Friday, March 16, 2012

Pinoy peacekeepers off to Haiti

THE Philippine Navy will send off today a team composed of 12 officers and 143 enlisted personnel as the country’s contingent to the United Nations (UN) Peacekeeping Force to Haiti.

The Navy team will replace the 14th Navy contingent in Haiti following a handover procedure at the Haiti Airport on Saturday.

The 14th contingent will arrive in the Philippines on the following day.

The group is expected to provide perimeter security to the Force Headquarters of the UN Mission to Haiti, provide administrative and logistics and clerical services to the Force Headquarters, operate their military vehicles and provide VIP security to specified personalities by the Force Headquarters.

“They are expected to serve their tour in Haiti for six to nine months and will be replaced by another all Navy contingent from the AFP [Armed Forces of the Philippines] Peacekeeping Force to the UN,” the agency said.
  | The Manila Times | March 16, 2012 | Article Link