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PH troops repel Syrian rebels

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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

Forty Filipino peacekeepers are battling heavily armed Syrian rebels who are trying to overrun their United Nations encampment on the Golan Heights, Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin said on Saturday.

Posted: August 31st, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Randy Halasan: The teacher from ‘place where light shines’

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BRIDGING THE GAP Teacher Randy Halasan, who crosses the perilous waters of Sinod River and Davao River as part of a seven-hour trip to
Pegalongan Elementary School in Davao City, says: “When you help, you don’t ask for anything in return. I never thought others would
recognize our efforts.” CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Getting two bridges built for an indigenous community in a remote village in Davao City tops the wish list of 32-year-old school teacher Randy Halasan, this year’s Ramon Magsaysay (RM) Awardee for Emergent Leadership.

Posted: August 30th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

PH soldiers’ courage hailed

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STANDING THEIR GROUND IN STANDOFF  This handout photo taken in October 2013 shows the officers and men of the 7th Philippine peacekeeping force bound for Golan Heights during their sendoff ceremony at Army headquarters in Manila.  The photo was released by the Armed Forces of the Philippines public affairs office on Friday, as news broke about heavily armed Filipino peacekeepers defying Syrian rebels in a stand-off at the Golan Heights hours after the gunmen disarmed and took hostage 43 Fijian soldiers. AFP

Seventy-five heavily armed Filipino peacekeepers besieged by Syrian rebels in the Golan Heights are ready to use “deadly force” to defend themselves, their commander said on Friday.

Posted: August 30th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Palace calls New York Times editorial ‘inappropriate’

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Malacañang called the “New York Times” editorial as “inappropriate” when it criticized President Benigno Aquino III for causing “political mischief.”

Posted: August 29th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

New York Times hits Aquino for ‘political mischief’

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President Benigno S. Aquino III . GRIG C. MONTEGRANDE/INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The “New York Times” criticized President Benigno Aquino III for alleged “political mischief” as he accused the Supreme Court of having grown “too powerful” after it voted against his economic program and of hinting at extending his term beyond 2016.

Posted: August 29th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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