Monthly Archives: September 2014

Pnoy Struck the Right Tone, but Sent the Wrong Message, in his NY Climate Speech

CURRENT SOCIETAL CONCERNS Elpidio V. Peria 28 September 2014 Philippines President Benigno Simeon Aquino III went to New York last 23 September 2014 to attend UN Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon’s Climate Summit to deliver what appears in the video as … Continue reading

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PROPOSED BANGSAMORO BASIC LAW BACKGROUNDER 2 : WILL COTABATO CITY DO A SCOTLAND ?

CURRENT SOCIETAL CONCERNS ELPIDIO V. PERIA 20 September 2014 The Philippine government negotiators appeared to have negotiated well the proposed territorial extent of the Bangsamoro since one prominent feature of it seems to be the exclusion of the usually contested … Continue reading

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PROPOSED BANGSAMORO BASIC LAW (BBL) BACKGROUNDER 1 : From “Associative” to “Asymmetric” Relationship : Is the Proposed BBL Now Not Unconstitutional?

CURRENT SOCIETAL CONCERNS Elpidio V. Peria 14 September 2014 The proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) submitted by Pnoy to Congressional leaders (House Speaker Sonny Belmonte and Senate President Franklin Drilon) last September 10, 2014 consists of 122 pages and some … Continue reading

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Water Supply and Use Loom Important As the Middle East Grapple with Climate-related Impacts

CURRENT SOCIETAL CONCERNS Elpidio V. Peria 7 September 2014 What’s left out in the international news concerning the Middle East are the difficulties communities face in the midst of a worsening water crisis that will soon be intensified by climate … Continue reading

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