RP to send 133 police peacekeepers to East Timor

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines will be sending 133 policemen to serve as peacekeepers in East Timor.

East Timor, officially known as the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste, is a Southeast Asian country that torn by internal conflict since it gained full independence from Indonesia in 2002.

The United Nations has asked the Philippine National Police (PNP) to send additional personnel to help keep order in the fledgling state.

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