Monthly Archives: February 2015

USE IT OR IT WILL BE LOST : Our right to FAIR USE over copyrighted materials

CURRENT INNOVATION CONCERNS Elpidio V. Peria 21 February 2015   Next week, starting Monday, is FAIR USE WEEK, at least in the US and the leading universities there (Harvard University, Georgetown University, among others)  are showing the way how the … Continue reading

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FIRST-EVER BIOTECH APPLE (the fruit!)FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION OK’D IN US

CURRENT BIODIVERSITY CONCERNS Elpidio V. Peria 15 February 2015 Just in time for Valentine’s Day, last Friday the 13th of February, regulators in the US approved the first-ever biotech or genetically-modified, apple in spite of opposition by organic producers and … Continue reading

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5 Reasons Why Pnoys Should Thank Sen Miriam in the Senate Mamasapano Probe

CURRENT SOCIETAL CONCERNS Elpidio V. Peria 12 February 2015 Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago’s presence during the Senate hearing today on the Mamasapano incident is something that all Filipinos should be thankful for, as it was an eye-opener for the following reasons: … Continue reading

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US Pressures India on its Patent Law Affecting Access to Medicines : IS THE PHILIPPINES NEXT?

CURRENT INNOVATION CONCERNS Elpidio V. Peria 8 February 2015 Shailly Gupta, Deputy Head of Medicin Sans Frontieres (MSF) in India circulated this past week a a post in an intellectual property and health e-group (IP-Health) indicating that the US and … Continue reading

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ENSURING ACCOUNTABILITY FOR THE MAMASAPANO MIS-ENCOUNTER (OR MASSACRE?)

(CORRECTED VERSION) CURRENT SOCIETAL CONCERNS Elpidio V. Peria 1 February 2015 While various bodies within the Philippine Government and the MILF itself are currently undertaking fact-finding investigative missions to ascertain what actually transpired in the Mamasapano mis-encounter (or massacre?) in … Continue reading

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