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DND urges government to expedite military upgrade to protect Spratlys By Mario J. Mallari 02/29/2012

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

DND urges government to expedite military upgrade to protect Spratlys

By Mario J. Mallari 02/29/2012

The Department of National Defense (DND) yesterday maintained that the Department of Energy’s (DoE) oil exploration programs in the disputed West Philippine Sea has no security implication, stressing the projects are within the country’s territorial waters.

DND spokesman Peter Paul Galvez, however, stressed the need to expedite the ongoing capability upgrade of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) to enhance the country’s maritime security.

There is none (security implication). All those service contracts are within the jurisdiction of the Philippines, Galvez said..... MORE

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URL: http://www.tribuneonline.org/nation/20120229nat1.html

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