Filipino officials visit disputed isle, to build facilities
PAG-ASA ISLAND, South China Sea – The Philippine defense and military chiefs visited a Philippine-occupied island in the disputed South China Sea on Friday and announced that the construction of facilities will start soon there, a move likely to infuriate rival claimant China, which is believed to have put missiles on its man-made islands nearby.
The aircraft that took Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana, military chief of staff Gen. Eduardo Ano and about 40 journalists to Pag-asa Island, known internationally as Thitu, were challenged by China as they flew in the vicinity of Chinese-held... read more
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