Members of Philippine Navy on patrol in Manila Bay. Photo: Reuters Members of Philippine Navy on patrol in Manila Bay. Photo: Reuters
Members of Philippine Navy on patrol in Manila Bay. Photo: Reuters
South China Sea

Philippines will increase naval presence to protect fishermen in South China Sea, military chief says

  • China claims about 90 per cent of the South China Sea as its own and deploys its coastguard throughout the strategically important waterway
  • Those are often accompanied by large numbers of fishing boats widely regarded as a Chinese maritime militia

Topic |   South China Sea
Members of Philippine Navy on patrol in Manila Bay. Photo: Reuters Members of Philippine Navy on patrol in Manila Bay. Photo: Reuters
Members of Philippine Navy on patrol in Manila Bay. Photo: Reuters
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