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2 AFP battalions to secure the Pope

Philippine U.N. Peacekeepers. AP file photo

The Philippines has assigned a thousand-strong force of its United Nations peacekeepers to help guard Pope Francis when he visits Asia’s main Catholic outpost next January, the military said Sunday.

Posted: September 29th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Phiblex15 kicks off in Puerto Princesa Monday

In this Friday, May 9, 2014, photo, US and Philippine marines storm the beach to simulate a raid during the joint US-Philippines military exercise dubbed Balikatan 2014 at the Naval Training Exercise Command, a former US naval base at San Antonio township, Zambales province. northwest of Manila, Philippines. Philippine and US naval forces on Thursday, June 26, began bilateral maritime exercises, which include activities in international waters of the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea).  AP PHOTO/BULLIT MARQUEZ

Around 4,000 troops from the United States Navy and their local counterparts will join this year’s Philippine Amphibious Landing Exercise (Phiblex15) which will begin on Monday (Sept. 29) in Puerto Princesa.

Posted: September 28th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

East Asia drug ring behind ‘shabu’ labs


A Chinese drug syndicate operating in East Asian countries has been tagged as being behind two suspected shabu laboratories raided by Philippine authorities in Pampanga early this month.

Posted: September 24th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

New batch of peacekeepers ships out, this time to Haiti

Philippine troops, who are to be deployed as U.N. Peacekeepers in Haiti, take their oath during sendoff ceremony Monday, Sept. 22, 2014 at Villamor Air Base at suburban Pasay city south of Manila, Philippines. Philippine President Benigno Aquino III said he's been told security threats on the Syrian side of the Golan Heights are not expected to ease soon, dimming hopes that U.N. peacekeepers can be deployed back to the region in the near future. Monday's sendoff came hours after the last batch of Filipino UN Peacekeepers arrived home after fighting rebels in Golan. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

Petty Officer Second Class Jane Briones, 37, and her two daughters shared a tight embrace as she was about to leave for Tahiti, where she will be a part of the United Nations Peacekeeping Force there.

Posted: September 23rd, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

4,000 troops join PH-US war games


About 4,000 troops from the United States Navy and the Philippine Navy will take part in a bilateral air-ground and amphibious training in Palawan province by the end of the month.

Posted: September 20th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »