Monthly Archives: April 2016

Mar Roxas Resisted US Pressure to Water Down Cheaper Medicines Act

CURRENT SOCIETAL CONCERNS Elpidio V. Peria 28 April 2016 from : http://www.mb.com.ph/mar-roxas-withdraws-from-presidential-race/   There is a local paper in Western Visayas, The Daily Guardian that points to some Wikileaks cables from the US embassy showing then Sen. Mar Roxas was … Continue reading

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What’s Next for the Philippines After the Signing of the Paris Agreement

CURRENT SOCIETAL CONCERNS Elpidio V. Peria 24 April 2016 UN General Assembly in New York, during the signing ceremony  for the  Paris Agreement (from http://www.iisd.ca/climate/cop21/signing-ceremony/, photo taken, 22 April 2016)   The Philippines signed last 22 April 2016, along with … Continue reading

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Go-Ahead Of Gene-Edited Mushrooms In the US Signals New Phase In The GMO Debate

CURRENT BIODIVERSITY CONCERNS Elpidio V. Peria 17 April 2016 The US Department of Agriculture recently gave a US researcher the go-ahead to commercialize a gene-edited mushroom, in effect letting these types of agricultural produce bypass current US rules on GMO … Continue reading

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FILIPINOS WANTING DIVORCE GETS QUALIFIED SUPPORT FROM POPE FRANCIS’S Amoris Laetitia

CURRENT SOCIETAL CONCERNS Elpidio V. Peria 10 April 2016 from : johnthavis.com Pope Francis recently came up with an exhortation to Roman Catholics worldwide on family life in a document entitled “Amoris Laetitia”, which is Latin for “The Joy of … Continue reading

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LGUs and GOVT AGENCIES CANNOT DO DROUGHT RELIEF BECAUSE IT’S AN ELECTION OFFENSE

CURRENT SOCIETAL CONCERNS Elpidio V. Peria 3 April 2016   The effects of drought are currently exacting its heavy toll not only among people but also nature itself in Mindanao, what with drought-stricken farmers asking for rice but were instead … Continue reading

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