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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 »

New Solcom chief calls for probe of UN commander

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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

The incoming commander of the military’s Southern Luzon Command said Tuesday the Filipino peacekeepers in the Golan Heights were correct in defying Major General Iqbal Singh Singha of the UN Disengagement Observer Force (Undof) by not turning over their firearms to Syrian rebels.

Posted: September 2nd, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

DFA in talks with UN on surrender controversy

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The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) Tuesday said that they are already in talks with the United Nations (UN) about the alleged orders of a UN Disengagement Observation Force (UNDOF) commander to Filipino peacekeepers to surrender their arms to Syrian rebels.

Posted: September 2nd, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Biazon wants pay for UN duty clarified

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Muntinlupa Rep. Rodolfo Biazon. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Muntinlupa Rep. Rodolfo Biazon has asked the Department of National Defense and the Armed Forces of the Philippines to clarify reports that Filipino peacekeepers on the Golan Heights are not fairly paid because their superiors get the bigger slice of the monthly United Nations compensation package.

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 »

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