4 months PH to expand capabilities in WPS with more coast guard, fisheries vessels MB
By Jan Carlo Anolin National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon Jr. said Wednesday that the government is set to increase the number of coast guard and fisheries vessels roaming the West Philippine Sea (WPS), despite the continuous dispute in the waters. MB FILE—Photographed through the window of a closed aircraft, an aerial view shows Pag-asa Island, part of the disputed Spratly group of islands, in the South China Sea located off the coast of western Philippines. ( EPA/ROLEX DELA PENA/POOL) “We have been depending so much on [the] inputs of friendly countries but in a short while, we will have our ... more