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Re: Philippine Participation in United Nations Peacekeeping Operations
« Reply #135 on: November 15, 2009, 07:45:02 PM »
Another way to justify more funding for Peacekeeping Missions would be to show that we have a huge OFW population and by having more Filipino Peacekeepers, it would be the cheapest way to have our Armed Forces forward deployed to hot zones where some of our kababayans work so that they can get protection... just in case.
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Re: Philippine Participation in United Nations Peacekeeping Operations
« Reply #136 on: November 16, 2009, 07:08:39 AM »
Another way to justify more funding for Peacekeeping Missions would be to show that we have a huge OFW population and by having more Filipino Peacekeepers, it would be the cheapest way to have our Armed Forces forward deployed to hot zones where some of our kababayans work so that they can get protection... just in case.

Unfortunately G.A.R., it does not work that way. As our troops have been committed to support UN peacekeeping operations, they are under UN command. We could not direct them to do other tasks such as helping evacuate Filipino nationals in areas of conflict unless ordered to do so by the UN itself.

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Re: Philippine Participation in United Nations Peacekeeping Operations
« Reply #137 on: November 16, 2009, 07:23:05 AM »
Unfortunately G.A.R., it does not work that way. As our troops have been committed to support UN peacekeeping operations, they are under UN command. We could not direct them to do other tasks such as helping evacuate Filipino nationals in areas of conflict unless ordered to do so by the UN itself.

i'm looking at a Rwanda type of incident, when foreigners are moved wouldnt you want a Filipino UN contingent there to ensure the OFW gets their fair share of protection?
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Re: Philippine Participation in United Nations Peacekeeping Operations
« Reply #138 on: November 16, 2009, 05:48:26 PM »
UN commend PNP officers
November 16, 2009, 8:51pm

http://www.mb.com.ph/articles/229865/un-commend-pnp-officers

The United Nations (UN) has awarded 91 officers of the Philippine National Police (PNP) for serving in the UN peacekeeping mission in Darfur, Sudan.

The 91 officers in Darfur serve as police advisers with the United Nations-African Union Hybrid Mission in Darfur (UNAMID).

They were awarded a peacekeeping medal each by UNAMID Joint Special Representative Henry Anyidoho in a ceremony in El Fasher, Sudan.

Anyidoho commended the Filipino peacekeepers for their disciplined approach to their duties, selflessness and substantial contribution to the peace process in Darfur.

The Philippines has a total of 163 police officers, including nine women, serving in UNAMID.

UNAMID is mandated to support early and effective implementation of the Darfur Peace Agreement, prevent the disruption of its implementation and armed attacks, protect civilians, promote human rights and support the establishment of the rule of law.

The conflict in Sudan is ethnic in nature and began on February 2, 2003. The UNAMID was formed by the UN Security Council through Resolution 1706 on August 31, 2006 to support the African Union (AU) troops. (Madel R. Sabater)
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Re: Philippine Participation in United Nations Peacekeeping Operations
« Reply #139 on: November 16, 2009, 05:52:46 PM »
My mistake Sir A,

Very nice looking APC---- Whats the name of this APC and from what country it was made?




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Re: Philippine Participation in United Nations Peacekeeping Operations
« Reply #140 on: November 16, 2009, 06:23:02 PM »
My mistake Sir A,

Very nice looking APC---- Whats the name of this APC and from what country it was made?

Already thoroughly discussed in this thread.  (|;)
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Re: Philippine Participation in United Nations Peacekeeping Operations
« Reply #141 on: December 10, 2009, 09:29:20 PM »
http://globalnation.inquirer.net/news/breakingnews/view/20091211-241357/UN-commends-RP-military-peacekeepers-in-Liberia


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MANILA, Philippines—The United Nations has commended Filipino military peacekeepers in Liberia for executing their duties with “dignity and professionalism and for doing so always with a smile,” according to the Philippine mission to the UN in New York.

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In her speech, Løj, the Special Representative of the Secretary General and head of Unmil, expressed her appreciation to the Filipino peacekeepers led by Lt. Col. Vicente Gregorio Tomas... Referring to the community outreach activities of the members of the 12th Philippine Contingent, the UN envoy quoted a Philippine proverb, which says: “It is easy to be human, but it is hard to be humane.”

Bravo! A few more of these and we can strengthen "demand" for our peacekeepers abroad.
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Re: Philippine Participation in United Nations Peacekeeping Operations
« Reply #142 on: December 11, 2009, 04:15:51 AM »

Bravo! A few more of these and we can strengthen "demand" for our peacekeepers abroad.


Our peacekeepers have actually always brought pride and prestige to the Philippines in the international community and they are always on demand. Hopefully we could send more of our troops and police officers to peacekeeping missions overseas in the coming years.

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Re: Philippine Participation in United Nations Peacekeeping Operations
« Reply #143 on: January 03, 2010, 08:00:48 AM »
http://globalnation.inquirer.net/news/breakingnews/view/20100103-245265/Filipino-peacekeepers-in-Haiti-honored

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti—The United Nations has paid tribute to Filipino peacekeepers serving here, saying their continued presence is needed to help ensure stability in this impoverished Caribbean country.

Ambassador Hedi Annabi, Special Representative of the Secretary General and head of the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (Minustah), led UN officials last Wednesday in recognizing the important role played by members of the 10th Philippine Peacekeeping Contingent under Army Lieutenant Colonel Lope Dagoy by presenting them with UN medals in ceremonies in this capital city.

“On behalf of Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, it is my honor to present you with the United Nations peacekeeping medal, in recognition of your good work in the service of international peace and security,” Annabi said before presenting the medals to the 155-member Philippine contingent.

“I would like to thank you for having helped us bring more stability to Haiti and would like to congratulate you on your dedication and commitment to your tasks. I would also like to thank the government of the Philippines, its armed forces, and its population for their support to Minustah and other peacekeeping operations around the world.”

Also present in the ceremonies were Major General Ricardo Toro, Acting Minustah Force Commander; Chief Superintendent Douglas Coates, acting Minustah police commissioner; and Papal Nuncio Monsignor Bernardito Auza. The Philippine government was represented by First Secretary Elmer Cato and Attache Jose Jacinto Morales of the Philippine Mission to the United Nations in New York.

In his remarks, Annabi cited the critical role being played by Filipino peacekeepers, who were first deployed here in 2005 to help prevent the country from plunging into chaos. Since then more than 1,500 Filipino troops have served here as members of the Force Headquarters Security Unit of Minustah.

“You have provided valuable assistance to the Mission, by ensuring the security of Minustah Headquarters, providing VIP escorts and clerical support services. In a city where demonstrations are taking place almost every day and can easily turn violent, your security operations are critical to ensure the smooth functioning of Mission Headquarters, and I am deeply grateful for that,” Annabi told the Filipino peacekeepers.

Annabi also made special mention of the six humanitarian assistance projects undertaken by the 10th Philippine Contingent under Dagoy, who was also responsible for initiating regular dialogues with the local population to explain Minustah’s mandate.

“Such gestures of humanity exemplify the values of solidarity and commitment to service that lie at the core of United Nations peacekeeping,” Annabi said. “Your performance reflects well upon Minustah, and upon the Armed Forces of the Philippines.”

“We will continue to count on the Philippines to assist us in discharging our mandated tasks, especially in the coming months, when we expect heightened tensions, related to the legislative elections, and to the enduring hardship experienced by the Haitian people in their daily lives,” he added.

The Philippines is in the list of the top 30 member-states of the United Nations that have contributed troops and police officers in support of peacekeeping operations. In addition to Haiti, Filipino peacekeepers are also serving in Afghanistan, Cote d’ Ivoire, Darfur, Golan Heights, Kashmir, Liberia, Sudan, and Timor-Leste.


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Re: Philippine Participation in United Nations Peacekeeping Operations
« Reply #146 on: January 03, 2010, 11:07:37 AM »
parang masyadong malapit yng cameramen ...

nice video ... hooah!
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Most of the footage was actually taken during the rehearsal an hour before the actual event. This explains why the footage was taken up close. Pics to follow.

