Monthly Archives: August 2016

UNDERSTANDING FEDERALISM 2 : Will Federalism Solve the Basic Problems of the Philippines?

CURRENT SOCIETAL CONCERNS Elpidio V. Peria 31 August 2016 Participants to the Federalism discussion series,21 August 2016 (by :EVPeria) INTRODUCING FEDERALISM AND ITS DISTINCTION WITH FEDERALISM The Biodiversity, Innovation, Trade & Society (BITS) Policy Center, Inc., with Passionist Center – … Continue reading

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The PH Supreme Court’s Reversal of the Bt-eggplant Case Need Not Dismay Environmentalists

CURRENT SOCIETAL CONCERNS Elpidio V. Peria 24 August 2016 from : http://newsinfo.inquirer.net   The Philippine Supreme Court’s reversal of its earlier decision dated last 8 December 2015, which nullified the field testing of genetically-modified eggplants (or talong, the Filipino word … Continue reading

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Limang Suhestyon Para sa Extrajudicial Killings Senate Inquiry ni Sen. Leila de Lima

CURRENT POLITICAL CONCERNS Elpidio V. Peria 21 August 2016 from : http://news-aggregator.info Dahil sisimulan na ni Sen. Leila de Lima ang “legislative inquiry” sa mga “extrajudicial killings” bunga ng walang puknat na “anti-drugs” war ni Pangulong Digong, narito ang mga … Continue reading

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Sen. Pacquiao’s Concern for the Consumer Should Lead to an Overhaul of the ERC’s Magna Carta for Residential Electricity Consumers

CURRENT SOCIETAL CONCERNS Elpidio V. Peria 17 August 2016 from: http:///straitstimes.com Rappler recently reported newbie Senator Manny Pacquiao’s question to Department of Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi about the systems losses of power producers being shouldered by the ordinary electricity consumers. … Continue reading

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Defining Consumer Welfare in the GLOBE-PLDT-SMC Deal

CURRENT SOCIETAL CONCERNS Elpidio V. Peria 14 August 2016 from : http://inquirer.net Given the current lousy internet speeds Filipinos generally experience here in the Philippines (see B.I.T.S. in bits post on this March 8, 2015), it is surprising why no … Continue reading

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Gensan Fishing Industry’s Abusive Labor Practices Outlawed by DOLE Dept. Order No. 156-16

CURRENT SOCIETAL CONCERNS Elpidio V. Peria 7 August 2016 from rappler.com The days of Filipino fishermen being detained in Indonesia for illegal fishing and their Filipino boat owners abandoning them claiming they are not the employees of the company are … Continue reading

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“Nanlaban” Is Not a Justification for Killing Under the Revised Penal Code

CURRENT SOCIETAL CONCERNS Elpidio V. Peria 3 August 2016 from : http://www.widyom.com Various international human rights groups as reported yesterday by The Guardian have expressed their concern over the increasing number of extrajudicial killings in the Philippines, at more than … Continue reading

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