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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 »

Fil-Am father and son on stage to honor World War 2 veterans

Father-and-son acting team Fred and Michael Dorado. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

A San Francisco theater company was looking for actors for a play on Filipino World War II veterans when Fil-Am theater artist Michael Dorado had an exciting thought: Why not ask his dad to audition?
That has led to a moving story of a Fil-Am father-and-son team who are now part of a theater production meant to honor Filipino beteranos. For Michael and Fred Dorado, who play key roles in “The Guerrillas of Powell Street,” the message of the play is personal.

Posted: June 6th, 2014 in Blogs,Columnists | Read More »

Philippines to offer up to five bases for US troops


The Armed Forces of the Philippines said Friday it plans to give the United States access to three to five of its bases under a deal that could see US forces return to their former facility at Subic Bay.

Posted: May 2nd, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Remittances, IP addresses led to arrest of 58 ‘sextortionists’ in PH


Transactions via local remittance centers and Internet Protocol (IP) addresses furnished by the Interpol to the Philippine National Police (PNP) led to the arrest of 58 people allegedly involved in online sex and extortion in the Philippines, officials said.

Posted: May 2nd, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Obama to visit Filipino soldiers in Fort Bonifacio

President Barack Obama. AP FILE PHOTO

Filipino soldiers will have a chance to see the most powerful man in the world, US President Barack Obama, in the flesh.

Posted: April 24th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »