• 02 December 2015
MANILA, Dec. 2 -- The Philippines and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) last November 25 to jointly develop a national strategy for intellectual property (IP), which WIPO can use to address its needs and priorities in line with existing policies and economic goals.   Under the MOU, WIPO will provide the Philippines with assistance in the form of assessment missions, research, and data collection and analysis, among other activities. The Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHIL) and WIPO will then develop a national IP strategy in consultation with stakeholders and as appropriate to the circumstances of the Philippines. These circumstances include, for example, its legal environment, market conditions, available organizational support, and level of public awareness.  “There is a need for the Philippines to have a clear, comprehensive, and coordinated approach in promoting and enhancing our capabilities in the field of science and technology, research and innovation,” said Director-General of the IPOPHIL Josephine Santiago. “With a national strategy on intellectual property, we can further encoura ...Read more

Philippines hopeful on sea row case against China 

 CENTRAL  02 December 2015
MANILA, Dec. 2 -- The Philippines has expressed optimism that the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague would hand down a “truly just solution” to its case against China over disputed waters. According to a bulletin issued by Deputy Presidential Spokesperson Abigail Valte from The Hague o ...Read more

Moral imperative to cut carbon emissions needed at Paris summit 

 CENTRAL  02 December 2015
MANILA, Dec. 2 -- The moral imperative to curb carbon emissions worldwide was underscored as the 21st Session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP21) convened on Monday. Commissioner Heherson T. Alvarez of the Climate Change Commission, ...Read more