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Pinoys used as human shields in Algeria - survivor

Jan 21, 2013 - 5:58 PM

Whenever government troops tried to shoot at the enemy we were used as human shields says a Filipino survivor of the bloodbath in Algeria

PINOY SURVIVOR. Joseph Balmaceda, one of the survivors of the siege by Islamic militants on a gas plant in Algeria, complains of chest pains inflicted on him during the siege, at a press conference at the office of Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) in Manila on January 21, 2013, shortly after arriving in the capital city. AFP PHOTO/TED ALJIBE

Rappler Newscast | January 18, 2013

Jan 18, 2013 - 10:29 PM

A US Navy ship goes into battle mode when Tubbataha personnel approaches the stranded ship |The Department of Foreign Affairs evacuates 34 Filipinos from an Algerian gas field attacked by Islamist gunmen | Justice secretary De Lima is criticized for the re enactment of the Atimonan shooting

Alarm mounts over deadly Algerian hostage operation

Jan 18, 2013 - 7:01 AM

British Prime Minister David Cameron describes it as a very bad situation

Algeria troops surround Islamist hostage-takers

Jan 17, 2013 - 2:43 PM

Algerian troops surrounded Islamists holding foreign hostages at a gas field Thursday January 17 a day after a deadly attack the gunmen said was in reprisal for Algeria s cooperation in French operations in Mali

A picture taken on December 14, 2008 shows a foreign delegation visiting the Krechba gas treatment plant run by the Sonatrach, BP and Statoil, about 1,200 km (746 miles) south of Algiers. AFP PHOTO / STRINGER

Pinoys among hostages in Algeria - report

Jan 17, 2013 - 6:41 AM

Malaysian and Filipino nationals are among the hostages being held at a gas field in Algeria French news channel France 24 reported Wednesday

A picture taken on December 14, 2008 shows a foreign delegation visiting the Krechba gas treatment plant run by the Sonatrach, BP and Statoil, about 1,200 km (746 miles) south of Algiers. AFP PHOTO / STRINGER