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PH taking steps on peacekeepers’ concerns via UN

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The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) is mum on what steps they are going to take before the United Nations (UN) regarding concerns of Filipino peacekeepers who escaped Syrian rebels in the Golan Heights.

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

Remains of OFW beheaded by Libyan militias arrive in Manila

Department of Foreign Affairs building. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The remains of Antonio Espares, the construction worker abducted and beheaded by a Libyan armed militia group last July, have arrived in Manila Saturday evening, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said.

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

PH soldiers’ courage hailed

STANDING THEIR GROUND IN STANDOFF  This handout photo taken in October 2013 shows the officers and men of the 7th Philippine peacekeeping force bound for Golan Heights during their sendoff ceremony at Army headquarters in Manila.  The photo was released by the Armed Forces of the Philippines public affairs office on Friday, as news broke about heavily armed Filipino peacekeepers defying Syrian rebels in a stand-off at the Golan Heights hours after the gunmen disarmed and took hostage 43 Fijian soldiers. AFP FILE PHOTO

Seventy-five heavily armed Filipino peacekeepers besieged by Syrian rebels in the Golan Heights are ready to use “deadly force” to defend themselves, their commander said on Friday.

Posted: August 30th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

PH condemns violence in Golan Heights, calls for pullout of non-peacekeepers


The Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) expressed “great concern” over the recent increase in violence in the Golan Heights region and called for the withdrawal of forces not with the United Nations Disengagement Observation Force (UNDOF).

Posted: August 29th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Middle East & Africa,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Peacekeepers coming home in 2-3 months

Filipino Peacekeeper

The pullout of more than 400 Filipino peacekeepers from Liberia and the Golan Heights may take two to three months, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said.

Posted: August 26th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »