Lawyer reprimands ASP
Trixie Angeles of the National Commission for Culture and Arts
met HCA vice-president Antonio J. Montalvan II in February 2005.
Angeles said, "I told Sandy Salcedo and Victor Paz that you
(Salcedo and Paz) have broken archaeological ethics in Cagayan
de Oro because archaeological ethics dictates that local archaeologists
always enjoy primary preference."
Salcedo and Paz, like Neri,
are teachers of the Archaeological Studies Program (ASP) of the
University of the Philippines. Following data is from the ASP faculty
Paz, Victor J., Ph. D.
University of Cambridge, 2001
Salcedo, Cecilio G., B.A.
University of the Philippines, Diliman, 1973
KAPI holds code
of ethics workshop
The Katipunan Arkaeologist
ng Pilipinas, Inc.(KAPI) held a workshop on archaeological code
of ethics on October 20, 2004. Nine days later, several members
of ASP -- who are also members of KAPI -- dug in Huluga without
permission from landowners, and without coordinating with local
Foundation Bulletin, October to December 2004 issue, has this
"Finally, a code of ethics
the Philippine archaeological community can call its own. A workshop
for the completion of the Code of Ethics was held last October
20, 2004, at the National Museum, along with the annual Katipunan
Arkeologist ng Pilipinas Inc. business meeting.
"Presided over by National
Museum archaeologist Amalia dela Torre, KAPI members from all over
the Philippines discussed and debated the proposed code of ethics
that was adapted from the codes of the Society of American Archaeologists
[sic] and the Society of Professional Archaeologists [sic].
"The draft includes eight
principles archaeologists should adhere to: stewardship, accountability,
commercialization, public education, intellectual property, publication,
records and preservation, and training. "At
the end of the workshop, the proposed code was turned over to the
KAPI Executive Board for fine-tuning and final approval."
Society of American Archaeology follows the code of ethics of
of Professional Archaeologists, which says, partly, that an
and cooperate with colleagues having common professional interests;
due respect to colleagues' interests in, and rights to, information
about sites, areas, collections, or data where there is a mutual
active or potentially active research concern;