These things are nothing new. We have warned those who pushed for the first HSA of how it will negatively impact human rights defenders and activists. And again, we also warned those who pushed for its revision on how it will repeat a bloody history against activists. They keep on padding the history books with the blood of activists on their hands.
As we commemorate the International Human Rights Day, we are sharing with you our research, “Analyzing Flood Events in Marikina, Rizal and Cagayan Valley related to Typhoon Ulysses”, to take a closer look at the floods that happened in Marikina, Rizal and Cagayan Valley during Typhoon Ulysses and assesses key factors and players accountable for turning the flooding hazards into disasters.
We, AGHAM, denounce the actions of the NTF-ELCAC in red-tagging progressive groups, thus putting lives in danger. A thriving society is one that allows criticism for its checks and balances.
Leonard’s death is as heavy as the Sierra Madre mountains he trekked in. In honor of his life and his legacy, let us continue with the struggle against forgetting, and carry on with the fight against injustice. Let us demand that justice be served not just for Leonard and his companions, but for all other victims of the military and the state who like him are still denied justice up to this day.
AGHAM Advocates of Science and Technology for the People condemns the baseless, crass attacks being launched by DENR Undersecretary Benny Antiporda against the science community in the University of the Philippines. As clarified by UP Marine Science Institute Director Dr. Laura David, UP scientists are not “bayaran” and in fact render their services practically for free, as part of UP’s mandate to provide scholarly and technical assistance to the government.
AGHAM Advocates of Science and Technology for the People decries Senator Cynthia Villar’s recent pronouncement regarding land conversion as one that reeks of arrogance and ignorance on Philippine agriculture. But this is expected from someone whose family business involves converting lands into commercial and residential use.
Despite being known as an agricultural country, the Philippines is now facing serious drawbacks in the agricultural sector particularly the rice industry in the midst of the implementation of the rice liberalization law. The major staple food which Filipino farmers Read more…
Scientist group laments slash in DOST Budget, calls for greater state support for local S&T development
We, members of AGHAM – Advocates of Science and Technology for the People lament the renewed reduction in the budget of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST), amid reports of an approved budget of P19.93B for the Department. This amount is P79.85 million lower than DOST’s P20.26 billion budget for 2019, and P25 million less than its submitted budget proposal of P20.18 billion. This is also the second year in a row that the DOST budget has been reduced, from a high of P21.2 billion in 2018.
We, the members of AGHAM Educators who served as teachers of the Lumad youth in the Lumad Bakwit School, strongly condemn the Department of Education’s order of suspension of 55 Salugpongan Ta’ Tanu Igkanogon Community Learning (STTICLC) schools in Region Read more…
Scientist group expresses concern on damages to public infrastructure following the 6.1-magnitude earthquake in Luzon
We at AGHAM – Advocates of Science and Technology for the People express concern on the integrity of public infrastructure projects following the damage of Clark International Airport and other public facilities after an earthquake hit Luzon last Monday. The Read more…