Duterte leaves a parting shot at RA 9344 as headache to cops

June 28, 2010 10:21 pm· Comments Off on Duterte leaves a parting shot at RA 9344 as headache to cops 

By Satur P. Apoyon

DAVAO CITY, June 28 — As he bows out as the longest mayor in this major metropolis in southeastern Mindanao since January 1988, Mayor Rodrigo Roa Duterte whipped anew the negative effects of RA 9344 on police anti-gangsterism and petty thievery drives since its implementation in mid-2006.

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China’s oldest maritime university partners with Philippine counterpart

June 28, 2010 10:21 pm· Comments Off on China’s oldest maritime university partners with Philippine counterpart 

ILOILO CITY, June 24 -– Dalian Maritime University (DMU), China’s oldest maritime university, and John B. Lacson Maritime University (JBLMU), the first maritime university in Southeast Asia and the Philippines, recently inked a partnership agreement.

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Roadside bomb kills 8 Afghan civilians

June 28, 2010 10:21 pm· Comments Off on Roadside bomb kills 8 Afghan civilians 

GHANZI, Afghanistan, June 28 — A roadside bomb struck a mini-bus in Ghazni province south of Afghanistan leaving eight civilians dead on Monday, police said.

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Singapore sets up environment, waste management center in Asia

June 28, 2010 10:21 pm· Comments Off on Singapore sets up environment, waste management center in Asia 

SINGAPORE, June 28 — Singapore on Monday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to establish a Training, Advisory & Promotion (TAP) Center for Environment and Waste Management in Singapore.

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DPRK urges U.S., S. Korea to withdraw heavy weapons in Panmunjom

June 28, 2010 10:21 pm· Comments Off on DPRK urges U.S., S. Korea to withdraw heavy weapons in Panmunjom 

PYONGYANG, June 28 — The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) has urged the United States and South Korea to withdraw heavy weapons from the truce village of Panmunjom, the official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported Monday.

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China issues forest fire red alert

June 28, 2010 10:21 pm· Comments Off on China issues forest fire red alert 

BEIJING, June 28 — China's National Forest Fire Prevention Headquarters issued a red alert Monday, the highest warning for forest fires, due to unusually high temperatures in north China and possible lightning strikes in the next two days.

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Blast kills 13 people in southern Pakistan

June 28, 2010 10:21 pm· Comments Off on Blast kills 13 people in southern Pakistan 

ISLAMABAD, June 28 — At least 13 people were killed and over 40 others injured Monday as a powerful explosion in a truck rocked a crowded commercial area in Pakistan's southern city of Hyderabad, local sources said.

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8 suspected militants killed in south Afghanistan

June 28, 2010 10:21 pm· Comments Off on 8 suspected militants killed in south Afghanistan 

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan, June 28 — NATO-led troops had killed eight suspected insurgents during overnight operation in Kandahar province south of Afghanistan, a police officer Mohammad Shah Farooqi said Monday.

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International observers positive on Kyrgyzstan's referendum results

June 28, 2010 10:21 pm· Comments Off on International observers positive on Kyrgyzstan's referendum results 

BISHKEK, June 28 — The monitoring mission from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) had a positive opinion on the constitutional referendum held on Sunday in Kyrgyzstan, mission chief Boris Frlec said here on Monday.

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Ugandan military calls for calm as Rwandese troops reportedly deployed along border

June 28, 2010 10:21 pm· Comments Off on Ugandan military calls for calm as Rwandese troops reportedly deployed along border 

KAMPALA, June 28 — The Ugandan military on Monday called for calm following the reported heavy deployment of troops by the neighboring Rwanda along its border with Uganda.

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