AMID the vast expanse of territorial sea waters that it protects and the country’s claims of some parts of the West Philippine Sea (WPS) being aggressively challenged, primarily by China, the Philippine Navy (PN) is stepping up its modernization program, boosted by the arrival of its first brand-new frigate almost two weeks ago.
The berthing of the first of the two South Korean-made combat ships at Subic Bay Freeport where it awaits christening into military service as the BRP Jose Rizal in a couple of days further assured the sustained flying of the country’s tricolor in the territory that is being contested by Manila’s other neighbors.
In this February 17, 2018, file photo, the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson anchors off Manila, along with guided-missile destroyer USS Michael Murphy.
Back then, when its keel was still being laid out in Ulsan, South Korea, by its contractor, the vessel had been
Read More: https://businessmirror.com.ph/2020/06/06/someone-to-watch-over-me/
Photo Credit: BusinessMirror