Negative Stereotypes of Muslims Have Fueled the Rise of Islamophobia by Belinda F. Espiritu

In the following viewpoint, Belinda F. Espiritu cites predominantly negative media portrayals of Islam and Muslims as a key factor in the rise of Islamophobia, or the fear of Islam. The author agrees with the Muslim writers who stress the need for Christians and Muslims and particularly Sufi Muslims, to unite in a common mission to bear witness the shared values, Espiritu (PhD) is an associate professor of communication at the University of the...

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Scalar Politics in the Philippine Urban Disaster Management: Reframing Metropolitan Governance for Local Resilience and Sustainability by Weena Jade Gera

Summary: Globally, cities are fast becoming the locus of initiatives for building urban resilience and local sustainability. However, imperatives for integration in disaster risk management amid boundary-transcending disasters in urban agglomerations and metropolitan regions, spur new contentions with regards to what constitutes as a responsive construction of the geographic scale and functional scope of the local, particularly in decentralized...

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Analysis of the Morpho-anatomical Traits of Four Major Garlic (Allium Sativum L.) Cultrivars in the Philippines by Richie Eve Ragas

, post-rice cultivation Abstract. Cultivating garlic after the rice season has been increasingly attractive for rice farmers in the Philippines especially in areas where rice production is constrained by water scarcity. In Mindoro, Philippines, garlic cultivars planted include ‘Mindoro White’ (MW), ‘Lubang’ (LB), ‘Batanes White’ (BW), and ‘Ilocos White’ (IW). This study provides an in-depth analysis of major local garlic cultivars for...

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