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SC decision on Bt eggplant brings ‘rays of hope’ to UP scientists, agri stakeholders

UP Vice President for Academic Affairs Gisela P. Concepcion. Photo by Jun Madird (UPSIO).
According to UP Vice President for Academic Affairs (VPAA) Gisela P. Concepcion, the recent decision of the Philippine Supreme Court to dismiss the Petition for Writ of Continuing Mandamus and Writ of Kalikasan with Prayer for Issuance of a Temporary Environmental Protection Order (TEPO) that first stopped the field testing of Bt eggplant in 2013 brought “rays of hope” to UP researchers, as well as to stakeholders in the feed miller and livestock/poultry industries.
Concepcion stated in an interview that the Supreme Court’s reversal of its December 2015 …

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Biotech advocates seek reversal of SC decision banning Bt talong field tests

A network of biotechnology advocates is set to launch a nationwide campaign to counter the Supreme Court’s (SC) recent decision that permanently stopped the field testing of the transgenic Bacillus thuringiensis eggplant or Bt talong and voided a key government policy on biotechnology adoption.
Reynaldo Cabanao, national president of the Asian Farmers Network (ASFARNET)-Philippines, said Friday they have started to mobilize their ranks for the massive signature drive urging for the reversal of the SC decision.
Cabanao, a farmer leader from Malaybalay City said they will also hold a series of consultations and awareness campaigns among their members and farmers at the …

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Jardeleza appointed as Supreme Court justice

NEW SC JUSTICE. Solicitor General Francis Jardeleza. (from Rappler.com)
President Benigno Aquino III has appointed Solicitor General Francis H. Jardeleza as Associate Justice of the Supreme Court.
The appointment was transmitted to the Supreme Court on Wednesday morning, August 20, 2014, Palace Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr said in a statement.
Jardeleza thanked Aquino and pledged to serve with the “interests of the Filipino people” in mind.
“I am thankful for the trust and confidence that President Aquino exhibited in appointing me to the Supreme Court. Rest assured, I will dispense my duties with competence, integrity, probity, and independence – always bearing in mind …

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Isang Pakikibaka, Isang Libong Anyo ng Kadakilaan

Talumpati sa Pagtatapos ng mga Mag-Aaral ng Unibersidad ng Pilipinas
Abril 27, 2014, UP Diliman
Part I

Part II

Top photo: Supreme Court Chief Justice Maria Lourdes P.A. Sereno delivering her speech. Bottom photo: graduating students of UP Diliman.
Maaaring dalawa o higit pa ang kuro-kuro niyo sa maaring sabihin ng Punong Mahistrado sa mga magtatapos ng pag-aaral sa Unibersidad ng Pilipinas. Unang hula, napaka-boring o nakababagot pakinggan ang isang huwes, kahit alumna pa sya ng pinaka-exciting na unibersidad ng Pilipinas, kasi napakaseryosos ng sasabihin nya sa mga magtatapos dahil sya ay huwes. O kaya, baka naman may bago syang perspektiba na makaktutulong sa aking …

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The Judiciary Development Fund

Interview with Rep. Felix William Fuentebella
Photo from wikicommons
The Judiciary Development Fund (JDF) is a special fund established through Presidential Decree No. 1949, signed by President Marcos in 1984, “to help ensure and guarantee the independence of the Judiciary as mandated by the Constitution and public policy.”
The JDF is sourced from, among others, the legal fees collected from the courts, and according to PD 1949, shall be used to augment the allowances of the members and personnel of the Judiciary and to finance the acquisition, maintenance and repair of office equipment and facilities.
At least 80 percent of the JDF shall be …

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