COVID-19 Chronicles marks its first year since it started in March 2020, in the wake of the pandemic. It was begun by the Philippine Press Institute (PPI) to collect “community stories from its members in the regions under one common website.” The project has since facilitated the gathering in the PPI News Commons (https://ppinewscommons.net/) of thousands of stories relating to the pandemic, its effect on the people and the Philippine government’s response thereto.
The National Prosecution Service of the Department of Justice and the Hanns Seidel Foundation express mutual support for the continuation of project activities with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding for the 2020-2022 project cycle. To sustain the gains, expansion and institutionalisation of dialogues is planned for the steady enhancement of communication between prosecution and law enforcement.
The Philippine Press Institute (PPI) holds an online activity on Voter Education in collaboration with the Media Educators of Mindanao (MEM). The fourth in an ongoing series, the seminar aims to equip its participants with information, tips and tools and empowering them to make informed decisions. Members of the academe of five MEM partner educational institutions partook in the program.
The Hanns Seidel Foundation (HSF) cooperated with School of Political and Social Science, the University of Phayao in organizing an academic seminar on the publication of “LIVE” book series on 18 March 2021. The seminar consisted of two sessions – the morning session was a discussion under the topic “After the Local Election,” and the afternoon session was a seminar on the book.
The Center of Excellence for Public Policy and Good Governance (CPG) and the Hanns Seidel Foundation Thailand (HSF) signed the Partnership and Support Agreement on 17 March 2021 at HSF Bangkok office.