts.

Uber or Grab

Grab and Uber are very accessible in the Philippines. From the airport or hotel, type "University of the Philippines Bahay ng Alumni" as your destination. Travel cost must be shouldered by the participant. Standard Uber or Grab price from airport is USD 10 (aprox. PHP500)

Google map with legend.  Click here


Participants must book and pay for their own airfare. Other travel costs will also be shouldered by the participants.


Booths will be set up on November 10 and 11 for the collection of registration fees and conference kits.Approach the booth which corresponds to your country. However, a separate booth will be for those representing international and regional organizations.


Meal stubs will be distributed during the registration.


Hotel Name Address Contact
MICROTEL Ayala Technohub, Diliman Quezon City Patricia Cervantes / Belle Mondigo
VERJANDEL HOTEL 70 Kalayaan Ave, Diliman, Quezon City Eric Decilio
COCOON HOTEL 61 Scout Tobias corner Scout Rallos Streets, Bgy. Laging Handa, Quezon City Camela N. Valencia
HIVE HOTEL Sct. Tuason St, Diliman, Quezon City, Metro Manila Camela N. Valencia
SEQUOIA HOTEL 91-93 Mother Ignacia Avenue Rhea Lyn v. Guadamor
SEDA HOTEL Astra Corner Lux Drives, Vertis North Quezon City, Edraine Bernardo
(632)7398888 loc. 8166

The hotels location map Click here

ASEAN Civil Society Conference/ASEAN People's Forum 2017 Organizing Committees
Philippine National Organizing Committee (NOC) Click here.
Regional Steering Committee Click here.
Sub-Committees Click here.
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2017 Activities and Statements

No. 11 Matimpiin Street,
Barangay Pinyahan, Quezon City 1100,
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