Monthly Archives: October 2012

Anti-Dynasty Law In Our Lifetime? Can the Supreme Court Mandate the Philippine Congress to Pass the Anti-Dynasty Law Pronto?

CURRENT SOCIAL CONCERNS Elpidio V. Peria 27 October 2012 National newspapers yesterday carried reports of another group filing a mandamus suit against the Senate and the House of Representatives and as reported by the Philippine Daily Inquirer, “requiring them to … Continue reading

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MINING-RELATED MURDERS IN TAMPAKAN : Reining in Military Operations Mixed up in Mining Activities

CURRENT BIODIVERSITY CONCERNS Elpidio V. Peria 21 October 2012 While the Philippine delegation to the 11th Conference of the Parties of the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity in Hyderabad, India have been working hard from 8 to 19 October … Continue reading

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BATTLES FOR BIODIVERSITY IN HYDERABAD, INDIA

CURRENT BIODIVERSITY CONCERNS Elpidio V. Peria 13 October 2012 Miles away from the Philippines, the current 11th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP) of the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) happening in Hyderabad, India from 8 … Continue reading

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The GPH-MILF Peace Agreement : Can the Means Justify Its Ends?

CURRENT SOCIETAL CONCERNS Elpidio V. Peria 8 October 2012 After over three decades of peace agreements dating from the Tripoli Agreement in 1977 and the 1996 FVR-Misuari deal setting up the Southern Philippines Council for Peace and Development (SPCPD), Pnoy … Continue reading

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PHILIPPINE TUNA TO EU, What’s It To You? The Challenges of Focusing Trade Negotiations with the EU on Just This Issue

CURRENT TRADE CONCERNS Elpidio V. Peria 6 October 2012 From various news reports this week, Dr. Danilo Israel of the Philippine Institute of Development Studies (PIDS) indicated that the Philippines stands to benefit with the expansion of Philippine exports of … Continue reading

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