IN what was bannered as a “historic landing,” a Philippine Navy ship, the BRP Ivatan, berthed more than a week ago for the first time at the Pagasa Island in the Kalayaan Island Group (KIG) within the expanse of the disputed West Philippine Sea.
For the small community of Filipinos living on the island, however, the mooring of the PN ship is just part of the “new normal” that they have been accustomed to, even before the Philippine government began to spread the meaning of the phrase to the minds of Filipinos amid the onset of a global health pandemic that, ironically, emerged for the first time in Wuhan, China.
The BRP Ivatan docked at the Naval Station Jose Andrada in Manila.
Pagasa, the largest island in the KIG, or the Spratly Group of Islands, hosts the municipality of Kalayaan, one of the islands that is the subject of a
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