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Spot promotion, movie of peacekeepers urged

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Metal boards in the shape of gunmen sit on an old bunker at an observation point on Mt. Bental in the Israeli controlled Golan Heights, overlooking the border with Syria near the Quneitra province, Aug. 29, 2014. A Filipino lawmaker on Wednesday, Sept. 3, broached the idea of making a movie about the “great escape” of Filipino peacekeepers from a standoff with Syrian rebels on the Golan Heights that started Aug. 28.  AP PHOTO/ARIEL SCHALIT

Awed by their daring feat, a lawmaker on Wednesday broached the idea of making a movie about the “great escape” of Filipino peacekeepers from a standoff with Syrian rebels on the Golan Heights.

Posted: September 4th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

‘Modest’ progress in Kuala Lumpur talks

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Government peace panel chief negotiator Miriam Coronel-Ferrer shakes hands with Moro Islamic Liberation Front chief negotiator Mohagher Iqbal after the signing of the last annex to the Bangsamoro framework agreement on the fourth day of talks in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) apparently need more time to craft a “mutually acceptable” draft law that would carve a new, autonomous Bangsamoro homeland in southern Philippines.

Posted: July 12th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

PH won’t drive Chinese ships away from Spratlys

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Malacañang ruled out Saturday the deployment of Navy vessels to drive away Chinese ships purportedly reclaiming land in at least two disputed reefs in the Spratly Islands, as Vietnam had done weeks ago.

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

New OWWA chief named

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President Benigno Aquino III has appointed Labor Assistant Secretary Rebecca Calzado to head the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA), the agency that promotes the interest of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs).

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

Nations to adopt Tacloban Declaration

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Kristalina Georgieva, EU Commissioner for International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response, addresses delegates at the opening of the ASEM Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction and Management, Thursday, June 5, 2014 in Manila, Philippines.  AP PHOTO/BULLIT MARQUEZ

The Philippines’ successes and frustrations in the face of disasters was in the spotlight on Thursday as the country hosted the Asia-Europe Meeting’s (Asem) Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction
and Management (DRRM), an event that is drawing lessons from Super Typhoon Yolanda (international name: Haiyan), which is seen to set the stage for the United Nations’ global disaster meeting in Sendai, Japan, next year.

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

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