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Pray for Iraqi, Syrian brethren, urges CBCP

Iraq Christians

Pray for the persecuted Christians in Syria and Iraq, the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) urged the faithful on Monday. The group also enjoined priests to offer Masses on Sept. 14, Sunday, which has been declared a National Day of Prayer for Peace and Day for Charity for victims of hostilities in the two countries.

Posted: September 9th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Aquino kept abreast of PH peacekeepers’ situation


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 »

Syrian rebels engaged PH peacekeepers

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Metal boards in the shape of gunmen sit on an old bunker at an observation point on Mt. Bental in the Israeli controlled Golan Heights, overlooking the border with Syria near the Quneitra province, Friday, Aug. 29, 2014. AP

Syrian rebels engaged Filipino peacekeepers in a firefight in Golan Heights on Saturday, defense and military officials said.

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

UK raises alert level as Syria refugees top 3 million

British Prime Minister David Cameron delivers a report to the media in Downing Street, London, Friday Aug. 29, 2014. Britain's Home Secretary Theresa May has announced that UK's terror threat level is being raised from "substantial" to "severe" on Friday, meaning that a terrorist attack is considered highly likely. (AP Photo/Facundo Arrizabalaga, Pool)

Britain raised its terror alert level Friday over fears of possible jihadist attacks as the United Nations said the number of refugees from the Syria conflict now tops three million.

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

DFA: Rumors PH passports being stamped ‘not valid for Libya’ not true

Philippine Passport

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) dispelled rumors that Philippine passports are being stamped as “not valid for travel to Libya” because of the ongoing violence in the African nation.

Posted: August 19th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »