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AFP decides discretion better part of valor

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The Armed Forces of the Philippines said it would no longer engage in a word war with a UN Peacekeeping Force commander over the “unfortunate incident” in the Golan Heights last week in which Filipino peacekeepers escaped with their lives.

Posted: September 7th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Palace stands by courage of PH peacekeepers

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Malacañang on Thursday defended the decision of Filipino peacekeepers on the Golan Heights to defend themselves against attacking Syrian rebels after the United Nations peacekeeping chief denied that the soldiers had been ordered to surrender their weapons to the Islamic militants.

Posted: September 5th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Filipino peacekeepers’ defiance of order to surrender recalled

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catapang

Differences with the commander of the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (Undof) in the handling of the crisis involving the attack by Syrian rebels on UN Area Position 68 manned by 40 Filipino peacekeepers on the Golan Heights last week drove the Filipino chief of staff of the Undof to tender his resignation last Sunday.

Posted: September 4th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

PH peacekeepers’ chief quits post

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The top Filipino commander in the Golan Heights has resigned as chief of staff of the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (Undof) in protest of the Undof force commander’s handling of the crisis in the two camps manned by Filipino peacekeepers.

Posted: September 3rd, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

PH peacekeepers defied UN order to surrender

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In this handout photo taken on October 2013 and released by Philippine Armed Forces public affairs office (AFP-PAO) on August 29, 2014 shows officers and men of the 7th Philippine peacekeeping force bound for the Golan Heights posing for photos during their send-off ceremony at the army heradquarters in Manila.  Heavily armed Philippine peacekeepers defied Syrian rebels on August 29 in a Golan Heights standoff hours after the gunmen disarmed and took hostage 43 Fijian soldiers there, Filipino authorities said. AP

The 40 Filipino peacekeepers who escaped a massacre on the Golan Heights early on Sunday defied an order from the United Nations ground commander to surrender their firearms, deciding instead to fight the Syrian rebels before fleeing their besieged camp, the military said on Monday.

Posted: September 2nd, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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