Philippine President Gloria Arroyo says she will send an extra 200 soldiers to Haiti as part of the United Nations peacekeeping force.

Mrs. Arroyo made the announcement Tuesday during a speech marking the 107th anniversary of the Philippine's Department of Foreign Affairs.

The new contingent will join 150 other Philippine soldiers who have been in Haiti since last November. The are part of the Brazilian-led peacekeeping force trying to restore order to the troubled Caribbean nation after the ouster of President Jean-Bertrand Aristide in 2004.

The Philippines has also contributed troops for peacekeeping missions in Ivory Coast, Kosovo, East Timor, and Liberia.

Some information for this report provided by Reuters.