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DFA orders UN mission to probe funds

MANILA, Philippines?The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) has ordered Philippine representatives to the United Nations to investigate reports that millions of pesos in UN reimbursements for Filipino peacekeeping missions were diverted to a slush fund for retiring military chiefs of staff. Foreign Secretary Alberto Romulo said he instructed the Philippine mission in New York to check with UN offices concerned if there were such funds issued in 2000 representing reimbursements for peacekeeping…