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Aquino kept abreast of PH peacekeepers’ situation

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President Benigno Aquino III is briefed “round the clock” on the standoff between the Filipino peacekeepers and Syrian rebels at the Golan Heights, which entered its third day on Saturday, Malacanang said.

Posted: August 30th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Priest among PH peacekeepers in standoff with Syrian rebels

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U.N. peacekeepers from the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force, also known as UNDOF, observe Syria's Quneitra province at an observation point on Mt. Bental in the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights, overlooking the border with Syria, Friday, Aug. 29, 2014. AP

A Filipino priest is part of the Philippine contingent which is currently in a standoff with Syrian rebels in the Golan Heights, according to Bishop Leopoldo Tumulak.

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

Palace: Gov’t has contingency plans for trapped PH peacekeepers

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Armored vehicles from the UN peacekeepers of the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force, also known as UNDOF wait to cross from the Israeli controlled Golan Heights to Syria.   AP FILE PHOTO

Amid its hope that the tension in Syria is reduced, the government maintained that it has contingency plans for the Filipino peacekeepers trapped in a standoff with Syrian rebels in the Golan Heights, Malacanang said Saturday.

Posted: August 30th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Another PH peacekeeping team told to return to UN battalion headquarters

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Members of another Filipino peacekeeping force were ordered to return to the UN battalion headquarters to ensure their safety amid the ongoing standoff in Golan Heights.

Posted: August 29th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

UN doing ‘back channeling’ talks to keep PH peacekeepers safe

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UN leader Ban Ki-moon.  AP PHOTO/THE UNITED NATIONS, MARK GARTEN

Apart from the ongoing negotiations with armed Syrian rebels, the United Nations is also doing “back channeling” to ensure the safety of the peacekeepers detained and involved in a standoff in Golan Heights.

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

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