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Re: Philippine Participation in United Nations Peacekeeping Operations
« Reply #147 on: January 03, 2010, 11:10:07 AM »
Most of the footage was actually taken during the rehearsal an hour before the actual event. This explains why the footage was taken up close. Pics to follow.

so that explains why the National Anthem of the Philippines and Haiti were cut short.

Nice videos sir!  :bravo:
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Re: Philippine Participation in United Nations Peacekeeping Operations
« Reply #148 on: January 11, 2010, 08:09:55 AM »
RP peacekeepers reach all-time high
(philstar.com) Updated January 11, 2010 10:01 PM 


MANILA, Philippines (Xinhua) - Philippine deployments in support of United Nations peacekeeping operations has reached an all-time high with more than 1,000 military and police peacekeepers serving in various conflict areas worldwide, according to a report issued by the Philippine Mission to the United Nations on Monday.

The Philippines had 1,056 Filipino peacekeepers serving in nine UN peacekeeping missions at the end of 2009, said Hilario Davide Jr., Philippine permanent representative to the United Nations.

Davide said the figure, which represented a 40 percent surge in troop deployments compared to the end of previous year, pushed the Philippines up to the 23rd position in the list of the top troop and police contributing countries.

The Philippines was 29th in the list with 626 military and police peacekeepers deployed at the end of 2008.

"The 656 officers and enlisted personnel from the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the 415 officers from the Philippine National Police (PNP) currently serving with the UN represent the largest number of Filipino peacekeepers deployed overseas," Davide said.

The Philippines first participated in UN peacekeeping operations in 1963 when it contributed a 40-member squadron from the Philippine Air Force to provide air support for the UN mission in the Congo.

Since then, Filipino peacekeepers have made their presence in UN operations in Afghanistan, Cambodia, Burundi, Cote d'Ivoire, Georgia, Golan Heights, Haiti, Iraq, Liberia, Kashmir, Kosovo, Nepal, Sudan and East Timor.

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Re: Philippine Participation in United Nations Peacekeeping Operations
« Reply #149 on: January 11, 2010, 07:53:39 PM »
RP peacekeepers in conflict areas at all-time high

Article posted January 12, 2010 - 05:10 AM
A record number of over a thousand Filipino peacekeepers are currently deployed in various conflict areas worldwide, according to a report Monday by the Philippine Mission to the United Nations.

Ambassador Hilario G. Davide Jr., Philippine Permanent Representative to the United Nations (UN), said a total of 1,056 military and police peacekeepers are serving in nine UN peacekeeping missions as of 2009.

The figure represents a 40-percent increase in troop deployments from 2008, which pushed the Philippines to the 23rd position in the list of the top troop and police contributing countries, according to Davide.

In 2008, the country was 29th in the list at the end of 2008 with 626 peacekeepers deployed across the world.

Of the latest figure, 656 are officers and enlisted personnel of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), while 415 are officers from the Philippine National Police (PNP).

Majority of the AFP officers and personnel deployed are part of the peacekeeping infantry battalion in Golan Heights, humanitarian troop in Darfur, military observer group in Kashmir, and the stabilization mission in Haiti. The rest are serving as military observers, liaison officers and staff officers in Sudan, Cote d’Ivore, Kashmir and Timor Leste.

The PNP officers are similarly deployed in Darfur, Liberia, Sudan, Timor Leste and Haiti, with a lone officer assigned in Afghanistan.

“[These] represent the largest number of Filipino peacekeepers deployed overseas since the Philippines participated in its first UN peacekeeping operation during the term of President Diosdado P. Macapagal," Davide said.

The Philippines first participated in UN peacekeeping operations in 1963 when it contributed a 40-member squadron from the Philippine Air Force to provide air support for the UN mission in the Congo, according to Davide.

He added that the highest number of Filipino peacekeepers deployed abroad prior to last year was in 2000 when the Philippines had 807 military and police personnel supporting UN operations in Timor-Leste.

“We are proud of the fact that despite our limited resources, we were still able to fulfill our obligations as a member of the family of nations," Ambassador Davide said, as he assured the UN that it can continue counting on the Philippines as a responsible and reliable peacekeeping partner. – Jerrie M. Abella/JV, GMANews.TV