Monthly Archives: July 2016

THE US GMO LABELING LAW RECENTLY SIGNED BY OBAMA IS ANTI-CONSUMER

CURRENT BIODIVERSITY CONCERNS Elpidio V. Peria 31 July 2016 A 2012 photo shows products labeled with Non Genetically Modified Organism on sale at the Lassens Natural Foods & Vitamins store in Los Angeles. (Damian Dovarganes/Associated Press) from http://www.washingtonpost.com   When … Continue reading

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5 Reasons the Data Privacy Act and the Freedom of Information EO Don’t Conflict With Each Other

CURRENT SOCIETAL CONCERNS Elpidio V. Peria 27 July 2016 Mel Sta. Maria, columnist-broadcaster, AksyonTV5 (from http://interaksyon.com.ph) Broadcaster-lawyer Mel Sta. Maria wrote in his column recently that the Data Privacy Act (DPA) of 2012 or Republic Act (RA) 10173 potentially serves … Continue reading

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The P53.1-B peso Shell v. Philippines arbitration case : What You Need to Know

CURRENT INVESTMENT CONCERNS Elpidio V. Peria 22 July 2016 The Malampaya Natural Gas Project, in Palawan (from http://www.shell.com.ph) My friends at the EU-ASEAN FTA Philippines network recently circulated the news that Shell Philippines Exploration B.V. (SPEX) has requested arbitration with … Continue reading

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Philippines Risks Undermining Its South China Sea Win With Duterte’s Junking of the Paris Agreement

CURRENT SOCIETAL CONCERNS Elpidio V. Peria 20 July 2016 Philippine flag in front of the venue in Le Bourget, France where the Paris Agreement was negotiated last December. (EV Peria)   Perhaps it is but right that President Duterte got … Continue reading

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Why Pinoys Should Be Bothered They’re Not Bothered by their Data Privacy

CURRENT SOCIETAL CONCERNS Elpidio V. Peria 17 July 2016 NPC DepComm Ivy Patdu in Davao  City, 14 July 2016 (photo: EVPeria) The quick answer to this is : because someone else will find some use about our personal data which … Continue reading

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The Three (3) Main Take-aways of the South China Sea Case Ruling

CURRENT SOCIETAL CONCERNS Elpidio V. Peria 13 July 2016   from : Kimball (2001) Courtesy of the Philippine Daily Inquirer website, we read, with difficulty because of the zoom function’s unwieldiness, (though the next day the website of the Permanent … Continue reading

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UNDERSTANDING FEDERALISM 1 : Will the State Become a Refuge of Polluters, Illegal Loggers, Irresponsible Miners?

CURRENT SOCIETAL CONCERNS Elpidio V. Peria 10 July 2016 from : vismin.politics.com.ph Veteran lawmaker Senator Nene Pimentel, the earliest proponent of federalism in the Philippines and the father of sitting Senator Koko Pimentel, recently urged the media to conduct a … Continue reading

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