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Ruffy Biazon points out the ugly truth in recent gaffe between gov’t, scientists

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Real talk: funding for research is an afterthought in the Philippines.

Muntinlupa Rep. Ruffy Biazon bared the ugly truth that has surfaced this week after Environment Undersecretary Benny Antiporda’s cringeworthy rant and below-the-belt accusation that the UP Marine Science Institute are a bunch of “bayarans.” He did this to neutralize their very valid criticisms of the Manila Bay dolomite project, which Antiporda is so furiously defending.

Antiporda has apologized, but not before people were enraged – this politiko included.

“We’re actually scrimping on science and our scientists. That’s the truth,” Biazon said as a takeaway.