Category: Lab Notes

2017: Overcoming challenges towards forging genuine national development

When Rodrigo Duterte became president in mid-2016, many were confident that he would bring about genuine change in the country. Included in these hopefuls are the science and technology community, positive that his administration would cease the passive path on tackling scientific development treaded on by previous presidents, and instead undergo a track that will…

By JM Ayuste A few days ago, I was chatting with one Agham Youth member about our organizational principles and concerns. Our conversation steered to the need to establish and instill a culture of scientific inquiry and objectivity while grounding it on the needs of the masses. Since this idea was relatively new for her,…

Science for a sustainable future

By JM Ayuste For the second time, scientist-activist group AGHAM participated in the commemoration of World Science Day for Peace and Development (WSDPD) last November 10. The WSDPD was initiated by UNESCO back in 2001 to raise public awareness on the importance of science and to bridge the gap between science and societies. WSDPD is…

Unknown to many, Filipinos taxpayers and their families are made to carry the burden of paying for various deal sweeteners included in the LRT1 concession agreement. This includes a P5-billion project startup subsidy, P105 billion in tax exemptions, revenue shortfall subsidies, and assured fare increases of up to 10.25% every two years and 5% upon completion of the LRT1 extension. These are on top of a sovereign guarantee amounting to P7,519,428,667 to be paid next year in penalties and fees. All these will be drawn out from the pockets of Ruby and us, the taxpayers and commuters – a clear mass robbery in broad daylight.

ROOT ACCESS Rick Bahague Bulatlat.com Halaw sa “Communications surveillance in the Philippines: Laws and the struggle for the right to privacy” na bahagi ng GIS Watch 2014 hinggil sa “Communications Surveillance in the Digital Age” ang ROOT ACCESS ngayon. Ang Global Information Society Report ay inilunsad noong September 4 sa okasyon ng Internet Governance Forum…