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Aquino hits UN for mission ‘impossible’

Philippine troops, who were deployed in the Golan Heights as U.N. Peacekeepers and recently battled Syrian rebels, arrive late Sunday, Sept 21, 2014 at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport at suburban Pasay city south of Manila, Philippines. Philippine President Benigno Aquino III said he's been told security threats on the Syrian side of the Golan Heights are not expected to ease soon, dimming hopes that U.N. peacekeepers can be deployed back to the region in the near future. A group of 244 Philippine peacekeepers flew back to Manila on Friday after being recalled, while 84 more arrived home Sunday, ending a five-year presence in the increasingly volatile Golan.  (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

President Benigno Aquino on Wednesday criticized the United Nations for refusing to better arm Filipino peacekeepers in the Golan Heights, saying this made their mission “impossible.”

Posted: October 1st, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

UN tribunal ruling on sea dispute ‘will hold weight’—Palace

Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Even if China rejects the decision of the arbitration case filed by the Philippines on the territorial dispute in the West Philippine Sea, the ruling of the United Nations (UN) should prevail.

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

PH peacekeepers in Haiti back for much-needed vacation

PH UN Peacekeepers

Serving for almost a year in Haiti, Filipino troops that stood ground as United Nations Peacekeepers in the Caribbean country returned home Thursday.

Posted: September 25th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Fresh batch of PH peacekeepers off to Haiti


Continuing its commitment to the United Nations and its peacekeeping operations, the Armed Forces of the Philippines, through the Philippine Navy, dispatched its fresh batch of troops to Haiti Monday.

Posted: September 22nd, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Int’l community hails submission of Bangsamoro bill to Congress


The international community hailed the submission of the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) draft by President Benigno Aquino III to Congress, calling it an important step towards peace and development in Mindanao.

Posted: September 11th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »