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Philippines says ready to deploy more peacekeepers to Haiti

"MANILA, Philippines - The Philippine military on Sunday announced that about 155 officers and men are ready to depart for earthquake-devastated Haiti to reinforce Filipino soldiers and policemen involved in search, rescue and retrieval operations and for future rehabilitation efforts.

Lt. Col. Romeo Brawner Jr., Armed Forces’ public affairs office chief, said they are just awaiting the go-signal from the United Nations which is sanctioning the deployment of a multinational peacekeeping force in the troubled Caribbean country."

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