By Tina G. Santos
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.
By Nikko Dizon
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.
By Frances Mangosing
, John Roson
Syrian rebels engaged Filipino peacekeepers in a firefight in Golan Heights on Saturday, defense and military officials said.
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.
By Matikas Santos
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.