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157-man Philippino Navy contingent is Haiti-bound


A quarter of a battalion, or some 157 members of the Philippine Navy are Haiti-bound anew to replace the returning 17th Navy Contingent 155 men who have finished their United Nations-sanctioned peacekeeping mission.Navy Public Affairs Chief Lt. Commander Marineth Domingo said the 18th Navy Contingent is expected to arrive at their mission area later this month in the Caribbean country.The contingent is composed of 12 officers and 145 enlisted personnel led by Commander Aldrin Doctor.The 17th Navy Contingent, composed of 12 officers and 143 enlisted personnel, was led by Captain Luzviminda Camacho, the first female contingent commander to be sent to Haiti. They are expected to arrive in the country on Sept. 25. They were deployed to Haiti in October last year. via InterAksyon.com

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