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Biazon urges withdrawal of PH peacekeepers now

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Filipino peacekeeping forces should now withdraw from the Golan Heights after their escape from a Syrian rebel group was branded an “act of cowardice” by the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) commander, a lawmaker said Friday.

Posted: September 5th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

‘Greatest escape’ not an act of cowardice, says AFP

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Ramon Zagala

After the Force Commander of the United Nations Disengagement Force called the “greatest escape” an act of “cowardice” the Armed Forces of the Philippines responded that they were only doing their mandate for the United Nations and the Republic of the Philippines.

Posted: September 4th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Undof commander Singha’s order of surrender unacceptable, AFP Chief says

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Philippine military chief Gen. Gregorio Pio Catapang shows reporters where Filipino peacekeepers in Golan Heights have been repositioned during a press conference at Camp Aguinaldo military headquarters in suburban Quezon city. AP

With the death-defying “greatest escape” complete, the top brass of the Armed Forces of the Philippines said Tuesday that Filipinos surrendering to Syrian rebels was “unacceptable.”

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

Catapang to Filipino peacekeepers: ‘I’ll have beer delivered to you’

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BORDER CROSSING  A Filipino member of the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force waves as his armored vehicle passes the Israel-annexed Golan Heights near Quneitra, the only border crossing between Israel and Syria (inset: map). UN peacekeepers caught up in heavy fighting on the Golan Heights were evacuated as the fate of 44 of their Fijian colleagues captured by Syrian rebels remained uncertain.  AFP

In an eventful Saturday in Syria, 40 Filipino troops serving as United Nations Peacekeepers had Syrian rebels double their number to surround their encampment.

Posted: September 1st, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

On pullout of peacekeepers: Safety of PH troops paramount, AFP says

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Philippine military chief Gen. Gregorio Pio Catapang answers questions from reporters about the situation of Filipino peacekeepers in Golan Heights, during a press conference at Camp Aguinaldo military headquarters in suburban Quezon city, Philippines on Sunday Aug. 31, 2014. AP

Amid the gallant stand of the Filipino peacekeepers against the rebels in Golan Heights, the Armed Forces of the Philippines on Monday said that the safety of the troops is always paramount in every situation.

Posted: September 1st, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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