Monthly Archives: September 2016

New Zealand About to Give a River the Rights of a Person

CURRENT BIODIVERSITY CONCERNS Elpidio V. Peria 18 September 2016 M Whanganui River (IMAGE: Marianne Archibald, Flickr) The Atlantic’s Robinson Meyer recently reported that New Zealand is about to pass a law that gives its 3rd longest river, the Whanganui River, … Continue reading

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August 2016 is the Warmest August in 136 Years

CURRENT SOCIETAL CONCERNS Elpidio V. Peria 14 September 2016 The US agency National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) Goddard Institute of Space Studies has recently demonstrated a visualization of how August 2016 compares will all other Augusts in earlier years, … Continue reading

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Exploring How Open Data May Be Used in Agriculture & Climate Change

CURRENT INNOVATION CONCERNS Elpidio V. Peria 11 September 2016 Thailand’s E-Government Agency (EGA), a public attached to the Ministry of Information & Communications Technology, recently organized the one-day Asian Open Data Summit 2016 in Bangkok, Thailand last 7 September 2016 … Continue reading

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The Varieties of “National Emergency” in the Philippine Legal System

CURRENT SOCIETAL CONCERNS Elpidio V. Peria 7 September 2015 The President’s lawyers – Attys. Medialdea and Panelo,  from  http://abante.com.ph Finally, after some delay, the written issuance backing up President Duterte’s verbal declaration of a “state of lawless violence” (or “state … Continue reading

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What to Expect from President Duterte’s “State of Lawlessness” Declaration

CURRENT SOCIETAL CONCERNS Elpidio V. Peria 3 September 2016 Davao City bombing aftermath, from  http://philstar.com First thing that should be pointed out is that this is NOT a declaration of martial law in the country, and even President Duterte said … Continue reading

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