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Lawyers’ Group, CERNET and CSOs Conduct a Free Legal Clinic

People’s lawyers conference in the Visayas

Legal Services and Advocacy Updates

The National Union of People’s Lawyers (NUPL) – Cebu, in cooperation with the Community Empowerment Resource Network (CERNET) Inc., ABS – CBN Central Visayas Regional Network and Visayas Human Development Agency (VIHDA) Inc. held a free legal clinic in Cebu Technological University (CTU) during ABS – CBN’s Grand Halad Kapamilya on October 5, 2013. Read More

To advance its advocacy for human rights, the National Union of People’s Lawyers (NUPL) in coordination with CERNET spearheaded the 1st Visayas People’s Lawyer’s Conference. It was held on May 26- 27, 2012 at Rajah Park Hotel, Cebu City. Read More

The LSA desk is handling a new project entitled “Litigation of Trumped-Up Cases of Human Rights Defenders and Campaign Against State’s Legal Offensive”  funded by EKD. A total of 10cases are being handled by LSA for five (5) PO partners facing legal problems. Read More


It provides financial assistance to small projects of marginalized POs through a system of project proposal appraisal, project releasing, monitoring and evaluation based on criteria & policies.

CERNET is also engage in a strategic partnership with POs under the CERNET-PO Strategic Partnership Program. This program provides livelihood support in the form of start-up capital for small-scale community enterprise and food productivity projects.

PO-Capacity Building capacitates partner POs through trainings and exchanges so that they are able to effectively respond to their project and organizational needs, situations and issues.

Legal Services and Advocacy (LSA) provides legal assistance to PO partners from legal advice, referrals to actual handling of cases; facilitates public awareness and support on people’s issues and struggles.

Institutional Development Program (IDP) provides institutional support through human resource development, financial sustainability and research.

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CERNET is a consortium of development organizations in the Visayas aimed at empowering people’s organizations (PO) for community empowerment through responsible stewardship of resources. It provides funding assistance to projects and endeavours of POs, helps develop their capacity, assists in their legal problems and advocates their issues and concerns.