Navy needs more warships to patrol WPS—solon

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The Philippine Navy needs more warships to guard the country’s 200-mile exclusive economic zone in the West Philippine Sea against potential foreign threats, Surigao del Sur Rep. Johnny Pimentel, a…

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“The Philippine Navy has to establish a credible presence there—in terms of combat ships—if we are to discourage foreign seaborne threats, including poachers,” he said amid reports that several…

“The reality is, the Navy lacks battle-ready ships. This is why we are having difficulty enforcing our sovereign rights over our EEZ there,” he said.

“Our naval warfare service should at least be as formidable as…

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