Palace: State of emergency still needed in Mindanao

first_img“The calling out power of the Presidentwas unique in that it can be used independently without the participation ofCongress and its actual use cannot be subjected to judicial review unlessconstitutional boundaries are violated,” Panelo said. President Duterte declared a state ofnational emergency in September 2016 after a bomb attack occurred in hishometown of Davao City./PN “Therefore, as long as the Presidentdeems it necessary to prevent or suppress lawless violence, invasion, orrebellion (such as at present times), then he is lawfully authorized to resortto this calling out power,” he added. “This is to ensure the maintenance oflaw and order in all other parts of the country,” Panelo stressed, saying thereare still remaining communist insurgents to reckon with, as well as there isyet a terrorist organization resurrecting to be crushed. Panelo urged the Filipinos for “usualcooperation” over the state of emergency even as he assured the public that thegovernment will not allow any abuse of their civil and political rights whileProclamation No. 55 is in effect. President Rodrigo Duterte’s ProclamationNo. 55 or the State of National Emergency on Account of Lawless Violence inMindanao will still be observed by the Armed Forces of the Philippines and thePhilippine National Police, Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said. MANILA – Mindanao should remain under astate of emergency even after military rule was lifted at the turn of the yearbecause of the persisting communist insurgency problem, according to Malacañang.last_img read more

Forde in fitness race

first_img Press Association He added: “He did a bit of work with me, he’s been in the gym this morning and he’s looking to train fully tomorrow.” Forde will hope to make himself available, but Keiren Westwood and Darren Randolph are standing by to replace him if he fails to shake off the problem. However, there was a boost for manager Giovanni Trapattoni this morning when both Richard Dunne and Marc Wilson were able to train at Malahide. The Millwall man has been struggling with a calf injury since the 1-1 draw with England last Wednesday, but goalkeeping coach Alan Kelly is hopeful that he will join in with the rest of the group on Thursday. Kelly said: “He’s coming on. The doctor and the medical staff have done a fantastic job.” center_img Ireland goalkeeper David Forde trained alone as he attempted to prove his fitness ahead of Friday night’s World Cup qualifier against the Faroe Islands.last_img read more

Trojan Family praises 11th USC president

first_imgAfter two months in office, university President C.L. Max Nikias’ leadership and communication with students has received positive reviews from student leaders and administrative officials.Hands on · President C.L. Max Nikias has met with the Undergraduate Student Government to discuss students’ goals and concerns for the year. – Tim Tran | Daily Trojan Nikias took office on Aug. 3, but will be inaugurated today as the university’s 11th president.“He really cares about the experience students have at this university,” said Nehi Ogbevoen, vice president of the Undergraduate Student Government. “He understands that we are truly here for more than a degree, but this is also where we eat, sleep, network and learn outside of the classroom.”Ogbevoen said Nikias has taken the time to sit down with USG and discuss student concerns.Nikias has also been receptive to graduate students, said Graduate and Professional Student Senate President Jenny Novak.“After his appointment to office he called a meeting to meet with the GPSS Exec Board regarding our agenda for the upcoming year and our greatest concerns as graduate students,” Novak said. “I have been impressed by his accessibility and his enthusiasm for his new position.”Novak said the president has supported GPSS’ goal of providing housing for first-year graduate students, along with other projects.“We would like to work with him to expand summer funding opportunities for Ph.D. students, as well as give graduate students more teaching opportunities on campus to make us more competitive on the job market,” she said.Administrators said they have also felt that Nikias is an effective leader who is willing to connect with all members of the university.“On a personal level, his energy and enthusiasm for USC are really incredible,” said Jean Morrison, executive vice provost for academic affairs. “He understands the DNA of the university and because of that is able to lead the university to really great new places.”The president sponsored a welcome event for Ph.D. students and scholars that was an important occasion to speak to students, Morrison said.“He really gets the fundamental character of USC,” Morrison said. “We are incredibly fortunate to have Max Nikias as our new president.”At the beginning of his presidency, Nikias said one of his goals was to regularly connect with students by hosting afternoon teas, of which student leaders said they have enjoyed.“He has been more than willing to take time of his extremely busy day to sit down with us and listen to issues that we find important,” Ogbevoen said. “I love the intimate teas that he has with students, really makes us feel special. It is amazing how receptive he is with our ideas.”Jonathan Munoz-Proulx, a senior majoring in theatre, said Nikias has been influential in many aspects of the university, from engineering to arts.“I’m a huge fan of President Sample,” Munoz-Proulx. “I didn’t think it could ever get better, but Max Nikias is doing an incredible job.”last_img read more