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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 »

Aquino kept abreast of PH peacekeepers’ situation

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President Benigno Aquino III is briefed “round the clock” on the standoff between the Filipino peacekeepers and Syrian rebels at the Golan Heights, which entered its third day on Saturday, Malacanang said.

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

Priest among PH peacekeepers in standoff with Syrian rebels

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U.N. peacekeepers from the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force, also known as UNDOF, observe Syria's Quneitra province at an observation point on Mt. Bental in the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights, overlooking the border with Syria, Friday, Aug. 29, 2014. AP

A Filipino priest is part of the Philippine contingent which is currently in a standoff with Syrian rebels in the Golan Heights, according to Bishop Leopoldo Tumulak.

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

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 »

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 »

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