Monthly Archives: April 2013

COMELEC’S RIGHT TO FAIR USE OVER THE PCOS MACHINE’S SOURCE CODE

CURRENT SOCIETAL CONCERNS Elpidio V. Peria 27 Apr 2013 Recent news reports indicate that COMELEC Chairman Sixto Brillantes, Jr. has already given up negotiating with SMARTMATIC over how the source code for the PCOS machines that will be used for … Continue reading

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PITYING THE PANGOLIN POACHED IN PALAWAN, PHILIPPINES

CURRENT BIODIVERSITY CONCERNS Elpidio V. Peria 20 April 2013 So, it turns out that the Chinese fishing vessel that run aground Tubbataha Reef in Palawan some weeks back may not only be doing any fishing or surveillance of left-over USS … Continue reading

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TOTALLING TUBBATAHA ?

CURRENT BIODIVERSITY CONCERNS Elpidio V. Peria 13 April 2013 Just when the Fillipino people thought Tubbataha’s reef’s nightmare would have been over, with the last vestiges of the USS Guardian having been salvaged last week by the US salvors, except … Continue reading

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What the Novartis AG v. Union of India & Others Drug Patent Ruling Means for the Philippines

CURRENT SOCIETAL CONCERNS Elpidio V. Peria 6 April 2013 Last April 1, the Supreme Court of India issued its 112-page ruling on the case filed by drug multinational Novartis for a patent on Glivec, an anti-cancer (from the text of … Continue reading

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