Vest for motorcycle-drivers key to prevent crime vs riding in tandem criminals

February 25, 2012 10:56 pm· Comments Off on Vest for motorcycle-drivers key to prevent crime vs riding in tandem criminals 

DAVAO CITY, Feb. 25 – A police official is contemplating on requiring motorcycle drivers to wear a vest marked with their vehicle plate number as a crime prevention tool.

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Two relatives of Rep. Datumanong critically wounded in ambush

February 25, 2012 10:56 pm· Comments Off on Two relatives of Rep. Datumanong critically wounded in ambush 

By Malu C. Manar

KIDAPAWAN CITY, Feb 25 -– Two relatives of Maguindanao congressman Datu Simeon Datumanong were critically wounded in an ambush staged by a group of unidentified armed men along a highway in Ampatuan town in Maguindanao Friday, police said.

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Zambo folks celebrate 75th Dia de Ciudad on Sunday

February 25, 2012 10:56 pm· Comments Off on Zambo folks celebrate 75th Dia de Ciudad on Sunday 

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Feb. 25 — Zamboanga City celebrates its 75th anniversary as a chartered City on Sunday, the day when the first set of appointed officials of the city were formally installed into office 75 years ago.

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Death toll continues to rise in quake-hit areas in Negros Oriental

February 25, 2012 10:56 pm· Comments Off on Death toll continues to rise in quake-hit areas in Negros Oriental 

By Judy F. Partlow

DUMAGUETE CITY, Feb. 25 – As relief operations continue without let-up in the northern part of Negros Oriental, the number of dead due to the Feb. 6 magnitude 6.9 earthquake has risen to 55 as of last reporting by the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (PDRRMC).

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Pope Benedict XVI appoints Dumaguete Bishop Du as Archbishop of Palo, Leyte

February 25, 2012 10:56 pm· Comments Off on Pope Benedict XVI appoints Dumaguete Bishop Du as Archbishop of Palo, Leyte 

DUMAGUETE CITY, Feb. 25 – The Holy Father, Pope Benedict XVI, has appointed Bishop John F. Du, the current prelate of the Diocese of Dumaguete, as Archbishop of Palo, Leyte.

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Militiaman charged with murder for death of village chief

February 25, 2012 10:56 pm· Comments Off on Militiaman charged with murder for death of village chief 

DUMAGUETE CITY, Feb. 25 – A member of the paramilitary group Civilian Armed Auxiliary (CAA) of the Philippine Army in Negros Oriental has been charged with murder in relation to the killing of a village chief in the northern city of Guihulngan last week.

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Pakistan PM urges Afghan groups to join peace talks

February 25, 2012 10:56 pm· Comments Off on Pakistan PM urges Afghan groups to join peace talks 

ISLAMABAD, Feb 25 — Pakistani Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani on Friday appealed to the Afghan Taliban, Hizb-e- Islami (Hekmatyar) and other Afghan resistance groups to participate in an intra-Afghan process for national reconciliation and peace, the Prime Minister's office said.

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10 killed in north China bus plunge

February 25, 2012 10:56 pm· Comments Off on 10 killed in north China bus plunge 

TAIYUAN, Feb. 25 — At least 10 people were killed after a tourist bus plunged into a ravine Saturday morning in north China's Shanxi Province, said local authorities.

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Roundup: "Friends of Syria" meet in Tunis, keeps out Syrian gov't

February 25, 2012 10:56 pm· Comments Off on Roundup: "Friends of Syria" meet in Tunis, keeps out Syrian gov't 

TUNIS, Feb. 24 — A group called "Friends of Syria" started its first conference in Tunis on Friday, calling for an immediate ceasefire in Syria to make way for humanitarian aid to flow into the conflicts-torn country.

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1st LD: Tunis Conference endorses Syrian National Council as " legitimate representative" of Syrian people

February 25, 2012 10:56 pm· Comments Off on 1st LD: Tunis Conference endorses Syrian National Council as " legitimate representative" of Syrian people 

TUNIS, Feb. 25 — Participants from 60 countries and regions gathering at the Friends of Syria Conference in Tunisia's capital Tunis on Friday endorsed the Syrian National Council (SNC) as the "legitimate representative" of the Syrian people, the Arab League (AL) Secretary General Nabil al-Arabi said.

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