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Filipinos join HK protests

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Protesters shout slogans outside a flag-raising ceremony where Hong Kong's embattled leader attended in Hong Kong, Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014, to mark China's National Day. Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying attended the flag-raising ceremony Wednesday to mark China's National Day after refusing to meet pro-democracy demonstrators despite their threats to expand the street protests that have posed the stiffest challenge to Beijing's authority since China took control of the former British colony in 1997. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

It’s a “teaching moment.” Armed with cameras and sporting yellow ribbons, a group of Filipinos who are permanent residents of Hong Kong on Wednesday joined the “Umbrella Revolution,” which has paralyzed busiest parts of the city since Saturday.

Posted: October 2nd, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

From their ‘greatest escape’, Filipino peacekeepers honored with greatest welcome

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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

Yellow confetti rained and wives hugged their husbands as the top brass of the Armed Forces of the Philippines and the Department of National Defense welcomed back the 7th Philippine Contingent to the Golan Heights to the general headquarters of the Philippine Military Wednesday afternoon.

Posted: October 1st, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

PH peacekeepers new mission: Secure Pope Francis, APEC 2015

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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)

What is the next mission for Filipino peacekeepers after their “greatest escape” in Golan Heights? That’s Pope Francis and the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation in 2015.

Posted: October 1st, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Filipino falls to his death from Singapore hospital

A Filipino national breaks a glass panel (above) at a hospital and falls to his death in Singapre. The Straits Times

A Filipino male patient at a hospital in this city-state died after he broke a glass panel on the ninth floor and fell, landing near a taxi stand at the foot of the building.

Posted: October 1st, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Countries warned vs backing HK rallyists

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Protesters shout slogans outside a flag-raising ceremony where Hong Kong's embattled leader attended in Hong Kong, Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014, to mark China's National Day. Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying attended the flag-raising ceremony Wednesday to mark China's National Day after refusing to meet pro-democracy demonstrators despite their threats to expand the street protests that have posed the stiffest challenge to Beijing's authority since China took control of the former British colony in 1997. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

China warned against other countries that have expressed support for the Hong Kong pro-democracy protests to stay out of “China’s internal affairs.”

Posted: October 1st, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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