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Peacekeepers’ families ‘understand’ no-visit policy, AFP says

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Filipino peacekeepers from Liberia arrive at Villamor Airbase on Wednesday, November 12, via UT Air at 5p.m. There are 133 peacekeepers coming home -- 108 from the Armed Forces of the Philippines, 24 from the Philippine National Police and 1 from the Bureau if Jail Management and Penology. PHOTO FROM PHILIPPINE AIR FORCE

The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) on Tuesday said the families of the Filipino peacekeepers “understand” the no-visit policy imposed on them.

Posted: November 18th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

No-fly, no-sail zone at Caballo Island where peacekeepers are quarantined for Ebola

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Call it security overkill, but the Philippine Navy (PN) is not taking any chances to ensure the safety of the 108 Filipino peacekeepers who returned Wednesday from Ebola virus-stricken Liberia.

Posted: November 12th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Kin rejoice upon seeing PH peacekeepers arrive at Villamor Airbase from Liberia

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In this photo provided by Armed Forces of the Philippines, Filipino soldiers and police officers disembark from their chartered flight from Liberia upon arrival Wednesday, Nov.12, 2014 at Villamor Air Base at suburban Pasay city south of Manila, Philippines. AP

“That’s him! That’s your daddy!” As if by instinct, “Therese,” not her real name started shouting these words to her three-year-old daughter, her eyes (Therese’s) glued to a man in green projected on the big screen in front of her.

Posted: November 12th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

UN laments slow relocation of ‘Yolanda’ survivors

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A baby sleeps as typhoon survivors continue to live in tents at a coastal village in Tacloban, Leyte province in central Philippines Friday, Nov.7, 2014.  AP FILE PHOTO

The head of the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction has expressed concern over the slow relocation of many survivors of Super Typhoon “Yolanda” to permanent shelters, prompting them to rebuild their homes in “danger zones.”

Posted: November 12th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

UN relief chief leaving with mango table, lessons on strength

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Luiza Carvalho.  AFP FILE PHOTO

When United Nations resident humanitarian coordinator Luiza Carvalho starts her new job in Panama next week, she will be sitting behind a one-of-a-kind desk—a huge table made out of the trunk of a mango tree that she purchased on the spot on a trip to Tagaytay City.

Posted: November 9th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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