Lapid wants public announcements translated to Filipino, other dialects

first_imgLapid said his measure ensures that information relating to impending calamities or emergencies such as those on epidemics, outbreaks, social amelioration program, emergency assistance and other social protection measures of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) are converted into an easily understandable form and translated to Tagalog or the appropriate dialect. The actor senator also said that the translated information shall be disseminated as widely as possible through all available media and communication channels. The Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino shall render the necessary technical assistance and expertise to the government agencies and local government units and monitor their compliance to the duties mandated by the Act./PN MANILA – A Senate bill mandates government agencies to translate all documents including announcements, advisories, press releases and other information on local and national disasters to Tagalog or the vernacular language. “Nais nating ang lahat ng impormasyon ukol sa mga kalamidad ay madaling maunawaan, lalo na ng ating mga kababayan sa iba’t ibang rehiyon,” Lapid said in a statement. According to Lapid, it is important that advisories, announcements or issuances regarding impending disasters or calamities are delivered either in English or Tagalog for easy understanding since there were more than 170 languages spoken in the Philippines. Senator Manuel “Lito” Lapid has recently filed Senate Bill No. 1539, or the Language Accessibility of Public Information on Disaster Act, in an aim to keep the public well-informed of and prepared for impending disaster.last_img read more

Lord reverts to smaller obstacles

first_img Although the handicapper refuses to give him too much respite, Ruby Walsh’s appointment is sure to make him a popular choice in the FBD Insurance Hurdle over three miles. Gates Of Rome and Mossley top the weights for the 19,000 euro contest, but both horses must put behind them disappointing runs on their last starts. There would be few more widely applauded winners than the 13-year-old veteran Powerstation, who hails from Eamonn O´Connell’s yard and sports first-time blinkers. Catch Me, who boasts a victory over Brave Inca in the 2008 Hatton’s Grace Hurdle to his name, has slithered down the ratings as he has not won since October 2009. Ninetieth Minute was a Cheltenham Festival winner in the same year but he, too, must arrest a discernible slide in fortunes for the Tom Taaffe team. Kostar is arguably the most interesting contender for Dessie Hughes. The six-year-old has his first start since last October, when he looked booked for victory at Cork but fell at the final flight, and remains appealingly weighted. Maccas Lad, Gimli´s Rock, The Bishop Looney and Bourbon Ellie complete the 11-strong line-up. The Willie Mullins-trained seven-year-old was last seen in action winning a decent chase at Tramore in April, having previously been pulled up in the Byrne Group Plate at the Cheltenham Festival. He is no slouch over hurdles, either, with three victories from 12 starts to his name. Sweet My Lord will attempt to make a successful return to timber in the feature race of the day at Kilbeggan.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Club action in Tipperary today

first_imgThe big game today comes from the County Senior Football Championship, with Éire Óg Anacarty/Donohill looking to build on their progression to the West Final, when they take on Killenaule in a Group 4 clash.Throw-in for that game at New Inn is at 3:30.Elsewhere, two games will throw-in at two o’ clock;  Kilruan MacDonaghs face Nenagh Éire Óg in a North U21 A Hurling encounter in Toomevara, while in the North’s U21 B Hurling Championship, Borrisokane are up against Newport Gaels in Kilcolman.  At 3 it’s over to Leahy Park for Rockwell/Rosegreen versus Golden-Kilfeacle, in Group 1 of the West U21 B Hurling Championship.last_img