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philippinenbüro e.V.

About us

The philippinenbüro e.V. grew 1987 from the solidarity work between German and Filipino civil society members under the dictatorship of Ferdinand Marcos Sr.  (1972-1986). Today the organization counts about 170 members. Its office in Cologne City is part of the Asia House, co-founded by the philippinenbüro in 1995.

For 35 years the philippinenbüro advocates for social justice, human rights and solidarity in its educational work, public relations, and lobby work on the Philippines.

for social justice, human rights and solidarity

Together with civil society actors in the Philippines and from the Philippine Diaspora in Germany we aim at information and political activism that engages German and European politician and civil society.

We seek issue-focused cooperation with civil society actors, grass-root, non-governmental, and aid organizations in the Philippines, Germany, and Europe. We are a member in different networks.

Our key issues are human rights, climate justice and sustainability, diaspora, anti-racism and solidarity, politics, and society.

Articles in English

Call for Paper - südostasien (2/23): Civil society climate movements in Southeast Asia

Who is engaging in climate activism? Which individuals, milieus, civil society groups are represented in or support climate movements? We are looking…


AMP-Statement: On the abduction of Dyan Gumanao and Armand Dayoha

In its statement the German Aktionsbündnis Menschenrechte – Philippinen strongly condemns the recent abduction of development worker Dyan Gumanao and…


Philippinenbüro joins rally against demolition of Lützerath

Lützerath is a village at the edge of the brown coalfield in North Rhine-Westphalia. Due to a deal between the German government and the energy giant…


José Rizal – Tragic Critic of Colonialism

José Rizal (1861-1896) is celebrated as a national hero in the Philippines. Less well known are his writings critical of colonialism and his…


AMP 2022 Report – Human Rights in the Philippines

In this year’s commemoration of the International Human Rights Day on December 10, the Aktionsbündnis Menschenrechte-Philippinen (AMP) publishes its…

Infrastruktur steht schon seit langem im Fokus der Entwicklungshilfe. © CC BY-NC-ND 2.0/Ferry Octavian

Call for Papers südostasien (1/23): Development – for whom?

What is the role of civil society in planning and implementing development projects? What empowering approaches to development exist? How are they put…