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Pullout of PH peacekeepers urged

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An Israeli army Armored Personnel Carrier (APC) maneuvers during a military exercise near the northern border with Syria on June 25, 2013 in the Israeli-annexed Golan Heights. INQUIRER file photo

The Department of National Defense (DND) has recommended to President Benigno Aquino III the pullout of Filipino peacekeepers stationed in Golan Heights and Liberia, due to the spread of the Ebola virus in West Africa and the tense situation in the Middle East.

Posted: August 16th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

AFP awaits SC decision on Edca fate

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Military chief General Gregorio Pio P. Catapang Jr. receives his fourth star in a donning of ranks ceremony held at the Department of National Defense on Friday. In the photo with General Catapang is his wife, Vilma Catapang, and Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin. AFP PUBLIC AFFAIRS

The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) on Friday said it is awaiting the decision of the Supreme Court on the legality of the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (Edca) between the Philippines and the United States even as civil society groups have filed another impeachment complaint against President Aquino over the military agreement.

Posted: July 26th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Singaporean, 13 Filipinos arrested for human trafficking; 36 women rescued

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Authorities raided a recruitment agency in Las Piñas City suspected to be a front for human trafficking and rescued 36 women on Friday night.

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

Dutch arrested for operating drug den in Butuan City

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The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency arrested last week a Dutch national suspected of managing a drug den in Butuan City, along with seven of his “customers.”

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

200 Filipinos tagged as drug mules in China’s jails—PDEA

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More than 200 Filipinos are languishing in jails in China for drug-smuggling offenses, according to the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency.

Posted: July 6th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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