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DND mulls pullout of PH peacekeepers in Liberia, Golan Heights

UN Filipino peacekeepers. FILE PHOTO

The Department of National Defense is considering the pullout of military personnel serving for the United Nations as peacekeepers in Golan Heights and Liberia due to the worsening conflict situation in the Middle East and the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

Posted: August 15th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Bacolod son coming home from Libya but says others staying on


A Filipino worker in Libya has signed up for repatriation to the Philippines. But Ernesto Begot Jr., who is from Barangay Bata in Bacolod, said several other workers from Negros Occidental have decided to stay in Libya despite the heavy fighting.

Posted: August 9th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

60 more Filipinos repatriated from Libya — DOLE

Rexon Rodriguez, an Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW), gestures as he talks to the media upon arrival with other workers at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport at suburban Pasay city, south of Manila, Philippines, following their repatriation from Libya Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014.  AP

Sixty more overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) have returned to the country during the past three days from strife-torn Libya, bringing to a little more than 800 the total number of OFWs who have availed themselves of the government’s free repatriation program.

Posted: August 3rd, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

DFA to Filipinos in Libya: Leave now as exit routes closing fast

In this handout photo provided by Hellenic Navy, evacuees wait to board the Greek frigate Salamis, anchored outside Libya's capital Tripoli, late Thursday, July 31, 2014. The ship was used to transport 186 people, including Greek Embassy staff, other Greek nationals and citizens from China, Britain, Belgium, Russia and Albania to a port near Athens. With the violence in Libya escalating to its worst level since the 2011 ouster of dictator Moammar Gadhafi, governments from around the world are scrambling to evacuate their citizens from the country, many seeking help from nearby Greece. (AP Photo/Hellenic Navy)

The Department of Foreign Affairs urged thousands of Filipino workers in Libya on Saturday to leave the strife-torn nation now while they still can, warning that the remaining exit routes were closing fast.

Posted: August 2nd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

PH Muslims appeal for end to violence in Gaza

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Muslims in Mindanao said the Eidl Fitr celebrations, which could start Monday in some areas, would not be as meaningful because of violence affecting Palestine.

Posted: July 27th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »