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UN doing ‘back channeling’ talks to keep PH peacekeepers safe

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UN leader Ban Ki-moon.  AP PHOTO/THE UNITED NATIONS, MARK GARTEN

Apart from the ongoing negotiations with armed Syrian rebels, the United Nations is also doing “back channeling” to ensure the safety of the peacekeepers detained and involved in a standoff in Golan Heights.

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

Palace hopes for end to Golan Heights standoff, lauds ‘courage of Filipino spirit’

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Presidential spokesman Edwin Lacierda. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Malacañang on Friday is hoping for a swift resolution to the standoff between the 75 Filipino peacekeepers and the Syrian rebels at Golan Heights but at the same time has recognized the “courage of the Filipino spirit”.

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

PH condemns violence in Golan Heights, calls for pullout of non-peacekeepers

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Charles-Jose

The Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) expressed “great concern” over the recent increase in violence in the Golan Heights region and called for the withdrawal of forces not with the United Nations Disengagement Observation Force (UNDOF).

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

Saudi journalist reunites with long-lost Filipino nanny

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filipino nanny saudi journalist

A journalist in Saudi Arabia has reunited with her long-lost Filipino nanny after the news story on her search went viral on the Internet.

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

Filipino priest opts to stay in Sierra Leone despite Ebola risk

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Fr. Anthony Patrick Santianez, flanked by two Sierra Leone faithfuls, decides to stay with his parishioners despite the threat of Ebola virus. CBCP NEWS

Another Filipino missionary has decided to stay in Sierra Leone despite the Ebola outbreak in West Africa although he admitted being scared and at one point considered coming home to the Philippines to avoid being infected with the deadly virus.

Posted: August 23rd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Middle East & Africa,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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