The Philippine Marines showcased this weekend its eight brand new amphibious assault vehicles in drills simulating ‘a scenario of an island retake’. Photo: EPA

Philippine Marines conduct ‘historic’ training using new assault vehicles to reclaim an island

  • The exercise was not directed at China despite being staged on a beach facing the South China Sea, where Beijing has built several military installations
  • The drills were part of an ongoing effort to strengthen the country’s defences against foreign armies and other hostile forces
Topic |   The Philippines

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The Philippine Marines showcased this weekend its eight brand new amphibious assault vehicles in drills simulating ‘a scenario of an island retake’. Photo: EPA
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Over 600 Chinese nationals have been arrested for online gambling and an online investment scam syndicate. Photo: AP

601 Chinese arrested for cybercrimes in the Philippines in less than a week

  • Manila has launched a crackdown on the large numbers of Chinese who mostly enter the country as tourists and then work for online gambling and cybercrime operations
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Over 600 Chinese nationals have been arrested for online gambling and an online investment scam syndicate. Photo: AP
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