Governor Wolf Signs Bill Clarifying Changes to Child Protective Services Law

first_img Bill Signing,  Government That Works,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today signed a bill aimed at clarifying recent changes made to the Child Protective Services Law.Act 15 — House Bill 1276, sponsored by Representative Katharine Watson, revises last December’s enactment by creating additional definitions to clarify who needs to obtain clearances for working or volunteering in programs that supervise children. These amendments will make it easier for high school students to engage in workplace learning experiences.The bill also pushes back the date for which volunteers are required to begin getting clearances from July 1, 2015 to August 25.  On June 10, Governor Wolf announced fee waivers for volunteers seeking background checks.# # # Governor Wolf Signs Bill Clarifying Changes to Child Protective Services Law July 01, 2015center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Should Region 6 be placed under martial law?

first_imgThere is no need to rush it, said San Enrique,Iloilo’s Mayor Mediatrix Fernandez who is also the president of the League ofMunicipalities of the Philippines – Iloilo chapter. Western Visayas in general has no peace andorder problem, he stressed. Western Visayas is generally peaceful, saidFernandez. For his part, Mayor Ronilo Caspe of Cabatuan,Iloilo said there is no big reason to place the whole Western Visayas undermartial law. Incidentally, today the country is marking the47th anniversary of the declaration of martial law in the country by thenPresident Ferdinand Marcos to supposedly quell communist rebellion. Fernandez said one situation where martial lawmay be declared is when “grabe na gidbala ang war and may fear orthreatened kita sang New People’sArmy (NPA) guerillas.” In July, the Philippine National Police (PNP)deployed over 300 elite Special Action Force (SAF) troops in a bid to restorepeace and order in Negros Island. Fernandez described as isolated the spate ofkillings in Negros and that these could be addressed by the military and policethere. “Kinahanglani-assess anay. Karon kon martial law na,ang economic growth mangin apektado,ilabi pa nga kanami sang Iloilo,”Fernandez stressed. The series of killings allegedly mounted bycommunist rebels sparked fear of a possible imposition of martial law in NegrosIsland and even in the whole Region 6. Since January2017, 87 civilians have been killed in Negros Occidental and Oriental,according to Defend Negros #StopTheAttacks network. ILOILO – Should Western Visayas provinces beplaced under martial law to contain the possible spread of killings in NegrosIsland? “Ang instruction niya (President Rodrigo Duterte) is to finish theproblem of insurgency,” Albayalde added.  Placing under martial law even relativelypeaceful areas of the region would have adverse effects, Caspe said. Only specific areas with severe insurgency orpeace and order problems should be placed under military rule, he stressed. No less than PNP chief General Oscar Albayaldehimself said in July that the violence was “confined in an area” and had notspread to the entire Negros Island. “Siguroif our way of life is affected, then declaring martial law may be the fastestway to solve the problem,” she stressed. This year, deemedthe bloodiest day was July 25 – seven died in separate shooting incidents NPA rebels blamed“death squads” of policemen, soldiers and paramilitary but the police andmilitary pointed to the insurgents as behind the attacks./PNlast_img read more