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Gazmin to tap ‘international networks’ to help determine Filipinos in ISIS

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Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin. FILE PHOTO

Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin on Thursday said he would ask help from international networks to determine claims that Filipino Muslim youths were training under jihadist group Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.

Posted: August 28th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Filipino peacekeepers: Should they stay or go?

Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Malacañang on Saturday said President Benigno Aquino III had yet to decide whether or not to pull out the Filipino peacekeeping forces from the Golan Heights and Liberia, even as the Department of National Defense (DND) had recommended it.

Posted: August 17th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Pullout of PH peacekeepers urged

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An Israeli army Armored Personnel Carrier (APC) maneuvers during a military exercise near the northern border with Syria on June 25, 2013 in the Israeli-annexed Golan Heights. INQUIRER file photo

The Department of National Defense (DND) has recommended to President Benigno Aquino III the pullout of Filipino peacekeepers stationed in Golan Heights and Liberia, due to the spread of the Ebola virus in West Africa and the tense situation in the Middle East.

Posted: August 16th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

DND mulls pullout of PH peacekeepers in Liberia, Golan Heights

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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 »

No Muslim Filipinos in ISIS, Defense exec assures

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An official from the Department of National Defense assured that there are no Islamic Filipinos who joined Jihadist group Islamic State of Iraq and Al Sham.

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

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