“Peace Talk is OK But “Crush” NPA and Abu Sayyaf if They Fight Us”: Pres. Duterte

https://www.asiatimes.com/2019/12/article/philippines-claims-new-victory-over-islamic-state/
In a press briefing final week, presidential spokesperson Salvador Panelo stated that the Philippine authorities continues to be prepared to have a peace speak settlement with the New People’s Army (NPA), the armed group of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP). This assertion has been made regardless of President Duterte’s order to struggle and “crush” terrorists of the nation which, in line with the federal government, contains NPA. He additionally added that the president took a agency stand on combating with the opposing forces, particularly those that struggle within the armed battle nevertheless it doesn’t imply that Duterte shouldn’t be open for reviving the peace speak with this group. 

“The President, as we always hear him, he always leaves a space, the window ajar for any peace negotiation with them but he will not allow the attacks, the assaults against our forces that is why if they attempt to do that, the order is to crush them,” Panelo stated on Thursday.

In his speech on the 84th anniversary of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) the opposite day, December 17, at Camp Aguinaldo, the president stated:

“Another enemy that’s ruining lives is the terrorists, including the NPA, the kidnap-for-ransom, and the Abu Sayyaf in Jolo. My order is, if they fight, crush them to put an end to Filipinos’ problem.” 

https://pcoo.gov.ph/news_releases/president-duterte-commends-afp-sergeant-majors-in-palace-thanksgiving/

Meanwhile, the Philippine News Agency (PNA) reported yesterday, December 18, primarily based on an announcement of a former insurgent named “Ka Dada” in a discussion board on the Asian Center on the University of the Philippines in Diliman, that the CCP-NPA shouldn’t be actually honest in having a peace speak with the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) that’s why having one is not going to actually remedy the issues and it could solely permit them for extra publicity and probabilities for recruitments. Attended by quite a few organizations, this discussion board was hosted by the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC) with former rebels as useful resource audio system. 
According to alias Ka Dada:

“Basically, the CPP-NPA are just toying with the government. They act as if they also want peace for everyone. But the only peace for them is overthrowing the government and lead the country. That is why atrocities still occur even with the peace talks going on”.

https://kamiangmedianidu30.group/duterte-says-communism-is-a-lost-cause-china-russia-have-embraced-capitalism/

Panelo additionally stated that president Duterte has at all times been severe in having one other peace speak with this insurgent group. However, in line with the spokesperson, the NPA retains on attacking the AFP. In December 13, Friday, it was reported in numerous information outlet that NPA members launched one other assault on the members of the Philippine National Police (PNP), killing one officer and a 69-year-old lady whereas additionally injuring 5 different police males. The stated assault occurred within the afternoon across the village of Libutan in Borongan City, Eastern Samar, by way of an improvised explosive machine. However, the reviews are considerably complicated as different outlet says it additionally killed 3-year-old boy, which was by no means talked about in different information reviews. Meanwhile, the Commission on Human Rights stated introduced that they may conduct an impartial investigation regarding this incident. 
About the stated peace speak, the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) chief political marketing consultant Joma Sison acknowledged final Saturday:

“The NDFP negotiating panel can withdraw from the peace negotiations if and when these are being used by the GRP (Government of the Republic of the Philippines) merely to compromise and set up the NDFP and the revolutionary movement. Of course, there are big risks taken by the NDFP in agreeing to negotiate peace with the GRP and address the roots of the armed conflict by agreeing on social, economic and political reforms”. 

Sources:

https://news.mb.com.ph/2019/12/19/palace-door-to-peace-talks-still-open/

https://www.pna.gov.ph/articles/1089094

https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2019/12/18/1977947/duterte-afp-crush-terrorists-npa

https://www.manilatimes.net/2019/12/15/news/top-stories/joma-reds-to-withdraw-from-staged-peace-talks/664305/

Duterte Administration Aims to Finish the New Water Contracts Before 2020

The Duterte administration is now aiming to complete a revision of the water concession contract earlier than 2019 ends. This drafting of recent model will eradicate provisions that president Duterte discovered onerous and clearly not in favor to the curiosity of the federal government and most people. Aside from its problematic extension grant which was already deemed legitimate till 2037 when in legality the 1997 settlement was set to run out in 2022, President Duterte, together with the Justice division, found that there are dozens extra burdensome provisions within the contract, then signed by president Fidel V. Ramos throughout his time period after which prolonged by Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo in 2009. 

Photo: ph.information.yahoo.com/screwing-us-duterte-slams-ayalas-023950438.html

One specific instance that could be very worrying is the proscription of the federal government from interfering with the price-setting and from insurances in case of doable losses. Prohibiting the federal government from meddling would enable these two large distributors take benefit on the buyer. This is among the fundamental explanation why the contract is being scrutinized proper now. However, it was additionally thought that that is president Duterte’s intelligent response to the penalties (P10.eight billion) that Manila Water and Maynilad wished to gather from the federal government. 

Photo: tnt.abante.com.ph/doj-chief-guevarra-kinumpirma-na-ng-ca

Regarding the crafting of the brand new water concession settlement, Justice Sec. Menardo I. Guevarra mentioned:

“We are still forming our team that will come up with the government version of the water concessionaire agreements. We hope to be able to come up with the revised version of a water concession agreement that has not include the onerous provisions… before the year is over”.

Economic sabotage and financial plunder

In additional speeches, President Duterte threatened the two large water conglomerates in regards to the alternative ways his authorities can take over the water provide. Aside from stating that he can order the Armed Forces of the Philippines to handle the water operation if these firms don’t cooperate, he additionally mentioned he can droop the Writ of Habeas Corpus for these billionaires so he can ship them to jail for financial plunder and sabotage. Strangely sufficient, on one other event President Duterte additionally said that he can create a “revolutionary government” to take care of the issue if issues get worst.

Photo: tnt.abante.com.ph/arroyo-ramos-pananagutin-kung-dawit-sa-water-deals/

Fidel Ramos, as a president who signed the 1997 concession settlement and Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, because the president throughout its extension within the 12 months 2009, would possibly probably face expenses of graft as “conspirators” of the onerous concession settlement that the president needs to reform. Regarding this challenge, Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo mentioned:

“If they (Ramos and Arroyo) are part of the conspiracy, they can be sued. If they are not, they cannot be charged”. 

Meanwhile, concerning the president’s warnings to those 2 large tycoons, Randy Estrellado, the chief working officer of Maynilad mentioned final week: 

“We understand where they’re coming from and we are willing to sit down and look at the concession…We are fairly confident that we did nothing wrong.”

Sources:

Is Cancerous Bromate Still Present in Manila Tap Water?

https://vincenton.wordpress.com/2013/07/04/how-protectionism-and-oligarchic-system-cause-artificial-water-crisis-in-the-philippines/

“If you drink or cook with Maynilad and Manila Water tap water, you’ve probably ingested bromate contaminated water for at least nine months…” 

This is in response to a publish that’s circulating proper now within the social media that has reached greater than 8,800 views and seven,500 shares (nonetheless counting) in Facebook. Citizens reacted with outrage and disappointment on this disturbing declare which is backed by the precise results of the examine itself in a pdf type that you may obtain and print hooked up by means of as a hyperlink on the stated publish. On this publish, the data or the pointers concerning the examine has been summarized and listed and are fairly alarming sufficient to wish for our official’s motion to be investigated and to be stopped if confirmed nonetheless present. 
According to the assertion which was primarily based on this examine (hyperlink/pdf file) made in 2012 by Homer Genuino from the University of Connecticut Department of Chemistry and by Maria Pythias Espino of the University of the Philippine Institute of Chemistry, the faucet water from main locations in Metro Manila include bromate with ranges “seven times” increased than the managed restrict by the Philippine regulatory authorities. This has brought on fury and worries to many Filipinos as bromate has been categorised as carcinogenic by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the International Agency for the Research on Cancer. The locations they’re saying right here consists of Pasig, Taguig, Pateros, Makati, Muntinlupa, San Juan, Parañaque, Valenzuela, Marikina, Caloocan, Pasay, Malabon, Las Piñas, Navotas, and the jap a part of Quezon City. 

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/money/companies/703643/supreme-court-imposes-massive-fines-on-maynilad-manila-water-mwss/story/

Based on a Facebook publish by a well-known blogger titled “For the Motherland – Sass Rogando Sasot”, the examine was carried out from October of 2006 to July of 2007 and was printed within the peer-reviewed journal of Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology with, in response to the social media publish, the complete acknowledgment and cooperation of the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS), Maynilad, and Manila Water. However, there was no document displaying that they knowledgeable the general public about this outcome and in the event that they attempt to clear up this very major problem. 
Banned from locations like Columbia, Canada, China, Brazil, South Korea, Peru, Australia, the European Union, Sri Lanka, Australia and presumably others, potassium bromate was confirmed to trigger most cancers in rats and mice. If utilized in making bread and related merchandise, it acts as an oxidizing agent that helps flour age quickly nevertheless it additionally bleaches dough and improves its elasticity. It makes the flour fleecy, gentle and white. And when utilized in disinfecting the consuming water, particularly in a really excessive quantity, many chemists and specialists imagine that it could possibly actually trigger most cancers to people. According to an article by RJ Nieto / Thinking Pinoy: 

“Bromate, a contaminant of sodium hypochlorite options used for the disinfection of consuming water, is a suspected carcinogen. Manila Water and Maynilad, in response to their respective web sites, nonetheless use sodium hypochlorite.”

http://pinoytrendingnews.net/netizen-warns-president-duterte-scientific-study-showed-metro-manilas-tap-water-contained-potentially-cancerous-chemical-used-in-disinfecting-our-water/

To quote from the stated revelation in Facebook:

“Based on cancer-risk assessment studies, the maximum contaminant level allowed is 10 microgram per liter, as recommended by the World Health Organization, US Environmental Protection Agency, Drinking Water Commission of the European Commission, and the Philippine National Standard for Drinking Water. The first widespread independent scientific study of bromate concentration in tap water in Metro Manila found an average contamination of 66 microgram per liter, which is 7 times higher than maximum level set by cancer-risk assessment studies.”

Given all these info are scientifically backed by research in response to all of the given proof, Filipinos have to ask these questions: is that this cancerous bromate nonetheless current within the faucet waters of Metro Manila? And if that’s the case, what’s the authorities’s answer to this? Is it solely current in Manila’s water? People must be knowledgeable in regards to the fact particularly on the subject of their well being and security. 
Sources: 

https://www.facebook.com/forthemotherlandph/

https://news.mb.com.ph/2019/12/14/the-water-issue-the-eerie-silence-and-suspected-carcinogens-in-metro-manilas-tap-water/

https://www.facebook.com/TheThinkingPinoy/

Manila City Council declares group ‘Panday Sining’ as persona non grata

The Manila City Council determined to forbid the group ‘Panday Sining’ as persona non grata within the nation’s capital.

The choice signifies that all members of Panday Sining aren’t allowed to go to or keep in Manila City anymore.

Panday Sining grew to become notorious within the eyes of the Manila Government after they did a number of “art protest” in numerous components of the town.

Panday Sining will not be but releasing a press release on the choice of the Manila City Council in opposition to them.

Their newest motion final Saturday made 4 of their members face detention after they have been caught portray the partitions of LRT to precise their criticisms in opposition to the federal government.

Members of Panday Sining

Moreno stated in a previous speech that he already warned the members of Panday Sining to not commit one other vandalism once more.

“You were warned. Nag-abiso na ako. Nananawagan po ako na huwag ninyo nang ulitin. Inulit niyo pa rin. Sinusubukan niyo kung may batas at liderato sa Maynila. Kailangan niyo pong harapin ngayon ang bisa ng batas,” he stated.

Meanwhile, a number of activist group known as for the discharge of the 4 members of Panday Sining.

The group even requested the netizens monetary help.

“We are raising money for bail and we call on others to extend support for our fellow artista ng bayan,” Panday Sining stated on their Facebook publish.

Timor-Leste has a message to the Filipinos cheering them to get a medal for SEA Games

The Vice President of the National Olympic Committee (NOC) of Timor Leste Vicente Carvalho da Silva, is glad to listen to that the Philippines can also be cheering for his nation to win a medal for the 30th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games.

Since the SEA Games began three days in the past, Timor-Leste just isn’t but getting a single medal within the SEA Games which made some Filipinos fear.

The weblog “Usap Usap University” informed Silva that Filipinos are sharing the flag of Timor-Leste “thousands of times on Facebook” and requested the previous on his opinion concerning the assist they’re being obtained from the residents of the host nation of 30th SEA Games.

According to Silva, he’s glad for the hospitality proven by the Philippines to Timor-Leste.

“I am very happy for your help,” De Silva stated who’s additionally the chef de mission of Timor-Leste for SEA Games.

“All of the Philippines’ hospitality for my country, Once again thank you very much for your help,” he added.

Just a few days in the past, Timor-Leste has gone viral on social media after Filipino netizens began to cheer them after seeing them that they’re the one nation participated within the 30th SEA Games that fail to get a single medal.

Netizens identified that SEA Games is about unity and never about having competitors with one another that’s why they’re additionally cheering for Timor-Leste to lastly have a medal.

“I’m a Filipino by heart and soul… I support my Filipino Athletes.. but one thing that captures my heart, its the fighting spirits of Timor-Leste (East Timor) that really showcase the true sportsmanship even without the medals, I admire they’re desire and passion to still play continuously,” netizen Wilven Allere stated.

“Together with the thousands of Filipino sports fans, We/I salute #TIMORLESTE Athletes and all those delegates & athletes from the 10 SouthEastAsia countries who compete with their heads up high and without complaints and play with their big hearts with a smile,” he added.

As of December 4, 2019, Timor Leste is within the final place, whereas the second to the bottom Lao PDR already bought 6 bronze medals.

Timor-Leste is the latest member of the SEA Games, solely debuted in 2003, one 12 months after it gained its independence.

In the 2017 SEA Games held in Kuala Lumpur, Timor-Leste bought a complete of three medals.

 

Philippines labeled as ‘best SEA Games organizer’ by Sports Industry Awards Asia

Despite the criticisms acquired by the nation final week due to some errors that occurred throughout the preparation of the 30th Southeast Asian Games (SEA) Games, an Asian award physique labeled the Philippines because the “best organizer” of the mentioned sporting occasion.

The Sports Industry Awards (SPIA) Asia has acknowledged the Philippine Southeast Asian Games Organizing Committee (Phisgoc) as the most effective organizer of the SEA Game, mentioning its efforts in dealing with the mentioned occasion and organizing a world-class opening ceremony.

SPIA Asia is the area’s main sports activities enterprise convention and awards platform, recognizing and celebrating the achievements of the Asian sports activities trade for the previous years.

It is understood for being probably the most credible awards platform in Asia on the subject of celebrating the sports activities trade on the continent.

SPIA chief govt officer Eric Gottschalk personally awarded the trophy to Phisgoc chairman and House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano, Phisgoc chief working officer Ramon Suzara throughout a convention in Grand Hyatt Hotel Tuesday.

Suzara mentioned that the award given to them by SPIA would encourage them to work tougher within the remaining days of the SEA Games.

This is the fourth time, the Philippines turned the host nation of the SEA Games.

As of posting time, the Filipino athletes have garnered a complete of 109 medals — 54 golds, 36 silvers and 19 bronzes.

 

Legalization of Cannabis in the Philippines 2019 Updates

Medical marijuana is already authorized within the Philippines. However, likely individuals attempting to entry it in any varieties (CBD oil, dwell plant, dried leaves, edibles, and many others.) can nonetheless be at risk or in jail. This is the explanation why most individuals don’t threat selecting med can. It was said in part 2 of the RA 9165, the Comprehensive Drug Acts of 2002 that “People with legitimate medical needs are not prevented from being treated with adequate amounts of appropriate medications, which include the use of dangerous drugs”. However, even so far, the state of affairs within the nation relating to medical marijuana remains to be inconsistent and even harmful to its citizen. Many individuals nonetheless complain that to get a particular allow for marijuana treatment may be very tough, if not unimaginable. Currently, the nation’s leaders nonetheless lack compassion and even perhaps mental capability to grasp our particular person rights to this medicinal plant. As one of many penalties of its so-called battle on medication, many Filipinos, younger youngsters and previous ones, nonetheless undergo unnecessarily and even die from curable ailments. Also, many younger individuals get incarcerated and bought their lives destroyed for such petty matter; possession of marijuana, which shouldn’t actually be against the law in any respect for humanity’s sake. 

Photo: information.abs-cbn.com | Medical hashish much less poisonous than strange most cancers seizure medication specialists

Amidst society’s present information about this plant or medication, which the data relating to it are staggeringly immense and widespread within the web, some international locations nonetheless select to be ignorant and let their individuals die and undergo from well being issues (and doubtless different social present issues too!) that may be solved by marijuana and hemp. Although immediately’s combat is all about our rights and freedom to remedy ourselves utilizing no matter deemed efficient with out the intervention of any individuals or any entity, not even the federal government, imagined to be, most of the people should additionally know that there will be many advantages we are able to have from marijuana or hemp. However, this proper to bodily sovereignty has at all times been a topic of violation principally by large establishments of our society, most particularly by industrial healthcare system and pharmaceutical firms that usually creates poisonous artificial medication and by the politicians and insurance policies that helps their crimes, straight and not directly.

Photo: Imoney.ph | President Duterte favor legalizing medical marijuana

Why do we have to enhance the present medical marijuana invoice of the nation?

According to Philippine Cannabis Compassion Society (PCCS), a company of sufferers, dad and mom, professionals and advocates since 2013 that “pushes for the secure access to available, safe and available medical marijuana”, the present Philippine regulation relating to medical hashish is inconsistently harmful, imprecise and even complicated that’s why it must be reconsidered and reformed. In the invoice that they’re serving to to push proper now, which is the House Bill No. 6517, the fitting to entry the drugs might be assured protected and reasonably priced because the regulation can even “mandate and guide the cultivation, manufacturing, production, importation, dispensing, and use”. Right now there are 60 international locations which are legalising medical marijuana that’s the reason it’s the hope of many members and supporters of PCCS that the Philippines would be the subsequent to enhance its healthcare and rethink the worth of this glorious plant. Last November 17, the PCCS celebrated its 6th anniversary attended by many sufferers, dad and mom, and advocates.  

Photo: twitter.com/ABSCBNNews/standing/1119410536947552256

More Cannabis Events within the Philippines  

The “Philippine March for Cannabis” 

The Philippine March for Cannabis is an occasion or a gathering of many alternative teams and people of the native hashish motion supporting the legalization of marijuana for medical, industrial and leisure use. It goals to boost public consciousness in regards to the details, histories, industries, makes use of, practicality and the advantages of hashish. During August of this yr, a march was organized successfully in Manila, which ended with a beautiful get collectively, discussions, and music jamming in Mendiola. Supported by many people, musicians and artists, group activists, advocates and professionals, the occasion was co-facilitated by HIBLA Hemp Movement. However, with out these audio system and different representatives of concerned organizations, the occasion might by no means be that profitable. The subsequent march was stated to be on December 30, 2019. 

Photo: Pressreader | Philippine Daily Inquirer

Invest Cannabis Asia 2019

This September of 2019, a program dubbed as “the first international cannabis event in the Philippines” was held at Marriott Manila resort. The objective of the occasion was to “discuss the opportunities and challenges in the medical cannabis and hemp industries in the Philippines”. This occasion was attended by the nation’s coverage specialists, profitable enterprise entrepreneurs, together with native advocates and fans. On this gathering, friends mentioned in regards to the present system and learn how to set up a authorized market and funding alternatives for product distribution, analysis, processing and manufacturing. According to Henry Wang, the chief technique officer for the Philippines of Greenfield MC Global, an Australian importer and distributor of medical hashish, and one of many audio system of the occasion, the hashish business of the nation will presumably rise. According additionally to him, the Philippines may be very ultimate for marijuana business due to its local weather and this may enable the native agriculture to be rejuvenated, creating extra cannabis-based companies and livelihoods that will generate extra jobs and revenue. 

