Author Archives: Biodiversity, Innovation, Trade and Society (BITS) Policy Center, Inc

President’s “Pedophile” Remark Hints at a Serious Illness on which the Public Must be Informed

CURRENT POLITICAL CONCERNS Elpidio V. Peria 17 September 2017 from : https://coconuts.co/manila/news/duterte-said-congress-gutted-rights-commission-budget-because-they-were-angry-at-chair-gascon/   Just yesterday Saturday as reported by GMA News, President Duterte asked Commission on Human Rights (CHR) Chairperson Chito Gascon if he was a pedophile for being so … Continue reading

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3 Ways the DBP May not Perfectly Fit as Secretariat of the Peoples’ Survival Fund

CURRENT SOCIETAL CONCERNS Elpidio V. Peria 13 August 2017 from : http://www.devbnkphl.com Recent updates from the CSO rep to the Board of the Peoples’ Survival Fund (PSF), a fund created by Republic Act 10174 to finance climate projects of LGUs … Continue reading

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Modernizing the Pinoy Jeepney By Upgrading its Technological Innovation System (TIS)

CURRENT INNOVATION CONCERNS Elpidio V. Peria 19 July 2017 from : https://www.pinterest.com/pin/524669425310165108/ The government has recently come up with designs to modernize the ever-reliable Jeepney, but it looked liked a truck or a mini-bus and if environmental advocates would be … Continue reading

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What We Should Watch Out For in the Supreme Court’s Mindanao Martial Law Ruling

CURRENT SOCIETAL CONCERNS Elpidio V. Peria 9 July 2017   photo : EVPeria The Supreme Court has beaten by a day its 30 day deadline to issue a ruling on the Mindanao Martial Law petitions and in bullet points are … Continue reading

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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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