“In the Philippines, the limited budgetary allocation for Science and Technology points to a “fragmented strategy at bringing about development.”-AGHAM (Advocates of Science and Technology for the People, not the partylist in Congress)
Day: August 12, 2013
“The army’s redeployment of troops is just a change of guards but the orientation of troops does not change.” — Cordillera Human Rights Alliance
The updated IP Agenda was divided into four themes: on IP lands, territories, resources and development aggression; on human rights, militarization and peace; NCIP, conflicting laws and FPIC; and on social services, Post-2015 Development goals, Climate Change adaptation and Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Preparedness and Response Measures.
There in the mountains, Artus Talastas composed songs and sang of hard struggle and freedom that the people picked up and sung over and over. He created crafts and artistic tools and souvenirs that many people even those who do not know him personally or have met him admire and praise.
“I was not the one who made you win but your collective action. Without it, it would be difficult to win the case.” — Atty. Federico Bunao to workers
“A study published in the IAMURE International Journal on Marine Ecology estimated that the damage to the affected ecosystems and the fisheries sector may last for up to two generations. Petron is claiming the situation in Cavite is under control, but coral reefs have reportedly been smothered by oil sludge, and reported fish and shellfish kills mean the oil slick has also affected the functions of marine species.” – Kalikasan PNE
“Not a single centavo of taxpayers money should be spent for the clean up. Petron and its accomplice in the crime – the owners and operators of MV Makisig – should pay the cost of the cleanup and prepare for compensation claims to be asked by affected fishermen and residents.”
Gabriela slammed the inclusion of huge amounts allotted to pork barrel funds and the Presidential Support Fund, as well as un-programmed funds, which, it said, could be used to perpetuate political patronage and corruption.