Monthly Archives: August 2013

Misuari’s Mindanao Independence Move : Miserable Musings or a Masterstroke ?

CURRENT SOCIETAL CONCERNS Elpidio V. Peria 17 August 2013 Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) Founding Chairman Nur Misuari figured in the national consciousness recently with his reported declaration of independence for the entire island of Mindanao, including Palawan and Sabah, … Continue reading

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What Environmentalists Should Watch Out For in Sen. Villar’s Fiscal Incentives Bill

CURRENT SOCIETAL CONCERNS Elpidio V. Peria 10 August 2013 As reported in BusinessWorld online last 6 August 2013, newly-elected Sen. Cynthia Villar has recently re-filed her husband’s (Sen. Manny Villar) bill rationalizing the fiscal incentives given by the country to … Continue reading

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PHILIPPINE TRADE CONCERNS FOR THE BALI WTO MINISTERIAL MEETING IN DECEMBER

CURRENT TRADE CONCERNS Elpidio V. Peria 3 August 2013 The World Trade Organization’s (WTO) General Council concluded its recent meeting in Geneva last 24-25 July by electing the officials of the 9th Ministerial Conference to be held in Bali, Indonesia … Continue reading

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