Sotto backs re-deployment of police, military to enforce health rules

MANILA, Mar 10 (Mabuhay) –Senate President Vicente Sotto III on Tuesday backed the possible redeployment of police and military personnel to enforce minimum health standards in public places amid the rising cases of COVID-19 in the country. Sotto was reacting to the...

PNP: More ‘frivolous’ security checks before Pope’s Luneta Mass due to expected rains

MANILA, Jan 17 (Mabuhay) — More “frivolous” security checks will be conducted at the Rizal Park on Sunday before Pope Francis’ Mass due to expected rains brought by Tropical Storm Amang, the Philippine National Police (PNP) said Saturday. PNP’s Director for Operations...

PHIBLEX a precursor of EDCA, solon claims

MANILA (Mabuhay) – A new round of joint military exercises by Philippine and American forces in Palawan and Luzon is a “soft launch” for the activities planned under the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA), a progressive lawmaker claimed. Kabataan party-list Terry Ridon...

UN prepares response to Glenda havoc

MANILA, July 16 (Mabuhay) — The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs said it is ready to help amid the disaster left by typhoon Glenda (Rammasun). In a statement, UN Humanitarian Coordinator Luiza Carvalho said: “We are in close communication...

Task force created vs infectious diseases

MANILA, June 4 (Mabuhay) – President Aquino has created a task force to address emerging infectious diseases. Executive Order 168 was issued May 26, 2014 to create the Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases (EID), to be composed of representatives from the foreign affairs,...

State Convenes Interagency Task Force to Improve Safety at California’s Oil Refineries

SACRAMENTO – Officials from more than a dozen local, state and federal agencies came together today for the first meeting of the newly established Interagency Refinery Task Force, an important step in the State’s plan to improve public and worker safety at and near oil...

Role of The Citizen Artist Explored in Forum Hosted by The Aspen Institute Arts Program and The Music Center

— Leading Performing and Visual Artists Join Policy Makers, Social Activists, Community Organizers and Arts Administrators in Discussion and Demonstration — LOS ANGELES (March 7, 2013) – As part of a leadership initiative on the ways artists can make an impact beyond...