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

Mindanao Martial Law Declaration May be Fatally Defective

CURRENT POLITICAL CONCERNS Elpidio V. Peria 25 May 2017 Government troops  moving into position in Marawi City (from :http://interaksyon.com) Proclamation No. 216 declaring martial law in Mindanao has recently been circulated in the web and looking at its WHEREAS clauses … Continue reading

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Martial Law in Mindanao : What Happens Now?

CURRENT POLITICAL CONCERNS Elpidio V. Peria 24 May 2017 from : http://update.ph The President has just declared Martial Law, the ANC cable news has been reporting apparently repeatedly which I only paid attention to only now, at around 10am, and … Continue reading

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CLIMATE CHANGE LITIGANTS WIN IN SOUTH AFRICA and GETS STARTED IN INDIA and S.KOREA

CURRENT SOCIETAL CONCERNS Elpidio V. Peria 9 April 2017 S. Africa’s climate activists taking action related to their climate suit  against their government and a coal-fired power plant company from : http://thegreentimes.co.za A news article heralded one of the first … Continue reading

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Designs Found in Cheerleader Uniforms are Copyrightable, says US Supreme Court

CURRENT INNOVATION CONCERNS Elpidio V. Peria 2 April 2017 from ://fortune.com       The US Supreme Court recently held last 22 March 2017 that designs incorporated in cheerleading uniforms are copyrightable, making it now difficult for small entrepreneurs to … Continue reading

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This US Supreme Court case may make illegal the buying and selling of computer printer toner refill

CURRENT INNOVATION CONCERNS Elpidio V. Peria 26 March 2017 from : http://store.atlanticinkjet.com A US Supreme Court case, Impression Products, Inc. v. Lexmark International, Inc,  may soon either extinguish or sustain the practice of using computer printer toner cartridge refill and … Continue reading

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4 Questions on General Santos City’s Draft Environment Code Chapter on EIA

CURRENT SOCIETAL CONCERNS Elpidio V. Peria 22 March 2017 Hon. Beth Bagonoc, Envt Cttee Chair, SP Gen.Santos City from : http://spgensantos.ph   The Environment Committee of the Sangguniang Panlungsod of General Santos City, led by Hon. Beth Bagonoc, led the … Continue reading

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Digong Should Take the Hint on Labor Sector’s Rejection of His ENDO Policy

CURRENT SOCIETAL CONCERNS Elpidio V. Peria 19 March 2017 from : http//www.bulatlat.com When all labor groups in the country from the conservative ones (TUCP, which calls it “loss-loss”) to the radical (KMU rejects it outright) raise their collective howl and … Continue reading

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