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Philippine Election 2022: Church and State in Dissonance #3

Article II, Section 6 of the Philippine Constitution states that the separation of the Church and State is inviolable. The principle first appeared in the Malolos Constitution of 1899 which was later on sustained in several amendments. Framers must have…

The Indian Farmers Defend the Rights of Farmers Everywhere

On November 19, 2021, India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, “[W]e have decided to repeal all three agricultural laws.” The prime minister was referring to the three agriculture laws that were rushedthrough the parliament in 2020. During his speech to…

Seoul city hosts “2021 Seoul International Photojournalism Exhibition: New Normal Life”

PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT     In this bustling city, the Metropolitan library and the city hall’s spacious buildings in Central Seoul are very citizen-friendly places, open to the general public. Often, the area hosts cultural activities, exhibits, or social meetings for…

Love for Living Animals: African Forest Elephants and People — Similar Emotions, Similar Mental Disorders, Too

ESSAY We must safeguard the web of life and care about the other living species that we share this planet with. Pygmy tarsiers eat and host bugs that we’ve seen at home — insects, spiders, lizards, bedbugs, lice, fleas, roundworms,…

A Covid Chronicle: This crazy, yet crazy-beautiful world

POEM     A grim specter has been haunting the four corners of the world. North, South, East, West, An unseen virus, like a whirlwind Has wreaked havoc on the lives of all and sundry.   Lives and livelihoods are…

Environmental Groups to Senate: Pass Genuine EPR Law

Public health and environment groups ask the Senate to amend Senate Bill 2425 – An Act Institutionalizing The Practice of Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) on Plastic Packaging Waste. “We laud the Senate for finally addressing the producers’ role on waste…

International Community must pressure Myanmar to ensure the Repatriation of Rohingyas

by Jubeda Chowdhury A resolution presented by the OIC and the EU on the protection of the Rohingya was unanimously adopted by the United Nations just recently. This is the first time since the crisis began in 2017 that a…

Extinguishing Waste-to-Energy incineration myths

November 25, 2021 – In a new Public Service Announcement (PSA), Waste Burning Exposed, the Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives (GAIA), Asia Pacific, revealed truths regarding waste-to-energy (WtE) incinerators. Featuring distinguished professor and environmental scientist, Dr. Jorge Emmanuel, the PSA…

Delta variant of coronavirus could be “self-extinguishing”.

Japanese scientists said today that the Delta variant of Covid-19 could mutate and become self-extinguishing, which it is apparently already doing in Japan. The Japanese nation is currently reporting 140 cases per day, despite being primarily affected by the Delta…

Love for Living Animals: The Javan Rhinoceros Communicates Through Secretions on its Foot

ESSAY We must safeguard the web of life and care about the other living species that we share this planet with. Pygmy tarsiers eat and host bugs that we’ve seen at home — insects, spiders, lizards, bedbugs, lice, fleas, roundworms,…

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