2 weeks AFP studying options to arm fishermen in forming Maritime CAFGU in contested WPS MB
The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) is studying the feasibility of giving arms to Filipino fishermen who cast their nets as far as the contested West Philippine Sea (WPS). (MANILA BULLETIN) This was revealed by Brigadier General Zosimo Oliveros, Philippine Army (PA), when he appeared before the national defense committee of the bicameral Commission on Appointments (CA) yesterday. The CA, in plenary session presided by Senate President Vicente C. Sotto III, later confirmed yesterday the appointments of Oliveros and 29 other senior officers of the AFP. On a query by Senator Francis Tolentino, Oliveros replied that they are ... more