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Syrian rebels engaged PH peacekeepers

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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, Friday, Aug. 29, 2014. AP

Syrian rebels engaged Filipino peacekeepers in a firefight in Golan Heights on Saturday, defense and military officials said.

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

Palace: Gov’t has contingency plans for trapped PH peacekeepers

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Armored vehicles from the UN peacekeepers of the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force, also known as UNDOF wait to cross from the Israeli controlled Golan Heights to Syria.   AP FILE PHOTO

Amid its hope that the tension in Syria is reduced, the government maintained that it has contingency plans for the Filipino peacekeepers trapped in a standoff with Syrian rebels in the Golan Heights, Malacanang said Saturday.

Posted: August 30th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | 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 FILE PHOTO

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 »

Bisita sa Bayani

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August 25 is a significant holiday, as we celebrate National Heroes’ Day. During this day we commemorate everyone who fought hard for our country’s freedom. We praise those who have put in so much effort in order for our country to progress and stand on its own. We honor the brave men who fought numerous battles and wars that our country went through. But we tend to forget to pay tribute to those who traveled so far in the hopes of providing better lives for their families, our modern-day heroes – overseas Filipino workers.

Posted: August 26th, 2014 in Asia & Pacific,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

What happens when Navy men cross the Equator?

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BRP Ramon Alcaraz

One of the country’s most capable warships, BRP Ramon Alcaraz (PF 16), has made it to Australia for the Exercise Kakadu 2014.

Posted: August 25th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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