Monthly Archives: January 2017

The Philippines and the TPP : What Would Have Been and Why It’s Good for the Country the TPP is Dead for Now

CURRENT TRADE CONCERNS Elpidio V. Peria 29 January 2017 from : http://tax.thompsonreuters.com/blog/onesource/tpp-trans-pacific-partnership-overview/   The US Agency for International Development (USAID) would have wanted the Philippines to join the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement it sponsored a conference last March 2016 to … Continue reading

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Three (3) Troubling Things with the COMELeak Decision of the Philippine National Privacy Commission

CURRENT SOCIETAL CONCERNS- PRIVACY Elpidio V. Peria 22 January 2016 Privacy Commissioner Raymund E. Liboro (from http://www.notey.com) Recently we were able to get a copy of the decision issued by the National Privacy Commission (NPC), a newly-created government agency by … Continue reading

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A Clear Path for Sustainability Transition Needed in the draft Philippine Development Plan 2017-2022

CURRENT SOCIETAL CONCERNS Elpidio V. Peria 15 January 2017 The officials of the National Economic Development Authority (NEDA), the country’s primary economic planning agency seems to be in a rush to finalize President Duterte’s economic blueprint for his term up … Continue reading

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Some International Biodiversity Policy Developments for 2017 and onwards

CURRENT BIODIVERSITY CONCERNS Elpidio V. Peria 8 January 2017 The facade of the Moon Palace Arena, a luxurious resort and golf course,  in Cancun, Mexico,  where CBD COP 13 was  held (EVPeria) The UN system held big environment policy-related meetings … Continue reading

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