Monthly Archives: June 2016

The Irresponsibility of Responsible Mining

CURRENT SOCIETAL CONCERNS Elpidio V. Peria 29 June 2016 from : youtube.com The elevation by President-incoming Digong Duterte of known anti-mining advocate Gina Lopez to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has sent social media abuzz about what … Continue reading

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6 Ways Brexit May Impact the Philippines

CURRENT SOCIAL CONCERNS Elpidio V. Peria 26 June 2016 from : http://schoolreport.yeoutbox.com/?p=3793 These past few days since Friday in the Philippines, various news networks online and on cable have reported on the impact of Brexit, the term of art used … Continue reading

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The Green Jobs Act May Be WTO-illegal

CURRENT TRADE CONCERNS Elpidio V. Peria 22 June 2016   The recently-passed Republic Act 10771, or the Green Jobs Act, which was published online in the Official Gazette last April 29, 2016, while beneficial to the country as a whole … Continue reading

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Pnoy’s Edict on Coal-fired Power Plants A Good Start, Digong Should Keep It

CURRENT SOCIETAL CONCERNS Elpidio V. Peria 12 June 2016 image from : https://www.ecn.nl/docs/library/report/2011/e11059.pdf, Environment and climate change advocacy groups in the Philippines recently hailed one of President Aquino’s “last two minutes” action in the Executive Department where he signed last … Continue reading

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AVLDA Workshop Tackled Ways of Improving Proposals for the Peoples’ Survival Fund

CURRENT SOCIETAL CONCERNS Elpidio V. Peria 5 June 2016 The Allah Valley Land Development Alliance (AVLDA), an inter-LGU developmental organization composed of South Cotabato and Sultan Kudarat provinces and their constituent municipalities, co-organized with BITS Policy Center a workshop last … Continue reading

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