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Freed PH peacekeepers to return to their posts

FREE AT LAST  Freed by Syrian rebels, 21 Filipino United Nations peacekeepers are welcomed in Amman, Jordan, by Philippine Ambassador Olivia Palala (right) and Jordanian officials. The Filipinos were monitoring a ceasefire between Israel and Syria when they were taken captive. AP

The Philippines remains committed to deploying troops in UN peacekeeping hot spots despite the brief hostage-taking of 21 Filipino soldiers, who were welcomed back to freedom in Jordan with a traditional military feast, officials said Sunday.

Posted: March 11th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Features,Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Filipinos survive attack

Malaysian troops moving in to flush out members of the Sulu Sultanate's 'royal army' from a remote village in Lahad Datu, Sabah. The Star/Bernama-Asia News Network file photo

“They are alive and kicking,” so claimed the spokesman of the Sultan of Sulu Jamalul Kiram III after Malaysia launched air strikes and mortar attacks on Tuesday against nearly 200 Filipinos occupying a Borneo coastal village.

Posted: March 6th, 2013 in Banner Story,Features,Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Sultan: Hold your ground

A Malaysian policeman maintains a checkpoint on a road leading to an area in Malaysian police   AFP PHOTO

Saying there was no turning back, Sultan Jamalul Kiram III has declared that his followers who crossed into the town of Lahad Datu in the Malaysian state of Sabah this month were staying put to reclaim their ancestral homeland.

Posted: February 19th, 2013 in Asia & Pacific,Banner Story,Featured Gallery,Features,Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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