IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT : STS THX and STS WFX

UPDATE:

THX: ALL GROUP PROJECTS COMPLETE

WFX: 19 GROUP PROJECTS COMPLETE

Group 13: Still outstanding

UPDATE:

Update:

The following groups as of present need not go to the office.

THX
Thumb drives recovered and completed
Group 4
Group 9
Group 10
Group 14
Group 17
Group 18

WFX
Thumb drives recovered and completed

Group 8

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT:

Greetings Fellow Sentients of STS THX and WFX 2nd Semester 2017 -2018. I have nearly completed checking and calculating your groups. Please note though the requirements not yet accomplished and requires your attention. I will be in the SSP Office tomorrow from 11:00 to 2:00 PM.

Status of Group Project and Requirements for STS THX and WFX

THX

Group 4 No project and Eval
Group No 8 No Evaluation
Group Np 9 No project
Group 10 No Project
Group 14 No Presentation
Group 15 No wiki article
Group 17 No Project
Group 18 No Project
Group 19 No Project
Group 20 No Project

WFX
Group 8 I need another copy of your group project
Group 11 No Evaluation
Group 12 No Project
Group 13 No Project

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The gambling industry in the Philippines

Gambling and gaming has always been present in the Philippines, ever since the 16th century, and still today. Now, there are many different legal and illegal forms of gambling in the whole archipelago, and all kinds of gambling are managed by the Philippine’s corporation for amusement and gaming, that has the main role of regulating the gambling and public funds. To your knowledge, in the Philippines there are more casinos, than in Macao, which makes them an essential part of the country’s tourism.

The gaming and gambling industry is rising in the Philippines with a hope that will become the leading country in the region where Manila is proceeding with opening many casino and gambling establishments. In fact, there are two agencies that operate and handle the casino regulations in the country, the one is already mentioned above the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation, and the other one is the Cagayan Special Economic Zone.

Are there any legal online casinos in the Philippines?

The Filipino residents are able to legally enjoy online casinos, only if they are licensed and determined by a valid offshore jurisdiction, and the most important at destinations that are located within the borders of the country. So, if you are a tourist and you want to experience the available casino games to the fullest, we advise you to visit the legal online casinos that are licensed in the Philippines. To start, we recommend you go to this Swiss online casino that is legal under Philippine laws and take advantage of their $150 sign up bonus. And for many more detailed information you should find some blogger in the Philippines and read more about what you are interested in.

The Philippine gambling industry is one of the most liberalized in Asia and has attracted many foreign companies, the president Duterte announced that online gambling will be banned. The president said that operations that are illegal will suffer some extreme consequences, and that he won’t support the casino gambling beyond already existing businesses, which is of a big importance for the best casinos in the country. The industry of gambling in the Philippines is one of the most liberalized in Asia and has attracted many foreign companies online in the last decade to mount servers for players gambling in the foreign.

The best casinos in the Philippines

When flying to the Philippines, the World Mania Resorts will be the first casino that you will see, because it is located in the vicinity of the International Airport in Manila. It is really huge because it was built on a former military camp. Within the complex there are 4 hotels, play areas, a mall with more than 50 shops and 30 restaurants, clubs and theatre that is able to host up to 1500 guests.

The Solaire Resort and Casino, in fact was the first opened complex for entertainment on Manila Bay, which was designed by an architectural firm based in Las Vegas called Steelaman Partners. There are many tables that you can play such as roulette games, blackjack games, and Texas Hold-Em.

We should not forget the City of Dreams Manila, which is considered as the twin city of Macau, where the Filipinos can enjoy a resort full with nightclubs, bars, restaurants, a multilevel parking lot and a 20.000 meters’ casino space.

The Quo Warranto Narrattives

The SC in a decision 8 to 6 has decided that the Quo Warranto is a legal way to disqualify a sitting SC Chief Justice. It was an interesting division of the SC in three issues: (i) Whether or not to grant the Quo Warranto petition — 8 to 6; (ii) Whether or not the Quo Warranto is the proper remedy — 9 to 5; And (iii) Whether or not respondent violated the Constitution for failure to file SALN — 9 to 0 because the other justices did not express an opinion. The consequent public discourse to a certain extent mirrors the different opinion of the divided SC. Nevertheless as in all cases it came down to the vote.

There are two narrative streams that sprung forth from the decision. Compared to the different opinions SC Justices they tend to be more stronger and the debates that results end uo preaching to their respective choirs (or echo chambers) and when the discussion becomes divergent a form of bullying and shaming happens. There are of course pearls to be found existing within the pig sty of ad hominem , straw men, propaganda and spin but you have to look for them, be critical and to a point stoic.

In this issue there are questions that will guide one through the propaganda and spin:

One. Is the failure of a public official to file the required legal documents a basis for disqualifying them from their post?

Two. Is the Quo Warranto a valid and legal means to disqualify a President, Vice President, Chief Justice and other public officials?

Three. Who will decide if this is legal and follows the Philippine Constitution of 1987 Constitution?

Four. If the decision has been reached on questions above (1 to 3) by the body tasked by the 1987 Constitution and if you do not agree to it what can you do?

Five. If you follow what is written in the 1987 Constitution is it then illegal or un-constitutional?

Under the 1987 Constitution what is the purpose and function of the Supreme Court?

Under Article VIII, §1, the judicial power shall be vested in one Supreme Court and in such lower courts as may be provided by law. This power includes the duty to settle actual controversies involving rights that are legally demandable and enforceable and to determine if any branch or instrumentality of government has acted with grave abuse of discretion amounting to lack of excess of jurisdiction.

The Supreme Court has both original and appellate jurisdiction. It exercises original jurisdiction (cases are directly filed with the SC in the first instance without passing through any of the lower courts) over cases affecting ambassadors, other public ministers and consuls, and over petitions for certiorari, prohibition, mandamus, quo warranto, and habeas corpus. (Art. VIII, §5(1)). It also has original jurisdiction over writs of amparo, habeas data and the environmental writ of kalikasan. It exercises appellate jurisdiction to review, revise, reverse, modify, or affirm final judgments, and orders of the lower courts in:

(a) All cases in which the constitutionality or validity of any treaty, international or executive agreement, law, presidential decree, proclamation, order, instruction, ordinance, or regulation is in question.
(b) All cases involving the legality of any tax, impost, assessment, or toll, or any penalty imposed in relation thereto.
(c) All cases in which the jurisdiction of any lower court is in issue.
(d) All criminal cases in which the penalty imposed is reclusion perpetua or higher.
(e) All cases in which only an error or question of law is involved. (Art. VIII, §5(1), (2))
The Supreme Court has administrative supervision over all courts and court personnel. (Article VIII, §6) It exercises this power through the Office of the Court Administrator.

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Oral Exam Scope: Books, media, topics, readings and forum

Media, Topics and Forums that will be covered in the oral exam

MEDIA:

Golden Genes:
http://www.goldengenes.net

Panorama: Apples Broken Promises

Apples Broken Promises

Apple’s Broken Promises

Evolving Artificial Intelligence: Blessing or Curse?
https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/tv/documentary/20171001/4001237/

The Meat Eaters

A Number by Caryl Churchill
https://archive.org/details/ANUMBER

READING ASSIGNMENTS

The Golem: What You Should Know About Science (Canto Classics) 2nd Edition
by Harry M. Collins and ,Trevor Pinch

STS THX and WFX : Last Reading Assignment

Ethnic Astronomy

STS: Reading Assignment and Group Projects

Topics

PH Ethnic Astronomy
Privacy and Gender Issues in the Digital World
Science Business and Politics
— Vaviloff, Lysenko and Stalin
— Production chain of an apple product
— The future of AI
— Mao and the War Against the Four Pests
Science and National Development: Issues
— BNPP
— Dengvaxia
— Mining
— Others

FORUM

Science Advise Forum – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YYFLxWorp80

BOOKS

Only one book is needed

1.Dune by Frank Herbert
2.Silent Spring by Rachel Carson
3.The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco
4.Watchmen by Alan Moore, Dave Gibbons and John Higgins
5.Propaganda by Edward Bernays
6.Future Shock by Alvin Toffler
7.Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
8.I am Legend by Richard Matheson
9.Smaller and Smaller Circles by F,H, Batacan
10.King Solomon s Ring by Konrad Lorenz
11.Concrete Jungle by Upton Sinclair
12. Flatland: A Romance in Many Dimemsions by A. Square (Edwin Abbott Abbott

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