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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 »

All 75 Filipino peacekeepers in Golan Heights now safe – AFP

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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

Under the cover of darkness, Filipino peacekeepers locked in a firefight with Syrian rebels in Golan Heights escaped at around Sunday midnight Syrian time (around 5 am Philippine time), ending a three-day standoff.

Posted: August 31st, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Marines to defend priority areas once Bangsamoro Basic Law gets power

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Military chief General Gregorio Pio P. Catapang Jr. receives his fourth star in a donning of ranks ceremony held at the Department of National Defense on Friday. In the photo with General Catapang is his wife, Vilma Catapang, and Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin. AFP PUBLIC AFFAIRS

With an anticipated peace law expected to be signed, the Armed Forces of the Philippines would also transition its forces to face one big threat.

Posted: August 26th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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