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Bongbong Marcos Sees the Advantages of Federalism


welcome By: Elena Grace Flores

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Bongbong Marcos highlights one of the benefits of Federalism during his speech in Baguio city. He explains that it is an attempt to bring government services closer to the people. This is despite the fact that he has no direct benefit from it should he win the electoral protest against Vice President Leni Robredo. The recount date is fast-approaching which is set on March 19.

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[VIDEO]:  Bongbong Marcos discusses one of the benefits of Federalism to the Baranggay Officials in the Regional Forum for Region V held at Baguio City.

Anticipated Recount Victory

Bongbong and Gov. Imee Marcos’ were previously in the Baguio Flower Festival. The Governor introduces him as the new Vice President of the Philippines. This mind-bugling introduction happens again in Binondo when former Senator Marcos addresses the Filipino-Chinese community during Chinese New Year.

Sympathy to the Marcos Family

Marcos said that Chinese businessmen who became rich are sympathetic to the Marcos family and vice versa. The Chinese were first accepted to the society and to the country’s economy institutionally and legally during his father’s time. The Philippines’ relationship with China has always been in the top level since then. That sours only during the time of the Aquinos.

Federalism Isolates Chaotic Situation

The Vice Presidential hopeful also added that in a Federal system of government, a chaotic town or city cannot pull the rest of the country down. The problem has no chance to easily escalate and effective solutions are for immediate implementation without such process delay.

Coup d’ Etat Example

One of the examples Marcos cites is the reason why Coup d’ Etats only happens in Manila. It’s because if the capital is taken by the rebels, the rest of the country follows.

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China’s CRISPR Cancer Cure Test is ahead of America

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welcome By: Elena Grace Flores
In the field of medical science, the competition between the Chinese and American are also getting tougher. America already approved the University of Pennsylvania team’s CRISPR trial on humans, but the Chinese team from the Sichuan University’s West China Hospital in Chengdu is now about to test the efficiency of modified cells for lung cancer treatment this August. Patients are chosen from those who underwent chemotherapy, radiation therapy and other treatments but still did not get better.

Engadget posted: The scientists plan to take T cells (a type of white blood cell) from patients and use the CRISPR-Cas9 technique to edit out the PD-1 gene. PD-1 regulates T cells’ immune response and prevents them from attacking healthy cells. The team will then multiply the modified samples in the lab before reintroducing them to the patients’ bloodstream, in hopes that they’ll target parts of the patient’s body affected with cancer. A biotechnology company will validate the cells before they’re reintroduced into the patient to make sure only PD-1 was edited out. But Timothy Chan, an immunotherapy researcher from the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City, still has reservations about the team’s plan. He told Nature that he’s worried the cells would activate an excessive immune response that could target perfectly healthy tissues.

It noted: Chan suggested taking T cells directly from a tumor, but the Chinese scientists said the patients’ lung cancer tumors aren’t easily accessible. As a precaution, the team will start things slow. They’ll begin with 10 people and will initially administer increasing dosages on just one patient in order to monitor the results closely and to look out for side effects. It’s worth noting that Chinese scientists were also the first to use CRISPR editing on human embryos to repair a gene that causes fatal blood disorder. Their approach only worked on half the embryos, though, so they ultimately had to scrap the study.


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China is Aggressive in their Claim around Scarborough

By: Elena Grace Flores

China claims 1.35-million-sq-miles waters of the South China Sea which is 90 percent of the disputed area between Philippines and China plus other neighboring countries. The yearly $5 trillion a year fish trade via ship is already 10% of the global harvest. These are just additions to the perceived energy reserves in the claimed territory. Is their aggressiveness part of their strategy to position themselves as the next super power? Here’s the news:

China blames Philippines for latest South China Sea incident

By: Reuters

(Reuters) – China on Wednesday accused the Philippines of “deliberate provocations” over an incident in disputed waters in the South China Sea that drew a protest from Manila about what it called Chinese ships’ use of a water cannon on Filipino fishermen.

Back to history particularly during the Roman empire, the Chinese vowed to incur peace in their own terms which is measured by the amount of business trade they can take advantage of.  The typical Chinese culture just don’t dictate the positive meaning of peace. How can a tyrant Chinese government capable of imposing peace in its original sense to the world?

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