Youths exempted from criminal liability must be 12 and below — Rep. Aliping

May 30, 2013 10:57 am· Comments Off on Youths exempted from criminal liability must be 12 and below — Rep. Aliping 

BAGUIO CITY, May 30 — Congressman-elect Nicasio Aliping Jr. on Thursday said that Republic Act 9344, which gives protection to youthful offenders, must be amended so that only children who are 12 years old and below be exempt from any criminal liability.

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5 soldiers hit by lightning in Sultan Kudarat now safe

May 30, 2013 10:57 am· Comments Off on 5 soldiers hit by lightning in Sultan Kudarat now safe 

CAMP SIONGCO, Maguindanao, May 30 — Three of the five soldiers hurt in a freak incident Tuesday have left the hospital while the two others remained as advised by physician, authorities said on Thursday.

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Baguio raises vigilance against HIV infections

May 30, 2013 10:57 am· Comments Off on Baguio raises vigilance against HIV infections 

BAGUIO CITY, May 30 — The Department of Health (DOH) here has started to perform strict surveillance of gay bars and other entertainment establishments against unlicensed sex workers to maintain the city's low rate of HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) transmission.

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OPAPP completes P3-M community projects in South Cotabato village

May 30, 2013 10:57 am· Comments Off on OPAPP completes P3-M community projects in South Cotabato village 

GENERAL SANTOS CITY, May 30 — The Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP) has completed two community infrastructure projects worth around P3 million in a peace and development village in Tupi town in South Cotabato.

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Killed cops in Cagayan among most community-oriented lawmen in the country – Magalong

May 30, 2013 10:57 am· Comments Off on Killed cops in Cagayan among most community-oriented lawmen in the country – Magalong 

CAMP DANGWA, Benguet, May 30 — The director of the Police Regional Office Cordillera (PROCOR) on Thursday grieved over the death of the eight policemen killed in a landmine blast in Allacapan, Cagayan recently because they were among the most community-oriented policemen in the country.

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Women's participation key to new Libya: UN mission

May 30, 2013 10:57 am· Comments Off on Women's participation key to new Libya: UN mission 

UNITED NATIONS, May 30 — The UN mission in Libya said that the "meaningful participation of women" in the process of drafting the country's constitution is conducive to the construction of the new Libya, deputy UN spokesman Eduardo del Buey told reporters here Wednesday.

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UN peacekeeper deaths at lower rate than previous years: official

May 30, 2013 10:57 am· Comments Off on UN peacekeeper deaths at lower rate than previous years: official 

By William M. Reilly

UNITED NATIONS, May 30 (PNA/Xinhua) — Marking International Day of Peacekeeping, the head of UN peacekeeping operations said on Wednesday the casualty rate so far this year was running lower than in the recent past but also cautioned that additional peacekeeping operations were in the wings.

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AsiaNet:NEC-Led Consortium Awarded the Singapore Safe City Test Bed Project

May 30, 2013 10:57 am· Comments Off on AsiaNet:NEC-Led Consortium Awarded the Singapore Safe City Test Bed Project 

SINGAPORE, May 29, 2013 — A high-powered, specialized team to advance safety and security in Singapore

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Disabled children disproportionately vulnerable to violence: UNICEF

May 30, 2013 10:57 am· Comments Off on Disabled children disproportionately vulnerable to violence: UNICEF 

NEW YORK, May 30 — The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)said in its latest report on children released Wednesday that children with disabilities are "three to four times more likely to be victims of violence" than those without and called for measures to protect them.

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New York mayor receives letters containing ricin

May 30, 2013 10:57 am· Comments Off on New York mayor receives letters containing ricin 

NEW YORK, May 30 — Threatening letters addressed to New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg in both New York and Washington, D.C., have been found containing ricin, police said on Wednesday.

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