Monthly Archives: June 2017

Some Not-so-Uplifting Questions About UP’s “Lady Oblation”

CURRENT INNOVATION CONCERNS Elpidio V. Peria 28 June 2017 from : http://politics.com.ph/look-ups-oblation-statue-gets-uplift-female-version/ What was initially thought of as an enchanting work of art by artist Ferdinand Cacnio of UP’s “Lady Oblation” has just turned into a brawl on social media, … Continue reading

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Perhaps the Crime is Cyber-Inciting to Sedition, but it may be unconstitutional

CURRENT SOCIETAL CONCERNS Elpidio V. Peria 21 June 2017 from : http://dict.gov.ph DICT Secretary Rodolfo Salalima was in the news lately as he said his Department may use the Cybercrime Act to arrest individuals for posting seditious materials online, and … Continue reading

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Secrecy in the SC Martial Law Hearings Was Not What the Constitution Intended

CURRENT SOCIETAL CONCERNS Elpidio V. Peria 18 June 2017 TV and other media crew excluded from the executive session in the Supreme Court last June 15, 2017  (PHOTO : EV Peria) The 3rd day of oral arguments for the Mindanao … Continue reading

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Mindanao Martial Law Petitioners Had A Difficult Day Fielding Procedural Questions in the SC

CURRENT SOCIETAL CONCERNS Elpidio V. Peria 13 June 2017 (PHOTO: EVPeria) In day 1 of the Philippine Supreme Court oral arguments today on the Mindanao Martial Law petitions questioning the sufficiency of the factual basis for the declaration of martial … Continue reading

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GLOBE Cannot Just Send Its Subscribers’s Credit Info to another Government Agency

CURRENT SOCIETAL CONCERNS-PRIVACY Elpidio V. Peria 12 June 2017 from : http://creditinfo.gov.ph   Relaxing at home during this Independence Day, I saw this social media posting from a veteran consumer activist from Davao, which, according to him, is from GLOBE, … Continue reading

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The House-approved tax reform bill is not your TRAIN to SUS(tainability) TRAN (sition)

CURRENT SOCIETAL CONCERNS Elpidio V. Peria 11 June 2017 from : http://sustainability.leeds.ac.uk The Philippine House of Representatives recently approved the much-awaited tax reform measure of the Duterte administration, the so-called TRAIN (Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion) – aimed at … Continue reading

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3 Ways Donald Trump Put the US At a Disadvantage in its Exit of the Paris Agreement

CURRENT SOCIETAL CONCERNS Elpidio V. Peria 4 June 2017 from : http://montrealsimon.blogspot.com/2017/06/donald-trump-and-end-of-american-world.html Many commentators already expressed their dismay at how the US has ceded its leadership on this globally important issue of climate change, but from where we sit, here … Continue reading

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