October 27, 2009


AFTER all the news and blogs about the more recent inefficiencies in government service, here's some good news for a change. Let's celebrate our fine soldiers who have just taken over peacekeeping duties in the Golan Heights! Last Oct. 22, the Polish forces lowered their national flag and gave way to the Philippine flag which now flies over the still-disputed territory.

All photos here are courtesy of our ex-Today colleague, and now First Secretary Elmer Cato, Peacekeeping Officer of the Philippine Mission to the United Nations in New York (whew!).

(The Polish peacekeepers. Don't you just love those blue berets?)

(Our very brave Filipino soldiers.)

(Maj. Gen. Wolfgang Jilke, commander of the UN Disengagement Observer Force, welcomes Lt. Col. Milfredo Melegrito, commanding officer of the Philippine contingent and his troops.)

(Lt. Col. Melegrito receives the key to Camp Ziouani, headquarters of the UN peacekeeping forces w/c also includes troops from Austria, Canada, Croatia, India, and Japan.)

(Keeping watch over the disputed territory.)

Mabuhay ang magigiting na kawal ng Pilipinas!

1 comment:

Solo said...

We should be proud of our Filipino soldiers. ;D

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