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Gazmin on Sayyaf threat to behead German: We don’t negotiate with terrorists

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Abu Sayyaf group. AFP FILE PHOTO

Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin on Thursday said they will not bow to the demands of the Abu Sayyaf group, which has threatened to behead a German hostage.

Posted: September 25th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Gazmin defends ‘greatest escape’

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Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin has defended the Filipino peacekeepers in Golan Heights that held off Syrian rebels and pulled the “greatest escape” Monday at Camp Aguinaldo.

Posted: September 8th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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 »

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