Photo: Coconuts.co | Cannahopefuls entrance strains combat marijuana Philippines

More organizations calling for legalization of marijuana within the Philippines for industrial, medical, and leisure use:

Philippine Cannabis Legal Resource Center – CannaLegal PH  

“CannaLegal PH is a Manila-based legal and advocacy resource center, which aims to reform Philippine marijuana and hemp laws, and lobby for a people-centered and rights-based drug policy”.

Sensible Philippines

“We are a network of pro hemp / marijuana advocacy groups and individuals. We believe it’s time to come together with a united cause for the movement to push for a more sensible approach”.

HIBLA Hemp Movement

“We are a subcultural organization that DEMANDS reclassification of Cannabis hemp from ‘SCHEDULE 1’ to a viable agri-commodity that could one day propel the Philippine economy and restore the country to its former glory. We are all in this together.”

References and web site hyperlinks:

Philippine Cannabis Compassion Society (PCCS)

  • https://www.fb.com/PCCSpage/
  • https://www.trending.ph/2019/02/medical-marijuana-use-now-allowed-in-the-philippines-but-needs-to-get-a-special-permit-from-fda/

House Bill No. 6517

  • http://congress.gov.ph/legisdocs/first_17/CR00402.pdf

Invest Cannabis Asia

  • https://way of life.inquirer.internet/347671/medical-marijuana-a-health-movement-whose-time-has-finally-come/

Phil March for Cannabis

  • https://www.fb.com/PhilippineMarchForKanabis/

HIBLA Hemp Movement

  • https://www.fb.com/pg/HIBLAHempMovement/about/?ref=page_internal

Typhoon Kammuri is Coming; PAGASA Warns

https://www.severe-weather.eu/tropical-weather/kammuri-upgraded-typhoon-rapid-intensification-soon-philippines-mk/The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) warned that beginning probably on Saturday, November 30, 2019, a doubtlessly sturdy storm named Kammuri would enter Luzon and can keep for a few days, doubtlessly bringing heavy rains and thunderstorms. The mentioned storm is the 20th tropical cyclone of the nation for 2019 and is already shifting in direction of west in Visayas area and at present in a velocity of 120 to 150 kilometers per hour.    

PAGASA introduced that Signal no. 1 may be declared over Bicol and different components of Eastern Visayas in Sunday, December 1, as much as December 2 and sea journey may be affected particularly if the storm will stay or enhance its tempo. On the identical day, nonetheless there shall be scattered rainfalls together with thunderstorms, from reasonable to heavy. On Tuesday, December 3, PAGASA additionally mentioned that storm Kammuri may probably fall within the Southern a part of Luzon, from Bicol to Aurora. In addition, PAGASA estimated that on Tuesday and Wednesday subsequent week, probably the state of affairs may be considerably important however everyone was recommendation to stay calm and simply be prepared by securing all the required supplies. 

https://weatherph.org/tropical_cyclone/2019-29w-01/Because of this there shall be potential steady heavy rains in areas resembling Bicol, Calabarzon, Manila, Romblon, Marinduque, Central Luzon, Samar Island, and Occidental and Oriental Mindoro. As of now the period and the extent of the rain closely will depend on the velocity of the storm. The extra it stays within the space, the longer the period of the rain shall be. This is the explanation why the general public, particularly in areas resembling Central Luzon, Metro Manila, Bicol, and Cagayan Valley, have to be ready and have to be vigilant in having potential floodings, particularly in areas which are decrease and nonetheless having unhealthy drainages and canal methods as frequent rains may probably be skilled throughout as of late. In some components of those locations, PAGASA additionally warned that landslides may happen within the mountainous areas. 

Among the vital amenities that may be affected are the ability and the communication traces particularly of those locations. This is why PAGASA means that companies and firms should begin checking their amenities and gear now and ensure every little thing can survive as sturdy winds may probably trigger critical damages that might negatively influence their enterprise operation. On the opposite aspect, this additionally means answer as Angat Dam ‘s water level might also increase by 9 meters. Just recently, citizens fear over water shortage in places such as Rizal, Cavite, and Manila because of Angat Dam’s low water stage. Because of this, many individuals hoped and prayed for rain. 

Reference:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_DBI6HkXJac&feature=emb_logo

Cannabis Philippines – Events and News

https://www.imoney.ph/articles/president-duterte-favor-legalizing-medical-marijuana/

Medical marijuana is already authorized within the Philippines. However, most likely folks attempting to entry it in any types (CBD oil, reside plant, dried leaves, edibles, and so on.) can nonetheless be at risk or in jail. This is the explanation why most individuals don’t danger selecting med can. It was said in part 2 of the RA 9165, the Comprehensive Drug Acts of 2002 that “People with authentic medical wants will not be prevented from being handled with satisfactory quantities of acceptable medicines, which embody the usage of harmful medicine”. However, even to this point, the state of affairs within the nation relating to medical marijuana remains to be inconsistent and even harmful to its citizen. Many folks nonetheless complain that to get a particular allow for marijuana remedy could be very troublesome, if not unimaginable. Currently, the nation’s leaders nonetheless lack compassion and even perhaps mental capability to grasp our particular person rights to this medicinal plant. As one of many penalties of its so-called battle on medicine, many Filipinos, younger kids and outdated ones, nonetheless undergo unnecessarily and even die from curable ailments. Also, many younger folks get incarcerated and received their lives destroyed for such petty matter; possession of marijuana, which shouldn’t actually be against the law in any respect for humanity’s sake. 

https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/01/25/19/medical-cannabis-less-toxic-than-ordinary-cancer-seizure-drugs-experts

Amidst society’s present data about this plant or drugs, which the data relating to it are staggeringly immense and widespread within the web, some international locations nonetheless select to be ignorant and let their folks die and undergo from well being issues (and possibly different social present issues too!) that may be solved by marijuana and hemp. Although as we speak’s combat is all about our rights and freedom to treatment ourselves utilizing no matter deemed efficient with out the intervention of any folks or any entity, not even the federal government, speculated to be, most of the people should additionally know that there will be many advantages we will have from marijuana or hemp. However, this proper to bodily sovereignty has all the time been a topic of violation largely by massive establishments of our society, most particularly by business healthcare system and pharmaceutical firms that always creates poisonous artificial medicine and by the politicians and insurance policies that helps their crimes, straight and not directly.

Why do we have to enhance the present medical marijuana invoice of the nation?

According to Philippine Cannabis Compassion Society (PCCS), a corporation of sufferers, dad and mom, professionals and advocates since 2013 that “pushes for the safe entry to accessible, protected and accessible medical marijuana”, the present Philippine regulation relating to medical hashish is inconsistently harmful, obscure and even complicated that’s why it must be reconsidered and reformed. In the invoice that they’re serving to to push proper now, which is the House Bill No. 6517, the proper to entry the drugs will probably be assured protected and inexpensive because the regulation may even “mandate and information the cultivation, manufacturing, manufacturing, importation, dishing out, and use”. Right now there are 60 international locations which might be legalising medical marijuana that’s the reason it’s the hope of many members and supporters of PCCS that the Philippines would be the subsequent to enhance its healthcare and rethink the worth of this excellent plant. Last November 17, the PCCS celebrated its 6th anniversary attended by many sufferers, dad and mom, and advocates.  

https://twitter.com/ABSCBNNews/status/1119410536947552256

More Cannabis Events within the Philippines  

The “Philippine March for Cannabis” 

The Philippine March for Cannabis is an occasion or a gathering of many various teams and people of the native hashish motion supporting the legalization of marijuana for medical, industrial and leisure use. It goals to boost public consciousness in regards to the details, histories, industries, makes use of, practicality and the advantages of hashish. During August of this yr, a march was organized successfully in Manila, which ended with a beautiful get collectively, discussions, and music jamming in Mendiola. Supported by many people, musicians and artists, group activists, advocates and professionals, the occasion was co-facilitated by HIBLA Hemp Movement. However, with out these audio system and different representatives of concerned organizations, the occasion might by no means be that profitable. The subsequent march was stated to be on December 30, 2019. 

https://www.pressreader.com/philippines/philippine-daily-inquirer-1109/20191008/281539407705657

Invest Cannabis Asia 2019

This September of 2019, a program dubbed as “the primary worldwide hashish occasion within the Philippines” was held at Marriott Manila lodge. The aim of the occasion was to “talk about the alternatives and challenges within the medical hashish and hemp industries within the Philippines”. This occasion was attended by the nation’s coverage consultants, profitable enterprise entrepreneurs, together with native advocates and fanatics. On this gathering, friends mentioned in regards to the present system and how one can set up a authorized market and funding alternatives for product distribution, analysis, processing and manufacturing. According to Henry Wang, the chief technique officer for the Philippines of Greenfield MC Global, an Australian importer and distributor of medical hashish, and one of many audio system of the occasion, the hashish business of the nation will probably rise. According additionally to him, the Philippines could be very ideally suited for marijuana business due to its local weather and this may permit the native agriculture to be rejuvenated, creating extra cannabis-based companies and livelihoods that will generate extra jobs and revenue. 

https://coconuts.co/manila/features/cannahopefuls-front-lines-fight-marijuana-philippines/

More organizations calling for legalization of marijuana within the Philippines for industrial, medical, and leisure use:

Philippine Cannabis Legal Resource Center – CannaLegal PH  

“CannaLegal PH is a Manila-based authorized and advocacy useful resource heart, which goals to reform Philippine marijuana and hemp legal guidelines, and foyer for a people-centered and rights-based drug coverage”.

Sensible Philippines

“We are a community of professional hemp / marijuana advocacy teams and people. We consider it's time to return along with a united trigger for the motion to push for a extra smart strategy”.

HIBLA Hemp Movement

"We are a subcultural organization that DEMANDS reclassification of Cannabis hemp from 'SCHEDULE 1' to a viable agri-commodity that could one day propel the Philippine economy and restore the country to its former glory. We are all in this together."

References and web site hyperlinks:

Philippine Cannabis Compassion Society (PCCS)

https://www.facebook.com/PCCSpage/

https://www.trending.ph/2019/02/medical-marijuana-use-now-allowed-in-the-philippines-but-needs-to-get-a-special-permit-from-fda/

House Bill No. 6517

http://congress.gov.ph/legisdocs/first_17/CR00402.pdf

Invest Cannabis Asia

https://lifestyle.inquirer.net/347671/medical-marijuana-a-health-movement-whose-time-has-finally-come/

Phil March for Cannabis

https://www.facebook.com/PhilippineMarchForKanabis/

HIBLA Hemp Movement

https://www.facebook.com/pg/HIBLAHempMovement/about/?ref=page_internal

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DICT joins the Campaign to End Violence Against Women (VAW) #VAWFreeDICT

Pursuant to Presidential Proclamation No. 224 and 227 and Republic Act No. 6489, the Department of Information and Communications Technology joins the nation within the annual observance of the 18-Day Campaign to End Violence Against Women (VAW) on November 25 to December 12.

The End VAW marketing campaign is spearheaded by the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW).

The theme of the marketing campaign is ‘VAW-Free Community Starts with Me” to give emphasis on everyone’s dedication and contributions in ending VAW and to proceed our pursuit on our widespread imaginative and prescient of a VAW-free neighborhood.  Specifically, the marketing campaign has the next goals:

Increase public consciousness on VAW and the imaginative and prescient of making VAW-free communities by numerous actions;
Present an excellent image of a VAW-free neighborhood, thereby inspiring most of the people to make a private dedication to finish violence in opposition to girls and youngsters;
Highlight what every particular person or sector can do in selling VAW-FREE communities ; and
Forge partnerships with each non-public and public sector in advocating for a VAW-free neighborhood.
All DICT workers are enjoined to take part within the end result program on Thursday, 13 December 2018, 1300-1700 on the DICT-AVR. This exercise is a joint effort of the Gender and Development Team and the Cybersecurity Bureau. #VAWFreeDICT