AGHAM warns passing SIM Card Registration Bill says it will disenfranchise millions of cellphone users 

Science and technology advocate group, AGHAM – Advocates of Science and Technology for the People denounced the recent ratification of SIM Card Registration Bill in the Bicameral hearing of the Philippine Senate and the House of Representatives. “If signed into law, SIM Card registration will disenfranchise millions of users,” explained Read more…

With Omicron rampage, Duterte admin must reverse unscientific and militaristic pandemic response

AGHAM – Advocates of Science and Technology for the People cautions the government on imposing discriminatory vaccination requirements in public transportation and other public services, citing that there is no evidence that such policy will curb rising COVID-19 cases as scientific literature shows that both vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals transmit the virus just the same [1]. The scientist group strongly urges the government to step away from and reverse its unscientific and militaristic approach to the pandemic and to urgently start the establishment of the vaccine manufacturing industry in the country.

Scientist group to candidates: embrace a science-based policymaking responsive to the people’s needs

In our 22-year long advocacy of making science and technology serve the people, we found it necessary that the government should listen to the people, especially the marginalized sectors, and not just the political and economic elite. We challenge all candidates to declare their platforms before the Filipinos and not deceive us through mere rhetoric and gimmickry.

Justice remains elusive 11 years after the extrajudicial killings of ethnobotanist Leonard Co and his research team

AGHAM-Advocates of Science and Technology for the People deplores the continuing denial of justice for the brutal killings of ethnobotanist Leonard Co along with farmer Julio Borromeo and EDC employee Sofronio Cortez. The wheel of justice grinds very slowly for the killing on November 15, 2010 of one of the best botanists our country ever had.

Scientist group condemns detention and harassment of fisherfolk in Bulacan, seeks probe by CHR and DENR

AGHAM – Advocates of Science and Technology for the People vehemently condemns the detention and harassment of fisherfolk and youth in Malolos, Bulacan, and urges government agencies, in particular the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), to investigate human rights violations related to the construction of San Miguel Corporation’s 2,500-hectare New Manila International Airport (Bulacan Aerotropolis).

Scientist group to SMC: Stop tagging Pasig River as “long biologically dead” to justify yet another environmentally destructive money-making scheme

It is high time to emphasize that calling a certain body of water “dead” does not warrant big corporations’ interest to build more infrastructure to satisfy their bottomless profit thirst. The Pasig River Expressway is a 19.37-km long death sentence that will kill the hopes for a better Pasig River ecosystem. AGHAM stands that PAREX will cause further damages to Pasig River, nearby urban dwellers, and over-all urban ecosystem of Metro Manila.