Nine secondary schools compete in DOST's innovative practices in managing large classes

June 26, 2013 11:33 pm· Comments Off on Nine secondary schools compete in DOST's innovative practices in managing large classes 

By Paula Marie D. Navarra

MANILA, June 26 (PNA) – Nine high schools will compete for the Best Innovative Practices in Managing Large Classes 2013, the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) on Wednesday said.

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DepEd eyeing early dismissal of classes in Metro Manila

June 26, 2013 11:33 pm· Comments Off on DepEd eyeing early dismissal of classes in Metro Manila 

MANILA, June 26 — The Department of Education (DepEd) is considering school consultations in Metro Manila regarding the early dismissal of classes proposed for the rainy season.

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Palawan prov’l board approves P10-M for new market of historical Quezon town

June 26, 2013 11:33 pm· Comments Off on Palawan prov’l board approves P10-M for new market of historical Quezon town 

By Ruth T. Rodriguez

PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, June 26 (PNA) -– The Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Palawan approved unanimously on Tuesday an ordinance of the historical town of Quezon in the southern part of the province which seeks to secure a bank loan to construct a new public market.

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WESCOM chief orders creation of Task Force Bronco in Palawan

June 26, 2013 11:33 pm· Comments Off on WESCOM chief orders creation of Task Force Bronco in Palawan 

By Celeste Anna R. Formoso

PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, June 26 (PNA) -– Western Command commander, Lt. Gen. Rustico Guerrero ordered Wednesday the creation of “Task Force Bronco” for the single defined task of looking for two still missing pilots of the OV-10 Bronco that crashed off this city’s coast Sunday evening.

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World faces new designer drug threat – UN report

June 26, 2013 11:33 pm· Comments Off on World faces new designer drug threat – UN report 

MOSCOW, June 26 -– Governments across the world face a new and rapidly growing threat from legal psychoactive drugs, according to a new UN report released on Wednesday.

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Police uncover US$ 456,000 baikonur space center theft

June 26, 2013 11:33 pm· Comments Off on Police uncover US$ 456,000 baikonur space center theft 

MOSCOW, June 26 -– Police have uncovered the embezzlement of over 15 million rubles (US$ 456,000) from the Baikonur space center which Russia leases from Kazakhstan for space launches, Russia's Interior Ministry said on Wednesday.

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3 executed, 4 sentenced to death for drug trafficking

June 26, 2013 11:33 pm· Comments Off on 3 executed, 4 sentenced to death for drug trafficking 

HAIKOU, June 26 — Three men were executed on Tuesday in south China's Hainan Province for trafficking methamphetamine, ketamine and heroin, a local court said Wednesday.

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S. African president renews commitment to fighting drug abuse

June 26, 2013 11:33 pm· Comments Off on S. African president renews commitment to fighting drug abuse 

CAPE TOWN, June 26 — South African president Jacob Zuma on Wednesday called for renewed commitment and action in the fight against drugs and substance abuse, as the world marks the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking.

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Snowden not being 'debriefed' by FSB – WikiLeaks

June 26, 2013 11:33 pm· Comments Off on Snowden not being 'debriefed' by FSB – WikiLeaks 

MOSCOW, June 26 -– Fugitive former CIA employee Edward Snowden, who is wanted by the United States for leaking state secrets, is not collaborating with Russia's Federal Security Service, the FSB, anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks said on its Twitter feed Wednesday.

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Iran hopes Qatar's new emir to reconsider Syria policy

June 26, 2013 11:33 pm· Comments Off on Iran hopes Qatar's new emir to reconsider Syria policy 

TEHRAN, June 26 — Iran's Foreign Minister Ali-Akbar Salehi on Wednesday expressed hope that Qatar's new Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani will reconsider Qatar's past policy on Syria, semi-official ISNA news agency reported.

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